Friday, March 10, 2006

My Blog Roll

I finally got around to adding a blog roll to this site. I put it off for so long because it's really long, and I figured you would all think less of me when you found out how many blogs I read. But, then I posted about my American Idol crush, and I figured I couldn't possibly hurt my reputation any more than I already had.

A few words about my blog roll:

  • If you read a lot of blogs, I recommend getting an RSS reader, or something like it. I use Bloglines to keep track of all my blogs in one place, so that I don't have to check each one individually. Bloglines also keeps track of thousands of other feeds like BoingBoing and Slashdot, so that all my news is in one place, too.

  • Not all of these blogs are updated every day, so it's not as bad as it looks. Really.

  • I left out some blogs that I theoretically read, because bloglines checks them for updates, but they are rarely or never updated, and I think they might be defunct.

  • In an attempt to be politically correct and refer to people by the names they want to be called, the names I used for the blogs in my blog roll are whatever titles appeared on the main page of people's blogs. This was especially confusing for livejournal blogs, which have titles, subtitles, and names, so if I chose the wrong name for your blog, please tell me and I will change it to whatever you want it to be. You can leave a comment here, or email me at: juleannwakeman at either hotmail or gmail dot com.

  • If I have your blog listed and you want it not to be, please tell me and I will remove it.

  • If your blog is not listed, and you think I should read it, then please tell me your address and I will check it out. I will add it to my Bloglines first, and if I like it, then I will add it here. That could take a few days, so please bear with me. I want my blog roll to consist of sites I actually read.

  • Some people break their blog rolls down into people they know in real life, and people they only know online. I decided not to do that, simply because I couldn't figure out where to put some of the blogs I read. The more time I spend online, the less I feel like knowing someone in real life actually means something more than knowing someone online. I guess I could break them down by "people who actually know me" and "people whose blogs I read who wouldn't know me from Adam", but even then, there were one or two blogs that I wasn't entirely sure where to put them. So, I'm sorry, but you just get a really long unsorted list. For what it's worth, Rick Mercer and Neil Gaiman would both go in the latter category.

  • When I added my blog roll, I played around with some code that I don't fully understand in an attempt to make it only show up on the main page but not individual pages. If I screwed it up, please let me know.


Kate said...

I'm on your blog roll! I would simply request that you call it __Strong and Sad so that it appears at the top of the list. hee hee just kidding ;o)

Jule Ann said...

Not only are you on my blog roll, but you are on there twice! I think there is only one other person who appears on my blog roll twice. That's quite an honor. Possibly even an honour.

Kate said...

You Canadians and your wacky spellings

Novac said...

Bottom 3 this week . . . tsk tsk!