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Adieu Links Blog

October 13th, 2006

I’ve decided to, at least experimentally, ditch my links blog.

That blog was born out of a fear that posting quickie links in here would drive away readers. But it was a major pain in the butt for me to manage two “blogs” just to achieve this artificial separation. The thing is, I don’t like the mental burden of deciding for myself whether something I’m about to post is a “link” or an “article.” I’m longwinded, so links often turn into articles just by virtue of me going off about them.

I’m going to adopt a “I’ll fix it if they complain loudly enough” attitude, and just put my links in here when I feel like it. Sometimes they might be aggregated into a single post per day, sometimes not.

If this ruins your day, please let me know and I’ll count your vote.

4 Responses to “Adieu Links Blog”

  1. Ryan Ballantyne Says:

    I actually didn’t know you had a links blog. Oh well.

  2. Daniel Jalkut Says:

    Ryan: yeah – that was another problem with it :) It split some of my readership into exclusive groups that didn’t know the other existed. Weird, that.

  3. M Casey Says:

    Yeah, I think it’s an improvement. PITA, going to two sites. Ended up almost never going to the links blog. If it works for John Gruber… right?

  4. Mark Says:

    I also didn’t realize you had a link blog, so yeah, this will be an improvement.

    (Also, if you do decide to go back to having a links blog, you might want to consider just using del.icio.us to handle the links and embedding the RSS feed in your sidebar.)

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