I already have not one but two sites where I infrequently post essays, insights, and instructions. So why another? The person who wrote the Quartz content management system describes it as a digital garden. The site is lightweight and simple, without a lot of javascript or graphics. Pages load really fast. Critical for me is the fact that I can edit and upload posts really quickly with just a text editor (Kate, at the moment) using Markdown. So things here will be quite short and spontaneous with no effort put in to improving reach or engagement and no grand themes or designs. Longer and perhaps a touch more thoughtful than microblogs such as Xitter and Mastodon, but much shorter than my typical blog posts.

—2p

addendum 20240509:

I’ve subsequently decided to try calling it a “column”.

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