I’ve been a big fan of how sites like Daring Fireball or 512 Pixels, amongst others, include a little glyph in their titles to tell me that they’re linking away from their site. Daring Fireball places a ★ in front of the title to mark posts that link to his site first. I wasn’t sure how to do this on a WordPress site, but now I can.
Daring Fireball-style Linked List Plugin for WordPress allows you to easily set this up on your site.
♦ is a post on Four Sides.
→ is a link away from Four Sides.
Why am I doing this?
I’m not too concerned about building a readership here anymore. I can’t find the time to develop longer posts that will be of interest to most people, but I do enjoy sharing my findings across the web. This will make it easier for the reader to distinguish between my personal posts and the links to the good stuff.
Hopefully, it will encourage people to subscribe to the blog here or the Twitter feed as a source to some good reads.
via 512 Pixels