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July 13, 2004

Mea Culpa « Blogging »

I've mentioned in my comments somewhere, and over at Craig's excellent blog, but I'd like to make it even more open and clear: I was out of line when I was miffed for Ms. Malkin not linking me when she mentioned my name.

When people leave comments, they may include an email address or a blogsite address, but you have to hover over the link or click it to see which it is. That's why I wanted her to link me, see? Bloggers are usually too lazy to follow the hyperlink of a name, but usually follow a link in the body of text. But seeing as how bloggers are lazy in that way, it is entirely possible she didn't check whether I have a blog or not. The evidence is that she called me "Reader" Nathan rather than "Blogger" Nathan. And, when it comes down to brass tacks, I didn't actually contribute anything but the link, so putting my name in the body of the text was about all I could hope for. She could have just said, "A Reader", y'know?

So...what do you think? What is blogiquette for that sort of thing? I usually link a blog whenever I have a halfway decent reason to do so....but was this even a half-way decent reason?

Of course, I have a decent reason to let my ire dissipate, since my whining has resulted in the biggest hit day on my blog ever, probably double my previous best. Heck, at one point I had 53 links in one hour!!, thanks to Bill of INDC Journal and Kevin of Wizbang, among others.

Posted by Nathan at 06:58 PM | Comments (4)

You'd be better off leaving a quick comment on Michelle's post or another one (obviously not all allow comments) asking for the link. This is not link-whoring; from the way you describe things you deserved a link and she probably just missed giving it to you. It happens.

Posted by: Brainster at July 13, 2004 09:42 PM


If I were you I would do two things..change the title to "Bran Fertilizer"'s more heart healthy and you care about your readers don't you???
(Ok, the Sailor missed an eye,...sheesh what a cheap shot *grin*).
And two, send the fetching Michelle a dozen roses. (Come on you O's have the big bucks...and the PX is tax free) Then ask on virtual bended knee if she would be so good as to put your blog on her roll.
Honey, works better than vinager every time.

Best of luck, ye ol' squi.


Posted by: Guy S. at July 13, 2004 11:19 PM

Another alternative is send a quick email to Michelle and explain what happened.

Posted by: Simon at July 13, 2004 11:41 PM

If it is any consolation, this is why so many bloggers were p***** off at Andrew Sullivan. FWIW....

Posted by: Jo at July 14, 2004 07:15 AM
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