Poor Impulse Control
Tangentially, a lot of bloggers have emailed me lately requesting link exchanges. I don't generally do link exchanges, preferring instead to add blogs that I like for one reason or another, which means that I don't "trade," but also means I've blogrolled plenty of people who don't have me on their blogrolls.
The best way for me to find out about your blog—because, as time goes on, I have less and less time, unfortunately, to search out new bloggers—is to leave links in the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Blogwhoring threads. I make an effort to try to read every link left there, because I really enjoy those threads.
And never be shy to email me if you've got something good you want to share. Many of our guest posters have been invited after emailing me with something.
Also, if you ever have any ideas about how I can better incorporate opportunities for other bloggers at Shakes, please don't hesitate to make suggestions. I don't have a huge platform here, but I'm willing to use what I do have in lots of ways to help other bloggers just starting out or struggling to find an audience.