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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

10 years of skippy: our fallen comrades

probably mostly, and foremost, among our achievements in blogtopia and yes, we coined that phrase, was our partnership with the late, brilliant blogger jon swift (with a little help from blue gal) to create the still-ongoing-in-spite-of-our-relative-ennui-about-the-whole-thing national blogroll amnesty day.

we teamed with jon swift in our yearly efforts to ignore the uncaring, decidedly-unliberal (at least as far as linking policy went) behemouths that several popular lefty blogs had become, and made a consious effort to not only link to blogs with smaller traffic numbers than ourselves, but to encourage all of blogtopia and yes, we coined that phrase, to do so, too!
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tho we lost jon swift, aka al weisel, a little over 2 years ago, we like to think that his unbridled generosity lives on in our blogging philosophy: that no voice is too small to be listened to; that no blog is too irrelevant to be relevant.

we are sad that we lost other great blogging friends during those 10 years as well. this blog couldn't have survived without the kind support of jim capozzola, who graciously paid the way for our banner-less blogger platform in the literal first days of our existence.

we also miss the wonderful pithy stylings of aaron hawkins, the uppity negro, as well as melanie mattson's bump in the beltway, both taken from us far too soon.

and of course, the constant support and encouragement of the great steve gilliard was a big part of why we continue, even to this day. we are sure there are dozens of other bloggers who feel the same way about steve's love for their work.
posted by skippy at 1:41 AM |


Word. This post made me go all blubby, thinking about the ones we've lost.
commented by Blogger Jill, 4:54 PM PDT  
Heaven bless Al.
commented by Blogger Jim Yeager, 8:54 PM PDT  

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