Oh no! I almost missed Blogroll Updating Week!
Blogroll Updating Week was created by a now-defunct blog, A Weasel-Ball Suggestion, in 2003, when most of our blogs were not yet a twinkle in our eyes. It’s set aside as a time to check your blogroll links, dump the dead blogs, and add new blood. The week after President’s Day was chosen to allow bloggers to use the lamest Federal holiday on the calendar to update their blogs before the blogging “high season” of spring.
Okay, I made that paragraph up. But it’s still a great idea to check our links, clear out the old, and make room for the new.
After the New York City trip, I had a minor epiphany. I decided to add writers to my blogroll, but only writers that I have met either in person or online. Other blogs, like Big A, little a, have very long lists of blogging writers, and I’ll direct you there for a more complete inventory. I’ve moved a few blogs from the book section to the writer section, where they seemed to fit.
I’ve added a few book blogs that I’ve been looking at for a little while. Now that the template changes for Blogger don’t require an entire republishing of the content, I’ll probably add a few more in the next few days. If anyone has a suggestion for funny mommy blogs, I’d love to hear it. Ditto funny-ish adult book blogs. (But not an “adult book” blog.)
Since I visit my blogroll friends just about every day, I don’t include every book blog out there. I tend to keep it for blogs that update daily or almost daily. I also tend to watch a blog for a while before adding it. Again, other blogs, like Big A, little a do keep pretty complete lists of book blogs. But if you think I’m missing something crucial, let me know.