I'm experimenting with posting my "daily links" once a day as a full-fledged entry on my blog. The links come from my linkblog which is also mirrored on my del.icio.us page.

Is this useful? Annoying? Stupid? Funny? Not worth it?

Let me know...

Posted by jzawodn at August 30, 2005 04:33 PM

Reader Comments
# Mike said:

Yeah, I've sometimes wanted to comment on various links.

on August 30, 2005 04:52 PM
# Jon Gales said:

I like it. Looks like I have forgotten to check out the links lately.

on August 30, 2005 05:29 PM
# ldersh said:

useful, hook it up

on August 30, 2005 06:40 PM
# Nathan Weinberg said:

I like the idea of the daily links (Steve Rubel does it well), but you should try to give the full content of the links in your feed. Its one thing to have excerpts for posts (since you get an inkling of the whole), but it just doesn't work for links.

on August 30, 2005 07:17 PM
# $cirisme said:

I find it annoying, personally.

on August 30, 2005 07:41 PM
# Pooya Karimian said:

I like it by I suggest to use a different background color and maybe a smaller font (like my own blog) for the daily link posts. I mean something to make them different from other posts

on August 30, 2005 09:15 PM
# Jeffrey McManus said:

I started doing this last week with my MyWeb2.0 links. It posts to my Typepad blog in real time, no programming required (since Typepad now knows how to hork up and republish RSS feeds).


on August 30, 2005 09:38 PM
# Marshall Kirkpatrick said:

Another option is to use FeedDigest to syndicate the feed in the sidebar of your blog. I wish Wikalong worked, to wikize the sidebar of every site. Then the idea of commenting on your links wouldn't be of interest, people could just see them and then go edit the wikalong sidebar. Unfortunately, the page history function was busted last time I visited. No page history=no wiki.

on August 30, 2005 10:00 PM
# Annoyed said:

I don't know, are you going to post things like "so and so is a fucktard" with your links? Given the frequency with which disabled people are sexually assaulted, that's a pretty fucking ugly word.

on August 30, 2005 10:04 PM
# Artem Khodush said:

That's nice, now I can unsubscribe from your del.icio.us links feed.

on August 31, 2005 12:25 AM
# RSS reader said:

This just gave me the excuse needed to kill your blog in my rss reader.

on August 31, 2005 12:53 AM
# Mellissa said:

I'm liking the linkposts.
It looks like the entry after this one is broken (no archives, no comments).
I wanted to post a comment there, but I'll say it here.

Part of why Flickr people are upset at the Yahoo! login requirement is because it is such a clunky interface. No matter what computer or browser, it won't remember you're logged in for a consistent amount of time. Why can't they allow people to choose how this is handled? Even hotmail can get this together, why not Yahoo!?

on August 31, 2005 01:58 AM
# Mekin said:

What do you use to generate the blog entry automatically ?
Does myweb2 allow you to post on other blogs ?

on August 31, 2005 02:40 AM
# Jon said:

That would be great.


on August 31, 2005 03:57 AM
# Brian Turner said:

404 on your latest link "Daily Links for 2005-08-30":

You wouldn't have the same webmaster as John Battelle, would you? ;)

on August 31, 2005 04:03 AM
# Jonathan Holst said:

Feel free to do so, but please offer a feed without links, too.


on August 31, 2005 06:37 AM
# Sencer said:

The only benefit I see is the possibility to comment, but that is outweighed by the annoyingness (IMHO), since most people I know read link-feeds and blog-feeds seperately.

Is there another way to add comments to the links that's not too much trouble for you? If there is I'd prefer that to the current situation.

on August 31, 2005 07:26 AM
# gaby de wilde said:

I think it's a bad idea,

I just got here wondering why your blog is so d* popular. It's pretty obvious (from here) people care what you think.

Maybe if you posted only 1 link with the words "this is nice" you could trick us into thinking it's a blog post.

I didn't even look what the links are, you have more as enough old writings here I didn't check out so it wasn't quite the time to leave just jet.

Could you imagine anyone visiting and leaving again within the same 10 sec - after reading nothing?

I'm very interested in the topic and did some not -so-very productive research on merging content from various places.

I cant help but think that we visit web pages to do 1 thing alone. The rest is just annoyance I'm afraid.

on August 31, 2005 08:04 AM
# Neil T. said:

I like it, means I only have 1 feed to subscribe to instead of two.

on August 31, 2005 09:53 AM
# Paul Goscicki said:

I find it very annoying. It just adds unnecessary clutter to your feed. You'd be better off starting a separate linkblog.

on August 31, 2005 10:17 AM
# Ian said:

I've made it optional for my subscribers courtesy of Feedburner, which lets you splice Flickr images and del.icio.us links along with a regular feed:


Or, folks can subscribe to individual feeds with ../journal, ../images, or ../links

on August 31, 2005 10:57 AM
# Guillaume said:

OK well, let's try this time.

I think those links are more highlighted than on your
Link Blog... In this sense it's quite good I'd say put
the Recent Pictures below the Recent Links, but that's
just my opinion....
Now yeh it's true when coming here, I wanna read an
entry and not be linked to another place in the
"first" place"

on August 31, 2005 11:21 AM
# Dennis Pallett said:

It's a bit annoying, rather just have a seperate feed for your links.

on August 31, 2005 12:46 PM
# Mike said:

I get a 404 with this link (8-31 links):

on September 1, 2005 12:14 AM
# Dave Child said:

I find it annoying when people do that. By all means make the links available in a feed, but I (and I imagine, many other feed users) am interested in content, not in links. They just increase the noise to content ratio. Having them available separately for those who want them makes sense. One post a day in your feed with just your links in it does not.

on September 1, 2005 12:19 AM
# Ray said:

The world is full of undigested lists of links. I just ignore them if I can; I have better things to do.

It looks like your daily links are going to be unavoidable. The automatic posts are more frequent than the actual content. If that is true, I'll be unsubscribing.

on September 1, 2005 09:22 AM
# gaby de wilde said:

I think with this number of comments the sidebar looks kind of empty.

This comment page has a better page rank as my blog. lol so I guess you could put a paypal button on it and sell links. hehehe

on September 1, 2005 03:47 PM
# Jeramey Jannene said:

I think it's worth it, keep it up.

on September 3, 2005 10:00 AM
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