I've had a few requests recently to exchange links or to add people to my blogroll, its a way of giving a bit of kudos to people that you admire and whose work you read. The thing is, I don't have a blogroll, and if I did I fear it would cause more problem than it solves. As a minimum, I'd need to consider:
- where to put it on the site, its already quite cluttered
- who should go on it
- how to maintain it to reflect my reading habits as they evolve - maybe a direct link to my feed reader?
- how do I prune it if it gets too big? Its like deleting friends from your phone but much much more public!
Its not that I don't want to share some link love around either - there are many blogs I read that I'd like to own up to loving. Including (but not limited to) GirlsCantWhat, PHPWomen, Lig, Sara, Davey, Matthew, Jon, Ubuntu Tutorials, DevZone, Simon, DevChix and of course XKCD and Dilbert.
Is it a problem if I don't have a blogroll? I quite like my site the way it is, I enjoy reading other people's sites too and I share my appreciation usually through commenting. I'm not sure I should add something like this when I clearly don't have the enthusiasm for it, what do you think?