However, there were legal/moral issues to doing this, expressed by Robert McClelland, administrator of Blogging Dippers, BC Blogs, and Ontario Blogs. A blogroll is a community of blogs where the bloggers have voluntarily decided to join; therefore, having one's blog appear on another blogroll involuntarily would have been a violation of that blogger's right to decide which blogroll he/she would like to participate in.
Even with the above in consideration, I still think that a Unified Multi-Partisan Blogroll is a great idea (I guess the Canadian Blog Exchange counts, but I personally find it kind of limited). The key here is, its implementation has to be done in a certain way:
- The host website needs to be neutral. I'm not sure if I'd want the Unified Blogroll on a right-wing site, or if a right-winger would want it hosted on, say, My Blahg.
- All of the administrators of the blogrolls need to be on board.
- All present bloggers on the blogrolls would have to agree to having their post appear on the Unified Blogroll. I suppose all future bloggers could be informed that if they join Blogroll X, that they will appear on the Unified Blogroll.
How would A Unified Blogroll Look Like?
I could see something similar to this (pathetic) example picture here. Posts would be ordered by time sent, and if possible, I'd like to see posts colour-coded depending on which blogroll it came from. Links to the blogrolls would be provided (in alphabetical order).