Now I know the REAL REASON blogrolls went out of fashion.
Back in the day when I was a junior miss in the world of blogging, blogrolls were everywhere. Everyone sported one on their sidebar in some way or another and honestly, it was fun to see your name in lights.
But then a somewhat silent backlash happened. Some folks started grumbling about how blogrolls were unfair "I link to her/him/MC Hammer/Xenu but he/she/it/don't touch this doesn't link to me and that sucks". Some thought it felt like a popularity contest. So blogrolls kinda disappeared. Some blogrolls seem to be sent to burn in delete hell, while most became dusty and buried. Blogrolls seemed to be no longer in fashion.
Being a die-hard lemming (who constantly falls outta line to talk to the kids under the back stair having a smoke) I deleted my once mighty blogroll. It actually happened after noticing a few bloggers I faithful read and who had once linked to me - no longer did.
Yes - I'm that immature.
It's not like their entire blogrolls disappeared -which would have been just fine - it was that I was culled (along with others). I'd be lying if it didn't feel like a craptastic paper cut to my throat. So I retaliated in the most immature yet equitable way I could think of - I just dropped my entire freakin' blogroll. No post about it - no fanfare or invitation to the burning - I just dropped it from the bar o'sides.
But it never seemed right. That's why I put out the call to populate my sidebar again (see it there? Under my woefully inadequate About Me link? "I tread lightly with a big stick" - yup that's my blogroll).
Well it's no where near done but I've officially been declared insane because of all the cutting and OMG ALL THE F'ING DAMN IT ALL TO HELL PASTING it takes to make a blogroll. So if I missed you leave me a comment (with a link please) and I'll update it because if I have to proofread it myself, I may just cry.
And no body wants to make motherbumper cry, do they? Oh and what was the REAL REASON blogrolls went out of fashion? It's because who in their right mind wants to build and maintain these things? OH MY GAWD - I may just be able to use this in a court of law when I sue someone for my new found carpal tunnel syndrome. Yah, I'm looking at you - or maybe you in the back.
So yes, IMO blogrolls weren't the norm anymore out of sheer laziness.
Anyhow - overdramatic? Perhaps... but that's the kind of gal I am.