Before we run our maintenance, I am happy to say that we have reached the high water mark in blog population. There are 333 active blogs on the roll. There were 312 blogs when last I kept up appearances on the SCBR, meaning that in the past month, 21 new blogs were added. I think that's a new record as well. Which is fantastic.
But now it is time to remove blogs that have reached the dreaded six months of inactivity mark. It is always a sad task, and there are many reasons why blogs are left for irrelevance. People may have been disenchanted with the Hobby (and there are many reasons for that). Others have lives and while having a blog was a good release/escape, it is a commitment to continue to write. And life takes precedence over Hobby EVERY TIME! Regardless of reason, here are the blogs that we are now removing from the active roster and will now make their final appearance in the "Blogs Being Removed from the SCBR" section:
- Balk Four
- Hockey Card Heaven
- Hobby Box Report
- Wax Pack Time Machine
- Chicago Sports Collector
- Astros Baseball Cards
That's seven blogs that join the rank of the inactive blogs. That means that going into July, the big blogroll reaches 326 active blogs, a net gain of +14 from last month.
As always, if you, or someone you know, is writing a Hobby blog that is not on the Sports Card Blogroll, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be added. And if your blog is being removed, but you plan on becoming active again in the Hobby Blogging Community, drop me a line. Thank you very much.