Spurred by a couple of unconnected contacts. I blog therefore I am (someone said), so when I blog …
I blog links of interest (ie where I perceive value) in order to distribute that “knowledge” more widely and in doing so acknowledge the sources of such links.
I create new links, because new links are new knowledge, whether these are new links between my own thoughts and existing external links, or between two or more external links.
I rarely, if ever, blog a thought not connected to some existing link, though occasionally time pressure may mean that existing link is not immediately explicit.
(Excuse the self-indulgence.)