zabalex - 2:23 am on Nov 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
Do not confuse between inbound and outbound links. The links from other domains to your domain is inbound and vise versa is outbound. The OUTBOUND Link in no way has any role in SERP.
If you want to get some benefit from your articles you should submit it to some HIGH QUALITY Article directories. Also you can publish the articles somewhere where you believe your users go to read. If you want to give your users some information you can write more on the same topic and publish it on your own website for your website visitors.