Yes, as Skippy the Bush Kangaroo reminds us all, it is that day once again. The day when we wee bloggers celebrate being officially cast out by the Big Bloggers because you can't get to heaven in a rocking chair, 'cause a rocking chair won't get you there.
Let the late and sorely-missed "Jon Swift" explain.
...The idea that links are the capital of the blogosphere seems so obvious that you would think an economist like Atrios of Eschaton would have realized it long ago. And as he is a progressive who has accumulated quite a bit of link wealth, you might also think he would be in favor of redistributing some of that wealth instead of just letting it trickle down. So when heannounced last year that he was declaring February 3 Blogroll Amnesty Day, and other bloggers followed suit, I assumed he meant that he was opening his blogroll up to the masses. I sent him a polite email pointing out that his blog was on my blogroll and I would really appreciate it if he would add my blog to his. I never heard back from him.
When February 3 rolled around, many bloggers discovered to their horror that instead of adding new blogs to his blogroll he was throwing many off, including some bloggers who were his longtime friends. Blogroll Amnesty Day, it turned out, was a very Orwellian concept. Instead of granting amnesty to others he was granting amnesty to himself not to feel bad for hurting others feelings. Though Atrios has stubbornly refused to acknowledge that he made a mistake, some bloggers who initially joined him, backtracked...And so once a year we field-gleaners "Look up! Link down!"
and remember that there are no small blogs, only small font sizes.
So please treat yourself by visiting these fine blogs today!
Chicago Guy's Blog
The Rectification of Names.
Mock, Paper, Scissors
The Beachwood Reporter
Everyone's favorite Vagabond Scholar
The Galloping Beaver
And, of course, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo!