This past week, I decided to relaunch the FTW Blog roll using the new criteria and the same blog roll widget I had before. And it worked for a little while. Now I'm back to having the same issues as before. That means I have taken down the roll once again. Anyone seeing a pattern here? I can see it now.
What in the world is going on now?
I think it's time I say the FTW Blogroll had a good run and let all of the other blogrolls that have popped up since FTW started the whole thing have their day in the spotlight. That being said, if you're a Blogger and have a blogroll you'd like to let others know about, email me and I will add your link to this post.
I will continue to follow everyone that I did before the original roll came down and especially those who just resubmitted their links. I've got all you folks in a separate folder so I can keep track of you. Everyone will remain in my RSS reader though.
I'd like to thank everyone who has been supportive through this whole thing. Muskie from Musk's Miniatures has been a big help in all this with pushing me to try new things and other platforms (as resistive as I am). He has been doing some work on a much larger scale than I have with trying to combine even more resources together. I wish him the best of luck. He has the technical skill to pull it off I'm sure.
So what are some other blogrolls out there?
To kick off the list, let me point you in the direction of GDMNW. They have contacted me a couple of times and we've talked about blogroll issues before. They have a blog roll and you'll have to look at their site for the criteria to get listed.
PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT able to speak as an expert about any of the blog rolls listed below, so you'll need to do your homework and see which ones are where you want your blog to be listed or not.
House of Paincakes
Tale of Painters
So what do I do with the FTW Blogger Group logo then?
Keep it and fly it proudly. Say you were there in the beginning when it all came about. Just like the original Space Marine Legions, you were there when it all started. As for me, I am going to keep posting the best stuff I can, I'm going to get listed on a few of these other blog rolls and I'm going to keep a watchful eye for that one glimmer of light that may one day pop up in the future that brings me back into the blogroll world.
I've opted to leave the comments section open, but I'd like to ask folks to refrain from praise (as nice as it is to know that the things we do are appreciated) or suggestions on how to "fix" the problem. If you really want to show your appreciation, drop FTW into your RSS reader or blogroll and stop by regularly.
Thank folks and make sure to check out some of the other blog rolls listed above.