Sunday, August 14, 2005

Thoughts on Linking

How odd is it that we blog about blogs?
I've been conscious of some of my linking choices over to the right.
I think it's important that I don't link exclusively to sites with which I always agree. That's how ditto-heads of all ideologies become inbred in their thinking; and I do recognize that there are many legitimate alternative points of view. There are times when I might actually be wrong!
On the other hand, this blog is a representation of me, and at some point I can't pass off responsibility for it. ("Hey I didn't say that! He or she said that! I just linked to him or her!") At some level the blogs I link to must speak to my values.
To remove the link must be seen as a criticism of the person, and that is unfortunate. It's exactly that, the criticism of the person, that I'm trying to get away from.

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3:23 PM  
Blogger Tamar said...

This is such an important point, Always Question - that "the blog is a representation of me." At some point one has to make a stand.

Recently I had to do that, sadly because I like this other person's blog many times. It's just that recently they took a stand on the issue of gay marriage that I could not allow to "represent me" and had to take them off my blogroll.

9:24 AM  
Blogger J. said...

I have a few right of center blogs on my bloglist - I agree, a different point of view is important. I draw the line, however, when they start quoting Michelle Malkin as an "informed source" for their writings or rant on about ridiculous things. Intelligent points of view only, please.

9:30 AM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

You Said it AQ, folks are mostly preaching to the quire.

7:53 AM  

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