We Interrupt This Program

My apologies that this isn’t a real post, but I’ve got a couple things I’d like to address really quick!

Firstly, and I know I never thought I’d say this, but… I get a lot of blog-related e-mail these days. And it’s kind of hard for me to keep track of sometimes. Now before you think that this is me saying “don’t e-mail me”, it’s not. I love e-mail from you guys. But I think lately a lot of e-mail has slipped through the cracks; i.e., I’ve read it and forgotten to reply, or I’ve opened up a link you sent me in a tab and then my browser crashed and the link went byebye and I can’t find it… etc. So I guess what I’m trying to say is: if you e-mail me and don’t get a response, I’m very sorry, and it’s nothing personal. It’s hard for me to keep track of all my e-mail. I do read everything, I promise, and I do try to respond to everything but I’m 99% sure that hasn’t happened, so I wanted to explain why =P

I do encourage people to check out my FAQ before e-mailing me though, those questions there are called “Frequently Asked” questions for a reason! *nods* Scroll down to the bottom of the “About” page to see them. Again though, I do love getting e-mail. Just wanted to make that clear. >.>

Second matter of bloggy business, if you are on Livejournal and want to receive updates from this blog on your friends’ list instead of a feed reader, you can do so here. I’ve subscribed to it with my own Livejournal account to help me keep an eye on any comments that wind up being posted to the entries over there rather than over here. Cause I love your comments. <3 Third matter of bloggy business, I'm thinking more and more that I need to trim down my blogroll. I fear that it isn’t accomplishing anything because it’s so big and unwieldy and intimidating that none of the links get clicked anyway. See, lemme explain something. When I started this site, I had a strict policy of “If you link to me, I will link to you!” but this site has grown far beyond any expectations I ever had for it and it’s simply becoming unfeasible to link to everyone who links to me, as much as I would like to. Especially when you toss blogs that don’t link to me but that I like anyway into the list as well. So I think over the course of the next few days I’m going to try trimming it down as much as I can. This isn’t going to be easy for me to do because I appreciate all the talent out there in the blog world and I don’t want anyone to feel left out, but I unfortunately think it’s necessary at this point. This also means that new blogs you send me may not wind up on my blogroll right away. I’ll probably make another blog post later regarding more details on this blogroll cleanup once I sort of come to a plan on how I want to go about it.

Okay, sorry for the quick sidetrack, and we will return you to your regularly scheduled hunterness momentarily…

11 thoughts on “We Interrupt This Program”

  1. Kohaku /nods in understanding.

    even tho she doesn’t do any of those activities that Pike mentions in the post… XD

  2. I think I’ve clicked on every link on your blogroll at least once! Whenever I’m bored at work and none of the blogs I read have updated recently, I head there. Maybe instead of trimming just a little organization/weeding out defunct blogs would work?

  3. You and BRK’s blogroll has been a great source of excellent blogs, I would remove only those who are quitting or have not updated in a while. Thats just my humble opinion.

    For the Naaru!

    Sevei – Anachronos EU

  4. Hmm… Still not used to feeds or using a feed reader, so I actually use my blogroll as a dedicated feed reader instead.

    I also agree with Sevei above. You may want to remove inactive or otherwise defunct blogs to trim your blogroll. 🙂

  5. Hmm, well thank you all for your input everyone. I must admit I already do remove inactive/defunct blogs from the blogroll. It used to be I only removed ones that hadn’t updated in several months, I’ve since changed it to a mere one month because there are so many that update only once every couple of months…

  6. I normally read the blog for a few weeks before adding them to the roll, and even then, I break that rule a lot.

    It’s not easy to not link everyone you read!

  7. The blogroll is a tricky thing. Even though my own site is still just coming together, I find it difficult to restrain myself when deciding who to put in my list. I think an important factor to consider is the format you work in – I just use Blogger, and thus everything is stuck on one page, so keeping my blogroll to a reasonable length is more of a consideration than it may be for you, since you have multiple nested pages within your site to work with.

    In any case, you certainly needn’t feel obligated to link to everyone who links to you – there must be some balance between communitas and relevance 😉

  8. By the way, Pike, if you’d like, instead of trimming down blogs on your blogroll, you can go and shape the blogroll using a per-class system. I haven’t implemented one on my blog yet (Actually reading all the blogs on your blogroll for possible stuff I can add to mine), but I’m planning on creating a WoW-Hunter and WoW-Death Knight section on the blogroll. 😀

    If you want, I can go and organize your blogroll for you. Just give me the go-signal, and maybe a day or two, and I’ll try and index your blogroll manually on OpenOffice Writer using the titles of each blog. 🙂

  9. @ Victor – while I must thank you for offer, the truth is that my blogroll is automatically updated from my Google Reader so I think it’s best kept that way! And I’ve considered organizing it by class but so many change classes or talk about alts a lot or the like… hehe.

  10. Well i view your blog alot , just cause you are fun , and you are just a normal person , just posting normal stuff

    i have you linked to my blog so i get an easy view stright to yours and an update on your new posts ….i likes that

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