Speedlinking Posts

Filed as Features on August 24, 2008 7:16 am

Many bloggers take some time at the end of their day and clean out their “pipeline” with a Speedlinking post highlighting some of the better items that they read throughout the day – but simply ran out of time to post.

Here’s a great example of a Speedlinking post from Problogger’s Darren Rowse.

Darren’s post covers 11 different topics that he discovered through reading feeds, skimming Twitter and looking at other websites & news sources. Having looked at all 11 topics in Darren’s post, I’d say that 7-8 of them were great reads that I enjoyed and learned some new knowledge from.

I remember back in the hey-day of Blog Network Watch, we would often have so much incoming news that it was difficult to post it all with an appropriate level of commentary. We’d end the day with a “Remnant” post covering the news that we simply couldn’t get to — it was our own form of speedlinking.

Do you speedlink at your blog?

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  1. By Kali posted on August 24, 2008 at 8:35 am
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    Yeah, I remember blogs posting a new collection of links every day.

    I speedlink on the weekend. I collect sites I come across through StumbleUpon, Digg, and Delicious during the week, and then post the ones I liked or thought useful in a list with a few of my own comments.


  2. By Megan posted on August 24, 2008 at 10:17 am
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    I hadn’t thought of it this way until now, but this is what I do. I got rid of my links list a few months ago and replaced it with a “shared items” clip from Google Reader.


  3. By Matt Craven posted on August 24, 2008 at 3:22 pm
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    Good points all –

    I post alot on del.icio.us – mostly to keep track of things for myself, but it’s also a good place to put things for later..



  4. By app posted on August 25, 2008 at 1:45 am
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    I speedlink on my Bloglines blog, by clipping items and making a one or two line remark.

    I may or may not take one or more of those items and expand them to create posts for my regular blog. Unless something really sparks my creativity where I can present it in a way unlike the original, I probably won’t. I don’t like to bore people that read the same blogs that I do, but I’d like to give them an opportunity to enjoy stuff they may not be currently subscribed to, also.


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