So …I turned on a couple of hoses for the more desperate parts of the garden (one just cannot rely on that weather man!), poured another coffee and ducked in here to check emails before settling down to more serious work.
The word “blogging” caught my eye on the oddly enough Reuters page…
Go, granny! I hope I’ll still have as much viable grey matter when I’m that “grey.”
Still on the business of blogging …if you’ve been over to Andrea’s site you’ll have read her post on the subject of blogrolls. And if you read the comments…
So, why have I not had a blogroll on “Idle Thoughts”? Well, to be brutally honest, when I started this I simply” didn’t know how to do it.” I was unsure of possible protocols and etiquette. Did one wait to be invited to link someone? Should one ask permission to link? Checking on various sites suggested that there was some form.And, too, there were bloggers who seemed very strict in their acceptance of links. I certainly did not want to put readers through the kind of hoops that some sites require!
Oh, yes! There was also the problem of invalid links. I had dreadful trouble, in the early days, getting my links right. The mistress of broken code, you might say! I now know that it wasn’t always lousy linking on my part; Blogger, at that time, was going through the change, remember? And the Beta change proved almost as problematical as the menopausal one!
But that uncertainty was not the only reason I chose not to have a blogroll.
I have said before that I try to keep this blog “vague” when it comes to personal details. Regular readers know which blogs I read. Indeed, we are a kind of extended family; my blog is on several blogrolls.
But I also read blogs whose content is decidedly more “serious” than this one! And I no longer read some which I read in the early days.Would these bloggers feel miffed if I didn’t add them to my blogroll?
Yep! Just like an extended family. There is invariably one whose tastes offend another.
So I do not have a blogroll. Make of it what you will!