upon further research my impression (please correct if my conclusion is wrong) is that technorati and google are at odds. to be able to have a decent PR and have technorati authority at the same time is impressive.
it seems technorati loves any kind of non-duplicate links on a main post and blogroll. miniposts get no link credit.
google on the other hand measures external links vs outgoing. so if you have a large number of blogroll links (external) on a page you are required to have much more incoming links to compensate. if not, your 'google juice" leaks away = PR goes down.
it's suggested that you remove the blogroll links from the sidebar (blogrolls here always are competing with your incoming links.) you can it seems put your blogroll/reciprocal links on their own "links" page eliminating the competition with incoming links. note: any discussion on the "nofollow" topic can be later. right now, i am ignoring nofollow.
if this is true is there an easy way to manage moving existing blogroll links? is there an elegant solution? at present i am manually copy/pasting from blogroll to new links page. note: i see some sites using link manager services but i am wary that these link services can be spammers in disquise.
much of the above info came from andy beard at http://andybeard.eu/2006/11/how-a-blogroll-can-kill-your-pagerank.html
also, the above blogroll on a page is a bareboned list. it would be nice to have a links page have special features. like organize by category. or tags. or views (most popular links) similar to how an archive can be set up.