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The rapid growth of the Methoblogosphere may be largely attributed to Shane Raynor's excellent leadership through Wesley Blog. One of his best innovations was the creation of a syndicated blogroll for Wesleyan bloggers with the Blogrolling web tool. It provided a point of contact for such bloggers to meet and get to know each other. Our connexion grew rapidly as a result.
Alas, the Methoblogosphere has been stagnating for a while. At first, I thought that this was due to the traditional summer slow-down, but now I think that this is largely due to a severe decay in the Methodist Blogroll, now filled with dead blogs and deprived of active Methodist blogs that would like to join. Since Shane took a hiatus three months ago, it has fallen into disrepair and not been updated. I have e-mailed Shane on a number of occasions on the subject, but cannot get a reply.
I think that it is time that we consider moving forward. I propose that one of our number use Blogrolling to create a new Methodist Blogroll that is up-to-date and will be updated frequently. Methoblogosphere leaders like Beth, Andy, Michael, or Greg come immediately to mind. This account could simply be handed over to Shane upon his return.
What do you think? I would appreciate links from other Methobloggers to this post so that everyone can get into the conversation. This is a decision that we should make as a whole community.
UPDATE: This post has been bumped down because it is now superfluous.