s skippy the bush kangaroo: blogroll amnesty day is here again!!!

skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, February 05, 2016

blogroll amnesty day is here again!!!

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we are reminded by our good friend batocchio to remember that this is the 8th anniversary of the original and the 9th year of commemorating the traditional al weisel/jon swift memorial blogroll amnesty day memorium and celebration.

an explanation of the history and motivations behind this celebration can be found here.  the rules, set out by blue gal, are here.  ego satisfaction in the form of a meme-orandum post when this tradition was really taking off can be found here.

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short version:  blogtopia (and yes, we coined that phrase) only works if we support each other (no, it's not very libertarian of us, thanks for noticing).  so it behooves us all, even if we don't have hooves, to give attention in the form of linkage to our favorite blogs that don't get as much traffic as our own (paying it downward, as it were).

blogroll amnesty day will be celebrated here all weekend long.  so please feel free to email us with any and all posts about b.a.d. and we will happily link to them.

be sure to stop by and say hello to

vagabond scholar
bad tux the snarky penguin
mike the mad biologist
naked capitalism
whiskey fire
the field negro
simply left behind 

and we'd be remiss without thanking

john, susie, mike and the whole team at crooks and liars
blue gal
athenae and her gang at first draft
(existential shout out to former first draftian holden caufield, who used to blog here at skippy's, and now no longer appears on the internet anywhere ever, by his own choice... how j.d. salinger of him!)
jesse over at pandagon

and of course, our one and only cookie jill 

remember, blogging is like herd immunity.  it doesn't work unless we all participate!

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posted by skippy at 1:33 AM |


Here's my post. Happy BAD!
commented by Blogger Yastreblyansky, 1:17 PM PST  
Thanks for hosting this Skippy. Jon would be grateful that you've taken up the gauntlet, so to speak, and carried on the tradition.


commented by Anonymous Tengrain, 9:12 PM PST  
Is there a Blogroll Purging Day when you rid your blogroll of the links to expired urls which accumulate like the dried-up husks of stinkbugs?

Just asking.
commented by Blogger BroD, 6:24 AM PST  
that's every day in blogtopia, brod, and yes, we coined that phrase!
commented by Blogger skippy, 4:11 PM PST  
Here's my post. Thanks for keeping the tradition alive, skippy!

commented by Blogger Batocchio, 8:14 PM PST  
Pandagon is defunct, for instance. (Jesse is alive and well and married.)
commented by Blogger Ken Houghton, 3:37 PM PST  

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