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Old 03-31-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
spacekadet OP
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Trip logging / blogging / reporting

This may slightly tangential, but anyway...

I'm requesting advice about keeping a useful, public record of a trip. I know the popular path here is just to blog about it. I may end up doing that but I mostly do not enjoy reading blogs and I find them a pretty inefficient means of recording and sharing useful information.

By "useful", I'm specifically excluding personal anecdotes and experiences, unless they are things that other travellers are likely to need. So a blog is wrong to begin with because it is "back-to-front". I (reluctantly) read other traveller's blogs to get info about routes, distances, times, road conditions, island hopping, border controls and other information. It can be darn tedious trying to extract that from the personal stuff.

Also the structure of blogs is too flat - it's just one long stream, when an ideal site will have branches, notes, whatever.

I wrote a up a trip using Facebook previously and that sort of worked,although it's not ideal either. The biggest problem is that it sorts photos in the order that you upload them, where I would like to have control over the sorting order. At least that used to be the case, perhaps they've fixed it now.

I'd like to discuss this with other travellers and hopefully receive suggestions about sites or services that may be worth investigating.

I have a new Windows 8 phone with a Sky Drive account. One idea that occurs to me is to write a "One Note" document and share it. That way I can actually edit it repeatedly to add or correct info, including some details that I won't have until long after the original entry.

PS I'm not bagging traveller's blogs, I know they are popular, they just don't interest me!
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