Friday, June 13, 2008
One of the things that I love about visiting new blogs is finding more blogs from their sidebars. It's like finding a new unexplored frontier with each new blog.
Conversely, I find it really annoying when sidebar blogs are dead or the link doesn't work. I just did a sidebar cleanse and took out blogs that appear to have passed on. I figure if someone hasn't posted in three or four months, the blog is dead. Also, I deleted blogs where the writer said that they were closing down their blogs. Some of them may come back, but I'll deal with that if it happens.
It's so sad when you get used to a blog and look forward to visiting them and hearing what they're up to, then all of a sudden they're gone. I know that people have all sorts of things to deal with and it makes sense to shut down their blog for a while, but I only have so much space on my sidebar. Also links appear to go dead after six months for Technorati purposes, so it's actually better to re-link other bloggers after a while, so the link is counted.
I just added a new section called Shiny New Sidebar Blogs and I'll be adding new ones every month or so as I test out new blogs. They may get incorporated into my other categories or not. We'll see. Something new to try.
What about you? What's your policy on dead blogs?
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