When I first started blogging I looked at more established blogs and I thought to myself, "I'm not going to have one of those blogs where I have a blog roll of thousands, that's just too many to keep up with!"
I set an ideal of a maximum of twelve. Fifteen at most. What self-respecting person has time to keep up with more blogs than that?
So I was quite ruthless at first -
* if a site takes too long to download - cull it!
* if a site gets a bit political or technical or sales oriented - cull it!
* if there is background music that keeps starting over everytime you change pages - cull it!
* if they don't update very frequently - cull it!
Then I slowly got sucked into the blogroll's wonderful capability of letting me know when a site has been updated, which means that I don't have to check them to see if they have been. And the fact that I can find the sites that I enjoy easily. And I made friends that I want to keep up with.
And now I'm nearly at 20...
And I can't cull any more...
And there are so many other sites that I want to add...
And sites of people who follow and comment on my blog that I want to check out...
And I can't keep up with them all...
And how many answers are there to my predicament?
... Approximately None. Unless I get ruthless.
Over the post-end-of-year hump
2 days ago