Obsidian, Ulysses, either/or? both/and?

… i am sitting here contemplating the use of Obsidian as the primary journaling and note taking app, cutting and pasting over to Ulysses when i want to publish something… the reason to do this is to make use of Obsidian’s ability to interconnect things and display a map of those connections… this in turn will make it easier to see relationships in the stream and develop them into… what?… more full blown and refined writing about the relationship nodes… a journaling process meant to surface connections and relationships that are easy to follow… i do this in Ulysses through tagging… the question becomes, is it worth the extra steps to cut and paste into Ulysses for publication to Micro.blog… and, is this part of a shift away from the journal to blog direct posting and towards more considered and complete articles or posts?… what would be the value of this?… fewer posts?… more interest?… and there it is, a shift being contemplated partly because i want to see the structure of my meandering and partly because i want to arrive at content production that will be more interesting to others…

… and then i discover how hard it is to insert a link to a web page… it can be done with proper syntax but it is not an intuitive or easy process…

… i really want to find a use for Obsidian, but it just seems unnecessary complication for the thinking, reading and writing that i do and the way that i do it…

… sticking with Ulysses for everything for now…

Ulysses Can Now Update Posts on Micro.blog!

… maybe this happened months ago and i failed to notice, but i am so excited to see that i can now update already published posts to my blog!… this is major for me… any other Ulysses users notice this gem of an update to the Ulysses-Micro.blog workflow?…

08 Ulysses Discovery, Obsidian

… a Micro.blog member makes me aware of Obsidian app, it’s got a free version so i download it to see what it is about…

… my immediate reaction is that it may be too complex for me… a steep learning curve and i am not sure i need the complexity…

… i decided to see if Ulysses has some of the functionality that was attracting me and discover a functionality that i didn’t know was there, creating custom search folders which means it is easy to gather together stuff on the same subject material…

… super excited about that…

03 Frustration Continued

… i discover the portable keyboard i bought is disruptive to necessary actions in Ulysses, making it impossible to get out of editing mode and back to index of pages… thumb typing it is then…

07 Found my Blogging Paradise

… i have been writing a journal and publishing much of it for a couple of years now… i read and write and write about what i read daily, and it adds up to quite a bit each day… i have been publishing the days work in one post, complete with the photographs i make, etc… as i say, it adds up to a lot, some of it almost pointless fluff, some of it quite serious and contemplative… almost nobody reads it as far as i can tell, and truthfully, i haven’t promoted it much… i always expected it would be too time consuming and not of enough interest for anyone to read regularly…

… i think that may be changing, at least the time consuming part… whether the change means it will be more compelling, i don’t know, probably not, but at least it is being delivered in more bite sized containers…

… it has changed because i started to write using the wonderful writing app, Ulysses and because recently Ulysses developed the ability to publish directly to the Micro.blog platform… i had never heard of the platform, but investigate, set up an account, and recently took “notesonattentionpaid” as my domain name… as the name suggests, it’s a collection of thoughts about what has caught my attention… each thought or thoughts set is a stand alone post, so a prospective reader can settle on the post that seems most interesting and read that… as i said, less daunting… interesting to you?, maybe…