I know this is not going to shatter the earth, but I need to make this announcement for the regular readers who may find it strange that the external links have suddenly changed from nofollow to dofollow!
Following this article’s advice that "not following" links may actually have an opposite effect on a website’s pagerank, I am changing all external links from "nofollow" to "dofollow". Fortunately it was easy to do for me since I was using a plugin to add the "nofollow" link attribute! :)
This is of course just a test. This blog originally had all external links (except the commenters’ links) set to dofollow, then those links were changed to nofollow, and today again they are back to their original form. I am also going to set some of my blog’s "internal links" to dofollow and see what happens! :)
This change does not affect the external links in comments though! Commenters, as usual, will get a dofollow link only after posting 3 nice comments on my blog! While I am not that bad a guy, I have found that this is the only surefire way to discourage spammers from spoiling my blog and encourage healthy discussion! ;)