Spring Cleaning

I’ve finally updated my blog roll, something I’ve rather neglected recently, originally with the intent that since I was planning a rather extensive redesign of my site I would fix the blog roll while doing that.

Unfortunately, the snail’s pace that I’m proceeding through Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3 suggests it’s going to be quite awhile before I’m ready for a major overhaul of my site. I’m finding the intricacies of CSS rather more difficult than I had imagined.

I’ll also have to admit that I no longer use my blog roll to visit sites since I’ve begun using Netnewswire as my RSS reader. As a result if someone comments on my site I’m likely to just add their site to Netnewswire. Before long, I forget that I haven’t also added them to my blog roll. I also discovered that I sometimes changed addresses in Netnewswire when a site changed to a new address, but failed to do so in my blog roll. I apologize for such oversights.

Generally, it’s my policy to link to sites that link to me, especially if the author actually visits my site occasionally. I don’t list sites I don’t visit, though I’m finding that if a site doesn’t provide an RSS feed I may begin to overlook that site as I rely more and more on my RSS reader. If you link to me and I didn’t add you to my blog roll, please leave a comment or email me and I’ll add your to the list.

Despite the fact that a blog roll is not as important as it used to be, I still think a blog roll is a good idea, as it continues to be a major source of new places to explore, even though personal comments seem to be the best way to attract readers.

4 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning

  1. Hi Loren,
    Thanks for adding my blog to the blog roll.
    You have a quite long list of blog rolls. How do you find time to visit all those sites? 🙂

  2. Being retired, and a lot of rain, gives one more time to read than others might have, sue.

    It’s only when I return from vacation that I feel overwhelmed and simply mark all the entries in my RSS feeder as read.

  3. I’ve only just started using a feed to read blogs. I find I still tend to go to most of the sites directly although I have less and less time to do it! I guess I’ll get used to the feed reading eventually; it is faster…

What do you think?