The Blogroll Quarantine

As many of you know, I've got a ridiculously large...um...blogroll.

Roll cast...blog roll...get it?...I know it sucks...bite me...

I'm very liberal with inclusion in my blogroll, pretty much if you send me cash have a fishing blog that I've read more than once, you end up in there.  The only "rule" I guess I have is what I call the "3 Month Rule."  I'm not a very complex person, so the concept is pretty simple.  

If you haven't written a post in more than 3 months, you're outta the blogroll

Now, since the Trout Underground blogroll no longer exists (thanks to Owl Jones), I do realize that inclusion in the Troutrageous! blogroll is probably the crowning achievement of all of you fellow blogger's online existences.  Well, other than scoring over 100 points on an unpronounceable word in Words With Friends.

So rather than outright blogroll deletion, I've created what I've called the "Blogroll Quarantine," a place were these tardy bloggers can reside until they throw up that token post to make everything good in the universe. You gotta scroll all the way down to find it, but they're there...lurking...awaiting redemption.


See, I do understand there is life outside of blogging for everyone except WK&TL Howard, and there are reasons why new material may not come regularly.  (Prunes or Metamucil may help with that BTW).  Anyway, look up benevolent in the dictionary and you'll clearly find a captial T and an exclamation mark.

However after 6 months of no posting...tarring and feathering (with subpar hackle), will immediately be followed by death by stoning.

So 3 months and counting Outdooress...that Christmas post of yours is beginning to fester...have you taken your tree down yet...cuz you're on the clock...


Comments

  1. Not guilty. I'm about to do the same kind of purge, only I'm less charitable than you. 3 months and done, I've got other people that want in. I'm ramping up my posting, so there. I'm thinking of going to a TFM style blogroll page to try to clean up the look. I don't know.

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    1. Mine only show the 25 most recently updated blogs on the roll, which sadly is about a 2 week window. That's the only way I've found to keep it manageable without constant tinkering.

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    2. @FR - Good for you...go get em. As for a blogroll page, I've never been a fan of that, creates an extra click to find. That's just my preference, no study that it decreases user interaction.

      @RM - My blog is so loooooooong, a long blogroll is no biggie. It actually helps balance the page. This quarantine thing is kinda fun as well.

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  2. this is a unique way to give a blog "shout out" :)

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    1. You could call it that. I call it a call to the carpet to get your shit together...but "shout out" works too.

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  3. Ooo...I can't wait to join those ranks.

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    1. You've got a few months to go...but it will come. I might even leave LH in there beyond the 6 month window, you know, just in case...

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  4. Rebecca is too busy partaking of delicious lobster in San Francisco. I have a pic to back that claim up... Can Clif be an honorary fence sitter?

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    1. But...i'm sure the "Outdoiress" can be convinced to write again...

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    2. Wow, 3 months worth of San Franciscan lobster... The OBN must pay well.

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  5. The Outdooress is worth keeping up just for the banner alone.

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  6. I'm with Howard on that one.

    Besides, tit for tat. She does have half the say on OBN and I have a feeling she can institute a 3 minute rule on a whim.....you know what, he's annoying me today.....delete, delete, delete....

    I'm not saying she would...

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    1. Banned by the OBN? That would be a cool honor. Luckily with my amount of "participation" over there, I doubt I'd be missed. Plus, I know where Joe works...

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  7. Good luck finding feathers for tarring activities. I'd sell body parts for a decent grizzly saddle.

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    1. There's enough f'n geese crapping in the corporate park where I work where feathers shouldn't be a problem.

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  8. How do you find time to read them all. I'd have my nose stuck to the monitor all day and into the night. Oh, speed reader. That works.

    Mark

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    1. I don't. At least not all the time. I'm honest.

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  9. Believe im not even in there yet!

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    1. Didn't even know you had a blog! I'll fix that...after I read it once or twice...

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  10. Even 60 miles from the nearest wi-fi signal..............you can't put one past me. I saw what you did there. ;)

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    1. McDonalds has wi-fi...and you're 60 miles from one of those. Didn't think that was humanly possible.

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  11. I know......it has been FOREVER. I needed this to get me back out there. Just had a busy winter....

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    1. Excuses are for the weak...get after it. :)

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  12. I don't blame you. I have to do blogroll clean up every so many months.

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  13. I feel like the Chappelle's Show Skit "Playa Haters Ball" was playing in the background as you wrote this post, and again as you wrote many of these comments. Carry on, it's hilarious! You're on a roll!

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  14. This keep the community on their toes and forces new and exciting material! I'm all about it. I say make it more strict. Rule with and IRON FIST.

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  15. The lifespan of a blog doesn't seem very long. I've had a few different ones before I'm finally feeling a little more comfortable about what I want to do. Hopefully I keep up with it, it's a good outlet. Great blog by the way, I just found it, and have enjoyed it so far.

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