Sunday, February 03, 2008
blogroll amnesty day!
email skippy if you want the code to these logos!
[ed. note: blogroll amnesty day takes up most of this blog's space this weekend. if you're a brand new reader to skippy, may we suggest a perusal thru the january archive, to get a better sense of the writings of skippy and his co-bloggers? but if you're here for b.a.d., read on...]
readers of this space may have noticed a plethora of "blogging around" posts, wherein we give you several links to several other blogs.
astute readers might theorize that we are just lazy. but our cover story is that it's really our tribute to blogroll amnesty & blogroll bloodbath anniversary remembrance day.
we shan't bore you with the bloody history of blogroll amnesty day (we'll let jon swift, our partner in this endeavor, do that).
today marks the three-day weekend celebration blog-burst of b.a.d., or blogroll amnesty day for short, and literally dozens of participating blogs will be participating.
each blog will celebrate the unity of progressive infrastructure amenability by posting links to a handful of smaller blogs, thus giving exposure to diverse voices thru-out blogtopia, and yes, we coined that phrase!
we figure the only way to fight the great echo chamber of the hardly-ever-right is to create our own, and the best way to do that is to give linkage (hey, it's free!) to other writers with our same goals.
tho we are celebrating all weekend long, the actual anniversary day is sunday, feb. 3. (well, no, the actual anniversary day is super tuesday, feb. 5, but we figure most bloggers might be busy covering, oh, we don't know, the presidential race or something. so jon & skippy decided on feb. 3 to hold the celebration because, after all, nothing's happening this sunday).
[ed. note: jon swift insists that there never was any confusion about the date...it's actually feb. 3, according to him. we'll let him have his point, in the spirit of the day, tho we can't ever figure out why we thought feb. 5 was the occasion!]
and our very good friend blue gal, who always gives us shouts out when she blogs at c&l, has been helping to spread the word about b.a.d. so much this last week as to be a silent partner in the endeavor, and we thank her for it, as well as for her post over at blue gal;
we're happy to point out that kiko's house has already started with this post today.
and the inestimable mr. swift has a handful of other links to other blogs also commemorating this auspicious occasion.
so, this weekend, take a moment to click thru to a smaller blog, and read a new perspective. all of blogtopia and yes, we coined that phrase, will be better off. and happy blogroll amnesty day to everyone!
and, to a lesser extent, duncan!
[ed. note: pinned to the top of the blog for the whole weekend! because we worked like hell on that graphic, and want to get the most milage out of it as possible]
some major blogs celebrate b.a.d.;
here's some other blogs participating in b.a.d.;
and more blogs;
more blogs still;
and yet more;
and yet even more;
hold on, even more;
the hits just keep on rollin' in;
it's a tsunami of blogs!;
a veritable tsunami!;
we're tellin' ya, a whole bunch of blogs;
when will it ever stop?