Comparing how I integrated blogging with other websites only a couple months ago to what I’m doing now with my iPhone – it’s evolved more then I would have first thought. There’s a number of reasons for this. Part of it has to do with me using more platforms to tell my story. Previously it was just flickr and delicious that I would use to integrate content that I created. A number of new sites have come into the fold for me now; facebook, virb (you’ll notice that friends in facebook and virb are quite different – maybe that’s worth a post in itself…), twitter and Tumblr. I use each of those other sites differently and for different period of times of course. What has me most excited is the quick mobile posts that I can now do with Tumblr via my iPhone.
To this point I haven’t really posted anything that noteworthy to Tumblr. Just simple observations when I’m away from my computer. It’s as simple as taking a picture with my iPhone and emailing it to my Tumblr address with the body of the content written in the subject line. It’s the immediacy plus the simple idea that a message noteworthy enough can be typed in a subject line. I do plan at some point to have my Tumblr feed be readable at DesignNotes as a side bar column – but that’s a little ways off.
The other thing that I noticed about my new diagram is how all the different platforms can feed into each other. My blog posts from DesignNotes and my flickr photos can feed into Virb, twitter can be read in facebook, and with a simple rss I can send feeds anywhere else that I want to. It makes a crazy loop that makes my content very universal. People that wouldn’t normally see my photos from flickr might catch them on Virb or Facebook as an example. What this manages to do is build a base of curious people that have their own way of finding content.