- WordPress has an entire section for creating a blogroll.
- Shoemoney has a blogroll.
- Blogroll is listed in the blogging dictionary (well, this version)
- Blogging Startup has a blogroll.
So, all real bloggers have a blogroll, right? Wrong. There is no requirement that a blog have a blogroll. In fact, many of the top blogs had dumped the concept of a blogroll.
Here are some reasons to include a blogroll:
- You have a great list of blogs that you want to share with your readers.
- You want to provide your readers with other resources on the topic of your blog.
- You want to use your blogroll as a tool for promoting your blog (watch for a future post on this topic).
Here are some reasons to not include a blogroll:
- You don’t want to offend anyone by excluding their blog.
- You don’t have a great list of other blogs.
- You do not have space on your blog.
- You just don’t feel like having one.
The bottom line is, having a blogroll is a matter of personal preference. But if you are going to have a blogroll, you want to do it right. This is the first in a series of short posts on blogrolls. Be sure to return and read the next post, regarding the “unwritten blogroll rule”.