Lifestream Experiment Ends, Back to Blogging

During the months of March and April, I used the Lifestream plugin for WordPress to push my social media activities to my blog as a Daily Digest. The experiment is now complete and I am intending to return to my regular blog practices. Ironically, in the two months the number of regular blog posts did not change from prior practice (I usually post about 3 times per month). I hope to up the number a bit.

Why the end? First, it didn’t really generate any interaction with my readers. Without an interaction, it seems kind of pointless. Secondly, I couldn’t ever figure out to automatically do a “read more” option when the Digests got too long. Finally, it’s kind of weird to see all the media activity so tightly gathered into one place. Obviously, I can control what appears in the digest but my thought was to include everything. Maybe it’s FourSquare making it kind of weird?

I’m going to keep the plugin running in the background and possibly add a widget feed instead of the Daily Digest. This way it can stream by like Friendfeed or Facebook but the interactions can occur on the actual media site.

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 28th

foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
We’ll have a full time classified position in circulation starting Aug 1; look for job announcement soon @SantaBarbaraCC [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Otis Redding is nice to listen to in the morning. Got "Otis Blue" playing. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Scored my rescheduled tix for @imogenheap in Santa Barbara – at Granada. If you didn’t have tix before, the public on sale is 5/4. [kenleyneufeld]
googlereader (feed #17)
twitter (feed #14)
Been trying Zagg’s iPad Invisible Shield. Works well on iPhone, but w/bigger screen doesn’t have right flow. What do you think? [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Bjork’s "Earth Intruders" with visuals of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano http://youtu.be/tE1wxXkzZAo [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Starbucks
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Chipotle
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Trader Joes
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
hulu (feed #8)

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 27th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
I’ve been listening to Frightened Rabbit. What are you listening to these days? #Cinch: http://bit.ly/bIY3T7 [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
RT @srj68: Extremely fantastic reflection on KICK-ASS and, specifically, Hit-Girl from @kimvoynar Voynaristic: http://bit.ly/9SqgTH [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Starbucks
twitter (feed #14)
My wife found a lovely place in Ojai for our spiritual/homeschool intentional community. Only $2.6 mil. Planning to go look. Ha! [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
hulu (feed #8)

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 26th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Back from a lovely weekend at Deer Park with college students and professors. (@ Lower Drown) http://4sq.com/9UGU0G [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
I like my panel of office windows that look into the library, but am going to move my desk to face the wall for a while. Fewer distractions. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
I’m officially a @DreamHost customer by paying for a year of service. My hope is for a much better experience than the last host. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Chilango’s
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Ojai Pizza
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Libbey Park

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 22nd

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Santa Barbara Harbor
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Starbucks
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Oxnard College
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
Please cast your vote. Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the ALA election and voter turnout, as of yesterday, is a low 18%. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
RT @lurialibrary: Library fines got you down? Help build our Facebook page to 500 people & I’ll waive fines of two students. http://bit. … [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Has anyone loaded their own epub file onto the iPad? What process did you use? [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 21st

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lazy Acres Market
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Starbucks
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
All the campus XP stations are on a regular & frequent restart experience; happy to be on my Mac. Poor students. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Mercury Retrograde strikes @SantaBarbaraCC with XP stations across campus restarting. Restarting. Restarting. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Anyone else out there being hit by systemwide XP virus today? Found another in KY. http://bit.ly/c6KI5n [kenleyneufeld]
hulu (feed #8)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Farmer and the Cook
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
I’m heading to Mexico City with the family soon; what neighborhood should we stay in for a few days? [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
I really need to work on getting a refund from @LunarPages for their lack of customer support. [kenleyneufeld]

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 20th

foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
We have a temporary FT 1-yr contract in American Ethnic Studies @SantaBarbaraCC – 4/30 deadline – https://jobs.sbcc.edu [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Even though I’m only one customer (since 2006), it’s kind of sad that @lunarpages let my business slip away. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
I’d love to hire based on digital presence only. Submit LinkedIn profile, not resume. http://bit.ly/c8CMwF (tip via @anya1anya) [kenleyneufeld]
googlereader (feed #17)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Attn: Web Developers. Remember to place a link to desktop version of site on mobile version. Very important for iPad users. [kenleyneufeld]

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 19th

blog (feed #1)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
Last week was on of the most challenging I’ve experienced in a LONG time; looking forward with a positive outlook to today. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
digg (feed #11)
delicious (feed #2)
twitter (feed #14)
Why can’t I delete/backspace in Google Chrome? OSX, current dev version. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
I need a restaurant for 25-35 people in Fresno/Clovis that serves dinner. Either entire restaurant or private room. Any suggestions? [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
I know there are Fresno people on my feed; can you help me out with a restaurant recommendation? [kenleyneufeld]
delicious (feed #2)
twitter (feed #14)
If Facebook was like Blackboard, they would delete all your friends & comments every 15-wks. http://goo.gl/qzFl [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Still shocked it took @lunarpages over 24-hrs to get back to me about my suspended account. Unbelievably poor customer awareness. [kenleyneufeld]
youtube (feed #4)
twitter (feed #14)
Better link previously shared quote re:Facebook/Blackboard. It’s from a talk by David Wiley on open education. http://bit.ly/dpDfvc [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Starbucks
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 19th

foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Westridge Market
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Wachter Hay and Grain
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Libbey Park
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
generic (feed #15)
flickr (feed #5)
twitter (feed #14)
Suspended by @LunarPages again! Why can’t they help with more specifics? http://post.ly/bErM [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
My @LunarPages hosted sites have been down about 90-minutes now. Forced to respond to ticket again & pushes me to bottom of list. Ack! [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Is it difficulty to migrate WPMU install and all hosted sites? Can I just export/import database? [kenleyneufeld]
delicious (feed #2)
twitter (feed #14)
It’s beginning to look like WPMU is not liked on shared hosting environments. Was going to Dreamhost, but they don’t want WPMU except on VPS [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
My sites hosted by @LunarPages have been down for 3-hrs now and STILL no response on my ticket. My business is in the process of moving. [kenleyneufeld]
generic (feed #15)
twitter (feed #14)
Should I Stay of Should I Go? Doing business with @LunarPages or @DreamHost http://post.ly/bGMe [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
The worst part of this hosting crisis is I may not get to Deer Park Monastery on Sunday as planned. Non-attachment, right? [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Looks like @LunarPages has decided for me; sites still down & no response in over 5-hrs means I’ll be changing providers. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Setting into a day in front of the computer to migrate data. Still haven’t heard from @LunarPages. It’s been 13-hours! [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Email functioning. Databases imported. #hostmigration [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Beginning to wonder of @LunarPages support will ever respond; it’s been 18-hrs since my sites went dark. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
Uploading class blog material; should be available soon. Fingers crossed. #hostmigration [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
9-hours and counting for migrating domains to new provider. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at gamestop
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
The class site is finally operational 26-hrs later. Thanks for the patience! #mat149 [kenleyneufeld]