Linking and blogrolls

Rather like Jennifer I’ve become a bit lazy about maintaining my blogroll and I tend to agree with her: I’m not really into doing “link swapping”. I’m happy to read new blogs and then I’ll link to content that interests me.

Without getting too pernickety, I prefer to link based on ideas and people that provoke me, one way or another. Rather than going down the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” route, though a mutual back scratch is one of life’s simpler pleasures.

Actually, I wonder if I should lose my blogroll altogether… in a way, I think it’s a bit of a throwback to earlier times. For now, I’ll just settle for being a bit lazy about maintaining it.

PS. Reading Jennifer in her comments, I see she’s pretty hard on blogs with typos. I don’t know how I’ve hung in there with her all these years!

3 thoughts on “Linking and blogrolls

  1. Incite by Design

    Link Me

    Johnnie and Jennifer are puzzled by the process of blogrolling; the decision to link to another can be flavored by reciprocal guilt or sincere admiration. Either way, blogrolling seems a little too exclusive or random for my tastes.

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  2. pc4media

    BlogRolls

    Following on the heels of Johnnie Moore and Jenifer Rice, I figured I’d state my linking and blogroll habits. (I wouldn’t call them standards). I am happy to read your blog regularly if you read mine regularly. If I find

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  3. Jeff Risley

    Johnnie,

    Like you, I wasn’t doing the necessary maintainance on my blogroll. I start and stop reading blogs all the time, but it was a pain to update in Typepad. So I simply set up a link to my bloglines public reading list. That way whenever a reader of my blog clicks on that link, they’ll see the most up to date list of blogs I’m following.

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