A few days ago I noted that I need a link blog. Since laziness is often the mother of invention, I've created one. From the outside it's little more than an RSS feed and a sidebar labeled "recent linkblog links" on my main blog homepage.

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Behind the scenes, it's a separate MovableType powered weblog that I've stripped down to just two simple templates. This allows me to post to it using my handy command-line tools. Someday I should write up how I put it together.

This should reduce the clutter on my main weblog, allowing me to focus there on writing about things I really care about without being distracted by propagating miscellaneous links.

Posted by jzawodn at November 22, 2003 12:12 PM

Reader Comments
# Arve said:

[Shameless self-promotion ahead]

For those seeking the easy way out, I'm using trackbacks to manage my bookmark list.

The two articles explaining how are at:
http://www.virtuelvis.com/archives/68.html and http://www.virtuelvis.com/archives/83.html.

Furthermore, I've also made a couple of templates: http://www.virtuelvis.com/archives/131.html

on November 22, 2003 01:49 PM
# Emmanuel said:

I have also just started one myself. Are you automatically updating your main site every time you post a new link? If so, how have you solved it?

on November 24, 2003 11:51 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

My main site actually pulls the data dynamically. There's a template in my linkblog that writes out the data for that sidebar module to a text file. That file is sucked in automatically whenever you view my blog home page.

on November 25, 2003 12:15 AM
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on January 21, 2008 02:23 PM
# Mark said:

I'm fed up with people, stealing, making loads of money, and we have to pay for it? It may just be TV for some people but to me I can't afford the Sports Package and I don't want to be a thief either.

on May 18, 2010 10:49 AM
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