I seem to be having problems getting this new blog established with Technorati. That may be because the only post to-date has been the Technorati token — and the feed url isn’t acceptable. So I’m going to say a little about the concept here and see if that changes the feed and satisfies Technorati requirements. This experience has convinced me that they don’t list just anything that comes along.
I have a blog — Knitting Footnotes — which was originally established in 2010 in Blogger. Last year, on advice of friends, I obtained my own domain (knittingfootnotes.com) and copied the blog to WordPress where I felt I would have more flexibility. In the course of figuring out how to do that and thinking where I wanted to go, I realized that I wanted to explore and share information about the many software programs increasingly available on the internet (as well as installations for computers and iDevices) which were potentially valuable for knitters. At the same time I knew that knitters, as a group, were not universally comfortable with “computations” of any sort.
In the summer of 2011, I attended Sock Summit — my first exposure to a substantial group of knitters gathered in one location. I was startled when I heard an instructor introduce a class with “don’t worry — no math in this class, just arithmetic.” On reflection, I decided that including posts about software programs and computer related activities in Knitting Footnotes might be mixing oil and water. I resolved the issue by acquiring a second domain for a separate website, Knitting Computations, with the expectation of concentrating the “mathy” and computer based material there and keeping the original “footnotes” focused on less threatening topics. However, I do anticipate significant links and cross references between the two.
Where will this site focus. Existing programs and websites of benefit to knitters — Ravelry, uTube, knitCompanion, etc. How to get the most out of existing programs. For example, using Ravelry to preview a book or discover knitting stores in your next vacation city. Reviews and comments on new programs. Programs and sites which, while not focused on knitting, can prove extremely useful – Evernote, OneNote, Day One, Excel, etc.
I hope that gives you a general idea of where this is going and that you’ll check in with me periodically to see how this evolves.