Understanding the differance between a hard link and a soft link might help
a soft link is like a web link.... if the file goes away, the link is "broken"
hard links are a little differnt. you cant "break them." If you have a hard link to a file, and you deleate the file, you dont actually loose that file unless you deleate the link too. It having another copy of the file, without using any more disk space
There may be a better way to do what your doing, but at least if you have hard links, you wont be loosing the file completley.
The only down side is, changing the file would change both copies too, so if you trash it in a text editor, your might have issues.