28
March
2006

I am tumblelogging 00:14 on Tuesday

As much as sharing your thoughts with others, cutting edge blogging is about posting all sorts of little buttons on your site and running with all the latest trends. In that spirit of true blogging, I have opened a tumblelog. If you have to ask what that is, you’re certainly not with the bleeding edge blogger crowd!

But seriously, I blog by collecting quotes and links from the web, from magazines and whatever I run across. I put everything in MacJournal and then combine the scattered thoughts into blog posts. Needless to say, this can be really slow work. That’s why I longed for a way to post links and other quick musings on the blog. In a way sharing some of the “raw material” I now put into MacJournal.

So, I wanted one of those trendy tumblelogs, but didn’t want to create a separate blog. I didn’t want the tumbles to appear as entries in the main blog either. I guess these are the kind of problems Michael Parekh talks about on blogs stuck in a rut.

I had also thought about the simple beauty of blogs like Ordered List¬†and Russell Beattie Notebook which do away with the sidebar, and decided to hit two flies with one stroke and replaced the sidebar with a tumblelog column. So the blog now has two columns, with the main entries on the left and chronologically related tumblelog entries on the right. I’m planning on setting up separate feeds for either or both, but at the moment you’re stuck with getting eeeverything. Enjoy. :)

The CSS required for the solution was far from easy to figure out and there are still glitches to work out. But more on that later…

4 Responses to “I am tumblelogging”

    Comments:

  1. Jasmo Says:

    It looks good and it’s a good idea! And it works with Opera – it’s enough for me :)

  2. Niko Says:

    Good to know as I didn’t test it on Opera. ;)

  3. Juansi Says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmm… maybe to difficult for me… already starting with this mess and I do not know if I will be able to use it but I must say that it looks bright.

    Give me some more days and who knows…

    Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase… do not take a look to my web… it is not ready yet!!!! ;-)

  4. Niko Says:

    Hahaha.. Don’t worry Juansi, it’s not difficult. It’s just small things on the right and bigger things on the left. After you’ve been blogging for a year you’ll want one too! ;)