Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Blogroll Amnesty Day

Two years ago, Drifting Through The Grift joined other "smaller" blogs in celebrating Blogroll Amnesty Day - a day to turn lemons into lemonade. I'll let Jon Swift explain.

Anyone who is aware of all Internet traditions knows that February 3 is the day when we celebrate the blogosphere's greatest (and, so far, only) holiday, Blogroll Amnesty Day, a day when we salute all of the great smaller blogs that don't get the recognition they deserve. Blogroll Amnesty Day, or B.A.D. as it is known to the twitterati, was not always such a happy day. In fact, the first Blogroll Amnesty Day, way back in ought seven, was one of the darkest days in the blogosphere.

As I wrote last year about that once terrible day: "Ironically, Blogroll Amnesty Day had a net positive effect for the blogosphere as a whole. I discovered a number of great blogs and made new friends and I am sure that is true for others as well. And so instead of remembering February 3 as a day that will live in infamy, let's turn this day into a celebration of the power of smaller blogs. Let's recognize that building
an inclusive community of diverse voices is what the blogosphere should be about, not creating a new elite to replace the old mainstream media elite."

It is tradition here in the Grift to point you to Georgia blogs you may have missed. So give these a try.

Ink Drained Kvetch is Wendy Parker's place. Wendy is a sports writer who is making the transition from "traditional" media to "new" media. Her blog is not only one of the most well written new blogs to emerge but also one of the most thought provoking.

Georgia News Beat just started last month but is already becoming a must read. It's a daily recap of news from around the state and it's one of those rare beasts from below the gnat line.

Speaking of my original home - Southwest Georgia Politics covers Georgia politics from a conservative libertarian perspective with a focus on area shenanigans.

Having researched blogging in other states, I can say with pride, Georgia has one of the most vibrant communities in the land. Celebrate it today. Feel free to link to your favorites in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug Grift!

One good one from my little corner of GA down here is With Your Latte. This is a preacher that I've recently met via Twitter and who may be working with me on various projects soon.

blazerbobcat said...

Thanks for the promo of GNB. And keep up the good work.