Making Connections with Blogging Software
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Been thinking tonight about micro-content and how its best displayed and integrated into our blogs. You could integrate it like I'm doing with my Voice Channel in a separate space/block of html or you use "Connections" and also integate it back into the main blog.
Connections would allow categorizing of each post by how it is generated. Today 99% of the posts are generated by entering them with a PC usually using a browser. Maybe a title on top of the post that said "This post generated on my Dell notebook" or "This post generated with my cool new ....", etc. The label and/or icon would be defined at the weblog server.
But I could also generate a post with a SMART phone, PDA, etc. "Recorded as I drive to work on the Turnpike using my new SMART phone".
The main difference is the blogging server would define unique virtual connections from each device allowing more than one device to input to the main weblog. This way my notebook, desktop, PDA, SMART phone each have unique connections to my main weblog account on the server. Each connection using its client software would sync up separately with the server. The server would peform backend processes such as archiving of posts and content, main page production, RSS generation, pinging, etc.
Makes it very easy to add a new device/connection to the main weblog and alerts the reader/viewer/listener to where and how the post was generated.
Hope that rambling made sense.