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2019 Hyperlink Audit

Last year, I stopped visiting websites through RSS and Twitter and chose an entirely old-school route: I made a list of bookmarks with tags in Pinboard.

I find this to be a much calmer way to browse the web. No notifications. No links to break my concentration. There’s nowhere I need to be every day. Recently, I updated it with a clearer sense of what worked (my original also had vastly uneven bookmarks per day).

This isn’t every site I go to. I definitely hit up TTC Alerts more often than I should. These are just sites I like to go to that I don’t have to go to.

Here are the rules I’ve made for myself. They work pretty well at keeping things calm.

  1. Try to keep each day to 5 or fewer sites.
  2. A site is a weekly or monthly visit, not both.
  3. Only visit the sites bookmarked for the day of the week/month.
  4. If you miss a day, don’t go backwards. They’ll come around again.
  5. If you wanted to be a completionist, you’d be using RSS.

Quick note: I really couldn’t have done this without Copy as Markdown, a chrome extension that makes links out of all your open tabs.

Here’s my updated list for 2019.

Days of the Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Days of the Month

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

Posted on 8/2/2019   #links  






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