The term “MicroBlog” first surfaces in my material, circa, 2011.

Probably not original, but that’s — like — seven years back.

I never did delve too deeply, but in the current iteration I added category called “MicroBlog” as placeholder for minor links.

What prompted this reverie was an article about a topic I hold dear, but upon examination, it was maybe 300-500 words, split amongst 4-5 pages, and while the original design was lean and clean, careful examination was that there was advertising on top and bottom, framing the narrative, so to speak.

Like this?

I would’ve linked to the article, but…. the advertising. First, I get no revenue. No credit for me. Then, even a cursory view shows that it was set up as link bait, not as serious source of information. The article itself had some substance, in a lightweight, casual, and conversational way, but the advertising frame?

Set me off.

That first glance, though, was good, a few lines, separated as paragraphs, on topic, and cogent.

Probably a dated and conservative framework, but shows the lasting ability of evergreen material. My pitiful example is why I don’t like that kind of web-page framing.


The suggestion, once I got passed that quick glance, once I looked at the whole page, I realized — as much as I wanted to link to the material — I was just adding long-tail traffic to someone else’s evergreen text.

Too bad, I liked the content. Commercial framing scared me away.


The process of building — what used to be called — “hyper-links” in text? Great stuff. I can refer to an article or scholarship, and on point? The term I use is “MicroBlog” when the content isn’t much more than a single line and a link.

Included in the disclaimers, when a web browser wanders away from my site? I have zero control over where that lands, and what it land upon. I tend to be more and more circumspect about outbound links, just because.

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