I’ve used systems before that provide multiple desktops. It’s such a sensible idea. Yet they’ve never become a part of my usual work environment.

It turns out that the problem may have been something as simple as providing a visual transition from one desktop to another. With Leopard, desktops quickly slide out of the way to make room for the one you’re entering. That little bit of eye candy provides a geographical reference that makes the multiple desktops feel like having multiple screens plugged in to your computer. That’s orientation geographically-challenged people like me need.

I think there’s a good chance I’m going to end up using Leopard’s multiple desktops. (If I could lob an open window from one desktop to another just by dragging it fast with my mouse, I would be totally hooked.)

Lorelle at WordPress published a series of posts recently on Personal Blogging, by guest blogger Edrei Zahari. (You’ll find links to the whole series at the bottom of each post; don’t neglect the comments.) In response, Damien Riley confesses that “Personal blogging has become my fixation,” and points to The Online Diary History Project for some context.

I was pleased to see these, as I think this is a large — and largely overlooked — segment of the blogging community. Most of the writing about blogging is aimed at the probloggers — that is, business bloggers (or meta-bloggers) who are blogging for money. Most of the mainstream media attention goes to political bloggers, who blog about power, and may make a bit of money while they do so (or not.)

Problogger seems a completely appropriate name for these folks; a melding of professional and blogger.