Way back when the internet was young, the A-list bloggers walked the earth by daylight… OK, maybe it was not as poetic as that, but Blogroll Amnesty Day did come about because of them: it seems that they declared amnesty for themselves and proceeded to prune everyone who was not also an A-List blogger off of their blogrolls.
Anyway, to celebrate this momentous occasion, the late Al Weisel (aka jon swift) and the very much living Skippy the Bush Kangaroo started a tradition of linking to other blogs (generally smaller than your own, though how one determines that is unknown to me) to give them a hand-up. Skippy the Bush Kangaroo has carried the torch alone since Al passed. Many thanks to Skippy for keeping the tradition going.
We at Mock, Paper, Scissors believe in promoting the small blogs whenever we can (and this week, we are actively doing that at Crooks and Liars). It is really hard to choose just 5 blogs, (like asking a parent which kid is best) and especially this week while selecting blogs for the round-up. This does not mean that other blogs are lesser or better; truth be told all the blogs in the blogroll are really wonderful; each of them is a winner.
So here are five blogs from the blogroll that I have chosen at random that I hope everyone visits sometime this weekend: