Work! Travel! Princess! I have been remiss in stopping by your blogs, replying to comments, etc. I am behind the Redwood Curtain today. If you think San Francisco is Northern California, well, fahgetaboutit. Keep driving up the coast for about 5 hours until you are about to lose your mind . . . then the world opens up to mist and ocean and giant redwood trees.
Now I need to prepare for a meeting (and why, exactly, am I blogging instead?) I will return tomorrow night and come around to say hello by Friday, promise.
In the meanwhile, I have a little thought on blogrolls. My apologies to those who have already weighed in on my other site.
For a while, a lovely new (to me) blogger had Jayne Says on a very short list of "blogs that make me laugh" then, when I returned a few days ago, it was no longer on the list. Quel Horror! Poor dear blogger must have read a little more of my site, when I got all gloomy then hopeful and nostalgic (but not so funny.)
Good God do I wish I made people and myself laugh every day! But no, there's this pendulum thingy. Darn.
Anyway, I didn't take it the least bit personally. I get that people have different blogroll philosophies. I think there are at least 5 options (I like making lists, in case you haven't noticed):
a) No blogroll on site
b) A carefully and frequently pruned blogroll reflecting current interests and where you wouldn't mind steering your readers. I call blogroll pruning "linkscaping" (because, damn it, I AM FUNNY)
c) A loosely linkscaped blogroll.
d) Link only to those who link to you - pure reciprocity.
e) Link to every blog you've ever visited, and let the page roll, roll, roll down the block.
Then there are those who have a lot of rules if you want to link to them and vice-versa. I came across this one from Bricotrout a few days ago. It is funny! I don't necessarily subscribe to his philosophy and rules for myself, but his post is food for thought.
I'm more of a c) gal myself. I link rather quickly to people, or to those who link to me, it's not a big deal at all to me to add you to my sidebar.
But if you're not posting what resonates with me for a while and I don't find myself over at your place that much anymore, or if you frequently post things I don't endorse and don't want to steer my readers astray, I will linkscape you. It is nothing personal. I'm just a fickle bitch, easy come, easy go, what can I say?
And I won't take it the least bit personally if you linkscape me for the same reasons. (But I am fucking hilarious, damn it.)