I don't really know the point of this post, but apparently that won't keep me from writing and posting it.
I like to keep the bloglist on my sidebar neat and trim. Early on, I loved having a big ol' long list of other blogs for me to click on. It helps me stay connected with fellow bloggers, and I just enjoy reading the work of others. These blogs generally are listed due to their humor, or they touch on issues that I'm passionate about, or they're thought-provoking, or they keep me from becoming too comfortable with my own viewpoint, or they keep me up to date on Michigan sports.
Occasionally, I discern that the time has come to drop some blogs from the list. The writer has seemingly abandoned his or her blog, I haven't found the subject matter compelling any more or the blog has shifted focus, the blog was added because of one post that I liked but I haven't really cared since, I haven't clicked on the link in months, whatever.
It's like church: if something isn't meaningful or engaging any more, why keep doing it?
There are a couple blogs listed whose authors I miss, but I find it difficult to click the "Delete" button. Most if not all the others are continually engaging and helpful. I commend each and every one of them to you. Even if you don't agree with the views presented, even if you don't ascribe to the same affiliations as them, I think that you can learn something from them all. I certainly have. I very briefly thought about including a description of each blog currently listed, but I'm not going to do that. You'll just have to click and read.
Like I said, I don't know what I'm trying to say. So I guess I'll stop.