Man oh man! This is a great honor. I really feel humbled by this—you are already gifted at the work I aspire to do—and I intend to develop the essay further based on what I see at Linkport.
For example, I would really be interested in any further advice you have for someone who wants to linkblog or start a directory. Beyond an essay, it would be interesting to take a stab at a ‘guide’ for hyperlinkers. I am very grateful that you took the time to read, Joe. (I think this natural—a noble attribute of a hyperlinker is the capacity to care about others and what they are doing—to be intrigued by them is to move from just caring about what they are doing toward fascination. Perhaps crossing that line is where a link to someone begins.)