Sunday, February 3, 2008

Blogroll Amnesty Day

One of my favorite bloggers, Jon Swift (satirist and "reasonable conservative"), and his buddy Skippy the Bush Kangaroo have declared today Blogroll Amnesty Day.

Jon lays out the whole backstory. Basically, they're encouraging medium-sized bloggers to add smaller bloggers to their blogrolls, and so on down the food chain, with the idea of nudging some traffic to us small fry.

As one of the minnows of the blogsphere (please just ignore how that metaphor clashes with my cat theme), I can't really go any further down the chain or I'll land somewhere in the primordial ooze. Not that this has stopped me from visiting some of the smart and inventive people that Jon linked to, and then some of the folks they linked to.

It's a hugely entertaining way to procrastinate instead of grading quizzes. Plus it's a free pass on promiscuous shameless blogwhoring. Considering that someone has actually stumbled on this blog by searching for Porno Barbie, maybe it's time for me to start soliciting people who might be interested in non-porn, non-Barbie themed stuff.

So far, I've added
Last Left Turn before Hooterville
The Political Cat
Blue Gal
and (independent of BAD, just 'cause I've been meaning to anyway)
Holly's Self Portrait As

These blogs are all smart, political, and well-written - and not least, they're all friendly to cats.

I'll update this later, but now I've got to go explore some more new-to-me blogs.


Sugarmag said...

Hi Sungold,

I would really like to be on your blogroll. Thanks!

Sungold said...

You're on! Happy to add you.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Hi, Sungold, thanks so much for adding me to your blogroll. So sorry to hear about teh little gray kitty and your partner's allergies. I have a little gray one too - her name is Gojira Helen Wheels and she deserves every syllable of it.

Sungold said...

Wonderful name. I think the grey kittehs are often the craziest ones! Mine mellowed with age, but she was just full of loopy, uncoordinated energy until about age 7. She used to chase her toy fur mice through the room and run smack into the vertical beam that held up our loft bed.

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