Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Blogroll Amnesty Day

February 3 is Blogroll Amnesty Day. Blogroll Amnesty Day began as a day for big, famous blogs to "free" themselves of all the small blogs on their blogrolls. But Jon Swift the reasonable conservative, skippy the bush kangaroo, and Blue Gal turned that idea on its head and made it a celebration of smaller blogs.

Celebrating Blogroll Amnesty Day is easy. You don't have to put up a tree or a poll or buy candy or flowers, wrap presents or risk your life playing with dangerous fireworks. All you have to do is link to some smaller blogs that you like or celebrate the idea of linking or blogrolling in any way you see fit.

So, I have three blogs I want to call to your attention. (These are some I've never really written about before, but I read regularly. I also recommend all the blogs in my blogroll [it's in the right side blog], especially the ones listed under "People.")

Grace Undressed is by Grace, a former (or not so former) stripper. In some ways her world is alien to me. I don't know anyone like her IRL. But she's fascinating. I don't mean that in a condescending or, God forbid, some sort of Jerry Springer freak-show way. What I mean is, she's beautiful. Deeply and truly, and a little sadly, beautiful. Her writing is sublime. It's as good as any writing anywhere. I only wish she'd post more often.
(And I guess I have to add, it's for adults only. It won't be everyone's cup of tea. But I think it's the best-written blog I know of.)

Dorkman's Blog is by Michael "Dorkman" Scott of Ryan vs. Dorkman and Ryan vs. Dorkman 2 fame. I kinda sorta made his acquaintance at TheForce.Net's fanfilm forum, where I was briefly active as DarthMeekAndMild while I looked into the idea of making an epic fanfilm of my own. (Never got past the script stage, unfortunately, but it would have been seriously epic if I'd been able to make it.)
Anyway, Dorkman's gone on from fanfilms to become an aspiring director. He blogs mostly about filmmaking, but also about religion/atheism and miscellaneous stuff. He's a talented and smart guy with a very bright future, and I'm "following his career with great interest."

Andrea just showed up at my blog one day and started leaving funny comments. She never even mentioned that she has a blog called Serious Injury Inflicted. It's a seriously funny slice-of-life blog.


  1. Thanks for the great spotlight on these blogs!

    You've got great taste

  2. You like me! You *really* like me! *sniff*

    I think I probably ended up on your blog from Eric Snider's website. You sucked me in with "Let's Ecology!" and when you started with the Twilight recaps, I was hooked for good.

    Glad you like Serious Injury Inflicted. Thanks for the shout out!

  3. Mayren,
    I just wish I had enough traffic myself to give blogs a boost just by writing about them. Maybe someday....

    I do indeed. I thought maybe you came from Snider's blog, but I wasn't sure.


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