ConvergeSouth & Scoble's link love e.g. giving is receiving when it comes to good blogs
Link love was cited as a strong factor in Maryam's 'How to make a killer blog' talk at ConvergeSouth (presented with her geek-man Robert Scobleizer Scoble).
I liked their emphasis on this point.
As an amateur-but-passionate filmmaker, the blogosphere continues to be a major tool in learning from other filmmakers & bloggers in the tech industry. Linking to their helpful blogs just seems neighborly let alone a tool to compile blogged sources for my reference here (like mom & dad say: remember where you came from). By linking to them, they get their appropriate 'due' but I also have a type of roster for future use (to invite folks' opinion on rough cuts, interview tacts, etc).