A semi-apologetic note from Fatty: Today I actually intended to write a fake news piece that’s been bumping around in my head. But then I got a slow start this morning (i.e., I stumbled around in a blank fog, taking forever to get to the pointÂ of being able to recognize the alphabet,Â much lessÂ write), Â my lunch hour evaporated (i.e., I worked through it), and now the end of the day is here.
And the thing is, tomorrow I’ll be heading out on a nice two-day mountain bike ride with my friends — we’re off to Gooseberry Mesa!
My point is that I didn’t have much time to write today.
Still, I have a question about the what, how, and whether of links in my blog, and since you’re the ones who would actually be using this list o’ links, I’d like your input.
When I moved my blog over from MSN Spaces to my own website, it was with grand plans of doing all kinds of new things. You know, a forum (did that), selling a jersey (doing that), partnering with cool companies that are doing interesting stuff and are willing to give it away to my readers (doing that in a big way), and creating an area for reader-contributed biking stories (working on that, stay tuned).
Along the way, I’ve roughly doubled my readership, comments are through the roof, and my Google ads are very nearly about to start covering my Web hosting costs.
In other words, things are mostly going great. Yay!
In doing all this fanciness, though, I’ve neglected one of the most basic things a good blog has: a list of links to other blogs and sites I like.
That’s lame of me.
People to Link To
There are some sites / blogs that I obviously need to link to:
But that’s not the whole list, obviously. I’m obviously missing some good stuff.
So who else should I link to?
Turnabout is Fair Play
One way it seems I could/should be linking to other folks is by checking who’s linking to me. If you’ve got a blog and link to me, there’s aÂ better chance I’ll link back than if you email me asking me to link to your super-cool blog, which — naturally — does not link to me.
Oh, by the way. If you think you’ve got a link to me, but actually have a link to my old MSN Spaces site, do me a favor and update your link, OK? Â
Wherein I Consider the Cosmic Relevance of Blogs and Links
Which is more useful?
- A big ol’ long list of links
- A very short list of links with my very, very, very favorite places to visit
- A big ol long list of links, of which a random selection of ten (or 5? or whatever?) is shown at any given moment, so as not to overwhelm you.
- No links at all
I should have good stories to tell (and some pics and video) this Monday. Have a good weekend!
PS: Today’s weight: 166.2