Dougal’s recent decision to turn off automatic link posting has got me thinking: do readers really read the links I post? My recent links plugin used to be just a link sharing module displayed on my homepage, but recent developments has turned it into something very much similar to Kottke’s remaindered links, which in by no coincidence was the original inspiration for the plugin.
The daily post fixer plugin that Dougal used posted links inline with his normal weblog entries. This is the same as seen on kottke.org and here on rebelpixel productions. However, I don’t think Jason’s readers share the same profile as mine or Dougal’s, and aside from incoming search engine traffic, I think most of my readers belong to the techie, personal blogging demographic, with an interest in web design and photography.
It makes me wonder if inline recent links mixed with my regular blog entries provide a value to my subscriber base, or actually is detrimental to this weblog’s readability and accesibility. What do you think? I’d love to hear from my regular readers, yes, that’s all seven of you. wink