Saturday, March 07, 2009

Outer Blogness is back in business!!!

Well, sort of.

The blogroll update functions were working this morning, so I did a grand update of Outer Blogness, deleting dead links, adding all of the new exmo bloggers that have appeared since the blogrolling service wigged out six months ago, and updating the links for all those who have moved or changed their blog names. I started from the bottom and got all the way up to the d's when the update service crashed. So, unless your blog name starts with a, b, c, or d, your link has been corrected on the list. Please leave a comment if there's an error in your link (or if you don't want to be on the list).

Naturally, I updated the blogroll at Main Street Plaza at the same time. On that one, I was able to finish the whole alphabet!

Now, my goal with Outer Blogness is to provide a list of all of the exmo blogs out there, whether the blogger writes about Mormonism or not. I keep my eyes open, but I can't always find them all. If you know of an exmo blog that I don't have on my list, please leave a comment. Any blogger who has a strong personal connection with Mormonism (eg. you were Mormon or you have a close family member who is), can be a part of Outer Blogness.

Note that you can put the Outer Blogness list in your own sidebar (see the Outer Blogness page for instructions). Normally, it should just show the 25 most recently updated blogs in Outer Blogness, but that feature appears to be broken. I hope the Blogrolling guys will fix it soon. They've also included ads that appear at the top of the page when you click through to the other blog. That "feature" works. But the menu where I can pay a fee to turn the ads off doesn't.

Also, if you're not an exmo, but you'd like to be in my regular blogroll, you can leave a comment for that as well. :D


The Sinister Porpoise said...

It doesn't look like I'll be returning to the Ex-Mormon blogosphere any time soon. I've been writing for and a local publication called Menus and Merchants. Feel free to track me down, but I don't think you're all that interested in news that's local to me :P

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Sinister Porpoise!!!

We're very happy to have writing on all subjects by exmos. As Andrew S. has pointed out, it's hard to form a sustainable community around talking about ex-Mormonism because even the exmos themselves eventually get bored of the topic.

So if you currently have a blog, I'd be happy to include it. If you don't want to be in Outer Blogness, I'm also happy to respect your privacy in the matter and not list you. (The only reason I removed your blog on this round was because the link was dead.)