Blogrolling Shutting Down On All Saints Day

After ushering in an era of blog links upon the sidebar, it looks like Blogrolling has finally decided to shut down their site on the day after Halloween.

BlogRolling will be shutting down November 1st, 2010.

If you are not using BlogRolling code on your site anymore, you don’t need to do anything.

If you are using BlogRolling code on your site, you’ll want to follow these simple steps before the end of this month. (Blogrolling Status Blog)

Note: Emphasis theirs.

Although newbie bloggers may shrug their shoulders at Blogrolling’s demise, the site did play a small part in the blog revolution by making it easy to add links to sidebars without a deep knowledge of HTML.

Blogrolling also played a small part in Iran, as the site’s dead simple services made it easier for the Persian blogosphere to network with each other (that is until the Iranian government blocked Blogrolling from being used by their ISP’s).

While the site’s future demise became apparent after Google jumped into the link roll game, many bloggers continued to use the service (especially those using WordPress).

Bloggers seeking to save their link data are being instructed to log into Blogrolling and copy their links upon a word document (or rich text file) before November 1st, as well as to remove any of Blogrolling’s code from your site or server.

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