Blog Entry Correction

A quick note to correct a misconception I propagated in my entry on blogs the other day. I said that a blogroll was a “Fancy name for a list of links to other blog sites” and I was only partially right. While a blogroll is a list of links to other blog sites, it is a list that is managed remotely (by BlogRolling, and there may be others) that you can dynamically insert into your site by including a snippet JavaScript or PHP code.

The neat thing is, they’ve put together a neat little JavaScript trick that allows you to sort of drag-and-drop a blog site to your blogroll list. They also do a few other neat things, including reporting on who’s linking to your own site on their blogrolls. So, a blogroll is definitely more than just a list of links.