(1) Diary, journal, log, blog (web log) … are ways and means to record one’s experience and thoughts.
(2) Blogging is fun. One can just write down one’s thoughts without caring for academic integrity or historical precision. One does not have to write comprehensive reports. Several readers (mostly SMEs or Subject Matter Experts) point out errors (typos, discrepancies).
(3) Not all media & social media are created equal. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, Facebook is a great way to get connected and reconnected (with long lost friends), but it requires time and energy to navigate the “rolling” and “revolving” posts.
(4) I blog in my Facebook page and then share it with one or more FB pages (mainly “RIT Update”). As time and energy permit, I archive the Trivia along with the relevant feedback to
(5) One does not need an account to read my Trivia on lifelonglearning140.wordpress.com, but since it is a free web site sponsored by WordPress, one would encounter a few advertisements.
(6) If you search “Hla Min” on the web, it will return (a) a former colonel (b) a former minister (c) an educator (d) some medical tests & results on HLA (e) some of my works
(7) If you specify “RIT” or “TBSA”, the search engine will return my writings in the Newsletters.
(8) If you go to “Google Books”, then you can find my articles for “Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife”.
(9) Today, I subscribed to have a paid website “hlamin.com” (also run by WordPress”). Note that the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is short. Currently, it has a few blogs (which also are posted to the longer URL).
(10) On the long run, I hope to post “more complete treatment” of topics that have been covered in my Trivia. As Dr. Nyunt Wai commented, it is a necessary, important and time consuming step to transform my raw materials into a form presentable as an e-book or printed book. I need volunteers to realize my dream and wishes (of an amateur historian, story teller and life long learner) before my reasonably good memory starts to fade away.
Uzin Myo Tun (Bobby, A69) wrote :
Right on, Johnny, old friend! Count me in as a volunteer in the pursuit of your dreams in the literary world. I must warn you, however, that I am almost entirely illiterate concerning computers and IT matters!