A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Whilst surfing through the blogosphere, you may have noticed that some sites’ blogrolls seem to lack any order or seem to change constantly. OTB’s is that way: I use the service provided by blogrolling.com and have my list sorted by “most recently updated.” For this to be of optimal utility, however, requires that all the bloggers on my roll make it known when they have updated. This requires “pinging” weblogs.com, which blogrolling and other services check periodically.
For some odd reason, even some very established bloggers don’t seem to do this. It’s ridiculously easy. If your blog is on Moveable Type, Radio, or pMachine, there is no excuse: You can simply set your system to do it for you automatically every time you post. Mine is set to ping blo.gs, weblogs.com, and blogrolling.com itself (rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/). For those using Blogger, you’re stuck with doing it manually, but it’s quick and painless. Laurence Simon provides clear and detailed instructions for the manual method.
Seriously, start doing this now if you aren’t already. It will increase your traffic–you’ll not only get more hits from people who have blogrolled you and sort as I do, but you’ll also get traffic from weblogs.com, Blogger, and other sites that show the most recently updated blogs.