Dear Jack- I Have UnBlogrolled You

I received an email early this a.m. telling me that I had been unblogrolled, but there was no mention of why. I found the note a little peculiar as there was no reason given for unblogrolling me.

What really makes it strange to me is that I had no idea that they had blogrolled me in the first place and now when I receive this note from them I haven’t the foggiest idea what they want from me, if anything.

So fellow blogger, if you happen to read this I am not going to respond to you via email, but I will not out you here either. But let me point out a couple of things for you.

I do not consider it an obligation for anyone to blogroll me or for me to reciprocate if you do. If you ask me to blogroll you, I very well might, but for the most part I have tried to limit that to blogs I read consistently.

It is a bit of a challenge because among all the flotsam and jetsam there are quite a few that I think are interesting, more than I really have time to read. I expect that over time you will see my list grow larger than it is today, but it may not. Who knows.

In any case, since you did not provide any sort of reason I will create one for you. You have held a secret crush on me. Daily you would wonder what I am doing, what I am wearing and will we meet. Alas one day you found out that my heart was pledged to someone else and disappointed you have unblogrolled me because you are trying to mend your broken heart.

Or maybe you just dislike my politics, either way you have electronically removed me from your blog/life. Just remember, a clean break is the best. 😉

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  1. Jack's Shack February 10, 2005 at 3:07 am

    A crush on me? Could be, stranger things have happened.

  2. The Lioness February 10, 2005 at 2:03 am

    I like the sound of “tbing” myself. TBING! The sound of blounrolling.

    Found this post through Stacey, imagine. People should stop blogging when I don’t have access to computers, I never manage to catch up. Blah.

    Anyway, you know what I think abrt this, :DDD. But yes, I’d say he had a crush on you. But it’s sort of the equivalent of ringing a stranger and telling him “Our relationship is over” isn’t it. A bit sad.

  3. Mr. Middle America January 6, 2005 at 4:32 pm

    Ahhh, come on, Jack! It called facetious sarcasm!

  4. Jack's Shack January 6, 2005 at 3:48 pm

    Spite is a dangerous tbing to play with.

  5. Mr. Middle America January 6, 2005 at 2:21 pm

    I “unblogrolled” Jack as well!

    I did it out of spite… because I was aware that a lot of people were clicking on the link… and he had not reciprocated the link…

    So is the way of the world!

  6. shadowbox January 6, 2005 at 4:37 am

    Ha! It takes a special kind of narcissists to email someone to say they’ve been deblogrollerated.

  7. Jack's Shack January 5, 2005 at 5:44 pm

    Hi Vince,

    I tend to read your blog on a regular basis, so it made sense to link it so that I didn’t have to keep searching for it.


    I try not to look behind me because I just might see that whatever it is that is chasing me is catching up, not to mention the whole salt thing. Biblical punishments are ever so intense.

  8. ricknight January 5, 2005 at 4:45 pm

    If you look back, you turn into a pillar of salt…

  9. vince millay January 5, 2005 at 3:26 pm

    Weird. Who knows who lurks out there in blog reader land? The whole who to list and who not to list thing gets to be a conundrum. I noticed that you’ve added me, by the way. Thank you. I feel honored, actually.

    When I first started out, I only listed some of the people who listed me. And then I felt guilty about that, so I went a head and listed them, even though sometimes their stuff makes me squirm a little. I figured, what the hell, eh? Now, if I find that someone has listed me, I’ll list them. If someone comes and comments regularly, same deal. I’ve got some in my list who don’t list me, but I read them every day, so they are there for my convenience, mostly, and because I think they’re good.

    Ah, the polictics of blogrolling.

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