I cleaned out the old gardening blogroll today. It must be done once in awhile to remove the abandoned blogs. I always find it a bit sad when I do it. While I understand that lives and living them sometimes interfere with recording them, I nevertheless feel a certain amount of regret that the voices of one more person are no longer recorded and that shortly, their words will be gone forever (because I am assuming that either they will stop paying their hosting bill or Blogger will delete the blog for inactivity). There were almost 30 gone this time. Some were blogs that I had enjoyed quite a bit. It is almost like an internet induced death.
But, while there is loss, there is also growth. I get requests almost every day for people to get added to my blogroll and the Garden Blog Search. I would encourage anyone who has a gardening blog (even a semi-gardening blog) to let me know about it. I would love to add it to my blogroll and to the Search. No blog is too small or too new! We all have a garden that we should be sharing!