So you may have noticed that I’ve been “link blogging” a heck of a lot more recently (that is the practice of writing a blog post where the title is a link to something you have seen online and found interesting and want to recommend).
This was partially intentional (I wanted to post more and share cool things I had found and created elsewhere. I also have recently picked themes which facilitate link blogging), but mostly accidental. I have done it in the past (though usually with a simple link to something else I wrote) but I have usually fallen out of love of Link blogging for one core reasons.It's better to create something original, anything, than to simply comment on someone else's work.Click To Tweet
I’ve written about it from time to time and stand by those ideas. However, when you look at the body of work that I’m doing. My photography, my articles for Churchmag and my original articles on here, I don’t see a problem with the occasional link blog, especially if it put you in touch with something or someone you wouldn’t have any other way. It’s also a lot more honest than pretending that I had this incredible original idea.
I’m not intending this to be the only type of post I write, I still want to write original articles here and I have an idea for a possible podcast that I’d definitely host here [I just need to work out if I have the energy and time for it]. But for now, I hope you like the link blogging, I hope it puts you in touch with something valuable and heck, maybe you’d like to give some link blogging a go? It’s a great way to start blogging without the pressure of writing something original, soon you can start dropping in your own comments.