It’s a poor workman who blames his tools. And yet…
If I haven’t been around lately, it’s because much of what I have to say can be said compactly, on twitter. And tweeting from TweetDeck is so much easier that logging in here and writing a blog post.
In fact, Dave Winer’s product, Little Pork Chop, has changed my habit. Little Pork Chop helps you write tweetstorms: a thought that spans multiple tweets. I find that, for the most part, my thoughts on basketball span less than 1,000 characters, which is perfect for a tweet storm. So, if I can dash off a quick thought, I do it in TweetDeck. If I need a little more room, I retreat to Little Pork Chop. It’s only when I have an essay waiting that I open WordPress.
So it is that I sense an opportunity, or at least an opening. WordPress needs a light-weight editor. Something that encourages quick thoughts. And maybe a theme that displays the two separately. And, for bonus points, a way to tweetstorm.