Weblog Links: Part 1 — The Impermanence of Permalinks: Some good thoughts about links in blogging, and how you get tied to both your domain name and your permalink structure.
“This happened recently with a well-known weblogger, John Robb. When John left his old employer, Userland, his Userland-hosted weblog was literally yanked from the server. No one knew where he was; no one knew how to find him. It took a combination of emails and links and word of mouth among the webloggers before we re-discovered him, and I imagine that he’s still listed as ‘missing in action’ in more than one blogroll.”