Hey, Hey, Hey It’s Blogroll Amnesty Day!!!
When I started this blog, I had no idea what in the Fuck I was doing or if I honestly wanted to do it.
My friend “B” suggested I start a blog because I love to write, and because getting published in the “Real World” is damn near impossible these days, unless you’re already published (Makes perfect sense).
So, after a few days of debating whether I had the time, and/or the inclination, Jonestown was born.
At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted Jonestown to “be,” (Still not sure) or if anyone would read my Profanity Laced Tirades, but I made up my mind I was writing how I wanted without worrying about “Offending” anyone.
Initially my “Plan” didn’t seem to be such a great idea. In my first month, and a half, I think I had 1000 visitors, and being the Impatient sort I was about to say “Fuck This.”
One of the first bloggers I linked with (Reasic- who unfortunately shut down his excellent blog) passed on my name to the Illustrious Blue Gal.
Long story short, within a month I had a post passed onto Crooks and Liars, and Jonestown was on her way (Relatively speaking of course).
During the 6 months or so since, I’ve “Met” some very interesting, funny and talented people (Some of whom now write here at Jonestown), and although I don’t blog nearly as often as I once did, I’m glad I decided to stick around.
The point being, Blogging is not a way To Get Rich, but it is a Great Way to exchange Ideas, and to Meet some Very Interesting People.
With that in mind, let’s proceed-
Apparently, today, February 3, 2008 is “Blogroll Amnesty Day.” I won’t go into the Sordid details of how such a day came into Existence, but if you’re interested you can read all about it at Jon Swift’s or at Skippy’s House.
The essentials are that today is a chance to share the Love with some of the “Smaller” blogs in our Circle of Insanity.
Again, “Smaller” is relative. I remember thinking 200 hits a day was “Big Time,” until I realized the “Big Boys/Girls” get several hundred thousand or even a million plus hits per day.
Perspective altering to say the least.
Before I share my choices, let me give a special Whoop Whoop to Tengrain at Mock, Paper, Scissors who’s linked to several of my Vitriolic Rants, and never once has he threatened to wash my mouth out with soap or to tell my Mom.
Thanks dude, and next time I’m in Cali, which I hope is soon, I’ll let you know.
While you check out the links, enjoy a little reading music from the one, and only Jeff Beck (I’m no fan of the Chevy Camaro or “Peeling Out Dawg!”, but Jeff Beck is the shit, so, the guy can’t be all bad).
Scarlet W. Blue at The Invisible Women– If I have an Evil Female Twin, she’s it.
She’s one of the Funniest People I’ve encountered thus far, and she’s Fucking Smart…Damn, she’s Smart.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that we were engaged a few days ago.
Gary at Withinsight– Deep, Clever, and I think he’s truly concerned for my well being.
And- he mailed me a “Giant Fucking Bug” from one of his many Adventures Abroad.
Wyld at Wyld’s Q and A– Wyld is currently serving in the Armed Forces (Hopefully on his way home), and is one of my favorite visitors here at Jonestown.
We don’t always agree, but that’s not important to me, what’s important is- Do you have the Courage to not only Disagree with Others, but to accept others may Disagree with you?
The “A” to both of those “Q’s” is a Resounding, YES.
Coffee Messiah at Coffee Messiah (Funny how that works)- Coffee is an honest to God nice Man.
His posts make you stop, and think twice about writing another post Viciously Attacking your Enemies (Not saying it always works, but…)
And he always has some interesting music or recordings of conversations he’s had with Regular People living/succeeding in a world that is Fucking Insane.
Truly one of the Good People.
Dynamo In a Box– Dynamo (Or “None”) writes exclusively about what it’s like to live with ADHD.
Reading his posts is, at least for me, like reading from a Ticker Tape if it was coming out of my ear.
If you have ADHD or want to understand what ADHD is Really Like, check him out.
Freida at Freida Bee– Freida (‘ei” not “ie”) is filthy, and Damn I love her for it.
“My cat is like a magnet to me when I am peeing, because I sit there and pet my pussy and he knows I will. (Did I say that? Well, it’s true.)”
But she’s so much more.
Great writer, Funny (I love Funny Women, in case you didn’t know), Bright, and Fearless.
Kelso at Kelso’s Nuts– What can you say about K-Man?
Sometimes I get lost reading his posts because he’s talking about People and/or Events about which I know nothing.
One of the most Intelligent People you’ll encounter on Teh Internets.
And he loves Punk.
How can you go wrong?
Susan at Phantsy That– Susan is a very Talented Artist, and to top it off she’s also an Accomplished Writer.
Her posts are hopeful rants from the Heart of a Cynic (Everyone knows Cynics are actually Reformed Optimists, right?).
Christ, I apologize for the cliches Susan.
Randal at L’ennui mélodieux– Randal speaks that Fancy French, and he’s not afraid to Tell you about it.
A True Wise Ass, and Very Talented Writer.
He does like Heavy Metal, but who wants Perfection?
I’d rather have a couple of “Mother Fuckers,” and a nice Ale Chaser.
Randal has both, and much more.
The Cunning Runt at Little Bang Theory– CR is one Hell of a Cook, Photographer, and I imagine if I were a Nicer Person, I’d want to be more like him.
He’s gone out of his way, several times, to Cook Up something with my Vegetarian, Picky Ass in mind.
Oh, and he’s also a Hell of a Writer.
Jen Clark at Little Country Lost– Jen writes some of the most Insightful Posts in the Blogosphere.
When she covers a Subject/Topic, she puts a great deal of Thought, and Feeling into it.
In many ways, and I mean this as a Complement, she reminds me of Dashiell with her Thoroughness, and her Ability to say Exactly What you were Thinking.
Spartacus at My Saturday Evening Post– Another Really Nice Dude, but with an Edge (Seems to be a recurring Theme).
One day Sparty is writing Breathtaking Poetry, and the Next he’s Talking about the Rough, and Tumble Streets of NYC (I guess there’s a Connection).
And he’s Patient. If you witnessed how he treated a Certain So, and So many of us were dealing with, you know Exactly what I mean.
Omnipotent Poohbah– I’m not sure he qualifies as a “Small Blog,” but I don’t care because if you’re not reading him, then Shame on You.
Poohbah is great with words, and his posts are not only Funny, but he always nails the Shit/Shitheels (From Both Sides) right between the Eyes.
Phy from Phydeaux Speaks– Phy, and I first encountered one another from my Post on C and L.
We don’t visit as often as we once did, but I consider Phy to be one of the Coolest Cats out there in the Wild Blue Yonder.
His writing style is Unique, Entertaining, and after a few sentences you know (Despite his claims to the Contrary) you’re reading the words of a very Bright Man.
I think that’s enough for Today-
If I didn’t Include you, I apologize. Some of you were already mentioned in the other posts I read, and I attempted to list Blogs that are missing from too many Blogrolls.
Just know, for what it’s worth, if you’re on my Blogroll, you’re there for a Reason. I may be Fucking Insane, but I’m not Stupid, and Jonestown don’t link to Bunk.
I shouldn’t have to mention this, but I will. If you have yet to link to the Blogs of the other Contributors here at Jonestown, I suggest you get on it ASAP.
Remember, I know where you live.
One more thing-
Anyone interested in exchanging links, just ask. I essentially have no policy when it comes to Links other than-
1) No Dipshits, unless you’re Funny.
2) You must be able to Write. And I mean “Write,” not “write.”
Don’t let my posts fool you. I know my Shit.
(Hell, who am I kidding? If you link to me, I’ll link to you. I’m a dude for Christ’s Sake).