Monday, May 25, 2020
Background: I’m writing some posts linking to feeds that I like.
Today’s theme: Blogs that curate interesting links.
Linkblogs were once a really common form, and if done lazily can be a formulaic waste of time, but there are a few people with a real knack for sifting out the good stuff who I find worth tracking. Three examples:
- Leah Neukirchen’s trivium is a low-volume, high-value roundup of mostly-technical links that nearly always contains something worth my time.
- Pathologically Polymathic is a linkblog by Danny Yee, author of the
consistently excellent Danny Yee’s Book Reviews.
Math, art, lit, news, politics, transportation, science, etc.
- Feed URL: http://danny.oz.au/blog/rss.xml
- Waxy.org is Andy Baio’s blog - there’re occasional
longer pieces in the mix, but often just quick links. Andy Baio is one of
the cool kids, and thus his tastes reflect cool-kid concerns that I don’t really
share, but a lot of this stuff is good anyway.
- Feed URL: https://waxy.org/feed
I do some linkblogging of my own. You can see stuff I’ve shared lately in the “linkdump” sidebar on the front page of this site, or subscribe to:
- My public Pinboard bookmarks
- Feed URL: https://feeds.pinboard.in/rss/u:brennen/
- My shared posts from NewsBlur
The Pinboard one in particular is strictly “stuff I want to remember”, not “stuff I think anyone else cares about”. It informs a lot of things I write here or work on elsewhere, and stands a fair chance of being deathly boring for readers who aren’t me.