Owing to this discussion, I am officially giving up on the “target=’_blank'” command for all my links. From now on, I will not include that code snippet at the end of my links contained within posts – for links to external blogs via the BlogRoll – the “open link in new window” remains the way it is.
I did check out the top 20 blogs on Technorati and NOT ONE of them has links that open in a new window! The least I can do is emulate their example.
I will also take 15 minutes each day and get rid of that code snippet from all my previous blog posts as well [ it’s going to be quite a job I tell you! ].