About ten months ago, I decided to do something a little different with my blog roll: I started two blog roll lists, one for Canadian bloggers, and another for International bloggers. My purpose was two-fold. One, there were several really good Canadian blogs, like Planet Algol, Tao of D&D, and Ode To Black Dougal, that I wanted to encourage people to visit. Since setting up those two separate blog rolls, I have added a dozen more really interesting and inspirational Canadian blog sites to that Canadian list (check out the list, there are some really good blogs there!). Second, there was a little bit of national pride involved in setting up a Canadian blog roll.
That seemed like a sound approach at the time, but recently I've been thinking of merging those two blog rolls back together. Partly, i'm afraid that running two blog rolls is sending a message that I consider there to be two classes of bloggers. For example, while there may be an "A" list of blog sites, whose authors regularly publish quality posts (I wouldn't consider myself among those), the populist -- and Libra -- in me recoils from being the person to make that judgement.
I'm also having a more difficult time managing two lists. There are some Canadian blogs that accidentally appeared on the International blog roll, simply because I didn't know they were Canadian. In addition, there are several blogs that should be included on my blog rolls, but are missing, and i'm wondering if trying to manage two lists isn't contributing to their absence. For example, I just realized I didn't have Lord of the Green Dragons on my blog roll: how the heck did that happen?
So i'm curious: what are your thoughts on the following?
1. Should I merge the two blog rolls?
2. Whose blog sites should I be including on my blog roll? Normally, I include blog sites that are (a) fairly active -- posting at least once per week, and (b) posting about old-school and retroclone rpgs (that includes Pathfinder, and those bloggers who play both 4E as well as older games).
Your responses and suggestions are welcomed, including recommending your own blog sites.