Blogrolling Blues

I don’t mean to crap all over Blogrolling just because they’ve had some technical difficulties. It happens. However, I don’t like having my site hung up because of their problems. So, I took out the BR code. I might put it back. I might not.

In the meantime, I added the blogroll feature from Bloglines to the sidebar. I chose to show all of my subscriptions, but you can pick a single folder to display. You can also provide a link to your subscriptions. For example, here is mine.

The thing is, I haven’t really used a blogroll to surf blogs in forever. I read everything in Bloglines. The only reason to put a blogroll on the site is to point visitors to other blogs… Hey! What am I doing? This is free advertising for you turkeys! I should be selling sidebar space, not giving it away! This isn’t the way things are done in America! Expect a new pay-per-blogroll-spot model soon.

I’m gonna be so rich…

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7 Responses to Blogrolling Blues

  1. Kat says:

    So that’s why you never comment anymore. You’re just whipping through blog headlines on a feeder. I see how you are. Hrmp.

    Actually, because of todays blogroll mess, I am currently subscribing to bloglines. I miss my bloggy friends. 🙁 *wah*

  2. Solonor says:

    No, I don’t comment anymore, because all you stupid Florida people do is whine about hurricanes!

  3. Busy Mom says:

    Er, um, I didn’t even know one could link Bloglines subscriptions like that!

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  5. jcwinnie says:

    Solly’s got a ‘tude, must be that Sports Utility Underwear.

  6. Brian says:

    The ups-and-downs nature of BlogRolling, even after it got bought out, is why I moved my blogroll onto a separate page. Beyond that, though, I got tired of the whole notion of one’s “blogger status” being determined by the 7th-grade-popularity-contest nature of the blogrolls themselves.

    I’ve been using Bloglines for about six months and I agree with Kat’s idea that cruising through feeds definitely curtails commenting. I comment a lot less except on the sites of people whom I interact with lot. But I’m in no rush to make a Bloglines-generated blogroll because I think you’ll wind up with the same problems that using BlogRolling has — you are relying on a third party to generate your index page.

  7. Code Novice says:

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