This is to answer a question posed by a new comment on the About page that seems to be at least partly genuine, even if mixed with a little bit of advertising. The question may be on everyone’s mind, though, so here’s the answer.
Why “Phil’s Mind Map”? Because this site originally started out as a wiki that I was intending to use as a way to organize my thoughts in various outlines, mimicking the way proper mind maps work, at least as well as could be done with a straight, text-only outline format. I had a site on wikidot.com for awhile to handle this, and then decided to add a blog to it. As it evolved, I stopped using it so much as a mind map, and concentrated on blogging, but Wikidot is seriously lacking in blog features. So I moved it to WordPress (which has the best set of features of all of the big blogging sites) and the name stayed.
I continue to be a big fan of mind maps which are the best way to organize “brainstormed” thoughts. Here’s how to get more information…
- What are Mind Maps?
- MindMeister (Online mind mapping tool)
- Mind42 (Another online mind mapping tool)
- FreeMind (Mind Mapping tool for Windows)