The Living Web

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Over at A List Apart they have a great article on 10 Tips on Writing the Living Web.

So, lets see how I do:

1. Write for a reason

Okay, so I don't have a good answer for this. This weblog really started as an experiment with the technology. Back then I was using a nice bit of software called GreyMatter and all was good. Then I changed to using the nicer (subjective) bit of software MovableType. I'm still using MovableType, and have found it fun.

But what of the experiment, well I know a great deal more about the installation and running of a weblog (or other regularly updated news or journal sites). And I know a lot more about the limitations, for example I know that I couldn't addapt Broadsword without major feature additions.

So, I've not really got a good reason for running this, maybe I should look at finding one.

2. Write often

Hmm, well I don't score very well here. I tend to be sparadic at best, I think I've managed to write at least once a month.

3. Write tight

Well, this one I do do. Sometimes too much, leaving more of the idea in my head and less on paper than was planned...

4. Make good friends

Okay, so I don't tend to "go out and find new stuff to read" much.

5. Find good enemies

Hmm... I guess I'd first have to decided what I wanted to say...

6. Let the story unfold

Score badly here too...

7. Stand up, speak out

Yes, but say what?

8. Be sexy

Not a problem.

9. Use your archives

Okay, this one I've got sorted.

10. Relax!

Hell, have you ever meet anyone more relaxed???


Looks like maybe 5 out of 10, if you fudge the numbers a little and round-up a lot.

So I have some work to do, but first I need to decided if I could be bothered doing it. Do I want to continue this weblog as is, or do I want to make it better than it could be?