Friday, February 5, 2016

Blogroll Amnesty Day 2016

Tengrain, the patron saint of small bloggers, reminds us that today is Blogroll Amnesty Day, the day for promoting other blogs according to three rules:


1. You are not allowed to complain or mention your blog’s low traffic until you have been posting daily for a year.

2.If you’re little, link other blogs that are new or still growing their audience, and encourage them to practice their craft daily.

3. Then, show them how.



Regarding the first rule, I have to wonder if one can complain if one has put up 24 posts in 24 hours... I can't complain about low traffic at any rate, I passed the one million hit mark last November, thanks to your readership and your linkage. I can't express my gratitude enough, you've always been the best.

As far as the blogs I'm going to link to, here goes nothing...

Buddy McCue's place showcases the man's art, which deserves a good look. The man is a true gentleman with a keen wit, please check him out.

Paleotectonics mixes righteous rage and side-splitting humor, with copious doses of nerdery and traditional Midwestern values. He's exactly what the Heartland should be- a take no shit attitude, walleye fishing, and Dr Who references aplenty.

Also in the Heartland, zombie rotten mcdonald is another righteously angry Wisconsinite whose eclectic musical tastes take a backseat to no one's... ZRM and Paleo represent the original Heartland values, not the 'I got mine, screw you' values promulgated by the Scott Walkers and Rick Snyders dicking up 'flyover country' and making it into a place that people really want to fly over, or flee from.

Aunt Snow's blog is the perfect cure for Beauty Deficit Disorder- she was a great chronicler of the sheer gorgeousness of the greater L.A. area, now she's doing the same for the NO LA area. Aunt Snow lives beautifully, and she shares the beauty of her existence with her lucky readers.

Nasreen Iqbal's blog is the newest blog on my blogroll, a wonderful mix of the personal and the political. Nasreen is another individual whose musical taste I find interesting. One of these days, I'm going to hang out with Nasreen and ZRM and we're going to geek out for hours on music.

I'd be remiss if I didn't thank Tengrain for his unfailing support throughout my blogging endeavor. Also, I don't know if I would have gotten this thing off the ground if it hadn't of been for the early support from Thunder, mikey, Kiwi and Smut, Johnny Pez, and M. Bouffant. If there's such a thing as 'Blog Amnesty', these are the bloggers who showed it to me when I was just beginning.

7 comments:

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Thanks for the links! I like to see great new blogs I'm not familiar with.

I am still trying to get together a good blogroll. I have a rough draft, but it's not up yet. It has to be great but also not be wildly offensive to more orthodox friends and family that might find me.

Tengrain said...

B-4:

1 Million hits?! That's fantastic! Congrats, and now pay it forward, buddy! That's awesome.

Rgds,

Tengrain

mikey said...

Thanks for the mention!

I've never been terribly consistent in getting post up at the rate you manage, Mr. Bastard, but I've still managed to accumulate a surprisingly large readership around the world. Thanks for your help, and for the view into your rather unusual life...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My bloggin' has been slack, lately. Twitter is a helluva time-waster.

Also, Nutkin. Always blame-worthy.
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Smut Clyde said...

Skwirls stole your posts, Thundra?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I am still trying to get together a good blogroll. I have a rough draft, but it's not up yet. It has to be great but also not be wildly offensive to more orthodox friends and family that might find me.

You're always welcome to come here and put your muddy feet on the furniture and use salty language... nobody's going to tell on you.

1 Million hits?! That's fantastic! Congrats, and now pay it forward, buddy! That's awesome.

Every day, old chum... I'm only as good as the people who have supported me.

I've never been terribly consistent in getting post up at the rate you manage, Mr. Bastard, but I've still managed to accumulate a surprisingly large readership around the world. Thanks for your help, and for the view into your rather unusual life...

I owe my entire French readership to you... tracking one's hits and traffic sources is a game in and of itself.

My bloggin' has been slack, lately. Twitter is a helluva time-waster.
Also, Nutkin. Always blame-worthy.


Just wait 'til Nutkin gets a Twitter handle...

Skwirls stole your posts, Thundra?

Sounds like one of those 'men's adventure' pulp titles...

Another Kiwi said...

Dude, you're a champ. Always have been.