Bring back the humble, hardworking footnote

When hyperlinks became a thing a few years later, I was excited. They were inline footnotes. Except they became overused. I certainly overused them, citing sources for every proposition. The citation was a good thing, but the little superscript number was visually unobtrusive. Depending on the website format, hyperlinks might be bold, underlined, highlighted, and a different color than the rest of the text. Plus, I can add commentary on footnotes.

I’ve off and on experimented with using comments as footnotes here on Medium. Based on your analysis, I think I’m going to use that method more often.

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Teacher of life admin and curator of commentary. Occasional writer.

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Leslie Loftis

Leslie Loftis

Teacher of life admin and curator of commentary. Occasional writer.