Re: External Blogs
Writers familiar with syndication are certainly going to require that, but I think what we all need to realize that even ordinary users, “civilians”, are now aware of the importance of linking to their other online points of presence, whether that be their Facebook/Digg/YouTube profile or even their own website.
The idea that anyone is going to stumble across our BuddyPress sites, create a profile and start filling the blog we give them with content, without the standard “reward” of a link back to their “real” online home, is ridiculous.
BuddyPress is a beautiful piece of work, but we need to start thinking about what drives actual usage when you don’t happen to be Facebook. We need those external blogs listed right next to native blogs.