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.