This website covers topics on knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints, amongst other topics. Opinions expressed here are strictly those of the owner, Jack Vinson, and those of the commenters.

Rule of links

Blogger Con: The Rule of Links

The Rule of Links is that you link when it's appropriate to do so. Linking is an art. It's a choice. You don't link from every word or even every noun, or from the subject of every sentence. But when a reader reasonably would want to know more about the subject, the Rule of Links says you should link to it.

This is something that is an art. I try to link to items that relate to the article, but it is very tempting to create links to everything.

As a bad example, I get e-Newsletters from Business2.0 that are over-loaded with links. I suspect they have a parser that creates a hyperlink for any term for which they have recent articles. This includes terms completely unrelated to the main body of the article.

Scientists like to cook too

More than knowledge: know-how