Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

skippy's 10th blogiversary

(Allegedly not an actual likeness.)

It's the 10th anniversary of skippy the bush kangaroo contributing to blogtopia (and yes, he coined that phrase). Head over to give your regards.

When thinking of skippy, three things come to mind:

1. Persistence: He's been at this for 10 years, which is a very long time in independent political blogging. He and his co-bloggers (especially Cookie Jill) post regularly.

2. An Aversion to Capital Letters: skippy eschews capital letters on his blog, either out of a love for e.e. cummings or due to the trauma of a childhood Sesame Street viewing party gone horribly wrong.

3. Generosity: skippy has a ridiculously extensive blogroll, and his site regularly links other blogs. He and the late Jon Swift/Al Weisel also co-founded Blogroll Amnesty Day, an annual event dedicated to linking smaller (or equally small) blogs. The kangaroo is all about karma and spreading the luv. The big aggregator blogs will link major news articles and posts by prominent bloggers, and while some of those pieces are quite good, skippy & co. will also find great pieces off the beaten path. It's much appreciated.

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