Attention Efficiencies, Consistent User Experience, and the Labs

I came across an article the other night explaining how to create a daily post of your links on your WordPress blog ‘automagically’. I have been looking for a pre-fab way to do this for about a week and a half now and finally came across this article explaining experimental functionality in itself to do this.

This is one thing I’ve always liked about Cote’s blog, People Over Process. You can get a lot of interesting information from someones bookmarking habits.

Now that I have the posting created by daily, I have removed the link splicing from my feed that Feedburner has been providing. This follows my removing the Flickr feed splicing in my feed a couple of months ago when Tom the Architect had mentioned that he would get my pictures up to three times when I posted to Flickr, once in my main feed spliced in from Flickr, once from his subscription to Flickr to receive updates from his contacts, and finally when I decided to post a picture to the main blog. I also felt that having the links posted to the feed via Feedburner without appearing in the main blog seemed kind of inconsistent.

This change creates a huge attention efficiency for me in creating content (since I can do it as part of my normal daily activities), while at the same time makes the feed reflect the same content as the blog does, which I think results in a better user experience all around – as you don’t have to subscribe to the feed to get all of the information around what I’m looking at day to day. Increased transparency all the way around.

This activity is one of the reasons why I have been looking so diligently for a extension for Camino. I really like the Camino browser, but have lost the attention efficiency that the FireFox plug in afforded me. At this point, I have to change contexts in order to bookmark, whether it be via Cocoalicious, or itself.

Now I just need to find the time to dig into WordPress to find out why its stripping all of my CSS from pictures I choose to blog from Flickr so that I can cease the extra activity of re-editing posts created from Flickr. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to that soon.

The ultimate goal is to be able to expend the least amount of energy possible in order to increase transparency consistently across the blog, the feed, and any other piece of my life that I have outsourced to a third party.