An Ode To Blogroll Amnesty Day

For some, Blogroll Amnesty Day (BAD) is an excuse to be generous with their links.

For others, (who shall remain nameless, but you know who you are) it’s simply an excuse.

And for me, of course, BAD’s an excuse to write yet another limerick … as if I needed an excuse:

An Ode to Blogroll Amnesty Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Are you planning to celebrate BAD?
If you don’t, skippy’s bound to be mad.
Spread the link love around.
Make sure small blogs are found.
Serve up link juice and don’t be a cad.

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3 Responses to “An Ode To Blogroll Amnesty Day”

  1. Tumblewords says:

    Okay I’ve been there – still laughing… great limerick…

  2. docudramaqueen says:

    Um. Loved the limerick, but what exactly is BAD and when?

  3. madkane says:

    For those who aren’t familiar with the history of BAD, it started 2 years ago when a very prominent liberal political blogger dramatically pared down his blogroll, dumping most of the
    small and medium sized political blogs he’d been linking to (including me).

    To add insult to injury, he had the audacity to (with a straight face) name the day he did this Blogroll Amnesty Day. (In effect he was of course giving only himself amnesty for screwing the little people.)

    To make things even worse, several other equally prominent lefty political bloggers almost immediately did the same thing.

    In reaction, my pal skippy and a couple of other bloggers spearheaded what’s become a movement in the liberal political blogosphere to make a point of linking to less well known blogs that you think are worthy of recognition. Ideally one does this all year round, but it’s celebrated every year in a big

    This weekend’s the latest BAD celebration.