you would not fucking believe how much effort it took me to implement an extremely simple and fully supported feature using HTML and a templating script. I think I may not be an intellectual giant. anyway my blog has backlinks now
just internal backlinks btw. if I'd implemented webmentions or something interesting like that it would be actually cool. what I actually did only seems cool to me right now because of the sheer number of rakes I stepped on attempting to do it.