Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What are the rules for membership?

Our only two rules for membership are these:

1. Our blogroll must be displayed on your sidebar. You'll be given the code. (The mechanics of installing it are discussed in a separate post below.) The reason for this rule is that the blogroll encourages both you and your readers to visit other member blogs. This is a cooperative effort, and we all try to send readers to each other. We consider the blogroll rule a firm requirement.

2. To avoid dead or moribund links, we remove blogs from the blogroll if they are dormant for over six months. Unlike the first rule, this rule is enforced with leniency. If you are dormant for six months and have a reason for wanting to remain on the blogroll, let us know.

We have no application forms to fill out, no fees or dues to pay, and, as far as we know, no hazing rituals.

CLARIFICATION: Please don't ask to list multiple blogs; we allow one per member. Also, we're not going to list commercial blogs -- that is, ones affiliated with business ventures, unless your business venture is simply being a freelance writer, which so many bloggers are.