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6 de Febrero, 2007

Break the Chain

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grafik by Nezua MAYBE IT'S A BENEFIT of being small in blogswampia (OOH OOH I COINED THAT OOH), but frankly, muh dear, I don't give a damn if you delink me or whatnot. I do appreciate those who have linked to me, don't get me wrong. Especially those few who were large or large-ish (Wampum, Suburban Guerilla, Jesus' General, Jack and Jill Politics frontpagin my jpg at MyDD) and did it Backinthaday when not many other blogs of equal size were. (It was a RISK then, oooooh! The great risk.) But it's done. That's it. No outstanding balance. I mean, after all. I just figure they are smart and know quality when they see it.

Here's the liberating part. You owe me nothing when I link to you, either. I link to those blogs that I want to or get around to linking, or cannot resist linking. Important part is that I don't require they link me back! Not overtly or covertly. WOW. Freedom, eh? Isn't that nice?

Listen. I've always really hated it when people said "I love you" and to them, it's a volley to be returned. It's a stick over your head. It's an emotional stick. It's a stick with a hook. It's a way to catch a feelgood from you. I resent that. A lot. "I love you" ought to be said not as a prompt, but as an expression of feeling.

Same with a link. I link you to say Propz!!! Good Lookin! I respect what you're doing! I don't link to say "Now link meeeeeeeee tooooooo!" And I don't respect the game that comes with leveling emotions behind this impulse. So there is not that tie, that weight, that obligation, that drama, here. You and I, even reading each other are independent.

And finally—let me never get caught up with mofos who get huffy with thier precious important digital chain-schlong blogrolls. Whatever. Keep your smoking jacket on, ese! 'm doing what I'm doing here. You're over there, doing your thing. I don't mind a bit.

update: this is not to say i don't understand the anger people are voicing at Atrios and King Koz over this blogroll thing. i don't mean to be unduly lacking of a nurturing response. but these "A-LISTERS" ain't revolutionaries, man! did you get your hopes up? they seemed so idealistic, right? the halo effect kicked in. but oye, they believe in changing things by using the system well. people really shouldn't think these bigshots are gonna act any different than that same system teaches a bigshot to act. that's my take on it. i may be jaded! but i ain't suprised....

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Comentarios (15)


L.G. Fucktard dijo:

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Let me be the first to honor you,


Nezua Limón Xolagrafik-Jonez,

for your word coining abilities.

Happy Blogoswampia© Day


Sylvia dijo:

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What prompted this, Nez? Everything cool?

And blogswampia sounds dirty. I like it.


darkblack dijo:

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I linked to you before I loved you, Nezua.

;>)


Profesora Cero dijo:

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I also like 'blogswampia'. I *live* in dem swamps and we theorize about their influence all the time! ;-)


Kahoonez dijo:

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Hey Holmes, BlogSwampia very imaginative and believe me I would link to your site, however my blog looks like a REAL swamp right now.


Heraclitus dijo:

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I don't know what that Skippy thing was about, but I scanned just enough of it to see him congratulate himself on coining "blogtopia." So your glee at having coined "blogswampia" was very well played.


XP dijo:

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It is all about egos vatos, hopefully, theirs will crack open like a piñata.


COLORADO BOB dijo:

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You'll love this :

Jackson Pollack

Once it loads, click your mouse.


El pequiño güero dijo:

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Who's the scoundrel who delinked you? Being from the dark ages (heck, I had to learn touch typing on a manual!), I still have to double check that I've linked anybody... and never bothered with "blogrolling"... or tracking or anything else... (nah... I get kinda obsessive over my "stats" and number of hits. They shot up, but I think that has a lot more to do with burro afficionados interested in one thing I posted the other day than with any genuine interest in Mexican culture and economics).

Hey, the blogswampia is an ecosystem, and we can't all be the hippopotami in the middle -- some of us have to be the dragonflies and midges.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:

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that's because you have teh VISION, darkblack. ;)

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and nobody delinked me. i just hate high school type drama and there's some going on over Kos and Atrios delinking or redoing their blogrolls. just making a general statement.

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colorado bob, that is awesome! i could play on that thing all day.


brownfemipower dijo:

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ahh, but see, 'mano--lots of times that "Don't expect anything in return" mantra is lots to do with certain people looking for a way to get *out* of all that messy "love" shit--they can keep watching football all day if they can convince partner to not expect anything in return, you know?

I wonder if kos has problems with commitment? What game could possibly be more important than skippy?

;P


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:

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hi bfp. i'm not sure which "dont expect anything in return" mantra you refer to here (because I'm the one saying it in this post), but yes, as i mean it here it is to describe a link that is offered as an action unto itself, not half of an equation; not a prompt. also, i do not type it as a "mantra," but as a true statement of my expectation of those to whom i link. i don't want links as levers, and i don't use them as such. that is all i mean here by disconnecting linking from expecation. it has nothing to do with football...which i do not watch. :)


brownfemipower dijo:

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no, I'm talking about skippy! i was makin' a joke??? I heard that kos has always been kinda mean and evil about his links/not linking--we're all supposed to be thankful when he links, because he supposedly only links out of pure love--we're not supposed to *except* anything out of him--but he also delinks as a show of power--
sigh, anyway. That's what happens when I try to make a joke about something I know only rumors about!


jack dijo:

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ah, petty drama on the Kos. one reason i'm glad i stopped reading that site. of course, getting cursed to high heaven for being frank about white folks' racism really helped me break the habit.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:

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yeah, jack. it's a pretty white-mainstream-american place from what i know. but that's the bell curve for ya. it's a huge site, so the numbers have a logic to them, the POV has a logic to it.

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bfp, sorry for the misunderstanding. (and i don't know why your comment got moderated. did you use a different email? i added it.) yeah, i used to read those sites. that was before i really got around and saw a lot of what was out there. anyway, i don't expect a thing from him. how could i? i don't link or read him. i'm sure he doesn't expect a thing from my (non)linking, either. we're very egalitarian in that way, with each other, you see.