The hyperlink is one of the core elements of good blogging. But I think writers need to be careful how they use this wonderful tool. I encounter a lot of blog posts that make reference to other sites by writing something like, “for example this“. No context or explanation of the link. Not even a mouse-over text (which I have provided in my example). That’s annoying and a waste of time for me as a reader. I know it has become something of a convention, but it should stop.
I fear I may have been guilty of this error in the past, but I vow never to do it again.