Gut Rumbles
 

December 06, 2004

lazy man

I finally got around to making some changes on my blogroll today. I dropped a few who seem to have died mysteriously and I added a few that I really like. I de-linked Wizbang just for the hell of it. He did it to me first.

For all pedants of the blogosphere, I'll give you a few strict and unbending rules for being on my blogroll:

1) I have no fucking rules. I'll link you if I like you, but just because I don't put you on the roll doesn't mean that I don't like you. Check your referrals. I lurk a lot.

2) If you don't post, I'll dump you. Period. I don't consider once-a-month posts blogging.

3) Come to a Jawja Blog-Meet. That act GUARANTEES you a spot on the roll, even if you suck as a writer, as long as you continue to blog.

4) Send me red toenail pictures if you're a woman. Damn right! I can be bought.

5) WRITE instead of posting a series of links. I wanna know who you ARE, not what you read.

6) Cuss every now and then. I agree with Redd Foxx on this issue. Anybody who slams a car door on the hand and doesn't cuss is someone NEVER to be trusted. If you can't find something to cuss about in the world today, you ain't paying much attention.

7) DO NOT post pictures of your adorable, widdle, fuzzy CATS!!! I fucking HATE cats. I've made a few exceptions to this rule because I really like the writers and I have no rules anyway, but don't push me on this issue unless you're really GOOD.

8) Don't email me asking for a link. I've never begged for a thing in my life and I don't like people who do. That may sound harsh, but that's the way I see life. If your blog is any good, people will find it. Just keep throwing it out there, like a good fisherman. If your bait is any good, you'll catch a few.

9) Be yourself. I've never met the person behind a blog I liked when I didn't like THE PERSON after I met them. Honesty counts, and it shows in a good blog.

10) Forget where you rate on some ecosystem or somebody's bullshit popularity contest. If you're out for a sales career, try insurance or used cars. I like the blogs I like because I am NOT dealing with salesmen there. I think I'm dealing with real people.

Anyway... adios to the old ones and in with the new.

Comments

Did baldilocks send you red toenail pics? I doubt it.

Posted by: CitadelGrad on December 6, 2004 05:47 PM

Thanks for not delinking me even though I just came back online yesterday. Looking forward to seeing you next weekend.

Posted by: Adam on December 6, 2004 07:15 PM

Thank you, Rob! I'll be changing URL's soon - moving off blogspot - I'll mail you with the new. Although, there'll be a link to the new from the old, so...

Much obliged.

Posted by: Queenie on December 6, 2004 07:32 PM

Thank you indeed. I love your rules for those who want to be linked... I was reading each one saying Yes, YES, YESSS! ;-)

Posted by: Christine on December 6, 2004 08:11 PM

Shit....#3 sure worked for me! ;-)

Posted by: zonker on December 6, 2004 10:32 PM

what if I send you red toenail pictures AND post pictures of my cats? hmm?

Posted by: girl on December 7, 2004 12:04 AM

I'm honored to be among such great blogs on your blogroll and to be read by such a great writer and for the record, I did NOT send in pictures of my red painted toenails.

Posted by: Sgt Hook on December 7, 2004 02:20 AM

C'mon, Sarge. Show me your toes!

Posted by: Acidman on December 7, 2004 03:33 PM

Hey Acidman!

Sometime when you're bored, go check out my blog:
http://curmudgeonisms.blogspot.com

I'm not looking to get blogrolled, I just like your blog style (mostly because it ain't political (well, too much)) and thought I may have an item or two that may offer up a chuckle. Although, I am amuzed easily.

Anyway, I just started blogging a couple weeks ago, and I'm still getting the hang of it. But so far, I kind of like having one.

Posted by: Dave S. on December 7, 2004 03:54 PM
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