Sometimes when I write a blog post I’d like to refer to a list of links but I can only hyperlink under one word, so what most people do is this:
eg. A lot of people have talked about this, and I have mentioned it here, and, here…
I think this is a bit awkward, the proper way is to list all the titles of the posts, but sometimes you can’t just do that in the middle of a post, it may ruin the flow.
So what if (I think I may rename this blog what if…) you could choose the word to put a link under and then when someone clicks on that link an ajax box pops-up listing all the title’s of the links. This is very clean and you get to see the names of your links, although I’m not sure if search engines would pick up these links, which would be a problem.
I guess another way is that when someone clicks the link it will go to another website like clipmarks, where you have made an entry listing all those links, but then this is pushing people away from your site, and ruining the flow.
Actually I’d love this expanding or collapsing type feature for lots of stuff, as sometimes webpages get cluttered, and in contrast just having a link to something that is on another page kills the flow…hiding the contents within the same page is a great idea.
Imagine the sidebar of your blog, you could have a link for your tag cloud, blogroll, etc…and when you click on it, it expands right before your eyes…this saves space without losing content.
I guess this idea came from when you mouse over a link and a description box appears.
More to this imagine your blog posts as title’s and expanding them to see the contents…this is like a title index or full-text in the one click (this is done by posting from an outline to your blog).