Thank you daai.
On the topic of the sources/links, I see my decently high usage being motivated by three things:
a) I want to make sure what I put out is correct. It doesn’t have to be correct all the time. But, if something is incorrect, I would like for it to be due to a lack of understanding on my part as that would mean I get an opportunity to fill that gap in my knowledge on the topic.
I don’t want it to be because of my laziness to do a couple of Google searches.
b) I see myself as just someone who puts together interesting things from other sources. Like an aggregrator. So, usually, the links I insert are far more interesting and insightful than my own writing. I see that being true for quite some time until I am able to create something worth reading by myself.