Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I'm a Narrate Your Work guy

When I started blogging I wanted to create a record of my ideas, and my work, so I could go back later and learn from what I got right and wrong.

These days I'm confused about where and how to narrate. Twitter is no good, because there's no easy way to find old ideas, and almost anything worth explaining requires more than 140 characters. It's hard to find stuff written years ago on my blog but with the help of a search engine I'm able to piece things together somewhat.

Facebook doesn't have the 140 character limit, but it's just as hard to find old stuff there. However with Facebook, I have an editor with a History menu. So things I want to be able to go back to quickly I use that editor for. But it only holds the last 25 items. They scroll off.

I have a blog, and use it, for big ideas, and I try to use it for small ones too. That's why I did the noteblog stuff earlier this year. But I tend to post noteblog-like things more to Facebook now.

I don't have a place to liveblog. I'm still thinking about how I want to do that.

Same with listicles. Yes, I want to do them too, and I want to provide ordinary users a way to do that, as with everything I do in content, at least eventually.

I have a card editor, and a tweet chopper. I have a mailbox-style reader for Twitter, so I can monitor people I want to keep an eye on. Useful.

But I'm very much scattered. Looking for a way to bring it all together in one place and distribute things where I want them to go.

I reallllly resent places that suck in content without allowing it to hook into my content system. I'm trying to figure a way to force them to open up or replace them with something that's open to begin with. When I see people I respect from the open world post on such places I wonder what the hell they're thinking.

Anyway Narrate My Work is a frenzy now. I want it to calm the cuss down.

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By Dave Winer, Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM. Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.