I've finally added a blogroll to this site -- that is, a collection of links to other sites that are similar to this one. Thanks to blo.gs, I'm able to display the last-updated time of each blog and rank them in descending order by that value. The list is updated automatically on the 45-minute mark, 24 hours a day, and it appears only on the home page in order to reduce clutter.
God knows this will be a huge time saver for me, considering how often I check these blogs throughout the day. I hope it'll help you, too.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to add all my favorite blogs, because not all of them ping blo.gs or weblogs.com when they're updated. (Pinging is a way of alerting a central server when your blog has changed. The server keeps a record of blogs' last-updated times and provides this information to anyone who wants it.) If you operate a weblog and don't offer this functionality, I encourage you to check it out. No programming needed; just go to the blo.gs ping form page and submit your information into that quick-and-easy form each time you update. Of course, the process can be automated as well.
On a more technical note: Because the blogroll is a list of items, it's coded as such; it uses the unordered-list tag,
UL. Therefore it's accessible and semantically correct. Also, I've made the timestamps into
label elements so users of modern graphical browsers can click on them. (See yesterday's entry.)