Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mine is Big

Apparently it is so — mine is big ; a few of you are impressed enough to mention it. I speak of my blogroll, and unfortunately (for my dear one) not that other thing.


I didn't realize that is was getting so large (the blogroll, I mean), but I suppose it is. I think everybody is on it (still speaking of the blogroll), except for a few of the more recent (ahem) connections that I have made. It's my fault; I'm too loyal. If someone comments on my blog, I feel obliged to comment on theirs. If this goes back and forth a few times, a relationship is born, and a new link appears on my blogroll. (Sometimes it takes a long while between template updates, however.) Once someone has made the roll, I find myself loathe to terminate him or her, even Norma whose recent spate of conservative fulminations are driving me to distraction. It's not so much that I begrudge her convictions, but the lady posts many times per day and can only infrequently seem to omit either liberal (always mentioned in a disparaging voice) or conservative (always mentioned in a laudatory tone).


Now, there's a digression. Sorry Norma, but really now.


Dale opines that I must be able to get to all of these blogs because I am retired. Likely, he's right. But I can skim quickly if necessary, and I frequently don't pause to comment. Some posts are very difficult to comment on. How could I possibly add to -epm's post of yesterday? And what about Lynn; I'm not in the same intellectual league and don't know what he's talking about half the time. I don't know when I last commented on Mel's blog. It's not that I don't want to, but I haven't been able to think of much. After all you can only say, "You go girl," so many times before you begin to look like a total twit.


I don't go out looking for new blogs anymore, you know. There was a time when I did that. It wasn't all that long ago that my only visitors were Cuppa and Butterfly, so I would snoop around, hit next blog, or check out people who commented on the one or two blogs that I knew to read. Every now and then, I still do that but not often anymore as I seem to be busy enough tending to my already big thing.


But newcomers drop by from to time to time, and I do the polite Canadian thing, and I return the courtesy, and new relationships are forged; Colleen, Bonita, and Duprée are all newcomers, for example. I'm pretty glad that happens and more than happy embrace you — as it were.


So, yes, it's getting pretty big. But size doesn't matter. Do you hear that ... dear?


 

15 comments:

Wash Lady said...

Goodness! I have missed this blog. I need to find more time so I can get caught up.
Oh - and I think that size DOES matter.....for some things, at least ::wink::

PBS said...

Big blog rolls are handy for checking out new and old blogs. But they can get TOO big, I just took off a couple of people who never ever comment on my blog. But I feel a bit guilty/bad about it.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the link and the complement. You're in a league of your own, and that's why it's always a pleasure reading what you have to say.

defiant goddess said...

Good morning, Anvil! :)

I have no problem deleting people from my links. I have them in three categories based on how frequently they comment on my blog. I feel obligated to read the blogs of people who frequently read mine. I get to the others when I have time. But if I stop enjoying a blog or the "relationship" starts to get one-sided, off they go. :)

Rainypete said...

I've seen bigger ;)

Loner said...

I love long blogrolls - if I like the person's site, odds are I would like the people they link to - and so far it works. Thanks for pointing me to some of my FAVORITE reads.

swamp4me said...

Heh, I just today figured out how to add links to my template! Such a rocket scientist am I ;)

methatiam said...

Some guys just like to brag about their bloggrolls.

8o]

Mel said...

I solved my blogroll issue with doing a reciprocal blogroll . . . in addition to my regular small blogroll.

I did notice how big your blogroll was, by the way. How can a girl not notice?

dkgoodman said...

I guess I qualify as a newcomer. I found you by way of Serendipity. I wonder if there's a name yet for someone who's had a lot of people on their (ahem) blogroll. A glut? ;)

Bonita said...

I honestly don't know how to do a blogroll, but if I did, it would include a lot of websites too, as resources for my readers. I trust every blogger knows how to explore their world, find the people they are looking for. You've been lucky!

Lisa said...

Uh oh. Dave found you. :)

Lora said...

I feel that I could have written this post, you've echo my thought exactly. I only have a rules that will cause me remove somebody from my sidebar and I've only done it to one blogger.

I found you through the nice comments that you leave on other people's blogs. It made respect you and want to know you before I ever read your blog.

Norma said...

You are always welcome to disagree with my facts and furnish alternatives; my opinions are my own developed over 66 years of liberalism, experience, education and parenting. I have publickly asked for someone, anyone, to tell me what Pres. Bush could have done to get food and water to flooded evacuees, or drivers for flooded buses. And you didn't read my Germany blogs? My "write down your stories" blog? For shame--they were so good.

Who else among your many fans has actually painted your portrait? Eh? Who else has encouraged you to get a colonoscopy? See how I care? That ought to keep me on your roll even if the portrait is unfinished and in the basement staring at the washer and dryer.

Besides, it's a glorious, healthy blogroll and I enjoy checking it out.

defiant goddess said...

Oh, and there's no accent in Dupree. But nice to see you're one of the people who knows how to make the mark. ;)