September 08, 2005
Asking tech questions on the use of this blog
In a comment on my "What constitutes 'important' in blog entries" post, Tom wrote:
Your examples, and your statement "Anything that wouldn't make much sense to inventory and weave into the fabric of our collective memory a few months/years from now, when the blogs and their URLed entries may still serve us as part of the 'tangible' infrastructure of our CI..." were very clarifying. I think I'll be able to get the hang of it now, starting with this...
Tom and everybody, please keep asking questions whenever the clarification of something may enhance your blog experience, make your use of this tool a bit more triple-e: more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The answers triggered by your questions may have the same triple-e effect for the rest of the group...
Uploading documents and pictures
Did you know that you don't necessarily have to put a whole document in a blog entry? You can write a brief intro to it, then upload it as a file that will appear as a link. Others can download your file by clicking on the link.
You can even upload pictures (or anything digital) to add some "high touch" to our high-tech co-blogging experience, just like I did here.
Adding a little color here and there does take a few minutes more "work" when you create a new entry but think of that extra effort as either your learning to become a more effective communicator online, or an expression of your love for the whole, which manifests in your attention to beautifying our "virtual camp," or both.
So how do you those uploads? Here's how:
September 07, 2005
What constitutes "important" for an entry (vs. a comment)
Tom wrote in an email:
> It would be very useful if you would write a piece delineating what you see as appropriate blog comment entries. Right now, all I know from your writeup... is that "unimportant messages" -- such as short questions intended for the original poster -- are acceptable. What constitutes "important"?
Here is my try to meet his request:
When to post a comment vs. a blog entry
I suggest to post important messages in new entries, not in comments because, as you may have noticed, entries unlike comments, have their own title, URL and associated categories. Those attributes make the navigation, referencing and combination of ideas expressed in them easier.
• Asking tech questions on the use of this blog
• Uploading documents and pictures
• What constitutes "important" for an entry (vs. a comment)
• When to post a comment vs. a blog entry
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