Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Blogrolls and Olaf and "Dick"heads, oh my!
If you've just come back from that badly-needed long weekend, well, we've been having some fun around here and, rather than try to cover it all again, you're welcome to review the last couple days of deathless prose and draw your own conclusions.
First, and somewhat unrelated to the above, I've started to clean up the blogroll a bit. Simply, I'm pruning a few entries (mostly because they appear to have gone defunct or don't publish regularly) and adding a few new ones that have come to my attention (with more on the way, so this is still very much a work in progress). But that's not really the story here.
No, the story is that, if you look to the right, you'll notice the absence of a few longtime stalwarts on the roll. And the reason is simple (as I have explained before and am not going to go into yet again) -- if you have the Olaf, the "Prairie Wrangler" on your blogroll, you're not going to be on mine. And, no, that is not negotiable. Deal with it.
That wasn't an easy decision since it forced me to chop some of my absolute favourites, such as "The Stormy Days of March" and "The Galloping Beaver" and "A BCer in TO" and "Idealistic Pragmatist", among others. So, yeah, it hurt, but it's my decision, just as it's everyone else's how they want to react to that. (I also passed over adding a couple new blogs for exactly the same reason, but there's no value in naming names here, so I won't.)
In any event, anyone affected is free to decide what they want to do about it. If you were cut and want back on the blogroll, you know what you have to do. If you were cut and are fine with that, then that's cool with me and the best of luck to you.
What it comes down to is that there's little enough one can do to fight the screaming, childish idiocy coming out of the dumbfuck-o-sphere these days, but this was one of those things I had control over, and I chose to exercise that control. And I'm free to make that decision, just as you're free to make yours.