I’ve rediscovered one of the original reasons people started blogging. It provides a history of the sites you’ve found interesting while browsing the web.
Last night I wanted to take another look at a site I’d seen a few days before, but I couldn’t remember where I’d seen it. I began to trace my steps through other people’s blogs. I knew I had seen it after I had read Doc Searls in my blogroll, so I started at Evhead, which is where I had in fact seen it, but he shows so few post that it had already fallen off the end of the page. It turns out that onfocus mentioned the site too, so I found it there, and then I found Evhead’s original post in his archives.
The site was massless.org, whose design is simple yet effective, a characteristic I aim to emulate. If I’d only posted her link in my blog, I wouldn’t have had to spend all that time trying to find it again.