OK, so FTP sorta works. I still want to get passive FTP up. And now I think I figured out how to add my own tags by hand. Since I am adding them like this, I think it might make sense to create an aggregated blog and tag-search site that would enable me to blog independently of the platform that I want to use. A sort of reader of all of my blogs and I will use whoever the hell I want.
So the biggest problem it seems with blogs is the fact that you can’t really skim them. Why do I like books? Because I can touch them, I can scroll through them (bah, what a word!), and yet… The feel is different, it’s messy, it’s disorganized, it’s not as simple as pen an paper.
So the solution should be:
- Effortless to use
- Include free-form entry
- Allow rapid tagging of content for semantic searching
It all points to a really simple, really eloquent blogging application combined with a good archiving tool. So far, this is the direction MSFT seems to be moving with the LiveWriter and OneNote, but both are still much too clunky.