As I browsed around the web to collect some links to continue on the 3 day streak of linkblogging — the question of why? broke through the back of my mind.
While I enjoy my own witty commentary on news, I woke up today thinking:
- is the blog the best place for this?, and
- why do news at all?.
There’s a simple reason for the why?: I’m imitating my favorite blogging sites. Links to cool stuff and posting longer articles in between.
But usual tech news that I easily regurgitate is not cool stuff.
When I picture somebody reading the blog, I wish that ze trusts that every link is interesting enough to warrant a visit.
Links with some commentary to news items kinda breaks this. Because I can’t guarantee the reader that there’s going to be a consistent posting of news to give context of why some made it and others didn’t.
This week’s experiment
I enjoyed being able to post smaller commentary without an specific topic. So I will likely continue explore it this week by posting anything that’s longer than a tweet on the blog.
On the “Link posts” front, I’m going to try to post only links to things I haven’t seen elsewhere. Restraining myself from simply reposting easy links, and trying to curate some of the tools I already wasteinvest time looking at each week.