Saturday, July 21, 2007

New Linkage Locations

I have discovered so many new blogs that I enjoy reading that I realized my "Links I Like!" list was getting a bit unwieldy. I was mixing in all kinds of different types of blogs that caught my fancy and that I read faithfully nearly every day.

However, it occurred to me that if someone was reading my blog mainly for the occasional political content, they might not enjoy some of my other links; conversely, some who read my blog for the other content might be offended by the political points of view.

In the beginning, I shied away from discussing politics because I was so new to the blogging world and didn't want to alienate half my possible meager audience. But as I have gone along, I realized I can't keep a lid on it forever and have ventured into the world of politics.

Those who are reading my blog now know that I am a liberal and a Democrat, so there's no point in burying it under a bushel, as the saying goes. Therefore I have broken out the political blogs and bloggers that I enjoy and put them under a heading called "Politically oriented links I like!" (A bit awkward in its phrasing but I'm aiming for consistency here.) And I've added a couple more - Blue Gal, and Blog Against Theocracy. I'm sure I'll be adding more as time goes by.

Secondly, I like medical blogs. So, I've moved some of the links that pertain to mostly medical subjects (both serious and not so serious) to a separate category called "Medically oriented links I like!" That includes my own "Medicana." I hope those who enjoy these subjects will like delving into these blogs. I've added two new ones by Femaildoc: Denver Doc Online and Doc of Ages. Very informative and interesting, especially for people like me who are fascinated by medical subjects of all kinds.

So that's it for now! If anyone is checking the link list and thinks I've deleted their link please check the other link lists and you will see it is still there. I'd be interested to know, from more experienced bloggers, whether this idea of categorization is a good or bad idea for my blog or those I am linking to. If it is considered not so good an idea then I can always change it back. Blog Blond? Any advice?

8 comments:

Larry said...

You have broken your links down as many blogs do, and it helps your newer viewers.

I adjust either way, but the new way is much simpler.

Doug said...

Blue Gal followed you back to your place, saw that you liked medical blogs, and pinged me about it.

I'm an ENT. Like you, I write about a lot of different things, but medicine is one of them. (If you check my categories list, my medical posts are filed under "The Barbarous Craft.")

Check it out sometime :)

Mauigirl said...

Great, thanks to both of you, glad you like the new categories.

Doug, I'll check out your blog, thanks!

Chuck said...

Hi Mauigirl.

Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a comment. I like the way you're doing things here and it's always good to meet someone that is on the correct side of the political nonsense. I personally don't care for politics and was never outspoken until the bush crime syndicate forced me to speak out.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi & I appreciate your visit. :)

Evil Spock said...

Blue Gal is awesome. She got me involved with Blog Against Theocracy too! Small world!

TomCat said...

Mauigirl, take comfort in the knowledge that your political stands are offending fewer and fewer people as time goes on. ;-)

Mauigirl said...

Chuck, thanks so much for your comment on my blog!

Evil Spock, yes, it must have been Blue Gal that got me into the Blog Against Theocracy too. Don't know how I happened across her blog first, but I go from one thing to another so I just happened on it I suppose!

Tomcat, you're right, good point! And anyway, who cares if I offend someone who supports Bush, now that I think about it!

TomCat said...

LOL, that's a very good point. Long gone are days in 2001-2002 when I was actually expelled from several MSN communities for speaking out against him.