To Blogroll, Or Not To Blogroll?

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?

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  1. Adjoran June 8, 2006
  2. Tuning Spork June 8, 2006
  3. Aaron B. Hockley June 8, 2006
  4. Sean Hackbarth June 8, 2006
  5. CayuteKitt June 8, 2006
  6. Jo June 8, 2006
  7. McGehee June 8, 2006
  8. Faith+1 June 8, 2006
  9. Candy June 8, 2006
  10. EdMcGon June 8, 2006
  11. Arthur June 8, 2006
  12. Yogimus June 8, 2006
  13. Jay June 8, 2006
  14. Old Coot June 8, 2006
  15. James Joyner June 8, 2006
  16. Falze June 8, 2006
  17. mesablue June 8, 2006
  18. ed June 8, 2006
  19. Giacomo June 8, 2006
  20. cubanbob June 8, 2006