Maybe it was this rotten cold. Maybe it was annoyance at not being able to do some of the things that I wanted to do. Whatever. Yesterday I decided to tidy up this blog. I decided against deleting some of the earlier posts. There’s no need. Links to other blogs and websites were another matter.
A while ago I outlined how I prefer to relate to other blogs etc. So far as I am concerned the name of the game is reciprocal links, where these are feasible. In other words, if I like what I read on another blog or website I will link to it and, in a reasonable time, I will expect to see a reciprocal link on the other blog. I don’t expect reciprocal links from large or commercial organisations or from those who are so specialised that they link only to single-topic blogs. For the foreseeable future it seems likely that the major topics on this blog will be cycling and painting, punctuated by an odd rant here and there by way of a change.
My blog “stats” show quite clearly that where there are reciprocal links they are working well for all concerned. There seemed no point in directing my viewers to other blogs etc. unless those other blogs proved willing to direct their visitors to me. There also seemed no point in linking to several other blogs which neither carried reciprocal links nor seemed very active – and especially as I have been visiting all my links quite regularly and this takes time.
So no fewer than 43 links have been removed from my blogroll and you can be assured that the survivors have remained for good reasons.