During this vacation week, I’ve been relaxing, visiting friends, doing some writing, and playing a lot of video games. Sure, it’s a staycation, but I’ve been looking forward to some unstructured time. I have some things I’ve been wanting to work on, so it gives me some time to do so.
One of the things I’ve been playing with is a Tumblr blog called “Idea Lab”. It’s hooked into my Twitter feed so that any updates I make on it are tweeted; I’ve refrained from integrating it to Facebook since it doesn’t feel like a proper fit to it. Plus, I’d like to offer people a filter for how much content from me they get.
A couple of features that I like about the blog so far:
- It’s more personal and spontaneous than this blog, allowing me to send pictures, record audio, and dump whatever articles and links I want to share.
- It has a feature to let people ask me any question. I’ve left the option on to allow for anonymous questions so I’ll have to see how well that goes. If you want to give it a go, try it out here.
- It gives me a nice place to store idea seeds for further posts and hopefully (maybe) ignite someone else’s creativity. I do enjoy a nice discussion.
Since the Tumblr interface so damn easy to use, I have some other collaborative blogs in mind to make. When I put them out there, you’ll be the first to know. If you want to suggest one, I’d love to hear it!