Every post I write summons to mind earlier posts that touch on its topic. With 5,800 prior posts looking over my shoulder, I have to decide all the time what they are and whether to find and refer back to them, as in (See my post of May 16, 1952: auspicious day for Rees Morrison).
With no way to know how often anyone looks up the posts I reference, I nevertheless cite earlier posts to integrate my own knowledge. My penchant for metaposts – accumulations of six or more posts on a similar topic – demonstrates an even more diligent referencing effort. This blog’s tapestry of information about law departments and their effective management is woven one post and multiple cross-links at a time.