I am far too important to be part of Blogroll Amnesty Day

January 31, 2009 by  

Not long ago, I became one of the most important bloggers in the known universe. I was featured in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Witchy Woman, and numerous other national and international publications. It was a great time for me, as well as a turning point in my career. Finally the stars had aligned. I had made it and I no longer had to care about less popular bloggers.

That’s why, when I received word from Blue Gal, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and Jon Swift about Blogroll Amnesty Day, I was furious. Why would they think that I, now a massive presence in the blogging world, care about Blogroll Amnesty Day?

Blogroll Amnesty Day is a three-day long concert held in the woods of upstate New York. There, like-minded people get together, groove to music, do copious amounts of drugs and learn to live in a communistic setting of peace and sex.

Wait, that was Woodstock. Easy mistake.

Actually, Blogroll Amnesty Day is a chance for liberal bloggers to write a post and link to up to five smaller blogs, in order to get more in the habit of linking to smaller blogs throughout the year, do copious amounts of drugs and learn to live in a communistic setting of peace and sex.

On the surface, it’s a nice enough plan. For other bloggers, of course. Because while I readily admit that there are a lot of talented and dedicated bloggers out there that toil in near-complete obscurity, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for me to be involved. As I mentioned before – thus making it fact – I am one of the most important bloggers in the known universe now. I get to attend all the big blogger parties, and hang out with big-time bloggers like Boatboy. For me to reverse fields now and give attention to blogs with less readership than mine would just be foolish. If they want inclusion in my blog, they need to also become incredibly important bloggers.

I am living proof this can be done. And I am not alone. Through the years other bloggers have broken away from the field and become huge mega-stars in their own right. Bloggers like Dgun, Margalis, Chet Scoville, Historiann and Phillip Barron have all broken free from the chains of obscurity and have become big stars in their own right. Not as big as me, mind you, but big enough to be noticed and appreciated by the masses.

In conclusion, let me just say that I’m insulted that Blogroll Amnesty Day was even brought to my attention. My importance as a blogger makes it impossible for me to be involved, and the only real interest I have in smaller bloggers is that they get my order right when I dine in a restaurant where they happen to work.

Me involved in Blogroll Amnesty Day? What a joke. Atrios will really get a kick out of this at the next party that you aren’t invited to.



12 Responses to “I am far too important to be part of Blogroll Amnesty Day”

  1. Lisa on January 31st, 2009 7:53 pm

    I am so glad you’re not getting involved in Blogroll Amnesty Day. It would totally ruin your cred!

    (And thanks!)

  2. Bob on January 31st, 2009 8:40 pm

    Good for you. Screw those smaller bloggers. :)

    (And what Lisa said)

  3. Jennifer on January 31st, 2009 8:42 pm

    Well, I don’t know. As long as they’re talented

  4. ROTUS on January 31st, 2009 9:09 pm

    Thanks for the link and up yours, sellout!

  5. dgun on February 1st, 2009 4:18 am

    I’m huge now! Thanks Bill. I am going to up my production to two posts per month!

  6. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » No one expects a blogaround VII on February 3rd, 2009 11:00 am

    [...] It’s officially Blogroll Amnesty Day today, though, as I’ve mentioned, it’s totally beneath me. [...]

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  8. Tremendous Participation for Blogroll Amnesty Day - Liberal Values - Defending Liberty and Enlightened Thought on February 3rd, 2009 6:27 pm

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  10. Blogroll Amnesty Day: Smaller Blogs should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military or marry : William K. Wolfrum Chronicles on February 3rd, 2010 8:00 am

    [...] My fight against smaller blogs shall never be relaxed. With corporations now ruling the roost in these United States, smaller blogs will do little more than hurt the status quo. I suppose if changing the status quo is something you think is necessary, feel free to support Blogroll Amnesty Day. [...]

  11. cheyanne on February 19th, 2010 7:42 am

    Hey Bill,

    I found your blog while goggling my own blog (Cheyanne’s Campsite…..I know, I know you have to have a massive ego to google your ownself but such is the case amongst the eency teeny weenie bloggers like myself) and your blog came up in the google search. Why, I wondered is somebody I’ve never heard of’s blog listed under my Goggle Search? So after reading your blog, which is halarious by the way, I think maybe you aded me to your blogroll this year’s Amnesty Blogroll Day. Actually, I missed this event this year and did not participate and felt quite bad. I was an avid link and blogger at one time, trying to promote other obscure, hardly noticed bloggers like myself. My time is spent on much more pressing issues nowadays like singing the news/current events each and every day…..

    Anyway, thank you for I guess adding me to your blogroll or something that has to do with Blogroll Amnesty Day. I shall add you to my blogroll as a Thank You post. This is my effort to make the big bigger. I, of course, am so minute, nobody can see me out here amongst the elephant feet.

    Thanks again,

    Another Sarcastic Blogger
    (Shy Ann)

  12. Blogroll Amnesty Day is Un-American « Important Blog News « William K. Wolfrum Chronicles on February 6th, 2011 6:46 pm

    [...] have twice taken part in B.A.D., mostly out of pity for co-creator skippy the bush kangaroo, who has [...]

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