I have a question about some puzzling link behavior that I have noticed in connection with my blog and other WordPress.com blogs. My blog is located at the following URL:
This concerns external links that I have created in my posts. I do not set the links to open in a new window. If I right click on these links to open them in a new tab in Internet Explorer 8, I notice that a redirection occurs through the domain go2.wordpress.com before the requested page opens in the new tab. The same thing happens when I right click on one of these links to open the page in a new window. On the other hand, if I just click on one of these external links directly, I am taken to the requested page immediately without the redirection.
Why does the redirection through go2.wordpress.com occur? Is there a way to keep it from happening? I do not see any reason for this redirection to occur and I would prefer that it not happen.
The blog I need help with is dkidwell.wordpress.com.