Since the sidebar/page bottom links to other Gawker properties were stripped out in the redesign, I have not visited any of them. When those links were there, I would go to Kotaku, Deadspin, Gawker, Gizmodo, iO9 (and sometimes even Jezebel) multiple times a day because some story would catch my eye.

You're missing out on lots of hits. It was a feature I actually enjoyed.