I've been sharing items via Google Reader's sidebar widget on this site for quite a while, calling it "Fresh Links". Whenever I see something in the RSS feed that seems interesting, I click the little share button, and voila, y'all get to see it. It's increased my laziness, causing me not to create linkdumps much any more. If there's something I am especially impressed with, interested in, or challenged by, I'll incorporate it into a post somehow; stuff in the Fresh Links section is stuff that seemed to me worth the time I put into reading it.
One of the things it allows me to do, if I choose, is see all I've shared. I haven't done this before, but today I wondered what, for instance, I had noticed at this time last year. Here's what was there:
December 3, 2009
December 4, 2009
- Claire Dudman on Herta Müller's The Passport
- Chad Post with some Bolaño links
- John Williams on Carol Sklenicka's biography of Raymond Carver
- Crooks & Liars with video and transcript of a Rachel Maddow segment on the "kill the gays" bill in Uganda
And then nothing again until December 7, which happens to be a wonderful day because it is the birthday of Noam Chomsky, Tom Waits, and my mother, among other luminaries. Here's what I shared then:
- Scott Esposito's posting of the table of contents of the new (then) Quarterly Conversation, which included my essay on Coetzee's autobiographical fictions.
- A Small Beer Press note about a sale to benefit the Franciscan Children's Hospital, plus pictures of Ursula
- A quick note at Language Log in praise of David Crystal's introduction to a re-issue of the first edition of Fowler's Modern English Usage
Oh, those were the days! Back when we were all so much younger, so much better looking, so much more 2009ish than we are today!
I shall wear the bottoms of my blog posts rolled...