Blogging links

This article was written in 2015. It might or it might not be outdated. And it could be that the layout breaks. If that’s the case please let me know.

A while ago I decided that if I think a web page is interesting enough to link to, I should use more than 140 characters to explain why. This means that I publish links here, on my blog, instead of using Twitter. Most of the time I like this idea. It gives me more time to reflect, and it offers the possibility to add some other links, and to place the link in context.

I still use twitter to link, but I now only link to my own site. Sometimes that’s weird. It could mean that fewer people read the article I want to link to. They now have to click a link on Twitter, find my post interesting enough, and feel the urge to click on the link it was all about. Which isn’t what I intended, of course.

But then I realised that Twitter doesn’t matter. It’s about writing about the stuff I want to write about. Twitter is not for writing, that’s what blogs are for. An added bonus is that I can link directly to the pages I want to link to, instead of having to use Twitter’s ridiculous t.co ”service”.