The half-dozen or so readers of this page know that I am prone to what Martha Whitehead referred to as the bloggin’ blues:
I’d been thinking about the ol’ millstone. I’ve found that neglecting your blog is like being at a meeting with people you don’t really know. You haven’t said anything for a while… you start to feel it’s too late to add any more comments, what you said was probably dumb anyway, you might as well slink out the door while nobody’s looking…
The odd part for me is that I rarely neglect my weblog from an absence of post-worthy material… more often it’s a sense that I have no meaningful commentary to add to the big stories of the day, or that somebody (or everybody) else has already said what needs to be said.
To that end, I am prepared to declare my experiment with Furl to be a personal success. The process of capturing a worthy link is sufficiently streamlined for me to do it regularly, and quoting, commenting and categorizing are all simple to maintain. “Furled” links are stored in my searchable archive, and what’s even better is that in most cases Furl actually copies the linked page itself, giving me a backup if the original goes offline.
So unless something else comes along, from now on the “In-Flux” section will function as my primary means of tracking and disseminating useful resources. The weblog postings will likely continue to chart a more idiosyncratic path… So if you follow this page for news on digital learning resources or personal publishing tools, I recommend you add the inFlux RSS feed to your newsreader. Those of you who insist on gathering your information via the web browser are invited to scan the scrolling links on the sidebar.