Friday, February 1, 2008

Blogroll Amnesty Day


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Well... As I understood things from Blue Gal (who was kind enough to give me a few pointers along my way), the idea behind BAD was for people to post links to blogs less trafficked than their own. Usually that's a bit difficult in my case as I only average maybe 5 hits/day MAX. A big day, a huge spike in ratings, is 17 hits. Now there have been two very notable exceptions: Twice I have been linked to on the blog round up at Crooks and Liars. Most recently this past Wednesday, resulting in over 300 hits. Miniscule by Kos standards, but a hell of a day for me (Thank You very much Mr Finnigan). The first time I squandered my opportunity, by immediately developing a writer's block which lasted a month. Every writer should have a point when he writes, and mine attempt at one is this:

I initially decided that I would link to anyone who left a comment on my blog, and I believe I have done so. I will also adopt the Swiftian policy of linking to anyone who blogrolls me. Leave me a comment, drop me an e-mail or send smoke signals, and it shall be done.

If somehow I am still missing the point of this day, well, forgive me please and perhaps correct me via comment or e-mail.


betmo said...

hey- thanks :) my other blog is political in nature if you are interested

i know what you mean about writer's block- i also find the best way to drive traffic to your site- if that's your thing- comment like crazy on all of the blogs you like- folks tend to reciprocate. i also switched all of my link roll into rss feeds in my google reader- so they aren't on the sidebar at my place- but you are in the reader :)

Chris in Seattle said...

See now here's how little I know about this crap... you totally lost me when you started talking about RSS feeds and google readers. I have no clue how to set things up that way, and don't even know how it could benefit me or anyone I might blogroll.

I still physically go through my post looking for comments, even though I know there should be someway to set up something to alert me when someone comments.

Alien Trucker said...

I also am really new to this and am figuring out more each day. I like your site and am blogrolling you now.
Check me out at and see if you are inclined to add me.

Chris in Seattle said...
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Chris in Seattle said...

Rock... you're there. Cool layout over there. Makes me wonder if I should consider a change to wordpress....?

ThePoliticalCat said...

Wow, Jon and Skippy unleashed a humongo-rockdown party. This is so fun. I'm blogrolling you, Chris, please blogroll me too. Thanks, tpc

Connecticut Man1 said...

I like the way this all seems to be snowballing with more and more Blogs participating in some way or another.

Also, I like your Blog title! Though, I wish you never had to choose it... You should find a new link back to your Blog as soon as I update and ping. :)

Drinking Liberally in New milford

Brandy said...

I'm another blogger on the proverbial B.A.D. bandwagon (and I seem to be bumping into ConnecticutMan everywhere). You have been blogrolled! We have an open blogroll policy going on at our place, too.

Chris in Seattle said...

Three new additions to the rolls. Welcome aboard.

mark hoback said...

Just added you in, Chris.

Chris in Seattle said...

Why thank you, sir.

Dyre42 said...

I've added this blog to my blogroll. Love the name by the way.

M.Yu said...

I am in Seattle on occasion. Congrats on your C and L link. It is one of my daily hubs and they spread the love where it deserves to go

Good Luck!


Chris in Seattle said...

Two new additions. Welcome aboard.

Nice weekend.

Jen Clark said...

I'm adding you to my blogroll, but not because you asked me to. I'm adding you because I love the post about the DNC.

I'm new to this too and it amazes me how much there is to learn. There's a whole other world here in the blogosphere. I also thought about switching to WordPress, but I don't know what I'm doing and blogger makes life pretty easy technically. Maybe someday when I figure out this blogging culture better. That's my first priority now.

Anyway, nice to meet you. Love your writing.

Singleton said...

In honor of Blogroll Amnesty Day I have added your blog link to my blogroll at Please link mine to yours in return. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at Thank you!

Rob Singleton