What's the difference between my journal and my stream?


I'll first describe what is the current state of affairs. This does not necessarily align with the way I desire things to be.

1. Current state of affairs

I write my journal in org-roam. It is a bulleted list of thoughts. It is read-only - noone can interact with it directly. (Though of course, people could annotate it with hypothesis, or something similar). It is not structured - you could not subscribe to items within it in a feed reader, say. It is public, and is thus filtered - despite the name, I don't put much personal or intimate things in this public journal.

I publish to my stream via micropub and WordPress, and syndicate it to Mastodon. My stream allows for comments and interactions.

What goes in my stream is generally a subset of my journal. But responses to comments in my stream are not necessarily included in my journal. (Though likely pulled in to my garden in the relevant place.)

I guess my journal is narrative, my stream is dialogic.

2. A desire for how things should be

Not sure. It's fine at the moment. Just a vague feeling that perhaps they should be combined. But this might be mistaken.

3. Elsewhere

3.1. In my garden

Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).

3.3. Mentions

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