A month or so back, my podcasting client Mark Evans took some time to think about the roll of the blogroll. He put forward the view that in the age of RSS, OPML and widgets, the blogroll is dead.
I doubt the world needs another blog post about blogging but here’s my two cents as I add in a couple of new blogs to my own blogroll.
I have some 200 feeds in my bloglines account that I read, but then I distill this down to the 41 or so blogs on my blogroll that show the one’s I’m recommending and that I read fully (as opposed to just skimming the headlines).
For example, I read Armand’s blog on technology and PR but he’s not in the blogroll. I read, and look forward to Bob LeDrew’s Flacklife blog, but he’s not in there either. There are simply too many good blogs out there to include all of them – I just include the guys who I “grew up” reading and who I have some level of interaction with.
Langley’s retired (temporarily, I hope) from the PR game to be a great mum – first in Switzerland and now in Singapore, as her husband, a new minted MBA and corporate high flyer marches up the career ladder.
She was a great friend when we were at GolinHarris together and, as an American in London, gave me some great advice about how to transplant myself from London to Toronto. Now she’s a great writer and I strongly suggest you check her, and her ultra-cute baby, out. I wonder if they serve black pudding in Singapore?
About the title – Limp Bizkit may be a shallow impression of a rock group, but for a few months there, every playlist myself and my university housemates burned had at least one song from their Chocolate covered starfish album on it. Click here to watch the video from Rolling.