Reading my friend Tillermans (its OK to call you a friend isn't it?) recent post about Reviews of Sailing Gear and the comments have got me thinking... We have in our global conversations some great sailors, some great thinkers and some great combined knowledge for all sorts of sailing in all sorts of boats and all sorts of places/conditions.... BUT we all use different blogging technologies, Blogger, WordPress and of course LiveSailDie blogs (maybe we should all defect to this!)
Now if we could all agree on a mechanism for tagging our posts that was easy, and easily searchable then people could use that to pull together "knowledge" on particular areas... for example, at the bottom of a post about summer wetsuits you could put:
Which becomes the following tag in the post: Sailing Kit
The as long as you "ping" Technorati (either automatically through your blogging software or manually) then if you do a search for the tag "Sailing Kit" you'll get all the combined knowledge on sailing kit...
Actually now that I've written this it sounds too hit and miss and complicated, but there must be an easy way for us to "tag" our posts to gain collective opinion in some ways...any ideas? Do we need to create our on "social bookmarking" site like del.iciou.us and add links to the posts into categories on a del.iciou.us sailing site that we collectively create?
Arrgghh..way to complex for this time of night...but something I want to solve and come back to...any ideas out there Tillerman, OG, Litoralis, Tim, Fuff etc etc??