I updated and reorganized my links page. Much as I hated to do it, I decided to create categories so visitors would have an easier time finding things of interest. This inevitably involved some quite arbitrary classifications. Blogs that, like my own, resist easy categorization went into the “Journal and Miscellany” section.

I’ve included a number of new blogs, and wrote descriptions for a few other websites and blogs that had been appended to the bottom of the page in its previous incarnation. Some noteworthy new entrants include KERBLOG, Heaven, Burning Silo, The House and other Arctic musings, Riverside Rambles, WoodSong, Blue Abstractions, F*R*L, Under the Fire Star, Dr. Omed’s Tent Show Revival, modal minority, and On the Face.

It’s always a quandry: how to do justice to this many-splendored blogosphere with one, fairly arbitrary collection of links. Some bloggers, reluctant to leave out anyone worthy, post great long lists. Others, anxious to draw readers to what they may consider underappreciated blogs, restrict their blogrolls to a small handful of favorites. Though I find both approaches equally tempting, I’ve tried to stay somewhere in the middle, cognizant of the fact that I can always draw attention to particular blogs and posts with the Smorgasblog — which probably has far more visitors than the Links page in any case.

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  1. Thanks, Dave. And that’s a most wonderful listing of most wonderful blogs.


  2. What a great list – with many that are new to me. Some day, when I have time…no, seriously, I will go through these like a voyager with an expert guide. (And thanks for the nice words, too.)


  3. Thanks, Brenda and Beth. Needless to say it’s a work in progress, and I’m pleased if anyone finds it useful.


  4. Yes, it’s a thoughtful and well-constructed list and very useful to have a brief description of the blogs on it. Thanks very much for mine.


  5. I’ve been struggling to decide on the best method of handling links. It’s difficult.


  6. Thanks, Natalie.

    Karen – Yeah, when I had the Blogspot blog I was frustrated by the lack of an option for seperate pages outside the post sequence. Some people handle it by setting up seperate Blogspot blogs for this sort of thing, though, and linking to them on the sidebar, so I guess that would be one option for you. Whatever you decide, i do hope you don’t prune your current blogroll too much — I’ve used it quite a bit as a handy guide to nature and place blogs.


  7. Thanks for the nicely-organized page! I can tell that I will be spending many hours exploring the links new to me!


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