Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blog Updating.

I'm going to be updating my blog roll over the next few days as it has been a while since I did so and I liked the new look blogger lists that sort the links by the most recently updated, which I recently saw over at John Ward's site.

I haven't been checking out many new sites over the last few months so if anyone has any suggestions about what is worth looking at please feel free to say so. As you can see from my sidebar I have a section devoted to blogs that link to me, so if anyone does link to me and I haven't put a reciprocal link in, again let me know.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mmm, I think I'll install that little Google Gadget at the weekend, it';s very handy.

A couple I've been reading for a few weeks now:

http://landedunderclass.wordpress.com/

http://leg-iron.livejournal.com/

http://questionthat.me.uk/

JuliaM said...

Bah! That was me, was too quick on the 'submit' button *grumble*

John M Ward said...

What have I started around these parts? :-)

The new gadget looks good here too, and I am flattered to be included among those considered "wise"(!)

Oh, and I never thought JuliaM would be quick to submit...

JuliaM said...

Lol! ;)

JuliaM said...

The new 'Followers' option looks like it might be fun too:

http://buzz.blogger.com/2008/08/show-off-your-followers.html

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Which Google Gadget is that then?

Ross said...

"I am flattered to be included among those considered "wise" "

I consider linking to me to be a sign of impeccable wisdom.

"The new 'Followers' option looks like it might be fun too: "

I don't know, it sounds like it's for budding cult leaders.

Ross said...

"Which Google Gadget is that then?"

If you go to the layout page on your blog and click on one of the "Add a gadget" buttons then the window with all the options will appear. Whereas before blogrolls were mostly done using the "Link List" there is now a seperate option the "Blog List", which has the new options.

There are a few more new options too.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Thanks, Ross. However, how do you find who links to you? Or did you go through all the tack-back links?

Ross said...

I find who has been linking here in three ways:

1/ Happening to spot something in the "Links to this post" section, which is blind luck and how I happened to come across your link to here.

2/ Using google.

3/ Using this.

However I'm fairly sure that make it possible to find recent incoming links, but I don't know what they are. I asked for advice on that back in December but no one answered then.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Arigato!

Mark Wadsworth said...

Or you can try Technorati, that shows who's visited your blog via which links (OK, it misses off a lot, but it's better than nothing).

That Bloglist thing is a gas, the downside is, if you untick the options for title, date and snippet, in some versions of IE it levaes stupid blanks between the different blog names.

Ross said...

Mark, thanks I'll try that.