Elegant mini-directories - “lost tapes, shower thoughts, cool links.”
Here we go: more surprising news in the personal directory front. Who woulda thought. Perfect tiny directories - you all are always asking me about this.
Tray is much like other link page / one-page tools (linktree, carrd, about.me) which lets add you add links and notes to build a rudimentary web page. But it adds a key element: subpages. When you add a subpage, it is linked from the page you added it to. And you can add more inside that new page.
So we’re looking at kind of barebones wiki here. Ingenious.
This also feels more freeform and ‘fresh’/‘clean’ than those others.
i’m just a normal person, who doesn’t want to write a blog or start a newsletter.
I think this is one of the things that killed blogging - you basically had to be an essayist to do it. (In the perceptions of Internet travellers.) So people jumped ship for these other mediums that weren’t so exhausting.
i’ve tried a lot of site builders. none of them have felt quite right. i don’t want a splashy, highly customized landing page. i’m not an influencer.
i’ve got some cool links though, and some half-formed ideas.
This vibe was actually a big part of the olden Web - all the Geocities pages were like this - a smattering of links, a gif collection, some construction cones. “Hi, this is my page!” And I like to see this mood live on.