in reply to Quicker more accessible link to my writeups

Perhaps, instead of a new link, it's an option to add your writup list ( most recent 50, or whatever ) to your home node?

Sounds to me like you want to remove a step, why not remove it from your current process?

Even farther out there would be the ability to do something like this, on your home node:

[Personal Node List|Date Desc|50]