Longtime readers know that I used to regularly post link round-ups. These were groups of links with extremely short blurbs, sometimes organized around a theme (here, for example, are some links about the beast with two backs). I posted these lists because I wanted to share these links, but didn’t have much to say about them.
Over time, I naturally posted these groups less and less. Why? I guess it was a quality control issue. If I didn’t have the time or inclination to excerpt some content and write at least a couple sentences, then it probably wasn’t that compelling to me in the first place. Seeing as this site is all about what interests me, it seemed wise to deprecate the round-ups. None of you, dear readers, complained.
I no doubt learned this practice from some other blogger. However, the social bookmarking tool Delicious has made these clusters of links much more popular. Influencers like Roland, Jeremy and Steve post them regularly. While I read those sites pretty closely, I inevitably skip their lists of links. I guess I’m extending my logic to the rest of the Web. I am, after all, reading those guys’ sites for their perspective, not a bunch of links. Plus, of course, those links will surely show up in a longer post on somebody else’s site.
I may be alone in this. Maybe I want some thoughtful analysis while everybody else wants a quick fix. Do you dig the daily links list?