Link Karma

Ever since the Indie Virus spawned in the Copyblogger comments four months ago, many smart people have concocted their own branded link viruses. Witness Blog Tipping, Link Leak, and plenty of others I’ve missed or forgotten (leave your linking meme in the comments and I’ll update).

Due to my blogging style, I don’t link out as much as I’d like. So, to make sure I take the time to do so on a regular basis, I’ve decided to create my own weekly link feature called Link Karma. I know how important it is to link out to others, and you should too — if for no other reason than because what comes around goes around.

So, let’s get started with the inaugural installment of Link Karma:

Have something you’d like to see appear in Link Karma? Email is killing me, so tag it “for:brian_clark” on delicious (more about that here). Thanks!

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  1. I love the Link Karma name. Cool beans! Thanks for including me in your first edition.

    And if you’re ever feeling thirsty just let me know! :)

  2. Thanks Brian for the good vibes.
    A blogoholic

  3. Wow ! That’s a virtual Link-O-Rama gone wild !

    Thanks for the link love !

  4. Linking is what makes blogs live :)

  5. I am posting this comment here because the entry, on four ways to increase subscriptions, is closed.

    You may be interested to know that safari reads yours rss subscription as:


    It is not possible to subscribe to your rss feed through safari as it doesn’t direct you to the feedburner page. (Firefox doesn’t make this mistake)

  6. Thanks for the heads up Michael. It’s not a Safari issue, it’s a Feedburner issue, which I will see if I can get fixed pronto.

    UPDATE: fixed.

  7. Thanks for the Karma B, great idea.

    I’ve stolen you’re bottom-of-each-post-request-for-subscribers idea.

    Between Zombie and The Stones eh? This is getting better by the minute…

  8. I don’t mean to nitpick, but shouldn’t this read: I know how important it is to link out to others, and you should too –

  9. Good catch… that’s a pet peeve of mine, and I missed it. :)

  10. Cult of Chartreuse? He’s no cult leader. He’s simply a man. Who just happens to be the son of god. Deal with it.

  11. Hey thanks Brian,

    Really honored you included me in your inaugural Link Karma.

    re: the Prince and the kool-aid – heck, you’re not too far from being in that league as well – for copywriting specific to bloggers you are THE man :-)

  12. Gee Martin, you make it sound so sexy (not). :)

    And Loren, I’ll have to check the specifics, but I’m pretty sure that restraining order applies to blog comments as well. :)

  13. Brian, the reason this works is because the links you give us here are high-quality, human-sifted, relevant and, dare I say, caring.

    Come blogtipping next Tuesday, Aug. 1 with me, won’t you? I think I’ll try my hand at Link Karma this week. It’s awful how many great articles I never end up telling the world about because I’m afraid of putting up a post composed mainly of links with little thought of my own added. But as you’ve demonstrated here, sometimes the link is enough, with maybe a sprinkle of insight or opinion added.

  14. Thanks for linking to that post on my site about how effective your tips are. That was really just soooo generous of you!

  15. Easton, I’ll do it.

    Rafi, yes, it sometimes amazes me how altruistic I am. :)