On sunny days I like to do my housekeeping. The real kind – shaking mats, washing windows, hanging out clothes, etc. On foggy, overcast days like today I thought I’d do a little BLOG housekeeping.
Since I recently added this graphic to Fictionophile
I thought I should go through my ‘blogroll‘ and see if any links needed updating. What an eye-opener that was! I’ve been blogging for a few years now and to my surprise some of my links to other book bloggers had not been updated since I first put them up! Some excellent book blogs are now defunct! Some blogs were left mid-stride, with no explanation as to why their last post was in late 2015. Some links were just GONE. The blogs had vanished….
That led me to wonder…. When a blogger tires of blogging, do they just leave their blog stranded in the WWW limbo? What is the protocol? Is there a protocol? Should the blogger remove the blog if they’ve not updated it for over a year?
I’ve added some book blogs and deleted some. I hope I have included most of the wonderful bloggers who have been so supportive of this blog, if I’ve forgotten yours, just send me a reminder. We bloggers must stick together!
In a perfect world, support is reciprocal. I’d love to be included on YOUR blogroll.
If you don’t have a blogroll, you should create one – but remember, they have to be maintained (as I learned the hard way).
Apologies to all the great bloggers that I follow who are not included in my blogroll. I have made the decision to only include ‘book‘ blogs at present. I have created another blogroll for ‘non-book’ blogs called “Other blogs I support”.