May 11, 2006

Linking Well

Dr. Leavitt replies to yesterday's diatribe on the notion that "strong webloggers no longer link".

Just how strong should a web blogger be if a web blogger could be strong? Spending hours on Technorati has brought me no closer to the answer. Is Boing Boing the Charles Atlas of web blogging?

But he asks a good question: If you offer a link, then some readers will follow it and miss the rest of your argument.

If you have already clicked on my link to Bernstein, you are no longer reading this, your attention having already wandered. If that happened, one (Goldstein, to be exact) might believe that I am a "weak web blogger."

How do we solve this problem of the premature exit?