My people pleasing roots run deep. So deep that as I was compiling my list, I realized that my blogroll had grown to include more than 200 blogs and I was still adding. As I checked out blogs, I found more blogrolls with even more great blogs that I had never before read...I wanted to add those blogs too.
Then, squished my eyes shut...a lame attempt to stop the room from spinning and to slow down my palpitating heart. As one friend commented, I had opened the proverbial can of worms...a giant can.
As much as I want to create a resource for other bloggers to find great blogs, I realized that in this stage of life I cannot. I also realized that those resources already exist. And since I already broke a primo writing rule by using a tired cliche, I'm going to use another one...why reinvent the wheel?
So, instead of an updated gargantuan blogroll, here is my new well thought out and prayed through action plan:
1) Beginning February 1, I will replace "blog of the month" with "blog of the week."
2) I will include a few buttons on my blog for mass blog rolls.
3) My current traditional blogroll will be discontinued.
The "blogs I follow" list that is a part of my profile is essentially a blogroll of sorts and contains as many blogs as I am permitted to follow. I'm keeping that.
I hope that these changes will not hurt any feelings, and I do apologize if I have disappointed you.
Now, on to fun stuff. If you would like your blog to be listed as blog of the week, I ask that you send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the answers to the following questions:
1) What is the name an url of your blog?
2) What is your name?
3) Why do you blog?
4) What's your niche? -- i.e. cooking blog, mommy blog, political blog, etc. I will accept hodge podge as a niche.
In addition to a post, the "blog of the week" will be featured on my left side bar from the Sunday-Saturday of the week it is to be featured. If you do not have a button, I can help you create something very simple, however, I must warn you that my design skills are limited to typing text over a picture and placing a border around it.
Also, the idea to have a question/answer post format once a week is not my own. Kristen from We Are That Family implemented something similar on her blog several months ago.
Thanks for putting up with me for changing my mind.