What is a blogroll, and how does it work?

A blogroll, usually listed in a bloggers’ side column, is simply the list of blogs they read. 

A few items of "blogroll etiquette":

  • Especially when you are a beginning blogger, be generous in listing your favorite blogs in your blogroll–this is a good way to be listed on others.
  • A blogroll is a very personal place; it’s akin to deciding which pictures you want to put on your fridge!  You should never feel pressured to add anyone to your blogroll; likewise, you should never feel guilty about removing someone.
  • Because a blogroll is very personal, it’s usually not a good idea to ask to be placed on someone’s blogroll.