Fed up of your stuff not showing up on the FTW blogroll or Bols? Then I have some news you have to hear.
I was chatting to a friend who works for google about how long it takes some blogs to show up on bloglists. One of the blogs on the Parade Ground bloglist hadn't updated in 6 days, so I asked him about it.
As blogger is owned by google, the bloglists widgets are updated by the googlebot. How often this happens depends on how often the googlebot visits your site to index it.
With me so far? Here's the interesting bit!
Now, it turns out that there's a way to force the googlebot to reindex your site. In google reader (it only works in google reader), if you subscribe to your own blogfeed you can click refresh. This forces the googlebot to reindex your site and all the bloglists you're on.
I've been trying it and I've been getting listed on FTW and Bols within 10 minutes using it.
I hope it helps all of you who keep falling of the end, so to speak.