Posted in Development, Web

Since LazyWeb these days is the place where all the trackback spam hangs out, I find I have no choice but to turn my ideas into action.

I envy the flexibility of tumblelogs like Projectionist, in which quotations, photos, chatlogs, and links commingle. That said, I don’t want to go the whole hog and turn my weblog into nothing but assembled clippings. I want to be able to write a full post when the mood strikes me, but in between I just want to post things I think are cool. That’s why weblogs were created in the first place, if I’m not mistaken.

Ozimodo is a promising Ruby on Rails tumblelog engine, and I may well end up using it someday, but if I switched now I’d have to give up comments, plus I’d have to import my WordPress entries. So for now I’ll try to mix‐in the terse, structured, content‐aware post style of tumblelogging with my existing setup.

To that end, I’m working on a tumblelogging plugin for WordPress. It’s not going to win any awards, but it’ll do the stuff I want it to, and if I get my act together I’ll end up releasing it into the wild.