This wordpress blog has a reason. It helps to keep links up to date for long. In articles people often use the linkshortener from bit.ly or from is.gd, but what happens when the link has moved? The author cant change what has been already printed … and noone can tell you the new link either as the person might not know you as a reader of the publication.
This wordpress blog is my solution. I can keep the links up-to-date. Tell me if a link does not work for a few days and I check it out!