This weekend Apothegm Designs will start the torturous process remaking look of the Wizbang network of sites. As part of the preparation process I’ve been examining various portions of the current layout to see where space can be saved, or better utilized.
Inevitably my attention turns to the blogrolls. Once upon a time they were for my own use, but with the advent of RSS I’ve found that I don’t use the blogrolls at Wizbang for blog reading. I find myself following links in stories and trackbacks more often, but that’s just me.
What I’m wondering is if there’s not a better, more impactful use of that space; space which I’ve had to tighten up over the years, as the two blogrolls are too large to list on the front page. I suspect there will still be blogroll(s) of some sort, but I’m thinking of moving toward one (or more) static listings. In fact, I’m seriously considering the Steven Den Beste model of a monthly (or quarterly) rotation of the lesser known or particularly exceptional sites, in addition to a more convention blogroll.
I guess what I’m curious about is how many Wizbang readers use the two blogrolls for surfing to other blogs? If you do, how often? If not, why not?