Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Blogroll Amnesty Day

February 3rd has been declared as Blogroll Amnesty Day. Following the lead of Jon Swift, bloggers are encouraged to open up their blogrolls to smaller ones or to those upcoming and starting bloggers, so that their voices could be heard. The authors' blogroll policy and practice shall be posted for all readers to understand, accept or reject. Most involve common courtesy and due respect. As bloggers, even if we are separated by distance or hidden by names and avatars, we are all human beings and are expected to act this way and be treated in the same manner.

This is a little late for February 3rd but just in time for the Lunar Year (February 7), The Year of the Rat. The Spitting Vessel's Blogroll Policy include the following:

1. Sites found interesting, educational, enriching, enlightening, and worthwhile; even if these are unrelated to the theme of this blog, or are of a contrary opinion, belief, position, and orientation; shall be added to this blogroll, without thought or consideration to their ranking, authority, or popularity.

2. In relation to Policy #1, these blogroll additions shall be done unilaterally, without notifying the site author and under no obligation from the site author to reciprocate. Furthermore, the Spitting Vessel shall fave the site in Technorati or other communities where appropriate.

3. This blog practices a reciprocating policy. If this site is blogrolled, it will likewise blogroll the site that did, regardless of items 1 & 2.

4. This blog shall encourage other bloggers (new or existing) and be supportive of their endeavors, but will also provide feedback on those it disagrees with. This blog will disagree without being disagreeable, and would expect the same from those with contrary views.

5. This blog adheres to the "You Comment, I Respond" practice, and the "You Comment, I Follow" principle.

Suggestions as to other items of practice that may be added to these are welcome. All bloggers are urged to come up with their policy, published or not. We are creating a virtual world here, so knowing how turbulent the real one is, let's at least make this one more civilized and humane.

The real world should not be recreated here with the intolerance of the past, the indecisiveness of the present, nor the uncertainty of the future.



Kim said...

oh this is great Durano !!!
I love your policy :)
maybe this could be made universal across the blogosphere...
I think if bloggers followed your policy...we would have a lot of happy happy bloggers....
hear hear for courtesy and respect...
there's not quite enough of that nowadays...

I am going to put a link to this in my recent post....and of cause no reciprocation is expected..lol

have a lovely day :)

Kim said...

meant "of course" :)

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

It's what I've been doing all along. There are times when I spend an hour or two just following up and answering comments, then visiting sites to make comments there myself.

But it's fun and rewarding, especially if there are lots of worthwhile ideas to comment about in sites visited. Or if there are exceptional personalities and talents that open a whole new vista of personal harmony that untapped emotions can marvel at and revel in. This is what you and your site evoke.

Thanks for linking this post in your site, I'd be honored.:-)--Durano, done!

Singleton said...

In honor of Blogroll Amnesty Day I have added your blog link to my blogroll at robsingleton.net. Please link mine to yours in return. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at robtherev@gmail.com. Thank you!

Rob Singleton

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Rob,

Sure, be glad to. --Durano, done!

kneukm03 said...

Hey - just put up a link to your blog on my site's links page at:


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