Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I have an announcement about this Travel Diary. My Travel Diary is a custom blog program that I am in the process of programming. When I say "in the process," I mean it is an on-going project. It now has most features of other blog programs. I am now starting to add some features which are not readily available, if at all, on other blog systems. My most recent new feature is what I call my "Interim Thoughts" feature.
This "Interim Thoughts" feature allows me to add interim mini postings between main Travel Diary entries. This mini postings program came about from the "Twitter" systems that are available elsewhere on the internet for people to add quick little postings about what they are doing or thinking at that time. See www.twitter.com
. I have taken this principal and integrated it into my Travel Diary so that I can add little thoughts or things I am doing as I do them (real time) in between Travel Diary entries. I can then compile all these "interim thoughts" and use them for the basis of my next Travel Diary entry.
What makes this new program very useful for me, and hopefully for you as well, is that I can add these mini postings from my cell phone/PDA. In other words while I am standing in line at Walmart waiting to checkout I can pull out my PDA and post a quick update to what I have been doing since the last Travel Diary entry or the last "Interim Thought." If you are following me you will be able to get these interim updates. Now I fully understand that no one is going to seriously follow my daily routines. They would die of boredom for sure!
No, what I think might be useful is when I am visiting some place like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park or spending a week in London. Then there might be some people who would like to follow me during that, more interesting, period.
The "Interim Thoughts" program you see here now is version 1. In the near future I will be adding additional features such as an RSS Feed that will make subscribing and following my "Interim Thoughts" easier. You will no longer have to you use your main computer but you could use your cell phone or PDA to follow my "Interim Thoughts." I also planned to add a program that will allow you to add your email address and have my interim postings emailed to you. More coming on this topic in the near future.
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