I've been playing around with some linkblog solutions. Firstly, on Phil Pearson's advice I tried del.icio.us. Once I negotiated my way around the minimalist design and even more minimalist documentation, I liked del.icio.us. However the problem is that it's a 3rd party hosted service and I want to host my linkblog on my own server. So I had to nix it. Next I tried Erik Benson's Morale-o-Meter. This is a linkblog script that Erik has kindly made available to people from his website. It looked like what I wanted, but unfortunately for me I ran into some server issues with the CGI. I'm afraid I don't have much patience for CGI errors, they are very nit-picky and it's like hunting for a needle in a haystack to fix them. I should add that there is nothing wrong with Erik's script, the fly in the ointment was somewhere in my web server's configuration.
So, the end result is I have started my linkblog. It is called Web of Ideas, even though it's just the beginning of what I'd like to include in an Ideas Database. But the best applications start off as simple ones. Or as Lawrence Lessig memorably put it in his book Code: "Keep the elements simple, and the compounds will astound". He was talking about the TCP/IP protocols, but the principle should apply for all Web applications.