In the first post I wrote on this incarnation of this blog I talked about why I had stopped blogging before: because the inertia of other blogging systems made it too hard for me. Then I came upon blot.im (where this blog is hosted) and I found it was as easy as dropping a text file in a folder in Dropbox. Apparently I wasn’t the only one thinking about this (shocking I know).
The guys at Basecamp came up with a very simple way to blog as part of their Hey email service. It’s called Hey World and it’s as simple as sending an email to email@example.com from the email composer. Needless to say it’s not full-fledged blogging like many would think of but boy is it a ridiculously simple way to remove friction from writing online. If you want to throw out some ideas it can’t get any easier than that.