Dan here, whacking URLs from The Big Blogroll like a maniac pruning an azalea...
First, transparency. Heather and I have worked out something called "The Three-Month Rule." It states: "If a blogger hasn't blogged in three months, the blog comes off The Big Blogroll." Well, here are some new rules:
2. The Three-Month Rule may be modified by a member of the Lowcountry Blogs admin staff if that staff member is unlikely to come back and cull anytime soon.
For instance, there were several bloggers who were one to two weeks shy of being three-months inactive. Not being one to stand on technicalities, I moved them over to the Inactive blogroll. So you could say that I turned the Three-Month Rule into the Two-Month Rule.
Why am I so trigger happy all the sudden? Because I can always move a blog back to the active list if the blogger comes back and starts writing again. After a year of doing this, I can tell you this is kinda rare. People who slow down and eventually go a month or two between posts are unlikely to suddenly start back up again. However, and this is important, you can always come back. Just send us an e-mail or leave us a comment so we'll know to go look at your blog again.
3a. If your blog isn't really a blog anymore, it's gone.
This one relates to Charlestonpoets.com, which was bloggy once but has since changed its format. Nice site. Not a blog.
3b. If your site is about blogs, or performs a bloggy function, or just seems useful to bloggers/blog readers, then none of those other things matter. Forget all those things I said. I was drinking at the time or something.
4. Blogs that aren't intended to be 12-months-a-year blogs won't be removed simply because of inactivity. Hence Storm Watch stays on the list.
Just because. It's also why I'm keeping Vera's fantasy football league blog on the list, whether it's active all the way through the off-season or not.
5. If you say you're taking a hiatus, I'm taking you at your word. We hope you'll come back, but if I'm culling and I see a recent post that says you're going on an indeterminate hiatus, I'm not waiting around for three months to take you off TBB.
Have a great week folks.
Culled blogs: Bill Hawkins; Charlestonpoets.com; Flipside; How To Live In America; Peninsula Media; Pluff Mud Love; POPVIEW; School Movement; The Armstrongs; The Triumverate; Today's Special, Unlimited Mulligans.