By Dave Winer on Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 1:15 PM.
Big wheel keep on turning...
When Scripting News started, it was a linkblog. When I wrote an essay it would be on the DaveNet site, and I'd point to it from the linkblog, along with links to all the other things I linked to.
Then I figured out how to have the essays appear on Scripting News along with the links.
I kept getting bug reports from people with feed readers that didn't like my links, so finally I gave up on the linkblog part.
A few weeks after that, Twitter pops up. So I posted all my links on Twitter.
Gradually I built up editorial tools for my linkblogging, casually at first, but lately, very seriously.
This week I brought the linkblogging back to Scripting News, in the right margin. I'm happy with the result. I get to review my recent stories. And people who read this site in the web browser, and there are quite a few of them, are introduced to the links I've been pushing through Twitter. Reminding me that it was probably a mistake to give Twitter all my links, exclusively. Or lazy. Yeah, probably just lazy. But not no mo!
My stats are already showing improved circulation.