Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Enjoy Yourself! It's Blogroll Amnesty Day!

As Driftglass (h/t for the truly patriotic graphic!) reports for those of us new to the celebration of Blogroll Amnesty Day:

Blogging is about writing and community. It is the oldest of wines in the newest of skins, so whether you want to sell soup or change the world, you'd better be able to do more than shout "Buy My SOOP!" or "Fuck You!" into a box canyon. You'd better be able to build a clean, compelling narrative about the world as it is, as it should be, and how to get from here to there. You'd better be able to find or make a community that shares your vision. And you'd better be able to stock an armory with vision and vocabulary sufficiently clear and powerful that any fellow traveler can pick them up, point them in the right direction and not blow their toes off. Blogging is about crafting the word and passing the word using a medium seemingly designed by God Almighty to insure maximum inclusion and democratization, which is why when a cartel of some of the Left's most prominent A-List bloggers who had built their name and modest fortunes pushing the highly we're-all-in-this-together message of "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité" decided to purge their rolls of all us icky little low-traffic ankle-biters, the general reaction was "WTF!?" It still is. Because if blogging is about writing and community, then the very last thing a real blogger would ever do is "bind the mouths of the kine that tread the grain".
Drifty has a dynamite list of smaller blogs at his site (as does Blue Gal), which you should click on over and take a stroll with when you have time. My picks (and I do not guarantee the size of these mighty blogs) are: darkblack distributor Cap NY Rawrahs Urantian Sojourn Comrade Physioprof That's Why So kick back and give a little luv to the links of smaller blogs. Suzan _____________________________

3 comments:

Joseph M. Fasciana said...

This post is such a thoughtful homage to our little community and to the many more like ours, where we don't take receiving comments for granted, but rather look forward to them with appreciation, whether they be pro or con. Thanks much for having been a presence on my blog.

Regards,

Joseph

Michael Hart said...

Hey Suzan,

Muchas Gracias for singling us out of the millions of minor league blogs orbiting in the blogosphere and slogging the content.
We appreciate you in the same way, as we read all the blogs we roll. . . thanks for being a positive force out there on the cutting edge!

Ciao, Michael Hart

Suzan said...

Nice to be in your neighborhood, guys!

Thank you.

S