Grumpy Blogroll Limerick

I was a bit surprised to realize that the third Blogiversary of Mad Kane’s Political Madness is coming up on September 23rd. Of course, I’ve been blogging a whole lot longer than three years: I launched my Mad Kane’s Notables Blog back in September 2001 and started Dubya’s Dayly Diary on January 20, 2001.

Anyway, I figured I’d do a bit of housekeeping in anticipation of my Political Madness blogiversary. So I reviewed my blogroll to look for links that needed updating. And in the process, I made a disappointing discovery. Not only have several bloggers de-linked me, but dozens of active blogs are still linking to my long-defunct Notables Blog.

Now even if those bloggers failed to get my email requests for a blogroll update, you’d think they might have visited my site at least once in the last three years, noticed my relocation, and adjusted their blogrolls.

The upshot of all this is that, with a few exceptions, I’ve de-linked any blog that either has de-linked me or that still links to my Mad Kane’s Notables.

Of course, I’ll be happy to re-link anyone who notifies me (in an email or in my comments) that my Mad Kane’s Political Madness is on their blogroll.

No post would be complete without a limerick, right? So here’s my love-letter-limerick to those who still link to my obsolete blog:

Grumpy Blogroll Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

If my link to your blog has gone missing,
Instead of complaining and hissing,
Check your blog and you’ll see
That your linkage to me
Is outdated three years. Reminiscing?

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7 Responses to “Grumpy Blogroll Limerick”

  1. Joyce T. says:

    Now I have to check all my links!
    I’m not savvy enough, politically speaking, to link to you though. I’ll be content with our friendly word wars on Facebook Lexulous. :P

  2. Steve Bates says:

    I checked under “Steve Bates”, “The Yellow Doggerel Democrat” and “Yellow Doggerel Democrat”, and I am dismayed that my blog has vanished from your political blogroll, despite the fact that I have never de-linked you even for a moment, and changed to your new blog’s URL the very week you moved it. I’m going to be generous and assume this was a clerical error…

  3. madkane says:

    I would NEVER de-link you Steve!!!! You’re my blog-son! You’re where you always were: Bates, Steve. I put you there purposely so you’d be high up on my blogroll.

  4. Steve Bates says:

    Oooops. Sorry, Mad… and thanks. I never expected a librarian-style alphabetization!

  5. madkane says:

    No problem, Steve.

    Joyce, I so love our Lexulous games on Facebook! As for linking, we could always exchange blogroll links via my other (non-political) blog if you’re so inclined. :)

  6. Linkmeister says:

    There are those of us who link to you but who’ve never been linked by you.


  7. madkane says:

    No need to pout, Linkmeister. I’ve added you to my blogroll. All you had to do is call my attention to my dastardly oversight. Sorry!

    Anybody else who links to this blog and who’s missing from this blogroll? Please let me know. Chances are it’s a screwup on my part which I’ll be happy to correct.

    Unlike two infamous A-list bloggers, I did not purge my blogroll and then claim “blogroll amnesty.” :) And if you don’t know about “blogroll amnesty day” these posts should catch you up: and