Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Obligations With A Challenge Issued.

In the past several weeks I've visited several websites posting articles about deleting links that are no longer in operation or not functioning properly. As writers of the world we have an obligation to our readers to properly maintain our websites which includes the links and ads we list on them. A lot of times we add links to our websites because we like the site and find their information valuable both to us and our readers. Sometimes it's just to gain more readers to our websites but for whatever reason we still have obligations. We often get so involved in posting articles and stories that we forget to check all our links periodically. We add links and add links and before you know it we have links on our websites we don't even have time to visit anymore. We end up visiting only a select few out of many that we have listed and the older links fall to the wayside of unused links on our websites. Our websites depict a reflection of who we are and we owe it to our readers to give them our best. I'd like to issue a challenge to all the writers to start by January 1, 2009 and starting with your first link in your list go through each link, leave a brief comment of your visit and if the link doesn't work properly or is pulled remove it from your list. This challenge should be completed by all writers by no later than January 31, 2009. Let's give our readers the respect they deserve and clean up our websites for a more enjoyable viewing and reading.


Othmar Vohringer said...

This is a great challenge. I do not know how many times I have visited blogs and then clicked on a link that was dead or lead to information that was no longer available. It’s disappointing and somehow gives the impression that the blogger doesn’t care. You’re right as bloggers we do have a responsibility to our readers if we want to be taken seriously.

Great post. You should consider having published on the OBS blog
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit

deerslayer said...

Othmar; Thanks for the vote of confidence and the support. Your right to, an article like this does need to be posted for OBS followers and I probably need to do that right now. I'll work one up for the OBS.

Matt said...

Very good challenge. I'm actually working on it right now. I'm a little more than halfway through the OBS blogroll, which contains most of my links, and then I'm going to start on my own blogroll.

Merry Christmas!

deerslayer said...

Matt; That's great, I 've just finished all my websites and will be going to Alabama Wednesday and Thursday with a return on Friday morning for Xmas to see my 5 month old granddaughter who I have yet to see since birth. Will report back in when I return. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.