Housekeeping

Which do you find more useful. The attribution (“So-and-so writing in such-and-such a source”) in bold header type at the head of the article, or the older-style “Via such-and-such a source” at the bottom after the blockquote? If you’ve noticed, I have been vacillating  between the two and, be it as it may that consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, the inconsistency is bothering me. Your comments are welcome…

5 thoughts on “Housekeeping

  1. grzz40 7 May 20 / 3.12 pm

    The “via” approach. Shorter … and I’m used to it.

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  2. @joely 7 May 20 / 4.15 pm

    Sometimes I have a problem discovering the trailing reference, like here:

    Trump’s disastrous ABC interview…

    — Aaron Rupar writing in Vox

    where “Vox” is the link but I really have to look for it because the color difference is too subtle for me. If “Vox” was more prominent it would work better for me.

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  3. Rash 8 May 20 / 5.33 pm

    I don’t care about the blog where you first read about the subject – just provide a link to the subject. This “via” business doesn’t matter anymore.

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    • grzz40 8 May 20 / 7.09 pm

      btw, I do appreciate your summaries very much, very strongly urge you to keep them.

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  4. Ray L. 9 May 20 / 11.08 am

    I’d vote for “The attribution (“So-and-so writing in such-and-such a source”) in bold header type at the head of the article”. It makes it simpler to go directly to the source (if desired), and is also a nice call-out to the source. And like GRZZ40, the summaries are what makes your blog, please keep them if you can, though I know it takes a lot of time. They give a special personal flavor to each blink, conveying as they do how it looks through the eyes of someone whose intellect I respect deeply.

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