Ever since I started using Twitter, Tumblr, and Stikkit, it seems I haven’t been able to finish a blog post. Instead, I’m just Twittering, collecting, reading, posting: generally zipping through the electronic universe leaving a varied trail of my activities and thoughts.
This speedy trip has its ups and downs. On the one hand, I know that my various bits will find their way to people through these networks. I’m also capturing most of my output through my data stream/lifestream. On the other hand, my attention is so split by these activities that I can’t find the time to slow down, reflect, analyze, and write a post.
Like many of my fellow weblings, I’ve got a drafts folder filled to the brim. What happens to these thoughts as time moves on? Hopefully they resurface in our heads and evolve into full thoughts. If they don’t, we forget and they sit in our drafts queue like an incomplete thought.
A few weeks ago, I twittered:
And got this response from Twitter user, digitalvillages:
So today, in honor of my blog’s second anniversary, I tried to do just that. It was harder than I thought. As a stream of consciousness post, all the disparate pieces seemed more like notes from some imaginary conference. So instead, I decided to start a category for “Pico post”, as a kind of hybrid between Twitter and micro-blogging, answering the question “what am I thinking?” I’ve posted various drafts according to their original date. Perhaps this is blog sacrilege, but I’m not really worrying about blog rank or traffic. I just want an semi-accurate reflection of my own thoughts here in this digital archive. These are bits and thoughts that haven’t made their way to a full blog post. Maybe they never will, but at least I’ll remember what I was thinking, and when.
Below in reverse chronological order are some of my drafts turned into pico posts.