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 Post subject: Blogroll???
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:20 pm 
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I have been looking at a lot of the blogs mentioned on this site and I keep noticing that many are a part of a blogroll. I'm not really sure what a blogroll is or how to get involved in one. Any tips or information would be appreciated. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Blogroll???
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:25 pm 
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My blog roll is a list of the blogs I read on a daily basis. It's a way of saying "Do you like my blog? Check out these hepcats!"

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 Post subject: Re: Blogroll???
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:15 pm 
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In general, a blogroll is sites that you frequent and/or recommend to your readers. Some bloggers like to have a reciprocal type affair (if you link me, I'll link you) but I think for us non-paid service providers, in general, this is considered tacky (unless solicited).

I think Zel had some instructions on setting up your Google Feedreader into a pre-made blogroll, or, if you're using Wordpress, you can set one up pretty easily under the links section and then use the Widget to place it in your sidebar.

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 Post subject: Re: Blogroll???
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:33 am 
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To me personally, a blogroll is a list of blogs that I endorse. As in, these are other sites that offer outstanding stuff. They may or may not link to me. I'm not concerned if they don't. They're sites I would link to regardless because I want readers to go check them out.

However, it's not uncommon for newer bloggeres to approach each other with the idea of a link exchange. That is, if you link me, I'll link you deal as Windsoar recommended. It's a great way to build up long term solidarity and friendship. Also a great way to keep you and others motivated to continue. I wouldn't have gotten to where I am without maintaining contact with the same folks I blogged alongside with. It's just nice to chat with them once in a while and find out how things are going and to encourage each other to keep on blogging.

Sadly, its a feeling I've lost. Just need another 10 more hours in a day...

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 Post subject: Re: Blogroll???
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback everyone, I think I'll add a blogroll to my new blog as well. I agree with the statement that it's more about recommending another blog than about getting a link exchange. But I'll take the link and hits if anyone decides to blogroll me back. Can blogroll be used as a verb like that?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:33 pm 
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I don't think it can be quite used in that context.

A blogroll is not like a rickroll ^^.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Personally I believe that a blogroll should be used as a place to recommend blogs or sites that you actively visit, even if they do not link to you. Having said that, it is very difficult to gain links when you are just starting your blog. Writing quality content is the best way around this. If you write a great article then other bloggers naturally blog about it or perhaps mention it in one of their posts. They may then be sufficiently impressed to continue to read your blog and then after some time include you in their blogroll.

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