Sharing Daily Links2020-03-03 #meta #links #sharing
I'm changing the way I share links around the web.
For a while, I used my Mastodon Account to share interesting links from different subjects.
Today I decided to change that.
From now on, instead of sharing links directly on the microblogging site, I'll make one post per day1 with links for different subjects that I collect around the web. The difference between those two, besides the fact that I used to post one toot2 per link and now it will be a post with several links, is that I'll add some small information about the link itself or its content.
In case you're wondering why the change, the reason is that I realized it is
way better to
grep the content of this blog than using the search feature of
DayOne, which collects all the toots I do.
Just to explain how I collect those links:
- I favourite toots and some tweets;
- Every morning, I run downfav to collect those toots and save them locally;
- A small Python script (which I want to replace at some point) uploads the saved texts to my Joplin;
- I check a specific Notebook (the one the Python script uploads things to) for things that have links;
- I click the links, which open a tab on Firefox;
- Repeat 4 till all links have been clicked;
- Read posts;
- If interesting, make a toot.
The step I'm changing is the 8th: Instead of making a toot for each link, I'm going to start a blog post, add every interesting link, add a comment about it (something missing in the previous flow) and then post everything.
People who remember "Delicious" (or "De.li.cio.us") may remember that it had a feature that it will make a post on a WordPress install with the links you captured the day before. This is basically me resurrecting this, but in a manual form.
For those who don't know Mastodon, a "toot" is a post, kinda like Twitter calls its posts "tweets".