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Julio

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I got this email from my cousin and I have no idea what she's talking about. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

I use blogspot for my Web site. I've seen others add blogrolls.
How can I do that...? Do you have any idea...?
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Woah. Vague.

From Wikipedia:

A blogroll is a collection of links to other weblogs. When present, blogrolls are often found on the front page sidebar of most weblogs.

Various weblog authors have different criteria for including other weblogs on their blogrolls. These range from matters of common interest to frequency of updates and posts to country/geographical/communal relations to link exchange policies. Some blogrolls also simply consist of the list of weblogs an author reads himself, and some news aggregators allow their users to export that list directly to a weblog.

With the advent of syndicated newsfeeds, even blogrolls can be, and are being, syndicated. OPML is one of the popular ways to syndicate a blogroll in case a weblog author wants others to be able to access the weblogs in his/her blogroll.

There are two possible derivations of the term. US bloggers tend to prefer the theory that the term is derived from logrolling, wherein members of a community liberally "cross-quote" each other's works. To UK bloggers 'blogroll' sounds like 'bog roll' — a slang term for toilet tissue — leading to speculation that the name derived from the long, list-like nature (and dubious quality) of some inter-blog link lists.




The static HTML for making links (techie name: anchors) goes like this:

<a href="http://sitehere.com/">This text will show up blue with an underline, like all links</a>

What she can do is make a list of all the blogs that she wants on her blogroll. This is the HTML:

<center><h1>My Blogroll</h1><ol>
<li><a href="http://sitehere.com/">This text will show up blue with an underline, like all links</a></li>
<li><a href="http://sitehere.com/">This text will show up blue with an underline, like all links</a></li>
</ol></center>

She can coustomise the "http://sitehere.com/" part with the FULL URL of the blog. FULL URL means to include http://! It's very important! She can also change "This text will show up blue with an underline, like all links" to anything that she wants. That probably should be the name of the blog.

An example:
<center><h1>My Blogroll</h1><ol>
<li><a href="http://www.engadget.com/">Engadget</a></li>
</ol></center>

Edited by the_gh0st, 21 February 2006 - 09:23 PM.

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Would you please respond and tell me if this worked or not?
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I don't know. I forwarded the info and haven't heard from her about it anymore. Thanks for taking the time to answer, though. :tazz:
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Alright, glad I could be of help. That's what we're here for, right?

If your cousin gives you any more info, please tell me. :tazz:
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