It’s such a relief to know that I am done cleaning my blogroll. It’s not an easy peasy lemon squeezy task to go through an entire list of blogs just to see who’s linking back to my blog and not.
There was this time when I received so many exchange link requests. That was maybe, a couple of years ago. Trying to be as friendly as possible, I accepted almost every request for as long as they [other bloggers] would be willing to keep their end of the bargain. Most kept my blog’s link in their blogrolls alive which was such a delight to know.
The exchange link requests kept coming until eight or six months ago when I would only get two or three per month and at times, none at all. The decrease in number of inquiries did not come as a surprise. I knew it would take place.
Just a month ago, for the very first time, I made the decision to clear my very cluttered blog list. I did it alphabetically to make sure that I wouldn’t miss any blog on my list. A letter or two per day and just days ago, I was finally done.
It was such a surprise to find so many blogs which weren’t linking back. It was a tedious job to check the blogroll or their badge exchange pages. To find out that my link and/or badge was deleted was annoying and disappointing.
There were also a number of dead links --- blogs that no longer exist. I checked then rechecked one more time just to make sure that the blog had already been deleted from the internet before I took them out of my blogroll.
Now that my blogroll’s on a cleaner note, my aim is to keep my blogroll tidy for the rest of its existence. I will check the links again before the year ends.
I have to add that there are a few links in my blogroll which I don’t expect to link back. These are blogs that I’ve freely chosen to be added simply because I soooo like them.
To those who have kept my blog’s URL in their blogroll/s [blog list and/or badge exchange page] all these years, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.
If ever my blog is still listed in yours and that I’ve deleted yours from mine, my apologies. I don’t intend to do so. Please, do give me a buzz so I can add you up again.
To those who are interested to exchange links with this blog, feel free to leave me a comment.