Sites like Reddit, Digg, and Hacker News and services like Facebook and Twitter are so much faster than this one man band…trying to keep pace is like racing an F1 car on roller skates. So, I’ve traded that velocity for quality (or, if you’d prefer, fussiness). I no longer post 10-12 things per day. Instead I post 4-6 of the most interesting things I can share with you on that given day.
This post by full-time blogger Jason Kottke kinda nudges me into writing something on this blog again. I started out blogging when I thought I had plenty of thoughts to share with the world. And I did. For almost 6-7 years. Then, I realized I probably did not have as many thoughts or rather I didn’t want to share them as extensively. Or maybe those thoughts didn’t exceed 140 characters.
But like Jason, I always preferred sharing interesting links. Hence DesiPundit. I try to keep some of that going via my Favorites blog that I know fewer than 5 people read. It doesn’t help that I do share 10-odd recent links below the first post like Jason does because hey, who reads this blog anyway let alone the other Favorites blog. But I persist albeit less frequently. Jason, of course, has the luxury of being a full-time blogger and he makes enough off his always-popular blog to have the time and luxury to dig out great links.
To cut an already-long post that probably should’ve been a tweet short, I sometimes wonder if I should post those interesting links with a short commentary on here, like Jason does, instead of on Twitter? Perhaps then I can re-open the comments instead of sending you to Twitter .
- BTW I received my first spam comment via this blog on Twitter [↩]