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Blogroll Updating Week

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.


EM said...

Mommy blog ideas:

Dooce - the Mother of all mommy blogs (www.dooce.com);
Mimi Smartypants (smartypants.diaryland.com);
Suburban Bliss (www.suburbanbliss.net);
A Little Pregnant (www.alittlepregnant.com);
Julia/Here Be Hippogriffs (julia.typepad.com);
Fussy (www.fussy.org);
Finslippy (finslippy.typepad.com).

What? You're looking at me like I do nothing but read booky and mommy blogs all day. Oh, wait...I do.

Jennifer Schultz said...

Thank you for adding me, MR.

ElsKushner said...

I always recommend Phantom Scribbler when mommy blogs come up: She's a mom! She's literary! She hosts the Whiners' Ball! And she's a damn fine writer. Basically, you can't go wrong.


Kelly said...

I also LOVE Phantom Scribbler. Don't miss her blog.

Also, I like Big Yellow House:


She has a great mom-blog blogroll too. Some funny ones there, like Not yet a wino, Suburban Turmoil and Suburban Bliss.

Liz B said...

Email me when you have a chance to talk about ALA DC & our plans to take over the world. Or, at least have a few drinks and laughs. lizzy.burns @ gmail.com, remove spaces.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I love http://mytopography.com/ and http://writingasjoe.blogspot.com. Both are teachers and moms and beautiful writers.

I am so glad to see you link me! Fuse doesn't and I was just getting sad about that when I saw that you do. Yay!

Robin Brande said...

Hey, thanks for putting me on there, MR! I'm reading you, too. (Um, obviously.)

Anonymous said...

Oh, my blog roll does need updating. Thanks for the reminder!!

Nancy said...

I don't know how I rated to land in your "just for writers" section but I'm calling my mom RIGHT NOW. She'll be so proud.