It’s kind of like “Hey there, unknown writer person, I liked your post. No, really! So much that I would love for you to follow this link to my own blog and invest 15 minutes of your life in my creation. I’m not trying to sell you on my own writing, I swear. And I really did like what you had to say although I have no way to show it that’s worth much, so would you please help me lead people away from your site and deposit them at my doorstep?”
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Chuck Warren
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Yep. This. It’s the classical damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Because when you leave a link, it feels kind of smarmy. But if you don’t then you come across like some weirdo masked commenter hiding your identity.

:)

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