Over at my place I'm harping, again, on Chris Bowers' post I'm not going to blogroll you. There the question is raised, what's that value of a blogroll anyway? Here's my take:
I watch my traffic and I agree with Chris that my site in your blogroll isn't going to drive any traffic to me. But I do believe that it does something else that's legitimate and good.What do you think?
It's a marker of acceptance by someone somewhere that welcomes me to the blogosphere. It's a sign of affinity and kinship and reaching out. It's an indicator of respect and acknowledgement. It's a digital nod that I appreciate.
And yes, sometimes it's nothing. But it's part of the ritual and practice of blogging that I've come to understand. I like it. And I think it's worthy of respect.