A couple people have asked me about how I do my Link Drops—wondering if they’re some how automated. I’m sure there must be a faster way to do it, but everything I do is by hand and hard coded into a post. Even the screengrab are done by hand.
There’s about ten things that I have to do to get the post ready to be published on a Friday morning. Up until now I haven’t missed a Friday since I started in last May. (I didn’t realize till now that it’s almost been a year). It originally started as a way for me to save stuff that I wanted to catch up on with on the weekend. It’s still meant to be that, but the way I write the excerpts now kind of forces me to have a pretty good idea about what the post is by Friday. As for how I collect my links, I wrote a post a while back titled How I Find Good Stuff on the Web which sums it up pretty nicely. The above diagram shows the flow—the only thing that needs to be updated is that the folders size has grown quite a bit. I save all the sites I look at in tabs (I hate rss feed readers) which takes a bit of time to open now—so I’m not looking at the same tabs all the time like I used to.