Criteria for a Blogroll

I just added another link to my blogroll, and it got me thinking about criteria for a blogroll list. I am sure that everyone has a different strategy for their individual blogroll, but here is mine: (NOTE: of course this strategy is subject to change willy nilly, as I change my mind often. Just ask my poor furniture which gets moved around as soon as it starts to feel comfortable.)

  • I must feel compelled to read you often. Odds are good I rarely – if ever – miss reading one of your posts.
  • You probably said something at one time that I was so enamored with that you became a blog that I read so often, that I rarely miss one of your posts. I was probably thinking about you often already, but then you said something a little extra special to me.

So – that’s it. That’s the criteria. I read A LOT of blogs, as I enjoy them and can read them on my commute. (I ride the bus.) And I read them when I have a moment of downtime. And I read them when I should probably be doing other things instead sometimes.

So, my newest link I added just said this, and now he has advance to my blogroll inclusion:

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