Marcelo Somers probably doesn't think much of my website:
So what's going on? Slow news cycle in the summer? Maybe. But the link post is much more to blame. It was pioneered by John Gruber back in 04, and was one of the first forms of simple curation on the web - generally featuring a blockquote from an interesting part of a piece, and then linking directly back to the source.
It's either this or nothing: at least I have a voice.