Blogroll Scrooges Must Be Punished

Some major bloggers (most prominently Atrios/Eschaton and Kos) have recently instituted a blogroll purge, eliminating, for the most part, all but the usual suspects.  And to add insult to injury, they referred to it in Orwellian fashion as “Blogroll Amnesty Day.” 

Now Kos never saw fit to link me, but I was on Eschaton’s blogroll for years until this wholesale purge, discussed  here by skippy, here by Jon Swift, and again by skippy here, cause you can never have too much skippy.

Blogroll scrooges should be penalized, don’t you think?

Blogroll Scrooges Must Be Punished (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mr. Eschaton’s wholesale de-linkage
Hurts small bloggers through blogroll link shrinkage.
Kos has done the same thing.
Both are scrooges left-wing.
I’ve de-linked them and won’t give them inkage.

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9 Responses to “Blogroll Scrooges Must Be Punished”

  1. Out of principle, I never linked to Kos. Any minute now, he’s going to start feeling the sting from that. ;)

    I know it doesn’t matter, but it’s an ingrained mom thing and I can’t help it. Just can’t conscience rewarding bad behavior.

  2. ageekymom says:

    Great poem! I’ve been following the thread and I’m smugly pleased to say that I never read Kos or Atrios. Guess I’ll never make it to the Big Time

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks for your comments Renee and ageekymom. I think we’ll manage to survive very nicely while ignoring them. :)

  4. :) madcane

    Thought you might like to see my response to Maryscott O’Connor’s post on this subject. (Click my name)

  5. gail says:

    MadKane, now linked to you new site and sorry about my goof …

    Renee in Ohio, I love the results of your “immature Photoshop therapy.”

  6. madkane says:

    I loved your “photoshop therapy…” Renee. It’s perfect! Oh, and thanks for adding me to your HowardEmpowered blogroll. (I presume that was you.) I’ve reciprocated.

  7. madkane says:

    No problem, Gail. Thanks for the link.

  8. I particularly like the Orwell reference. It always struck me as Blogroll amnesia rather than “amnesty.”

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks, George. I agree with you!