I was thinking late last night about how fame and fortune (or the closest things thereto) are achieved in the blogging world, i.e., by how many people link to you, and by the number of people to whom you link.
I recently installed an automatically-maintainable "blogroll" (the list at left in which I p1mp the blogs I think are cool and worthy) at left that uses the engine over at blogrolling.com to ease list maintenance. Worked like a champ.
...Until this morning. blogrolling.com appears to be down, which slows Squeezings' page loads dramatically. So I edited my template and reinstated my old, moldy, manually coded blogroll. So reliability seems to be an issue. Then again, one gets what one pays for, and blogrolling.com is free. :-\
So anyway, blogrolls are cool and necessary, but getting someone to do your dirty work for you appears to be fraught with peril.