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May 01, 2003

Blog Design Notes

After praising DG's innovative blogging yesterday, it's time to promote Andrew Raff's Shameless Self-Promotion. Raff's great blog innovation is the "Linky Linky" column on the right-hand side of his blog, which contains "miscellaneous links that didn't quite make the blog." What a brilliant idea! How many times do you find an article you'd like to make note of, but about which you don't really have a lot to say? Often, there's no need to say much about these articles or sites—they speak for themselves. Yet, who wants a bunch of little one-line posts that say nothing? "Linky Linky" gives you the link, but lets you off the hook for commentary.

Let's just say the days for ai's current design are numbered.

Posted May 1, 2003 06:10 PM | meta-blogging

Thanks for the kudos, but I can't claim that the link column is my own innovation. There a number of examples of prior usage. Of those, my favorite is probably Anil Dash's Daily Links. Or his served as the most direct inspiration for my adoption of the link + snarky comment form.

And, Linky linky has its own RSS feed at


Posted by: Andrew Raff at May 2, 2003 09:30 AM

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