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End of a LOTW Era

Posted 2007.01.30 1.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology

Around the same time I registered the domain name FelesMagus.com, I read something somewhere about fresh content and regular updates and whatever. To keep people coming back to a site over and over. Seemed like a good idea, although probably better suited to sites that are trying to either sell something, or trying to make money with advertising. This site is neither of those things.

Anyhoo, that idea spawned my Link of the Week. It was good, fun, sometimes wacky, and looking through the LOTW archives it’s amusing to see where my interests lay at any given time… the 4 or 5 weeks in a row on some esoteric topic, before flailing around randomly then settling for a few weeks on some other obscure interest.

However, these things must eventually come to an end. I maintained a few rules and I don’t think I ever broke them – never made a commercial site my LOTW, always something that was interesting or wierd or whatever. Still though, over the last few months it’s got harder and harder to find good links that I found interesting. Nobody ever suggested any either! Hmph.

So here we are. The blog has taken over linkage duty anyways. And I don’t have those self-imposed rules, so here, I can and do link to commercial sites if I see fit. The LOTW might return again, I’m not ruling it out. Just, it’s been a month and I haven’t found anything I wanted to make my LOTW.

So there it is. It’s put to rest, the main page has been updated, and the last archive has been made. And you know, five years, is not a bad run. I know I didn’t hit every single week over the duration, but I hit most of them. 5 years is a long time, I think, for anything on the web. Isn’t it?

Farewell, LOTW.

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