One of the more annoying aspects of moving the blog to the new site was re-creating my blogroll. I do almost all of my blog reading in Feedly, where I follow 172 horse blogs. A lot of those aren’t active blogs. For example, if a blog moved from blogspot to their own domain, I never bothered to delete the old blog from Feedly.
I also hang on to blogs that haven’t published in years. In going through the list to create the blogroll on this site, I clicked on all of the links to see if they were still active. Some of those blogs hadn’t published since 2012! For this site, I cleared out any blog that hadn’t published in the last few months.
However, I also follow some blogs through Facebook and I had some in my blogger account that weren’t in Feedly. All said, I’m fairly sure my blogroll here isn’t an actual representation of all the blogs I follow.
One of the things that annoyed me about Blogger was trying to track down commenters. Although not all commenters have their own blogs, if they do, I try to reciprocate. However, sometimes, a commenter’s name link would lead me down a rabbit hole to a dead end and I’d never figure out if the commenter had their own blog. And that was even if people could comment on the blog. I’ve had email and message conversations with several readers who weren’t able to comment on my blog because of the way blogger works.
So I’m excited to be on WordPress with – hopefully – the ability to actually have anyone who wants to comment do so and be able to find readers’ blogs if they have them.
For today, share if you have a blog and it’s not listed on my blogroll here. If your blog is already listed or if you don’t have a blog tell me about one of your other favorite horse blogs that I should be following. I’m always excited to find new blogs.
*Due the the time zone mess up with the previous post, I’ve decided to change the rules for the custom item contest a little bit. To win, you need to comment on any 5 out of 6 of the posts following my switch to WordPress. This is post 2 of 6.
**Also, there are still a few days to enter the the $25 Riding Warehouse Gift Certificate Contest. I know I have more readers than I currently have entries. You don’t need to have your own blog to enter.
***I’m still working out some kinks with the switch so please let me know if you notice anything weird.