Gut Rumbles

August 17, 2004

finding new blogs

I search my referrals often and find some really good reading out there. My blogroll is already too long, so I don't add many people to it (I DO need to clean up some links to sites that don't operate anymore--- GOT THAT, DAX?) but I am amazed at what I've seen since I started blogging.

Some people are really GOOD and they don't get many readers. I like to link to those people when I find them, just to throw whatever traffic I can their way. I see it a lot like playing for tips during my musical days. Pass that jar. Get people to throw a dollar or two in there. If they like what they see, they'll come back for more.

I don't claim to be a heavyweight in the blogosphere and I doubt that I ever will be. I'm too eccentric and too opinionated to become really popular. I tend to piss a lot of people off. Oh well--- I've done that all my life and I ain't gonna stop now. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

But a LOT of people write well and post things that I enjoy reading. I find them frequently and I am stunned by the fact that I once believed that I was living in a completely illiterate society. It ain't so. Some people with no qualifications other than owning a home computer put some really good stuff out there. den beste was correct when he said that 90% of blogs are pure shit, but that other 10% IS PRETTY GOOD.

If you're out there, I want to find you.


I mentioned you on my blog today, so maybe you'll get some new traffic.

Despite the fact that I compared you to my dad, I hope you'll still let me read your blog. HA! My dad's a great guy, so I hope you'll take that for the compliment it was meant to be.

Posted by: Carmen on August 17, 2004 09:25 AM

Try on and see how we fit. We sure enjoy GutRumbles.

Posted by: Florida Bill on August 17, 2004 09:33 AM

May I recommend The Troll Lounge? Wintess firsthand the comedy of twenty some trolls that make Drumstick's and Raging Discharges life a living hell for being such flaming cockholes.

Posted by: Leaning Alot on August 17, 2004 09:53 AM

My Site is up and running Bitch! Maybe you do need to update that Blogroll! Don't make me Bring that Jar of Spirits to Helen. Just Damn!

Posted by: Dax Montana on August 17, 2004 10:06 AM

Check this one out:

I think you'll be in for a surprise you'll really like! [hope so, anyways]

Posted by: RickR on August 17, 2004 10:16 AM

Couldn't agree more with you. I was worried about generating traffic to my new blog, which was main concern. What I've learned is I'm really impressed with other people's opinions (in general) even those that aren't consistent with mine. It's refreshing to know there are informed people in the world. I've also taken an interest in replying to the posts of others. keep up the good work.

Posted by: Michael on August 17, 2004 10:17 AM

If I recall correctly, you were a bit pissed at Steven when he made that statment, weren't you?

Experience is the best teacher, though. No?

Posted by: Kevin Baker on August 17, 2004 10:35 AM

Kevin, you recall correctly, but Mr. Den Beste and I have made peace. He blogs his way and I blog mine and the world is plenty big enough for both of us.

Posted by: Acidman on August 17, 2004 10:44 AM

I know what I write is mostly shit, which is why I have never asked anyone to put me on their roll. I appreciate it when they do and tell them so, but I never ask for it.

Posted by: Dave on August 17, 2004 02:24 PM

I still think SDB's claim is a load of crap. I've read far, far too many good blogs for that ratio to be anywhere near accurate. 50% shit? Maybe. I'm more inclined to believe it's around 20% shit, 20% one-hit-wonder, and 60% damn fine writing.

The biggest problem is that most people don't stick with it, and either don't have the time or interest to keep writing stuff on a daily basis. THAT ratio is probably around 90/10, but that doesn't mean the 90% who don't write every day or close to it write crap.

Calling a given percentage of blogs "pure shit" was arrogant bullshit then, and it is now.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on August 17, 2004 02:56 PM

I have a link to you on my blog, I'd be honored if you'd stop by and have a read sometime. It's mostly nonsense about the "dark" side of life, but it's from the heart.
I read six blogs faithfully every morning with my coffee when I get to my office and you're one of them. We're from different sides of the fence, but we sure hold a lot of the same opinions.
take it easy.

Posted by: gregor on August 17, 2004 07:49 PM

Rob, I read the blogs on my blogroll every day, but I have never asked anyone to add me to their roll. However, if you wanted to be the first, I really wouldn't mind. I do happen to have a bottle of red nail polish. (just kidding) I'm too fat and sassy to paint my toenails. Will fingernails do just as well?

Posted by: Denise on August 18, 2004 03:43 AM

Only if you agree to scratch my back, Denise.

Posted by: Acidman on August 18, 2004 10:44 AM

Does this form work like a guestbook?

Posted by: Jenn C on November 9, 2004 05:29 AM
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