Noted “reasonable conservative” blogger Jon Swift last year came up with the idea of a “Blogroll Amnesty Day”, sort of a jubilee during which the policy of “put me on your blogroll and I’ll put you on mine”1 would be in effect.
Now he reports that the idea is catching on, and that many blogs will be observing blogroll amnesty days on February 1, 2 & 3. Friends, I’m here to tell you that Wetmachine will be joining the fun too-also, subject to the proviso explained below the fold.
By my royal decree, the “John sez check these out” section of the Wetmachine blogroll to your right will be populated by Jon Swift’s blogroll amnesty rules, (as emended below), to wit:
“I will add anyone to my blogroll who adds me to theirs, whether conservative, liberal, moderate, libertarian or Albigensian, with the exception of spam or porn blogs or anything else your mother would be embarrassed to read.”
Modified Limited Emendation
I’m sure that Mr. Swift will appreciate my hat tip to the memory of the sublime ethos of the Nixon White House in further decreeing that I will observe a modified limited hangout limit of 72 links in my blogroll, which number is arrived at arbitrarily, but intended to keep the thing manageable. My jubiliee policy is in effect from now until such time as the limit is reached.
If you would like to be added to my blogroll, add me to yours, and send me your listing in the form thus wise:
You can either leave your particulars in the comments, or send via email to
mail [at sign][the name of my blog] dot com
1) Which reminds me, when I was in kindergarten, Diane Gillespie and I were aprehended by Teacher in the woods near the playground in the very act of “show me yours and I’ll show you mine.” Hadn’t remembered that in decades. Wonder how it shaped my personality in the years that followed?