One of the types of posts I will begin to do more of is called a “linked post.” I’ve noticed that some bibliobloggers do some type of iteration of this before but there doesn’t seem to be a consistent way of presenting them in our world. In the tech blogging community linked posts are a dime a dozen.
Why create linked posts? The reason is two-fold:
- I find them helpful for finding new content, highlighting what a post is about, and is it worth my time to read the article.
- A lot of great content out in the infinite mass of blogs gets sucked away just because people don’t know it is there.
My goal in posting linked post is to get out of the way of the article in focus and highlight what I like/found important and take you to the article for further reading.
You will instantly be able to tell what separates a linked post from my original content with a ∞ before the title of the post. This means that the clicking the title of the post will take you to the article I am recommending. Having the ∞ at the beginning of the title allows you to know the type of post before you even click on the link via social media to my website. At the bottom of the post there will be another link to the article.
I hope folks find this helpful and it points you to great biblical studies/theology content on the web that goes unnoticed.
Here is an example of a recent linked post: ∞ On Reading Primary Sources
For an in-depth look the history and various types of linked posts check out Shawn Blanc’s article: The Link Post
One way bloggers do this is by posting the “Top 5” or some equivalent at the end of the week of relevant posts. While this is helpful I don’t want the “pressure” of having to have a post ready at a particular time every week. ↩