Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dropped.

Just a note in case anyone is paying attention to the blogroll and noticing that I've dropped a couple of links. Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds was one of the funniest (and also most disturbing) blogs I read, but unfortunately, Subservient Worker has decided, not only to change the blog's focus entirely and write only about her own life, but to delink all of her past posts. She's a great writer and she has interesting things to write about, but you know, it's just not the same. I went there to read about the obnoxious traits of the filthy rich, and it's just not fair to do a 180 like that. At least, she could have left the old posts up. Well, whatever. I'm sure I'll still go back and read her from time to time, but her change in focus means I'm reading less, and if I'm reading less, it means I'm making room on the blogroll.

And then there's Strip Club Server. SCS had me hooked for a long while, until fairly recently when she wrote what I felt was a fairly mean-spirited and disrespectful post about prostitutes in her club (though I would bet that she didn't mean it to be mean-spirited or disrespectful but was simply going for humor). I thought about dropping her at that point because I thought it was really not cool and didn't feel inclined to read more. Anyway - she's dropping herself; her blog post yesterday says that she's discontinuing the blog.

By the way, don't look for any political rhyme or reason in this - I don't monitor the contents of the blogs I link to, nor do I necessarily delink if someone writes something that I find offensive. It's all about whether or not I read the blog I link to. If not, it's gone.

11 comments:

Danielle's Daily life said...

How do you even do that- link to blogs you like?

Renegade Evolution said...

woohoo, i survived the purge! ;)

Danielle's Daily life said...

lol

plain(s)feminist said...

You copy the URL, highlight the word or words you want to be the link, then you click on the little green icon in the blogger window and paste in the URL. Or you can do it this way - say you want to link to me. Use a carat to open, and in it you put a href="http://www.plainsfeminist.com" (note that the quotation marks need to be there) and close the carat, then write Plain(s)feminist, then open the carat again, type /a and close the carat.

Ren - of course. ;)

plain(s)feminist said...

...or did you mean, how do I set up a blogroll? Go into "layout" from the dashboard and it will walk you through...

Anna said...

That Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds chick said a couple of fairly ridiculous transphobic things. I mean, they were pretty run-of-the-mill, but I reserve the right to think less of her as a result.

plain(s)feminist said...

Anna,
I didn't even see that - it would have bothered me, as well. If it was recent, I haven't been reading since she changed the focus of the blog...

SallySunshine said...

You know, I never really cared about what anyone else thought of my content before anyone read my blog. Lately, I find that I post less because I want to make sure it's at least decent writing now that people are reading. I also find myself censoring myself as not to offend certain readers, or cater to their interests ect..

Yes, my blog can be self-centered superficial garbage on any given day, and I don't really have an excuse for that. I'm glad I found other feminists on line that I vibe with, but, yeah, I'd still continue on with the blogging whether the community is there or not. Point is, I think I wrote better when I cared less.

Anonymous said...

Could you link to my MRA blog at mikeeusa.blogspot.com

I'll link back (just drop a comment on one of the stories on my blog so I know).

Danielle's Daily life said...

Sally Sunshine-
You shouldn't care. It's your blog.
:-)

SkippyMom said...

I love your blogroll...I found a lot of what I ready on it. Thanks for the "carat" tip..that is easier I think...I have to try it..I always do the layout way.