my writing and publishing stack

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 14 May 2022 06:30
Open in Logseq
    • I used to have a perfectly good blog called Omniorthogonal, but for various reasons, I felt an urge to try some new formats for my writing . Neither this nor the older thing is exactly right, and perhaps nothing could be, but I'm enjoying the change. Along with changing the technology and structure, I'm also exploring variations on the purpose of my writing, what it is that I am trying to say.
    • The trigger for this was the first hypertext writing tool that actually made me want to use it, Roam, which did nothing all that new but managed to put the pieces together in a way that worked. Roam actually made writing a hypertext document feel natural, like there was a genuine flow between the mind and the graph.
    • Roam was somewhat deficient in the publishing department, so I rolled my own publishing software Goddinpotty.
    • Unfortunately the company behind Roam demonstrated that it was too flakey to rely on, so I felt a need to switch to one of the many open source Roam-like systems that have sprung up, setting on Logseq as the closest match to my needs.