As you can see to the right, I have a pretty lengthy list of Totally Schweet Blogs. I personally subscribe to each of those blogs. If I stop subscribing, I stop linking. I try to only support those blogs that I actually read.
Some bloggers, in an effort to increase their Technorati authority score, will link to anyone who links to them, regardless of whether or not they actually read the blog. Often, these lists get so long, they have to implement a rotating blogroll. This tool shows a set number (usually about five to ten) of blogs that randomly change each time a person visits the site.
I suppose, if one has 100+ blogs the rotating tool does make your blog prettier. But really, beyond that, what is the point? Are you really recommending all the blogs on your list? Do you read all those blogs yourself? If not, why should your visitors?
And (this is my ultimate beef with the rotating script) what is the value for me, the linkee, to be on your list? There’s a high probability that most people will never see or click my link.
So, no matter how long my blogroll gets, I will proudly share all of them for all to see (a la my blog-idol Brody Harper). Because each of them are worth clicking. Worth reading. And worth linking to.
What’s your take on the rotating blogroll?