But one way that has proven to work for me time and time again is to LINK OUT to people.
I'm seriously considering this. I've got a page ready to go live with some good links. Just nervous , I've never really linked out to anyone.
Another link development idea that I'm considering is, taking some of the really good links people point to (e.g. out of that newsletter) and then try and see if I can generalize finding sites that are similiar and might give me a link. Haven't done this yet, planning on doing it soon - spend some time looking at a really good link opportunity from someone else and saying "can I find another 10 like that. Is there a technique here?"
For example, someone shows me a link from a library. Can I go looking for other libraries?