One of the more popular blog posts recently has been the round-up. There are all these great articles out there, so why not link to them on our blogs, for our readers reading pleasure?
There are in fact sites and blogs entirely devoted to this sort of passing on of value. And they’re very useful.
But when I see this kind of post on a blog I’ve been following, which used to be 100% original content, it makes me rage. Like, that sneaky, cheating bastard in a cloak head-shitted me while I was grabbing a soda rage. If you’ve ever played an fps, you’ll know what I mean.
But why do I rage? Because, I am terminally behind on my blog reading. I’m always distracted or having to switch between email accounts (thanks Uni) to get to my reader. In fact, yesterday, I had 444 blogs posts from 30-odd sites waiting for me. And I went to one of my favorite blogs, and half the posts were round-ups, with another 20 or so links for me to read.
And because I am a little bit OCD that way, I spent five hours reading all of them. And I found some great posts, and added some awesome new blogs to my reader. But I was still raging.
And so, as turn-about is fair play, I will attempt, despite my terrible organozational skills, to begin my own Round-up posts every Friday–which seems to be the most popular day. And I will find such awesome, under-the-radar material, that you will never be able to skip them. Because I love you, and I want you to feel the way I do.
And also because it’s a really easy way to fill up a post with content, and I am lazy and over-worked.
Happy Raging, Readers.
Your Bestest Pal,