Admittedly, I know nothing about what makes a blog appealing. It's an art, not doubt. And some people are brighter than others.
Current philosophy seems to side with lots of links within a blog. I don't get it. But then, I don't get a lot of things. Isn't a link an interruption? Something that jolts you out of the writer's thought process?
All that time in college when I was ignoring footnotes , I had no idea everyone else in the class couldn't wait to get to them. "Screw that Gatsby, what does Bunny Wilson have to say?"
I do understand that once in awhile, when it's really germane, or specifically identifies the work of someone else (so I'll remove the art blogs from my tantrum), a link is useful. But sprinkling links just for links' sake... doesn't that show, kinda, insecurity with one's own content?
Maybe I'm just in a bad mood. I tripped on the trail and my dogs are howling. Anyone got a crutch?