Not like you’ve heard it a few times already today, Structed Blogging is a new thing being talked about quite a bit. I’ll say it: I’m a supporter. The idea behind it is simple. You write as you normally would, but the difference is that you have the ability to create and syndicate structured content. Content, you could say with a third dimension in it — as opposed to just a flat object in an RSS feed (the problem with that is that the flat object can be from a blog post to an event announcement — you have no way of knowing).
It just went public today with a re-design and it’s getting quite a catching eyeballs. Structed Blogging is all about Microcontent, and since there’s been such a growth in that area — I thought it would be nice to join the herd and support it. What it would do for me in return is basically when you have all this structured data floating around on the web, cool people as listed on the Structured Blogging Roadmaps section will be able to come up with quite cool tools which involve this data.
Structured Blogging, however, has its own faults. One of this is that if you’re a hardcore WordPress WYSIWYG user — you’re going to miss it. This is really sad because it’s such a great standard to live by, and you’re missing an important feature — if you use it of course. But in the end it comes down to supporting the community vs. thinking of yourself and until Structured Blogging does WYSIWYG, I’m able to cope. Will take me time to remember some basic HTML though. 😉