Saturday, 28 February 2009

Blogroll Clear-Out...

After months and months of waiting, I have finally lost my temper with Blogrolling.com. It's a real shame, because I had used them for the whole of my blogging career to date, and, until the latest blip, they had been very good; this was why I was so patient with them.

In the latest update on progress, however, I saw that they proposed to include adverts in the blogrolls unless the subscriber pays $20. Now, I don't mind paying for an enhanced service - I pay for the upgraded version of Sitemeter - but I do object to being told that I have to pay to avoid adverts, (especially when I have been with Blogrolling for so long), without any idea when the service will be functional, or what sort of adverts will be appearing, and so on.

So, I've decided to move over to Bloglines. It was a mammoth effort, as I needed to load up all the current blogroll pages manually, and then subscribe to them, check the feed and then get the information back on my blog without losing anything, but I'm hoping that I won't need to do this again any time soon.

Links which are now "dead" will be removed, as will any blogs which have been inactive for what I consider to be a long time, unless they have indicated their inactivity is temporary and due to holidays, family commitments, Lent or whatever... I'm not totally ruthless!

It's been such a long time since I have been able to update the roll that there may be new or newly-discovered blogs which I missed. If you think I have missed you, and would like to be included on my blogroll, just drop me a link in the com-box.

13 comments:

Mark said...

You could add In the Sight of Angels; I think Jane wants to reflect on some Guéranger during Lent. :D

Mac McLernon said...

I've already linked to her Oasis blog...

Elizabeth said...

I would live to be on your blogroll if you thought my blog suitable. The blog itself will only go on until Easter - possibly the end of the Easter season. Many thanks - and don't worry if you don't want to put it on.

Mac McLernon said...

Elizabeth, I would put you on if you were going to be around for longer... but I hate inactive blog links, and knowing my luck, I'd forget to edit the roll at Easter.

If you decide to blog "properly" (I use the phrase advisedly) let me know, and I'll put you up.

Mark said...

okeydoke, Mac! :D

Elizabeth said...

OK no problem.

Mike4b said...

Just a thought really. certainly not a criticism! I've found Bloglines to be ok, but Google Reader is far, far quicker. :-)

Mac McLernon said...

I know, Mike - I use Google Reader on my mobile phone, but I don't like the way it displays on the blogroll...

Athanasius said...

Hi Mulier

This is a bit cheeky since I wasn't on your blogroll to begin with... but I always read what you have to say... I wonder if I could draw your attention to my blog (still fairly young), at http://sufferingworld.blogspot.com

Anyway, happy blogging,

Best, Ath.

Mac McLernon said...

Athanasius, it's not cheeky at all, but, if you look carefully, you'll see that you're already on my blogroll (the UK blogs... if that's a mistake, let me know) as I noticed your blog a short while back, but wasn't able to update the roll until now!

Athanasius said...

Ah! How embarrassing! Clearly I cannot read... Thank you anyway!

ashley said...

I'm just getting started blogging and would be honored to have yoiu visit and perhaps add me to your blogroll. Cheers.

Father Anthony Ho said...

Thanks for adding my blog to your blogroll. God bless.

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