Hope finally sent us an email announcement of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Renaissance Ensemble concert.
Of course, those who don’t blog can just forward it to any friends
who might be interested in going. This is what is actually going to produce
And those of us with email friends who won’t go because of distance
or other commitments, will send it to them anyway, because they may
want to know about what we’re doing.
Those of us with an internet presence, which I’ve had for 15 years
now, will also post it on newsgroups and send it to relevant lists.
So I’m going to send it to:
- The yahoo recorder list 
- The yahoo cornetto list 
And thinking about that list of places suggests that there are
related things to post to:
Writing on Your Palm , which is a very chatty list that was
originally about the various technologies that make Palm pilot
computers useful to writers, but now covers just about anything the
dozen or so regulars feel like talking about, and some of them may
appreciate a break from politics to talk about music for a while.
linux audio users , which might be interested in the link to the
documentation of the concert.
Once you’re sending the announcement beyond your circle of
immediate friends, you need to provide a bit of context. I think I’ll
do that by including a pointer to the extensive documentation of last
term’s concert. 
And now make it a real blog entry.
The above was all written of the top of my head, so could have
easily been done on a PDA in a park or at a bar or restaurant.
But notice that there are a bunch of things that should be linked
to that I have to look up in a browser, and I don’t think I’ve yet got
the technology on the zaurus set up so that that would be anything
like as easy as it is here on the desktop, nor do I think that’s
So here are the links that need to be filled in:
- email@example.com, website
And now I want to write a blog entry about the program and what I’m
practicing on it, so I can link to that, too.
I also realized thinking about this that there isn’t a link from
the personal blog to the site blog, so I’ll put that in, too. And
looking at that made it clear that the whole navigation bar on the
personal blog needed rethinking.
So this blogging does save some time over maintaining a static
website, but it can be a fair amount of work.
Flaws in the above
Having just done pretty much the above, and gotten most of the
postings in context, I can see some problems with what I did:
- All the non-local lists should have had something like [LOCAL,
Massachusetts, USA] in the heading.
- It would have been better to put all the personal email addresses
in a Bcc: header. This might have meant I didn’t have to approve the
ones to the mailman lists that said “too many recipients”.