As I journal in Day One on an increasing basis, my thoughts turn to ways to capture more of my day, efficiently. Thankfully, Brett Terpstra has tackled this objective and produced the magical, extensible system for logging your online social life using Day One. It’s called Slogger.
Now, I’m not as fanatical about entering all of my daily goings-on into the variety of social outlets as I was once, a long time ago. Nowadays, I’m much more selective about where I put my thoughts, photos, etc. At any rate, I’m still funneling plenty into social systems such as Twitter, Instapaper, last.fm, Pinboard, and App.net and so installing Slogger makes sense.
I was a bit concerned about automatically pulling in all of this info into my journal as I didn’t want it to muddy the waters of my journal. But then I figured, what the hell and went for it. After pulling in one days worth of activity, I’m bought in. It’s fantastic to see all of this information in Day One, my own personal journal. It’s also kind of weird, pulling in all this public social information into my private journal.
Thinking about the future, I’d like to see OpenPhoto support, which is the photo storage back-end I use instead of Flickr. I’ll add it to the feature request list or try my hand at coding a plugin to see if I can hammer something out.
Check it out. Slogger and Day One. A powerful combo.