Linklogs are taking off. Again.

While on the one hand yes — many people seem to have started these in the past year, alongside their lengthier weblogs - on the other hand no. For me the whole idea seems to hark back to (one of) the grandfather(s) of weblogging, Jorn Barger. Way back in the relatively misty past his Robot Wisdom began with the long list of links seen today, followed by a more discursive section. It seems to me that many of us are only now realising the, ah, wisdom of his combination from years ago. Here’s an example from 2000. He had the linklog sections before then, but appears not to have archived them. Eventually he dropped the chatter altogether, which some weblog critics may see as a hopeful sign in general…


  • gotta have the chatter. its what makes it worthwhile.

6 Oct 2003 in Writing

“I wish he would pull my hair again”
A friend of mine in the US has started posting excerpts of her diary from when she was 12 to her weblog. “I want to be Joey’s friend … I wish he would pull my hair again.”

On this day I was reading