This blog runs on Octopress — which means that I write posts in Markdown.
After searching a little for a clean solution, I realised that Markdown is HTML-compatible - I can simply write in the exact HTML I need for the link within my Markdown file.
Instead of writing something like
and then trying to add custom attributes; I can simply write
<a href="http://twitter.com/adhipg" rel="me">@adhipg</a>.
Obviously you can use this for any other custom attributes/html you want.