Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Checking Links On Your Blog Roll

This is a very easy one. People seem to be getting away from having a blog roll. But that's where I like to read blogs from, so mine is staying. I also look for new blogs for Welcome Wagon on other blogs' blog rolls. To each their own.

Here is my pet peeve. Once in awhile go through the blogs you have on there and see if they're actually in existence. Because many times I take the time to click on a bunch and they're long gone. Or they haven't posted in a year and a half. Or whatever. 

So once a month, maybe, click on everyone in your blog roll, if you have one, and see if the link is still live. See if they've basically stopped posting. See if they've gone private and only invited readers can now read it. 

The good thing about a blog roll (aside from the fact that some like me read blogs from it as they're updated) is that it gives others a little traffic push. If there are bloggers on there that aren't even posting, consider getting rid of them and let someone else have that space. That's what I call "good blogger karma."

Spread the "blogger karma love," folks.

That's it!

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  1. I love my blog roll, too, Brenda, and I read the new posts from there. I occasionally delete some and I need to do it again. I've left a few at times because I just loved their blogs so. Hope you're staying warm.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I will never get rid of my Blog Roll either. I've put mine at the bottom of my blog, along with my Archives and Categories, so not to clutter up the sidebar of my blog. I'm always weeding people who haven't posted in over 3 months...just to keep it up to date. Thanks for all of the ideas!!

    Jan ♥

  3. Hi Brenda, I have a lot of questions/problems with my blog (Vickie from 911 ranger sent me here) I hope you can help me. . . or refer to me to someone who can. For starters, I can't seem to get the "follow me" button on my page. I used to have it,I don't know what happened. . . I have tried to get the facebook icon as well. . .can't get it there either. Also, I see a wrench and screwdriver tool on some of my widgets, which tells me they are under construction or something. I get an error message saying there are errors with some code ??? and to expect more errors. . .I told you it was a mess. . .

    I did search your blog to try to find the answers, but I guess I'm unique. . . thanks in advance for any and all help you can offer. I love reading your blog. . . thanks for all you do for us. . .

    7grands.blogspot.com (real simple style)

  4. Hi Brenda,
    Thanks for another great idea. Cleaning my blog roll is on my housekeeping list. Thanks again.

  5. I've always been on top of mine, but I know it's hard to let some of them go...

    Brenda, I have your BBT blog emailed to me every day, and I am loving it. I'm always picking up a new tip or two from your posts.

    Can you do something about keywords, and seo...I'm just lost on that one. Tried to google how to optimize seo for images, but it seems so many bloggers have different opinions on what to do, and it's confusing.