“Who needs a blog these days?” That’s the million dollar question, and one that’s not likely to inspire anyone not already inclined to try blogging already. Social media has unquestionably cut into the territory blogs used to occupy all to themselves, especially curation-based blogs, since everyone is now freely able to curate content to a network of friends and family. They don’t need someone to do it for them. Except when they do.
This newsletter operates on the notion that people still like sources of good content; I endeavor to be just such a source. I find myself wanting to share more than I can cohesively string together in a daily newsletter, often (but not always) driven by a theme or topic inspired by one story that reminds me of related topics or stories. Not wishing to force a square peg in a round hole, I thought I would take advantage of Substack’s ability to post content without emailing it, thereby making a dear reader such as yourself regret having ever signed up for Critical Linking in the first place. I’m going to attempt to do this in conjunction with my personal website – carylittlejohn.com – where I can cross-link content and posts, but I’ll be honest with you: I’m making this up as I go. It could be a total mess, but who knows? Consider this my coronavirus-inspired resolution; I hope you’ll indulge me as I try it out.