...has been in need of an overhaul for some time. I never was really happy with the categories, because some blogs really fit under one or more of my headings. When we went to a gangblog last year, I dumped the "irritating", "worrisome," and "disturbing" categories altogether.
Now I've done away with all the categories and ordered my list in a quasi-alphabetical order. Some of them are by author's name; some by blogtitle. The difference hinges on how much the blogger him/herself seems to want to be anonymous.
Anyway, the only distinction between entries now is the large-type treatment I have given to the blogs I read daily because I think they are predictably significant. Even that much categorization is largely arbitrary, and I wavered on a few. In a perfect universe, Fred Butler (for example) would get a large-type listing, but I'm his boss in his real-world job, so 1) I don't want him to get cocky, and 2) I don't want to be accused of favoritism. So I decided to let Fred work harder for the large type.
Frank Turk and Dan Phillips prolly ought to add their own faves to the list.
People always ask how to get on our blogroll. The answer, until today, was "write blogposts that regularly catch my attention." Henceforth, however, we're going to make it easy. If you want to be on our blogroll, post the "Friend of Sinners" banner with a link back to PyroManiacs in your sidebar or in some other permanent place on your blog; then send us your URL. (If you do it via a message on Facebook rather than e-mail, you'll avoid my spam filters.) As long as your blog contains no objectionable content (porn links, vile language, or Emergent promo material) we'll add you to the blogroll first chance we get.
I hope that doesn't make the blogroll too unwieldy. We'll see.