After writing that post and then thinking things over, I realized a couple of things. First, keeping an offline personal wiki isn’t as compelling to me as an online one—I’ve never worried about whether anything I write about here appeals to a broad audience, so why start now? Second, the technical implementation is not that important. I don’t need to spend time researching wiki software when the thing I actually want is just…a website.
I’m thinking of this as a throwback to the old days of non-chronological personal sites. As much as I like blogs, I also miss stumbling upon bespoke fan pages and other curios from an earlier age of the internet. If I can cultivate a little corner of the web that rekindles that feeling in even one person, I’ll consider this a success—even if I don’t realize any of the cognitive benefits that Mike Caulfield wrote about in the pieces I linked last month.