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  • January 2, 2011

    I love blogrolls. Particularly for food blogs, and most particularly allergy-type food blogs. Most people with blogs do not make them SEO’ed (is that a word?), so the blogroll is a great way to discover new content that is otherwise completely hidden from a Google search.

    You definitely ignore my existence in cyberspace now that your blogroll is gone. wink

  • January 2, 2011

    My blogroll went because I just couldn’t keep it up to date.
    And it got REALLY long.
    I read everything through reader subscriptions now.

  • ozma
    January 2, 2011

    I got deleted off a bunch of blogrolls when I lazily did not update my blog.

    SOB.

  • January 2, 2011

    I haven’t had a blogroll in ages. I feel bad about it, but I think I am too far behind to start up again. So I have a google reader widget on my sidebar and I share good posts all the time. Hopefully that’s good enough.

  • January 2, 2011

    Every once in a while I shout out on Twitter with a link to my blogroll asking if anyone is missing, giving them a chance to let me know. Ha.

    I love my blogroll.

  • January 2, 2011

    I love this subject. Personally, I love when sites have a blogroll because I often find great new blogs to read that way. I took mine down when I migrated my site, meaning to re-create it from scratch with up to date links. That was six months ago. But! You have inspired me, Mrs. Flinger.

  • January 2, 2011

    See? You’re the PERFECT example, Rima. I still have your old blogspot address on my roll. AND I don’t have MISHI on it even though I have her in my feedreader. And Laura I just type in myself.

    This is why this is a controversy. Just ‘cause your’e not here doesn’t mean I don’t read you.

  • January 2, 2011

    “Or am I the only lazy bastard that needs a stepping point to launch myself in to the world that I love from my own space here and follow the path around the web that links from one great place to another?”

    Definitely not. I have maintained and used my blogroll from the beginning for that very purpose. I (gasp!) don’t use a feed reader (I honestly can’t stand them), and so I either manually enter URLs, click over from Twitter when someone has something they are excitedly sharing there, or use my links page on my own site to check in with all my favorite reads.

    I also think there is something inherently awesome about showcasing those writers and friends you love to love, be it via a blogroll or some other avenue.

  • January 2, 2011

    I’ve been meaning to reinstate my blogroll for…what day is it?...about FOUR YEARS. I don’t use a feed reader either, so even though I think having a blogroll would be helpful, it just seems SO overwhelming. You have given me hope, though. A well-curated blogroll is a beautiful (and valuable) thing.

  • January 2, 2011

    I have one, I like them. It shares the love. And yes, I missing people and they get outdated. You do your best.

  • January 3, 2011

    I hang onto my blogroll, and I even update every now and then…but I use Google Reader for all my blog reading.  Actually, one of the things I like about Blogger is that I can import the blogs I subscribe to directly into my blogroll (and can edit which ones actually stay on it).

    I dunno, I like the ol’ blogroll.  As a reader, I like seeing who/what my favorite bloggers are reading.  Kind of like, “Well, I like YOUR writing, so you must like that person for a good reason.”  And it’s fun when you see you are reading some of the same ones.

    I will say that I don’t troll other people’s blogrolls hoping to see my name pop up or anything, so I’m not interested in the…popularity contest of it at all.  Nor would I ever in a million years assume that because someone is on mine, that I should be on theirs.

  • January 3, 2011

    I don’t think they’re dead.
    What I do instead is have a tab that posts my shared items from google reader.  I figure that way it is mos’ def’ up to date.

  • January 3, 2011

    I just made a new blogroll when I moved my blog. And you’re on it:
    http://suebobdavis.com/a-blogroll

  • January 3, 2011

    Awe, yey! That’s so flattering. smile I was going to tell y’all that I think of these blogrolls as more of a “starting” point, yaknow? Like I know if I click on Whoorl, I’ll find Heather B. And if I go to Sizzle, I’ll find Kerri Anne and Rhi. Lotus takes me to Mishi and Maria Mele to Sundry. So I sorta represent here places I launch in to.

    Of course, it’s horribly out of date and in need of more shiny faces. ......

  • January 4, 2011

    I LOVE blogrolls.  And sadly, I think my blogroll page gets almost as many hits as my main page.  I’m okay with that because I love all the people on it.

  • January 5, 2011

    Am old skool.  (or is it technologically impaired?)  I have a blogroll that I currently use.  And hey, you’re on it!

  • January 6, 2011

    For the record, I am a HUGE fan of blogrolls.  But only when I’m on them.  If I am not on them, I am against them. 

    You’re awesome. XOXOXO

  • January 6, 2011

    I have one but it’s mostly because I’m lazy.  I hate subscriptions and feeds so I use my blogroll to list those people I want to visit on every new post (though I haven’t actually been able to read the last two and a half months.  I know how desperately you missed my whimsy and sarcasm…).  It’s entirely selfish on my part and I never feel bad when someone doesn’t list me.  There are more blogs than you can dream of in your philosophy, Flinger…  Blogrolls are no place to take things personally.  Plus, I’ve found a great many reads while drafting off other peoples rolls.

  • January 6, 2011

    Oh but I DID miss you, Citric! I’m glad you’re back. Whimsy and sarcasm are welcomed. XO

  • January 6, 2011

    Yes, I’ve got a page accessible from my navigation bar (ooooh, baby) and have been imbibing in some linky love since 2003.  But, it’s more like my pulling back the current and showing you where I keep the good stuff wink

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