I can't believe it's already been a year! Gee, time flies when you are having fun. I stopped by my friend Busted's place late last nite and there it was.... Blog Roll Amnesty Day. I absolutely love this whole concept. Mainly because I get the chance to pass on some wonderful blogs to folks who might otherwise never run across them.
B.A.D. ( blog roll amnesty) was created by Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and Al Weisel, aka Jon Swift. Al passed on a few years ago but their creation of B.A.D. lives on.
So here's the way this works. You pick 5 (this is the hardest part) blogs who you feel deserve more traffic than they get. Actually, the rule is supposed to read "who get less traffic than you" but I'm taking a little "license" here. Oh, and another rule is... you can't say "But no one gets less traffic than I do" LOL.
The hardest part, for me anyway, is choosing. I follow so many blogs that it's really hard to have to choose only 5. So in no particular order at all here are my choices for this year.
First up is Mystic Mud. This lady is just starting out on her blogging as well as her home in the hills of Tennessee. Along with her 10 (yeah TEN) kids and her man, she's been sharing their ups and downs. There is just something that touches me about her. I can't explain it but... well you go check her out and I think you will see what I mean.
Another wonderful blog and one heck of a funny lady too. (I just love funny people!) Is Carolyn over at Krazy Acres. Her homesteading adventures are hilarious at times but have so much to teach us all about humor and grace under pressure. And if you don't get a kick out of her goat adventures.... well... you just have to check her out!
OK, let's see. The next blog I'd like to introduce to you is Duke over at Down Range Report. I just truly enjoy visiting his place. He's a Veteran and has a slant on things that is sometimes serious, sometimes funny, and sometimes seriously funny! The man tells things like he see's them and you just gotta love that!
And then there is Steven. Standing Outside Looking In. This man is such a warm, friendly person and he has some moments of shear writing brilliance. His place makes me and everyone who visits feel like they have come home. He writes the blog mainly as a journal of sorts for his granddaughter. Something for her to look back on one day. He's kind enough to share that with us. Ohhh... just go on by and see what I mean. And tell him I said hello!
Framboise Manor is a blog that my dear friend Kymber and her husband Jambalony write. They have given up life in the big City and have moved out to the wilds of Canada. Nicer folks you just can't find! They bought some land and an old house that sit by a river. I just love hearing about their adventures. This was a big move for them both and they are having a blast carving out their homestead and living their dream!
I know that's five but there is one more that I would like to mention. Brigid doesn't really fall into the category for B.A.D. but I would be remiss if I did not mention her blog. She is a brilliant writer. She writes about many things, including guns, hunting, cooking and life. If you have never had the pleasure to visit her at Home On The Range , please do. I have a feeling you will be as blown away with her talent as I am.
So there you have it. My picks for Blog Roll Amnesty Day. Please stop by and check them out. I'm pretty certain you won't be disappointed. When I first started blogging, Busted was one of the very first folks to leave me a comment and make me feel like I wasn't just writing to see my name out there but was actually reaching someone. He's a little "rough around the edges" but (I love that about him) his outlook on things even if we don't see eye to eye sometimes. He was one of the first people to put me on his blog roll and I can't begin to tell you what that meant to me. I have liberally use his thoughts here (and hope he or S.O.P.A don't get too upset!) to help me explain the BAD rules correctly.
I hope you all will get up off your butts and participate in Blog Roll Amnesty Day. You might not realize it but you really CAN make a difference in someones life. Even by leaving a comment on someones blog from time to time can make all the difference in the world. Just knowing that someone out there is actually listening to you and what's on your mind is a great thing.
So how about it? Wanna take a minute and have a B.A.D. Day???
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