Matt Birchler on Link Blogging:
I personally love the third option. Link to someone else, provide a relatively short block quote of what idea set me off, and then take on the topic from there.
Feel exactly the same. What holds me back is that I’m usually doubtful that a person visiting my blog hasn’t seen the link already. Still, even if that’s the case, my blurb will be unique — and since I’m a borderline millennial — that should be enough.