November 17, 2010 3 Comments
One of the pitfalls of being a bad/lazy blogger is that you don’t keep up with the standard blogger etiquette, such as actually carrying on blog conversations in something close to realtime (by the time I get around to doing ‘link roundup’ posts I’m often reacting to posts I had flagged that are already weeks-old & that the authors probably forgot they wrote). Another constant struggle is keeping up with/maintaining my ‘blogroll’. (Or remembering that I have a ‘blogroll’, for that matter. Are ‘blogrolls’ still Blogging 101 by the way? Do we even still need them? Does anyone actually click on them? They just seem so 2002. Surely we all just find blogs via some sort of fancy Google mind-link technology nowadays? No? Not yet?)
Anyway, this is why, whenever I do get around to checking out & updating my ‘blogroll’, I’m always so surprised by the omissions – inevitably there are several blogs that to me have become such regular reads & go-to sites for Facts And Science And Argument ™ that I have formed an assumption that surely, they are already on my blogroll somewhere. Thus it came about that today, I was shocked and chagrined to discover that Dyrannosaurus Rex, Foseti, Dispatches from TJICistan, Neo’s Adventures, Penelope Trunk, The Big Questions by Steven Landsburg, Woodpile Report, Zenpundit, and last but not least…okay, maybe something close to least?…Dimensions in Taste weren’t on my ‘blogroll’.
This has since been rectified, as they will undoubtedly notice from the sudden influx of 1-2 new traffic hits to their sites that is sure to result in the next six to twelve months as a direct result of my important blog. Which, on that note, kickbacks are welcome.
Now I can go back to forgetting that I have a ‘blogroll’.