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cnn, blogging, etc

Media Girl:

Just a big congrats on yesterday's mention on CNN. What's next, Larry King?

Keep up the good work!

rkent

velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com

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Posted by rkent (not verified) on 30 March 2005 - 12:36pm
I really disagree

where blogrolls are concerned. I found most of the blogs I read through other people's blogrolls, or through What She Said!

It's what we do with our blogrolls that counts. I've noticed that some bloggers will only have 6 or 7 links, and when that's the case, I guarantee one of them will be DKos or Eschaton. Nothing against those guys, but if they're all you list, they get all the attention. People need to be more conscious of how they use their links. If you visit a site twice a week, blogroll it!

I'm not going to link to anyone doing anything negative any more. I won't put someone on my blogroll just because they are on everyone else's roll - in fact, if everyone else links to someone, I probably won't. I want to highlight new voices, and voices that resonate with me.

Personally, I think the A-List bloggers have an obligation to try and spread the word about other blogs, but realistically, I know they won't because it's against their own self-interest. The one I approached privately was a perfect ass about things, even though I had promoted his blog, participated in his comments, and exchanged emails with him on a variety of topics. It comes as quite a shock when you've been dealing with someone as an equal and then suddenly find out they're sneering at you.

I think a lot of women bloggers don't realize just how bad the situation really is. Look at what they say about us under cover of annonymity. That's what they really think. We don't count, and they don't want us to. I am not content to allow the status quo to continue unchallenged, so maybe I provoke the most obvious resistence. The resistence is there, though, and we need to act accordingly.

Morgaine-ism© #8

"A Woman's Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy is Sacred and Absolute."

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Posted by Morgaine Swann on 30 March 2005 - 11:18pm
I agree

What constitutes negative? I confess I've thought the same thing at times. Earlier this year it was getting really damn depressing going online and reading all this verbal ick. I'd walk away from my computer with a real malaise.

The blogrolls have been my salvation. I click on someone's link. Poke around. If I don't see anything too exciting, I find a link on that site's blogroll. Surfing, dude!

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Posted by media girl on 31 March 2005 - 2:08am
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Posted by Anahí (not verified) on 30 March 2005 - 11:52pm