Now that Gerard Serafin has sadly passed on from us, the Lord’s mercy be upon him, and even though we didn’t always see eye to eye on various things, I was thinking that one of the valuable services he did for the Catholic blogging community was to maintain the unofficial list of Catholic blogs, which we often refer to as “St. Blog’s Parish.” New blogs arrive, old blogs go dormant, and the list quickly goes out of date. It’s something that needs to be maintained.
I’d be willing to host the list here on my site, but I need to figure out how to keep it up to date. I’m thinking of asking Catholic bloggers to put a button graphic on their site, encouraging new Catholic bloggers to “register for the parish.” And since I don’t know anyone who has enough time to read every single blog all the time, I’m hoping to use some technology to determine when blogs go dormant.
What do you think? Is it worthwhile? Is it insensitive to the memory of Gerard? I’d especially like to hear from other bloggers to see if they’d be willing to do put the badge on their page.