Pet peeve

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.

6 thoughts on “Pet peeve

  1. Felix

    I think it’s a legacy of Suck. Which did the unreferenced link wonderfully, but made it socially acceptable for those of less skill.

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