Working on the Great Blog Roll Call this year has lead me to change a definition on the list in a big way. Previously I had always determined that a blog was considered abandoned after it had been left without an update for two full years (730 days). I think that's too long to keep a blog in my active list for reading or for the active list of blogs that update regularly (or even semi-regularly). So I'm moving any blog that hasn't updated in the last 365 days into the abandoned blog list. I'm not sure how much of a negative impact this will have on the overall list, but I would rather have the list be something that people can use effectively than have it filled with a hundred or so blogs that the authors don't even cares about enough to update on a regular basis.
Once a blog has been moved onto this list it will be out of contention for the Weekly Best Reads column, the Monthly Best Reads column, or the Yearly Best Reads Column. It will be checked once for the following year's Great Blog Roll Call and if it has not been updated it will not be checked again until the following year.