Cohen has just redesigned his blog. Here’s why:
“the thinking behind this redesign goes back to the beginning of this blog, when I struggled, in a series called “Creating a Blog from Scratch,” with how best to highlight the most important feature of the site: the writing. As I wrote in “Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part I: What is a Blog, Anyway?” I wanted to author my own blogging software so I could “emphasize, above all, the subject matter and the content of each post.” The existing blogging packages I had considered had other priorities apparent in their design, such as a prominent calendar showing how frequently you posted. I wanted to stress quality over quantity.”
Unlike Cohen, I’m not planning on writing my own blogging software (or any software for that matter). But, I do like the idea of waiting until I have something meaningful to say rather than accumulating posts for the sake of doing so.
I will be attending THATCamp CHNM 2012 (aka ThatCamp Prime) where I hope to learn and/or polish some useful things for my teaching and research. So, I might write about that. Or not. We’ll see how the summer goes.