There’s always room for one more, right?
Brian Krogsgard has launched a new link blog called Post Status that does, well, what you think it might do: Provide links to content.
How innovative is this new initiative? Like the thousands of other sites out there really isn’t anything special. In fact, let’s be honest – even what we’re doing here isn’t innovative either (so we’re in the same boat my friend). What may be special is the fact that Sir Krogsalot (what we call him internally) is curating it.
If you trust Brian (and he’s a pretty trustworthy guy) to provide you content then you should sign up and subscribe.
Unfortunately I’ve seen too many of these types of personal projects come and go so if history proves to be true then this might last for a bit of time but eventually it fades because it appears to be nothing more (as it stands today) than a collection of links to content that Brian would have tweeted or shared in other ways with the ability to comment.
I’m not trying to come off as being a negative Nancy but rather sharing what many people have already voiced (and experienced). I mean, how many link piles have you encountered in your internet lifespan? Yes, me too. A lot. And most of them aren’t from a trusted source!
And so, as I mentioned, there have already been some great responses though as well as great questions about it’s uniqueness and play mentioning other sites that appear to already do this:
@krogsgard so, I applaud the initiative, but why should I expend energy on poststat.us instead of e.g. a wordpress sub-reddit?
— Travis Northcutt (@tnorthcutt) January 21, 2013
Sure, sub-Reddit here isn’t entirely curated by one person, so there is a distinct difference, but there will be some obvious overlap.
After having blogged for more than a decade and seeing every implementation of this under the sun I have only one thing to share with my friend Brian: To ensure that it’s a success you must simply not quit.
I have no idea how Brian hopes to build it up, increase a following, monetize it (if he even cares about that, perhaps not), and make it grow, but I am personally familiar with starting a ton of stuff and not completing half of it. It’s the constant problem of an entrepreneur!
Rock it out and we’ll be watching!