What’s the # For?

I’ve had a few e-mail queries asking what the # preceding some of the sites on the blogroll indicate. It’s just an easy way for, me mostly, to quickly eyeball the sites that offer heavy doses of international security and military affairs analysis.

As the blogroll has gotten longer, it’s been both more useful (more good sites=more content to read and link) but also more unwieldy. This is especially problematic because I sort the ‘roll by most recently updated. Some sites that I nonetheless find valuable don’t ping the appropriate sites when they update and are therefore orphaned at the bottom. Others post from a different time zone and do most of their updating when I’m not reading blogs. The # just gives me a quick way to ensure that I take a look at the sites in my area of greatest professional interest more often.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Janis Gore says:

    Thanks. I was wondering, too.