I’ve been meaning to update my blogroll for a while and I finally got around to doing it last night. I took a couple of sites off and added some onto it. The two I added are Chapters in Flux, started by a fellow Writing Challenge person, Kiera, and Ten Penny Dreams, an amazing blog by a woman named Amy that I just discovered today. Kiera actually asked me a lot of blogging/WordPress questions before starting her blog, so I feel as if I had a hand in helping create it. 🙂 And Ten Penny Dreams is cool because it’s described as a “literary lifestyle blog.” I’m all about literature and lifestyles, so something that combines both is amazing, if you ask me.
For the blogs that I took off my blogroll, all I have to say is this: the most common reason for blogroll removal are unexplained absences. That is, if you’re going to be gone for six months and can’t post, but you say this on your blog, that’s fine. Many people, though, just completely vanish from their blogs, never to be seen again. And that’s just sad. I always stop reading blogs where this happens (since there’s no more new material to read), but I wish it didn’t happen.
Moral of the story: don’t randomly stop posting or you will probably lose readers! And if you want me to read your blog, leave a comment or send me a tweet on Twitter so I can check it out. I can’t read every single blog ever, obviously, but I will at least take a look at it because I’m always on the lookout for interesting blogs and bloggers.