Back in the day, blogrolls were an essential part of a blog’s anatomy. Every blogger would craft their list of favorite blogs, blog friends and display them on their home page. IFB used to do it, if you look at our old site… but with 46,000 members, it’s impossible to have any meaningful blogroll without excluding anyone. Over time, the art of the blogroll has diminished, they take time to maintain, they’ve been moved off homepages, and often have disappeared. I have to admit as a blog reader, I miss them, getting lost in a world following one blog to discover another, then another. It was down the rabbit hole in the blogosphere.
Back in 2008, ProBlogger talked about why he didn’t have a blog roll, for political and design reasons. At the time, blogrolls were still going strong in the fashion space. However these days, it seems they are dying out… are they dying for the same political and design reasons?