Thread: My new blogging platform.

A few months ago, I’ll have to look up the date, I switched to a new worldoutline-based blogging platform.

I wanted something that would be halfway between a formal blogging tool, and Twitter.

Here’s why. Because I found myself with things to say that couldn’t fit into 140 characters. I think by now this happens to everyone.

So I wanted an environment that would feel as fluid and as casual as Twitter, but have no limits on length. I wanted to be able to edit as much as I want, and then quickly move on to the next piece.

“Fluid” writing is the big thing. I didn’t want to have to think about creating a blog post. I’d just start writing. If I didn’t like the way it was coming out, I could just delete it and it would leave no trace behind. I’d never had a platform where the collection of all my posts was nothing more than a document. I’ve always wanted that, but until recently I hadn’t gotten there.

I just wrote two blog posts in about ten minutes.

That’s what I’m talking about.

Blog posts that feel like a sequence of tweets.

I’ve got that working — and it feels great.

One of the downsides is far more typos and spelling errors.

But — far more of my ideas make it out of my brain and onto the net.

Whether it means anything to anyone but me remains to be seen. 🙂

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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