I'm constantly struggling with how to make a blog roll that is meaningful for readers and promotes good sites while at the same time allowing me to say "if I liked people, you'd be one of them."
So many blogrolls are so long, so overwhelming (as mine has gotten to be) they become unmanageable. So this is my latest attempt at managing mine.
I have organized my blogroll into five main categories -
- My Top favorite sites (also known as Really. Good. Shit.) - Sites I think that just consistantly make you think or laugh, and that are well written. I think you'll like them too.
- Friends of the Bitch - Great sites that just happen to be written by my real-life writer friends. These are people who I've actually met in person, and that know me, yet still choose to hang out with me. Visit their sites. Tell them you admire their bravery for being my friend.
- Sites I've visited recently - These are sites I viewed recently in which I enjoyed the latest content, or that I went to for the first time and thought they were worthy of people checking out. I will update this every other day or so. These sites will also be listed on my main page, and may be duplicated elsewhere in the blogroll.
- Mutual admiration society - These are either people who visit and comment on Cookiebitch frequently, who hold a special place in the development of Cookiebitch, or who I like to visit when I can. All are worth checking out at least for their sick sense of humor.
- Bloggy - These are sites that help bloggers. And god knows we can use all the help we can get.
This blog roll is a constant work in progress, and I try to go to the sites listed on the blogroll at least once a month just to make sure that they still exist, are posting regularly, and have interesting things to say. Please let me know by leaving a comment if one of these sites no longer works, so I can keep this list as useful as possible.
Finally, if you would like me to consider your site for the blogroll, please leave a comment. I love discovering new and fun places in cyber-space to spend my time. Afterall, the alternative is interacting with real people, or cleaning my house. And who wants to do that?