Gah! She’s changing things! Run! Run for the hills!
Here’s the deal:
I’ve fallen ridiculously behind on updating my blog roll.* The thing is, I love reading blogs, and since installing the widget that shows when each blog on my blog roll is updated, the blog roll was as much for me as it was for you. I just relied on my blog roll to notify me when my favorite blogs were updated.
However, this method of blog-reading has become ineffective. First of all, the widget doesn’t always work properly, and I’d miss when one of your blogs is updated.
Also, since becoming more involved on Twitter I’ve found the list of blogs I read grew slightly out of hand. Basically, if you tweet and have something humorous and/or intelligent to say, that usually means you have a blog that is worth reading. And while it was difficult to update my blog roll accordingly, it was even more difficult to look at my blog roll and determine what I already read, and what I hadn’t.
So, I am now using Google Reader to keep track of all the blogs I read. I know, welcome to 2007, Angela.
The crappy part of this is that, unless I actually click on the blog link in the feeder, it might not count as a hit on someone’s page. This, if you’re as addicted to blog stats as I am, is tragic. But, by having a more concise way to read 24,390 blogs, I am able to comment on more blogs, which means I am clicking on the link anyways.
The other crappy part is that you will no longer be able to see on my site when other blogs are updated. To make up for this, I’m trying to install Comment Luv, which means that when you leave a comment it will automatically include a link to your most recent blog post. That is, it will do so until it breaks and I will be at the mercy of the internet gods to figure out how the hell I’m supposed to fix it. But I probably won’t have to worry about Comment Luv breaking, because so far I have been unsuccessful in installing the program in the first place.
So, I’ve removed the blog roll from the right column of my home page, and it will be replaced with a link at the top of my page that, when clicked on, will provide you with a list of the 24,390 blogs I read on a regular basis. My hope is that you will take the time to look at the list and find at least one new blog to add to your repertoire.
Turn and face the strange.
* Every time I say blog roll, I replace it with “cinnamon roll” in my head. It’s more delicious that way.