My bookmarks process
I tend to get my links from three sources: my feed subscriptions, links I find on social media (particularly using Twitter Blue’s excellent “top articles from people you follow” feature), and stuff that people send me directly.
If I read something and find it particularly interesting, I’ll save it to a Notion database I’ve got set up. Mostly I do this because the Notion web clipper and iOS app makes life really easy for me.
Then the bookmarks get synced in a few different ways:
The sync itself is via Zapier right now, but when I get time I’ll replace with my own script.
I used to post directly to Twitter, but I realized that there’s no need to post there at the same time I save to my site. Because I tend to read my feeds in batches, Buffer helps me avoid posting floods of links to my Twitter account at once. It also gives me a little wiggle room if something goes wrong (eg if the sync accidentally triggers when I’m halfway through writing a description).
At the end of the month, I take my links from the Notion database and use a simple script to turn them into a formatted post, which I edit in iA Writer before publishing to my site using its micropub feature.
The end result:
I have a searchable database of my bookmarks
I reliably share them to my website
I get to publish a round-up post at the end of the month, which is one of my favorite things
It sounds like a lot, but I really enjoy the process I’ve set up: it’s easy for me, and does everything I need it to.