Blogger has a cool new feature that allows one to sort a blogroll by the last time it was updated, based on feed information. I can safely say that most, if not all, of the blogs on our blogroll here have a feed. I found this while browing the Holy Cookie blog this morning.
UPDATE 7/30/08: All of the blogs on the old rolls are now on the new rolls. The old roll is now gone. The blogs on the new roll are sorted by when the blog was updated, with the most recent on the top. Such a feature requires a feed. There were a small number of blogs on the roll where a feed was not detected. Those blogs are on the bottom of the list (that's Blogger's doing). The only blogs that were deleted were those that have not been updated in a year or more.
This feature not only makes it easier for blogroll maintainance, but also for ease in catching up on the most current of blogs. I'm sure you'll like the end result. In the meantime, as those lovely construction signs say: DON'T MIND THE MESS! WE'RE REMODELING!
And yes, I know - we have a lengthy sidebar. I'm working on something new to fix that too. Stay tuned!
(PS: All this stuff about "rolls" has me thinking: If we don't get no tolls, then we don't eat no rolls.! - from Robin Hood: Men in Tights)