So, I figured out that it is possible to assign a rating to the links in your blogroll in WordPress. Trial and error soon revealed that 1 is high and 9 is low. I thought this would be a useful device to sort your links in order of preference. It works in the ‘Manage’ situation but the changes you make using the filter are not, then, reflected in your blogroll and there’s no way (at least it seems not) of saving the filtered order. Now, to me, that just doesn’t make sense – why would you want to go to the trouble of managing the order of your links in the ‘manage’ area without the option of transferring that order to your sidebar. Stupid! I’m beginning to think maybe I should start a new tag… (and I will)
I decided to create a secondary blog to generate a space where I can add my reflections on the use of blogging tools as part of my IC course. It’s more work, for sure (as if I didn’t have enough already) but I have thoughts to think around this activity and so needed somewhere to put them. This seemed as good a place as any.
A tool that does what I want, not what it wants!
I did begin a reflective blog elsewhere, in the ‘portfolio’ tool I’m evaluation but it drove me crazy… and through that, I started to think about what makes a blogging tool useful/interesting/acceptable to me: