Years ago, an almost mandatory feature of a blog was something called a blogroll - a list of blogs a blogger enjoyed reading.
Blogger used to provide a way to link to the blog. Along with the link, you could choose to have a short summary of the most current blog post. It was interesting how that blogroll changed through the years, as my reading interests changed, or I found new blogs, or tried and true blogs I liked were no longer maintained.
But last week, my blogroll went missing.
This made me think about the blogs I really enjoy reading, because I had to chase them down and rebuild my blogroll. Some of them I subscribe to by mail. Others, I didn't subscribe - I would use the links in my blogroll to get to the blog.
There was only one little problem with my new blogroll. Instead of calling it "Blogs I Enjoy Reading" I called it "Blogs I Enjoy Leaving".
Here's a helpful hint about blogging. Never work on your blog when you are tired and are thinking of other things.
|Erie Canal, near Pittsford, New York, October 2016|
Fortunately I found the mistake rather quickly!
So if you were listed on my blog, but no longer are, please know that you are not forgotten.
While I rebuild the blog roll (I'm not done yet), I am revisiting blogs I visit often, and blogs I rarely visit, but enjoy when I am there. I've had some good reading experiences, so this incident hasn't been all bad. In the meantime, I am more grateful to my readers than ever.
I don't intend to leave you, despite anything Blogger does to my blog.