It’s a little-known fact about Mere-O that we were “microblogging” before Twitter or Tumblr was “a thing.” Between 2006 and 2009, we kept a curated list of links on our sidebar that was one of the more popular things that we did. It got lost in one of the redesigns, and we’ve never quite gone back to it.
You know what’s coming next, of course. That’s right: we’re back in the curatorial game, albeit with a bit more flair and hopefully a good deal more energy.
Over the past few years, the main page here at Mere-O has slowly morphed toward essay-style posts and away from a traditional “blog.” That has advantages and I’ve aspirations to keep going in that direction. But one of the main disadvantages is that it means lots of worthy essays and content that we don’t have full essay-style thoughts about don’t get noticed by our readers. Additionally, it means that I personally don’t have a place to put short reflections on things I’m reading or thinking about, which I used to do a good deal here at Mere-O.
To fill those gaps, we are launching “Mere O Notes.” I’ve asked my friend Jake Meador to take the lead at the newly minted site. He should be familiar to readers here at Mere-O: he has written occasionally for us in the past, and will be showing up on the home page more frequently as well. He has run his own website doing a similar sort of curatorial duty for some time now, and will be moving things over here. He’s well on his way to being a first-rate writer, too, and is worth following in his own right.
Go ahead and add the RSS feed to your reader, then, if that’s still your thing. We’re keeping them separate for now, though we may offer a combined feed later. But if you follow the Mere-O feed on Twitter or on Facebook we’ll be linking to everything over there. So go forth and do that, too.
As always, we love hearing from you. Let us know in the comments what you think.