Blogging Wish List
One thing that I need is photos. This may be simplicity itself or it may take a bit of looking into. One challenge is that a lot of my best photos are film camera photos so then there is the whole process of scanning. I would never want to have more space dedicated to photos than to text but sometimes images can help tell a story. To start with I need a mug shot. A nice one. Possibly one that is black-and-white so that it will fit better with my special purpose blogs as well. Then there are other things like my best-ever Lego spaceship. Or before-and-after shots of the construction of the Monash Synchrotron. Or some of my recent humans-as-landscapes drawings.
Another thing I want to do is interview my parents and provide transcriptions of those interviews on-line. Why? There is nothing particularly exceptional in the life history of my parents. And yet every life has things that make it interesting even if only to illustrate life in general. My parents are war-era children (older than the 'baby-boomer' parents of most of my peers) and have experienced and observed a lot since their childhood in the 1940s. I have some past experience in recording oral history so it will be an interesting thing to do and may help me understand them better. The thing I need most to get this done is a tape recorder with mircophone (something very few modern stereos have) so I will have to look into finding and borrowing one.
I am sure there are other things I could do with this blog in future as life becomes more and more 'multimedia' (on-screen scratch-and-sniff recipes anyone?). I also need to be writing lists of things to do in my life beyond the Internet but I think winter is inhibiting my motivation. Off now to prepare a list of correspondents that need my recent change-of-address.
Hey - I am now using Flickr to put photos on the Internet so that I can then link to them from here. As of writing this on 14 November I have a mugshot in my profile.