We’ve been meaning to sort out our blogroll for a while now. It was ugly, too long and all-in-all not very useful. Yesterday I decided enough was enough and the time had come to do something about it. Reading Ms ZiYou’s recent post about how to decide what bloggers to follow gave me the final kick up the bum I needed to get my shit together. (Thanks Ms ZiYou!)
Our old blogroll listed pretty much every blog we’ve ever dipped into. This time we decided to include only the blogs we read regularly and really enjoy. And we decided to tell you exactly why we love them. That seems more useful than just giving you a huge list of links with no further comment.
When Mr W and I sat down to decide which blogs to include it soon became clear that we weren’t going to agree on one definitive list. Some blogs we could both agree on and others we couldn’t. Since we’re both
stubborn as hell quite set in our ways, we agreed to disagree and ended up with three lists: blogs we both love, blogs Mrs W loves and blogs Mr W loves.
Just because a particular blog is on one list and not the other doesn’t mean that the other person hates the blog. On the contrary, I also follow some of the blogs on Mr W’s list and he follows some on mine. We just disagreed about the relative awesomeness of the blogs in question.
We also decided to include a couple of metasites that list hundreds of blogs. Just in case you don’t like the blogs we’ve chosen and need to widen your search.
We hope you find our new blogroll page useful and it helps you to discover a couple of new blogs. Please let us know in the comments what you think of it and whether it’s helped you.
So without further ado, we give you our brand new blogroll!