One thing I enjoy the most about my hosted Micro.blog site is the On this Day — as I call it — hack. It is a nice way to look back at previous years, previous posts, just like you would do using The Day One Journal app. Memories can go either way, they can either make me cringe, happy, or sadness. It is a good way to see where you have been mentally and emotionally and where you are now. However, my biggest joy recently it’s seen what music I had been listening to. Every time there is an album or song I really get into, I post it on my site, in fact, I have a category called Music Likes. With Apple Music, it is sometimes hard to keep up with everything you have liked because everything gets lost in the never-ending queue of new music added every day. So, for like many other things, my blog is not just a digital diary but also acts as a second brain.
Every morning, as part of my daily routine, I open my browser, go to my on site and visit the On this Day tab. If there is an album or song, I make sure to listen and see if I can recall the emotions or the reasons of why I had decided to “log” it.
It’s a good exercise, little thing to do and brings me a bit of joy.
Now, if you all excuse me, I am going back to listen to Hemispheric Views’s latest pod show episode and see how Jason grades “his” employees or co-hosts.