History and motivation
Mike here, working with the garage door open, seeing if I can get a public writing flow going again. (And letting it be okay if I don't.)
My friends jokingly started calling me Mikey-Mo many years ago. When I hopped on the blogging train at the beginning (2002), I thought I was being clever and morphed this nickname into domain maikimo.net, which I registered on Dec 3, 2002. More than 20 years ago! #blogging
My blog's title then was Tread lightly on the things of earth, "a weblog about computing, politics, and faith (a progressive view)."
- Jan 26, 2002: This may have been my 1st-ever blog post, made via Mac application Radio Userland:
- Dec 5, 2002: Transitioned to newly-registered maikimo.net domain:
- Jan 1, 2003: Transitioned to using MovableType:
- Jun 13, 2010: My "thoughts, reverie, bombast" had finally petered out by the time of this final Textpattern blog post
Then I fell into a long silence, partly discouraged that my original dream of a blog-connected smarter world wasn't materializing, and partly because Facebook had mostly become the place of connection I thought blogging would be.
Fast-forward 12 years: I'm now enthusiastic about the learning possibilities of Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) tools, and encouraged by a kinder, gentler world as I've dipped my toes in the Fediverse via Mastodon (for now), I'd like to see if I can find my voice and get meaningful expression flowing again.
This time I'm not trying to change the world;
this time I just want to get clearer to myself.
These days I'm building my PKM ideaverse in Obsidian (which I'm wild about) using Building a Second Brain (BASB) and Linking Your Thinking (LYT) principles. I write my notes in local plain-text Markdown, then publish some of them here—effortlessly!—using the Digital Garden plugin by Ole Eskild Steensen. #pkm
(Was previously using the similarly excellent Quartz by Jacky Zhao.)