So if I am not going to concern myself over traffic, the same should also be true for "linkage", which is another metric bloggers measure themselves by. The most popular method for this is the TLB system. I have to admit this was a good milestone to measure oneself while getting going, but after a year or so at the same spot, I think this tool no longer applies to me.
So while I will probably check it from time to time, I am taking it off the sidebar. Actually, I would have done it sooner except I thought the picture I used for my ranking of "Large Mammal" was pretty cool, so I will miss that more than anything else.
I'll probably make some other changes in the coming weeks.