Yesterday I launched a new blog: Rapid Notes. It’s just hosted on a free WordPress.com account for now, and will probably stay that way.
I created this new outlet because I wanted a place to store and share the fascinating things I find online every day. I’m not going to put just any old thing up there, but it’ll be a busier blog than many of my others. Much busier. The idea is to help me identify what my real passions are by looking at the common themes of the items I post. I’ll be spending time getting the tags and categories — the taxonomy — just right. Then as the blog grows I’ll be able to look at my archives determine… well… something hopefully.
I’ve already noticed something interesting: My posts there get a lot more likes from other WordPress.com users than anything I post on this blog. Which is a bit annoying, because most of the posts here take much longer to research, write and lay out. I think it’s just because each Rapid Notes post makes for a nice little info-biscuit.
In addition, I’m going to be feeding all the Rapid Notes posts out to @foobot, a secondary Twitter account that I’ve had for a while. It’s a bot I created to auto-post when I post things in various places so I can keep the noise on my primary account to a minimum. I know, I tweet a lot anyway, but it could be worse!