05 January 2005
Reciprocal Links

On The Evangelical Outpost as linked to from Instapundit Joe Carter tells us all to include reciprocal links on our blogrolls.  In other words if someone links to you then you should link to them.

I disagree.  In fact I disagree with the whole concept of blogrolls.  As Instapundit says the thing that counts is the post not the blog.  The only reason I maintain a blogroll is for my own benefit.

But even if I had an ordinary blogroll I think I’d still object.  To my mind a blogroll entry is a recommendation.  It says: “I read this blog.”  To dilute a blogroll with blogs you don’t read is to devalue that recommendation.

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