The Space Between My Peers: Blogrolls and Linkages

The Space Between My Peers

From the bottom of the fashion food chain ...

Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Blogrolls and Linkages

Yum! Sounds like breakfast!

A quote from Almost Girl:

For most people in the blogosphere the blogroll is pretty important. I must admit that I totally love seeing myself on the blogrolls of other people I respect ...

(And the post goes on to say really nice things about ME. Thanks Julie!)

For those of you who weren't around then, I'd like to indulge in a little nostalgia. I had been blogging for just 3 months (this was before Coutorture) when I wrote this post. A quote:

I confess that I'm mystified by blog-itics (the politics of getting noticed in the blogosphere). The notion that value is measured by the number of other bloggers linking to you puzzles me; does that mean that because my sister and my husband own the only blogs that link to mine, my content is of little value?

Both Julie and Danielle responded with very encouraging comments. Thank you both.

Unknowingly, Shannon from Rocks In My Dryer has also encouraged me in considering blogrolls, just by her straight-forward and gracious explanation of how her blogroll works. Thanks Shannon.

I'm still figuring out my own system. I'm no longer up-tight about who links to me and who doesn't. And I'm very much looking forward to the day when I can actually read all my own linkages.


Blogger Stereoette said...

one nice thing about linkage is that it can bring traffic to your own site... if thats what you're in blogging for. but from reading you, i can tell thats not the whole story. i personally link to other blogs to give my own readers a chance to see blogs i like. the only problem with this is there are too many!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Oh yes, you're very perceptive that traffic isn't the whole story, but then there's this recurrent desire to be POPULAR. Ugh!

Today's a good day, lots of traffic from Julie's blog.:)

I do love the linkages, and I love the people too.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I try to keep my blogroll fairly short and edited too, with the same troubles - too many blogs! I very much don't like to take the whole link thingy personally. I try to keep the blogroll limited to the stuff I check regularly, or more recently, friends I've met face to face.

I just like to assume that no-one will care, and then when people do care enough to link, it's a pleasant surprise.

In an ideal world, a link ought to be a response to a point of interest, not a social obligation but a natural commentary. Of course it's not so simple!

5:10 AM  
Blogger Sarita Raye said...

I'm psycho, and recently removed all the links from my blogroll because I was afraid that people would be all "who the hell is this Linmayu person and why is she linking to me?!" Maybe I'll put them back. xD

11:46 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I understand the thought, Linmayu, but probably they'd all be honored.

The question I always wonder is if I am supposed to give notice that I have linked someone. Some have asked that people do, in order that they may reciprocate, but I don't think it's any breach of etiquette to just link to a blog.

1:26 PM  

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