Cor, that's a lot! I'm duly honoured by each and every one of these blogroll links, so many thanks to you all.
Why not click on some of these 202 links to see what you're missing. Not all of them, obviously (unless you're especially bored), but maybe 10 or so. Pick them at random, or pick the ten with the most interesting names, or start somewhere in the middle and work your way backwards. I can't guarantee that every single blog listed here is a literary masterpiece, but most are dead interesting. I know - I've had to read them all over the last couple of days, just to check that they're still being updated.
I compile this list every year, so I started by checking all 200+ blogs on last year's list to see how many of them still linked here. About one in three have fallen by the wayside and don't appear this year. Some have just vanished - disappeared, deleted - which is a pity. Some are now on hiatus - either deliberately, or through month-long neglect - which is a shame. And a few are still going strong but have removed me from their blogroll - zapped, extinguished - which I guess is the way it goes. Still, at least several new blogs have come along and added me instead, so I'm not losing out completely. Which is nice.
I've always tried to keep my blogroll manageable - 20 sites max - although I'm aware that this means I don't link to as many other blogs as I could/should. So today's post is a small way of making up for that omission. I hope it's a fairly complete list, courtesy of Technorati and various other useful web services, but I bet it isn't. Let me know if I've missed you/anyone off the list.