SteveWh - 8:19 am on Jul 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I make an HTML page, (e.g.- "mystuff.html") and keep it on my desktop.
I did the same for my most often visited destinations, although most of my other bookmarks are still in browser menus, and over time the different versions are diverging.
So what's wrong with using the bookmarks function that is readily available in every popular web browser since they were invented?
Nothing, except portability. If you use multiple browsers, multiple computers, or multiple operating systems, browser bookmarks are difficult to keep synchronized.
With the web page, you just copy the page, make it your home page, and you're synchronized.
Edit: Well, not quite... The different versions of my home page are diverging, too.
Who would ever consider posting their personal bookmarks online?
I think a lot of the popularity of online bookmarking services is to be synchronized, with the same set of bookmarks no matter where you are.