Do you discriminate on your blogroll?

by doodaddy on December 1, 2007

All at once, like over a week, I’ve gotten a half-dozen "link exchange" requests. Partly this amazes me — who on earth would give a flying fadiddle if a link to their site is posted on my dinky little blog? (Notice, please, how good I’m getting at covering up my cussing. Toddler in the house.) And a little of me thinks, "What the fluctuate? Why should I give a Snickersbar, I’ll just post the duckbill-platypus thing."

To be honest, I’m also a little flattered.

Mostly, though, I think, "Well, gee, my blogroll is made up of sites I actually read pretty often. And as much as I love the idea of being on every blogroll in the world (I don’t, actually, but we’ll pretend), it seems more reasonable if you linked to my site if you read it, too, or maybe if you quote something I’ve written, that kind of thing." Sound like a fair statement?

I’m over-thinking this, aren’t I?

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Dawn December 1, 2007 at 6:12 pm

I went passive aggressive – If I’m on a blogroll then that blog is on my blogroll. I did/do it that way because I’m over sensitive to the high school concept of the blogroll – I don’t want someone to think I don’t appreciate them reading my babbling on and on and on if I don’t thing to blogroll em.

That said, I was pretty stoked when you ‘rolled me 🙂


Dawn December 1, 2007 at 6:13 pm

(actually I guess I didn’t even start a blogroll till I noticed I was on a few and I felt like I was being rude to not reciprocate in some way.)


Mindy December 2, 2007 at 9:13 pm

I try to include blogs I actually read for the most part and that in some way relate to the subject matter of my blogs. But typically if someone invites me into a link exchange I will participate as long as their blog isn’t anything objectionable. It helps page rank and things like that so since I do like to monetize my blogs I’ll usually go for it.


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