In the coming weeks I am going to be changing the format of this column a bit. After close to three years That was the week that was... may be in need of a re-think.
The original purpose of this humble digest has been eclipsed by a lot of changes since I started. They include a difficult landscape for a serious reader to navigate -- what with diarrheal levels of tweeting, rabid cross-posting, and too few really good writers to look forward to -- and a near-zero SEO lift which was one of the original goals.
For the casual observer all that might seem disingenuous with as many links as I produce each week. To be clear, just because I consider what I link to noteworthy doesn't mean that I think it is "good content" -- and then again, who I am to judge? -- or that I agree with what is being said, or that I particularly care for who is saying it. I did read it though, took notes. Surely that counts for something given the haystack, no?
What's missing from this column is my commentary, at least on the "non-archival" links, that's what I've been thinking. So, part of changing things up will my include a few "considered" and sometimes "irreverent" remarks. That way you'll know why I'm including a link and what I really think. Who knows, you may feel compelled to leave a comment or two yourselves.
In the meantime, this is that was the week that was...