A quick housekeeping post. You may wonder why the blogroll page is gone and why the sidebar blogroll is shorter (or maybe not). Let me explain.
I decided to get rid of the blogroll page because it received very little traffic and was quite frankly a mess. I decided to place my blogroll on the sidebar instead. Currently the sidebar represents blogs that link to me, but I will expand.
You may have noticed that it is shorter – I had over 50 blogs listed. They are still there. I have a “better blogroll” widget in my sidebar which just shows 25 (you can set it for however many you want) links. When the page is refreshed it will show different blogs – pretty cool huh? I saw this on Anne Jackson’s blog and knew I wanted to add it when I updated my blog to WordPress 2.6.2 which I did last night.
These links still count toward the Technorati authority of your blog if you were listed before. I would also like to encourage you if you have a blog and would like to do a link exchange to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post. My three main qualifications are that you don’t have a blog that I wouldn’t want my kids to see (no explicit material), that it is an actual blog not spam and not just links, and while it doesn’t need to be a Christian blog I won’t link to blogs that denigrate (not disagree) with the Christian faith. So if your blog is an “all Christians are stupid” type blog – don’t bother.
Also I moved my podcast back into my blog – so my regular blog readers can be “blessed” with it as well. I did that mainly because I was getting tired of keeping up a seperate site for it. You can still subscribe to it in iTunes or another podcatcher.