The OPML Editor means Getting Things Blogged
Lisa Williams points to OPML blogging bewilderment from authors of a desktop blogging client, Qumana. I compared the OPML Editor to a cavitating torpedo. It's just fast and uncomplicated - it's light on formatting features, but that itself is a feature. I type, and save, and I'm published. I could post 60 entries in a minute, maybe more. (I type pretty fast, think faster.) When I open the day's outline, I'm not Faced with the Task of Composing a Document, I'm faced with a structure based on luring atomic thoughts out of my head. Ready, fire, aim. That's the blogging style here.
I come back here later; I can post another entry; move it around; expand on an idea; restructure atomic ideas into a molecule of a larger entry. The day's context and history remain splayed out for my perusal. The day is a fine unit of continuity for a run of thought. Further on through the course of thought, I can move into a richer tool if I feel I've got enough from which to Compose a Document - but until then, at least I haven't wedged the mechanisms. I've gotten it out of my head. Getting Things Done, blogger style.
Since I started playing with this tool for blogging, I'll bet that I've gotten more out of my head and onto the web in just over two weeks than I have in the past six months. This has been a theme in my blogging for quite some time now. So, you can probably imagine why finding what looks like a solution to the problem has induced such enthusiasm in me.