The blogs I like don’t do link love

I know it’s a tag and I don’t really do tags but Julie provided me with an opportunity to write about something I have wanted to for a long time. To be more precise, it was an unfamiliar blogger who provided the opportunity although it was Julie who gave me the “award.”

A day or so after Julie posted her I love your blog! entry, I received an e-mail from a blogger who asked that I include him (her?) in my own list. I wasn’t going to make a list but now I will. Not to include the person who e-mailed me but to exclude him/her. Not to be mean or rude but to make a point.

Don’t ask me for links. Don’t ask that of any blogger. And don’t link to my blog only because you expect me to reciprocate. It’s rude and inconsiderate. Linking is voluntary. More so, an award. Don’t ask me for an award. An award that had been pried out of the giver means nothing. And it’s so damn pathetic.

That said, which blogs do I really, truly love? When I say I love a blog, that means I visit at least once a week. There are only five of them and they have three things in common. They say what they mean and mean what they say, they don’t mince words and don’t do link love. I respect them.

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