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.

2 Responses

  1. Deborah May 3, 2007 / 1:09 pm

    Ok… quick question on this. What if you are removed from a prominent spot on someone’s blog roll. Is it rude to ask why? I mean I’ve talked to this person via email and I am a frequent commenter on their blog, yet I have been wiped off their roll… I guess it’s not a big deal, just wondering if it’s kosher to ask why?

  2. K October 3, 2008 / 11:01 pm

    My blog does not update on other blogger’s blogrolls. Does anyone know why?

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