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12 November 2008
  BBOV Pre-update Appeal
Can We Do Just One This Time?

A fair number of updates to the The Big Blogroll O' Vark®™© have triggered the submission of other blogs, all of which I was unaware. Now I don't mind rolling out the occasional list of additions, subtractions, and corrections, but I dislike having to manually code all changes to the sidebar with those attention grabbing announcement doohickeys — you know: +New Addition+ & +New URL/Name+ & +Reactivated+ and the like.

Also, each update here means that others who manually insert the BBOV on their own blogs (see related posts below) must likewise redo their own templates. This can make them grumpy. And no one wants to be on the wrong side of a grumpy Lutheran who has better than marginal typing skills and access to the internet. It's almost as scary as meeting a Lutheran pastor before he's had his morning coffee.

Therefore, I ask that if you own, participate in, or know of a blog that isn't listed, to please let me know before the impending update. Please don't submit that 525 year old film critic, I know full well that he's back among us. However, any other unlisted sites are fair game. The only qualifications are that they aren't sloppy, filled with lies or lazily reported half- or un-truths and that the blogs' owners embrace, support, and firmly subscribe the Lutheran Confessions.

It would also be very helpful to know if any of these links are dead or if the content is no longer confessional Lutheran, either by renunciation of the Confessions or by hijacking of URL. And if anyone could help dream up a "fair and balanced" way of subdividing the BBOV without putting those that deal mainly with Lutherans blogging about their "secular" vocations (as if such things truly existed!) into some sort of low-theology ghetto. I don't really even like separating the pastors from the laity, since many of the lay bloggers have an astounding theological acumen.

Finally, why do I keep the BBOV going? And what is its purpose? I think that if you read the following three posts, you'll have a pretty good idea why I (and others) think that the BBOV is a pretty good idea:

Building a Lutheran Presence: Part 1

Building a Lutheran Presence: Part 2

What Is the BBOV?

Clicking Here Signals Intent
to Assist the Beleaguered Aardvark
in Expanding, Updating, or Correcting the BBOV


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