Red Linking

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I never tire of writing Red Link posts. Even during my recent blogging holiday, I found myself falling across really interesting things and automatically marking them as Red Links. My Del.icio.us bookmarking rocketed. Those of us who do link posts do it in different ways. Now and again, I’ve been asked how I find those links – so here is it.

Read, read and read some more

It goes without saying that the more random blog and site feeds you’re subscribe to, the better your chances of finding neat little links of treasure hidden away. Links that you feel you’d like to share with your friends and readers.

I’ve subscribed to over 600 feeds presently, some that publish new posts a couple of times a week, others at least ten a day. It’s not necessarily the amount of feeds that you follow, rather the range of your feed diet. Always having an open mind and adding new feeds is a good thing. Some new favourites of mine added over the past week include Playpen and It All Started With Carbon Monoxide.

While we’re talking about It All Started.., here’s a cool new tune by Mates of State I found on it.

Mates of State ‘Get Better’

Del.icio.us

Have a spare hour and a Del.icio.us account? How about doing some Del.icio.us hopping? Ever see that label saying “saved by X other people”? Why not press on it and see what other people find interesting and important? Chances are that if they share your views on the importance of one bookmark, they might share similar tastes in other areas. Hop from one person to the next, soon you find yourself discovering cool new blogs, photos and news sources.

I’ve found so many interesting niches of the web by simply taking some time to tune into other Del.icio.us users. I’ve also found brand new people to follow on Del.icio.us based on their bookmarks too.

Twitter

If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know I like Twitter. Despite the downtime heartache it as been having lately, it’s the most human microblogging service out there. Simply because of the mix of people there. So many people wanting to share ideas, links and news-y bits. Your opportunity to find interesting things on Twitter is only limited by your contact list. Such a human truism.

Direct Asks

This happens now and again. People ask to be Red Linked. I prefer to stumble across links for that Eureka moment, but if it’s something I find interesting and that I think my friends would like to read, then that’s fine.

These are my top four ways of finding links. What are yours?

June 27th, 2008 at 1:37 pm • Filed in Blogging, Brainstrobing



Comments

6 Comments to “Red Linking”

  1. Agnes Says:

    Hi Alexia
    Just stopped by to say thanks for the link – glad you like my blog and that you continue to visit!



  2. Bernie Goldbach Says:

    I like the “most human” dimension of microblogging that you articulate about Twitter.



  3. Brett Nordquist Says:

    I’ve started noticing a number of interesting links coming over Friendfeed. And Twitter, of course is still good but can be overwhelming at times.



  4. Alexia Says:

    @Brett You use FF? I tried it, but it’s really not my cup of tea at all. Hmm, perhaps I ought to revisit it.



  5. Brett Nordquist Says:

    Alexia, yes, I’m using Friendfeed but it still confuses me more often than not. But I’ve gone from hating it to enjoying a lot of comments and links that show up there. It works best for when I closely monitor the number of people I follow instead of adding about anyone like on Twitter.



  6. Andy Polaine Says:

    Alexia, thanks for the shout out. Glad you like Playpen! Best, Andy



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