Sunday, February 05, 2012
Blogroll Amnesty Day 2012
The first weekend in February marks the observance of Blogroll Amnesty Day, when we celebrate small blogs by linking some of 'em. This event was co-founded by the much missed Jon Swift (who explained its origins here), and by skippy. (My most extensive post on the tradition was this one, back in 2008.) If you participate, make sure to e-mail skippy so he can include you in his B.A.D. roundup(s).
Remember, don't get too caught up in the "smaller" blog thing and relative traffic or rankings – the spirit is to link small-ish blogs.
Here's my list for this year, with some familiar suspects:
Cheyanne's Campsite: Currently covering Bill Moyers and the Gospel of the Penniless. (Must be a hippie.)
Evil Slutopia: Currently weighing in on the Komen scandal.
Mikeb302000: Covering gun control issues and other stories.
P3 – Persuasion, Perseverance and Patience: Scroll down for posts on Abraham Lincoln and the cartoon picks of the week.
Poor Impulse Control: Taunting us with recipes... and mime.
Welcome to Pottersville 2: Now with the subtitle, "Blogging Against Fascism!"
The Hunting of the Snark: Relentlessly fact-checking and skewering Megan McArdle (among other things).
The Non Sequitur: Examining logical fallacies in the news.
I also have to give a shout-out to Mike's Blog Roundup at Crooks and Liars, where every day it's Blogroll Amnesty Day (coincidentally, I just finished up another stint). Melissa McEwan at Shakesville does regular blog roundups and invites readers to link their pieces in those threads. Additionally, Thers of Whiskey Fire was nice enough to link the 2011 Jon Swift Memorial Roundup at Eschaton back in December. Given the origins of Blogroll Amnesty Day, that may seem ironic, or karmic, or whatever. Regardless, good will and good karma are always welcome, and participating in Blogroll Amnesty Day definitely tips the scales in the right direction. If you read this late, skippy plans to round up posts for an extra day or two this year, so don't be shy.
Finally, here's Blue Gal's video: