Cleaning the Blogroll

blogrollWhen I first started blogging, I worked to build up a blogroll.  These are the ones I read, and wanted to share with my readers.  Recently I’ve had to make a couple of subtractions. 

Tim Wilson lives in the United Kingdom, and was the author of Christ Centred.  His last post, the one linked, asks the question “Should Your Blog Exist?”  It also explains why he quit blogging.  The short answer is that there are a lot of blogs out there, and many are better than his own.  Since pastor’s like John Piper and C.J. Mahaney are doing such a good job, his blog was either redundant or inferior.  My name didn’t come up in his consideration.  Hmmm.  Tim concluded that the vast majority of Christian bloggers need to shut it down. 

My good friend That Dude You Know  is taking some blogging time off.  He says at least a year; no blog writing, no Facebook, no Twitter.  His goal is to re-prioritize the things in his life.  He is supporting a family, raising two kids, and working on a seminary degree.  I’ll watch for him though, and should he return I’ll recommend him again.

There are some I wonder about.  Cafe e Vino, A Small Faith and Red Head Rev stuggle sometimes to hang in there.  I’m going to leave them on the blogroll, and suggest perhaps stopping by and/or leaving a word of encouragement.  In the words of Red Green, we’re all in this together.

A ton of links

Sometimes I like to go looking for blogs I’ve never read before.   Occasionally, you find a real treasure that way.  One of my internet blogging buddies has created a post listing every single blog that he subscribes to with RSS.  He is actually taking inventory of what to scrap and what to keep, but in this post  he links to  each with a brief description.  It would take some time to go through and look at each one, but any blog that he describes as an absolute must read I would consider at least taking a peek at.