My blogroll is getting unwieldy, so I’m tidying things up a bit. In other words, I have 1 million projects to be working on right now, I’m pissed off that I haven’t heard the results of my second beta yet (they ALWAYS call by 10:30am), and I have all of 4 days left before Reader goes the way of the dodo, so I’m engaging in the finest of avoidant behavior and procrastination all at the same time.
This is all a really long way of saying that if you’ve disappeared from my blogroll, I haven’t abandoned you. Or, in other words, if you just gained a mystery follower with a real-life-sounding name that isn’t NotWhenButIF then you’ve probably just unearthed my true identity… muwahaha… I’ve used my best judgement to guess at the readership of this blog and the types of resources they’d be looking for and have only kept those blogs front and center on the blogroll. Similarly, blogs I love that aren’t routinely updated have been removed, as have blogs that I know already have an extremely high readership and recognition level in the IF community. In the first case, I don’t want to promote inactive blogs and discourage neophytes tip-toeing into the world of the ALI/PAIL blogosphere. It’s rough to feel alone in the day-to-day, only to find similar silence in the blog world that you’ve turned to for support. In the second case, I don’t want to waste valuable space promoting blogs that certainly don’t need lightly-followed me driving people their way.
As always, feel free to point out blogs you think I’ve missed or shouldn’t have removed in the comments below or by contacting me. This whole process involves a lot of judgement calls that aren’t always that fun to make.
On the flip side, I’ll probably be able to keep up with ALL of you (blogrollers and others) a whole lot better now that all my ALI/PAIL blogs are folded in with the millions of other professional, political, humorous, and news feeds I subscribe to via feedly. I was always terrible at remembering to check WordPress for updates, and the last thing I need are a million additional new post emails in my already crammed inbox. So, if your blog is no longer highly visible on my blogroll, know that it comes with the benefit of it being incredibly more visible to little old me.
Finally, through these actions I’ve made the conscious decision not to reinvent the wheel and try and become the be all, end all source for all of the ALI/PAIL blogs out on the Interwebs. It’s been done. However, I do follow far, far more blogs than it is probably wise for me to do, so if you are looking for referrals or recommendations to blogs on a particular topic, with a particular tone, or written from a particular stage of the journey, feel free to ask.
Now off to finish my tidying. I seriously do have some amazing bloggy-goodness news to share with you all, but I can’t just yet and it’s killing me. I could use a good and upbeat post right now, so I’m waiting on pins and needles to publish it. But, unfortunately I don’t control the timeline for this one… Vague enough for ya?