That’s the semi-cutesy name I’ve given my blogroll, the list of blogs I read with frequency varying from multiple times daily to Once in a Blue Moon.
The list is generally stored on my sidebar, although I use Bloglines - an RSS feed aggregator - to actually read ’em. A select few are visited directly, thanks to hard-coded links on my sidebar.
I am notorious for Blogroll Excess. Other bloggers have, on occasion, lampooned me for my ridiculously large ’roll. Fair enough.
That’s all gonna change... out of necessity, mainly. Bloglines has, alas, been taken over by an outfit calling itself MerchantCircle - I will resist the temptation to call them MerchantCircleJerks - and the handy-dandy blogrolling function that made it easy to put my RSS aggregator list on the sidebar is now gone. (At least they didn’t shut the site down completely, as originally planned.)
That’s why there’s no blogroll on my sidebar, in case you were curious. It’s not ’cause I don’t love ya.
I will be reconstituting my blogroll by hardcoding it into my template, which is (1) a great big pain in the arse, and (2) a disincentive for a bloated blogroll. But these days, nobody cares about blogroll links, do they? Everyone is busy Twittering and Facebooking, and the Bloggy World has gone to shit, mostly.