striving toward a shared balance in format

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When I was a child I was the secret keeper. Classmates would tell me things and I wouldn’t tell. Don’t ask me today what they said, I have no recollection. Maybe that’s why they told me?

But I don’t recall sharing a lot about me with them.

In College (11 years ago) I developed a small core of friends and we’d share lots of things about ourselves and our thoughts. Much of that is recorded in these journals.

At that time, the internet and its related possibilities entered my life and with a website, I could instantly share myself with the entire world.

I slowly dropped the journal writing and recording.

I never completely abandoned it and I’m slowly reinvesting my time and interest in it.

I don’t understand my desire to share with complete strangers as I do, but it is what it is. Paper is difficult to share cheaply on a large scale. Sharing by “Internet” has enabled me to forge new and wonderful friendships and relationships. I strive to find a balance of what I share and how I share it.

As I’ve written, I’ve begun to reduce my internet and computer time and reinvest in paper and pen. Overall, I’m trying to figure out what tools and methods work for me. Yet, today I feel the need to share how I’m sharing my stuff and some thoughts thereof:
… in no particular order …

  • I update here 3-4 times a week. I think it’s working for the most part. I’ll follow the schedule I’ve been doing for the past month or so: Mon=books; Wed=create; Thu=misc; Fri=Judaism.
  • I randomly add to my twitter account. I admit my fascination with this service/application/thing partially inspired today’s post. I don’t get why I keep updating it and checking it. (edited to add [thanks tamar] apparently here are my twitter stats. not sure how it’s useful, but there you go.)
  • I will figure out a way to balance my self-hosted photo gallery (currently out of date) and my flickr account.
  • I will figure out a way to balance my self-hosted library “catalogue” (woefully out of date) and reading list with shelfari (I haven’t really figured this one out), Good Reads (I’m actually copying my “reviews” here. I’d say this gets the most use, because I find the interface decent), Library Thing (I’m using this one currently only for books I own. I think. It doesn’t have much).
  • I still add projects to Ravelry though I’m trying not to play in the forums too much.
  • I will bow to my materialistic desires and update my wishlist and now that I can add items from any commerce site I worry about how long it will grow. *sigh* I’m really not that materialistic and there is little that I truly need (beyond more sleep and less caffeine)
  • I will try to find a balance and try not torture my 3 readers with my anguish as I try to figure it out.

In the coming weeks, I hope to revise my template and the layout here. It doesn’t quite do what I want and I’m growing tired of disliking it. Is there anything you particularly hate or like about things? Don’t worry, PG will have a role in it. Remember I’m not a “true” web designer but will tweak something to make me happy.

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2 Replies to “striving toward a shared balance in format”

  1. Sorry to be a contrarian, but your layout is my favorite on any blog! I like being able to see so much information at once, with the 2-column sidebar. It’s nice and quick to load. The black-on-white text is good for my old (well, almost old) eyes, but the abundance of pictures and thumbnails helps hold my attention here.

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  2. I agree with Nan!

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