I’ve been having fun with Particles, a micro-weblog whose first ten entries automatically show up as a list in the top left-hand corner of Making Light. (You can see the whole thing by clicking on “MORE” at the bottom of the list.) I’m not a fast writer, but I tend to find a lot of odd links, so turning the excess into one-liners seems like a reasonable compromise.
Also, frankly, over the years I’ve accumulated bookmarks like some dotty old ladies accumulate cats. I’m forever trying to sort them out rationally, but then I get distracted trying to figure out why I bookmarked some unlikely page … and I absentmindedly click on an interesting-looking link … and another … and when I finally emerge from the infowooze some long time later, not only have the bookmarks not been sorted and culled, but I’ve added several more to the heap.
I would never want the world to be less interesting. The fault is entirely my own.
Anyway, I’m finding that for some reason, going through my vast tidal swamp of bookmarks with an eye toward turning them into Particles links seems to keep me a bit more on track. What I don’t know is whether anyone else is finding them amusing. One has these moments of wondering whether they all just add up to an embarrassingly accurate map of one’s intellect and sensibilities. Elizabethan names for colors: now there’s a real thigh-slapper, you betcha …