Write your journal in a single-text file. Example:
--- year: 2017 month: July day: Wed 19 --- Let's reinvent push-button publishing on the internets! Use a single-file for your journal / diary / blog. That's it. --- day: Thu 20 --- Crazy idea? Let's put up a website and a example blog auto-generated from journal.txt. --- day: Fri 21 --- Did you know? The single-file format works great for advent calendars or beer-of-the-day calendars. --- day: Sat 22 --- Let's add another example. A diary about the Oktoberfest 2016. Prost. Cheers. --- day: Sun 23 --- Let's rest.
How does it work?
The single-text file is a series of meta data and text blocks.
Use the meta data block for adding the date. In the first meta data block you need a “full” date, that is, year/month/day e.g.:
year: 2017 month: July day: Wed 19
In the following entries you only need to add what changes e.g. still in the same month as yesterday? just add a day entry (and the computer will calculate the full date) e.g.:
day: Thu 20
Use any of these date entries:
Bonus: Add the year or month to the file name. If you use a filename in the YYYY-MM-title.txt or YYYY-title.txt or format than journal.txt will auto-add the year (and month) from the filename.
Note: You do NOT need a title for you entries and you do NOT need a title for your journal (use journal.txt if you like).
If you use a differnt name e.g. austria.txt or 2017-oktoberfest.txt than journal.txt will auto-add the title from the filename.
By default the journal entries get auto-titled. Example:
If you add a title - the title by default gets added e.g.
Note: You can always customize the title format. FUTURE (To be done).
You can add tweets (or toots) to your journal.TXT. Use a “generic” block in the Text with Instructions (.texti) format. Example:
:::::: Tweet ::::::: :: New! Journal.TXT - Single-Text File Publishing - :: The Human Multi-Document Format for Writers - Blogging Reinvented https://journaltxt.github.io
or use the “long” block form:
:::::: Tweet :::::::::::: New! Journal.TXT - Single-Text File Publishing - The Human Multi-Document Format for Writers - Blogging Reinvented https://journaltxt.github.io ::::::::::::::::::::::
If configured your Journal.TXT processor will publish (auto-build) your blog AND publish your (new) tweets (on twitter) all from a single-text source file, for example.
Single-Text File Journals - The Human Multi-Document Format for Writers
--- year: 2017 month: July day: Mon 17 --- Jumping on tram #1 in front of the Staatsoper (state opera house). Circling the Ringstrasse (grand boulevard vienna ring road) for a great tour with a public transport ticket. Passing the Hofburg (imperial palace), Parlament, Burggarten (imperial court's garden), Rathaus (city council), Burgtheater (imperial court's theatre), Vienna University, and more. [...] --- day: Tue 18 --- Visiting the imperial palace Schönbrunn - the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. Taking an inside tour of the 1 441-room baroque palace. Enjoying the Neptune Fountain and sculptures in the public garden. [...] --- day: Wed 19 --- Visiting the Sigmund Freud Museum in Bergstrasse 9. Too much culture - need a beer therapy soon. Passing through the Palais Lichtenstein to the Beaver Brewing Co. (Liechtensteinstraße 69). [...]
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