Many other sites have written about this, so I might as well, too.
I’ve noticed that blogrolls often operate much like big business: The ones that are already entrenched are nearly ubiquitous, while the smaller ones — the ones in much greater need of linkage (some say blogrolls don’t count for much, but every bit is important, especially when you’re dealing with Google algorithms) — have a hell of a time competing for readership.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great Heavy Hitters (e.g. FireDogLake) who link to a lot of us smaller sites, and it’s really awesome that they do that. But unfortunately, there are a lot of other upper-echelon bloggers who tend mostly to just link to each other, which is sad because there are a lot of other smaller sites with great, interesting content that need another link much more than, say, Daily Kos (which, well, Markos reportedly doesn’t like to link to many smaller blogs, and claims that blogrolls don’t do much anyway).
So for anyone interested in my blogrolling policy: If you link to me, I’ll link to you. Of course, there are the obvious exceptions: I’m not about to link to KKK advocates, Kinderfickers, homophobes, you know, the usual lot of general rejects. But otherwise, that’s all there is to it — link to me, and I’ll link back. But you have to let me know, because I don’t always catch all the incoming links.
Anyway, just so you all know, in case you were curious, there it is.
Chick Dissection tomorrow, followed by hopefully more frequent content again. I’ve been rather busy and distracted the last few weeks, so haven’t been able to put much up during the week between Dissections.