Happy Blogroll Amnesty Day; Happy Groundhog Day - Phil sees shadow
Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice gets the hattip for this excellent post on today's celebration of Blogroll Amnesty Day. Joe walks the walk that he talks: he invited me to be a guest voice once, two or so years ago, and then I posted a couple of more guest posts and now, I'm a co-blogger at TMV. The Moderate Voice is also one of nine blogs being fed through Newsweek's The Ruckus.
Writes Like She Talks doesn't get enough traffic (recently, a long-time Ohio political blogger tried guessing my traffic and was in utter shock to think it was anything lower than 1000 visitors per day - try more than two-thirds lower, folks) to be considered a blog that could give other blogs such linkage that it could propel them high up into the blogosphere, but I love the concept of what Blogroll Amnesty Day has become. You can read about it here on Jon Swift's blog. Swift's post about it from last year details how the concept got twisted and turned like a strand of DNA. Now, however, thanks to the efforts of people who really get how it all should work, the goal of Blogroll Amnesty Day clearly is to promote smaller blogs that don't get as much linkage as they deserve. Here are the six blogs I'd like to promote today:
Long Live the Village Green (which I can't believe wasn't on my blogroll and I've now added it)
Some of these blogs have been around longer than mine, and may even have bigger circ than mine - I don't know. But they each deserve a very broad audience, and that's why I've included them - because they are unique and represent voices not otherwise being made audible. I feel as though I could say that about pretty much all the blogs in my blogroll - which is very obviously devoid of pretty much every national or otherwise widely known blog often found on political blogs. And I like it that way - except when it comes to being a resource, which is when I give in.
Anyway, I try to link as much as I can though I know once in a while I get lazy, and I always appreciate when others link to me and I try to go and comment to that effect or e-mail the folks who've linked to me. It's just the nice thing to do. If you would like me to add you to my blogroll, just ask. That's pretty much it.
As for Groundhog Day, read here about Phil seeing his shadow.