: Bloggers often get email asking for a link. And the usual, proper, and logical bloggers’ response is: Sorry, no, but I link to the things I want to talk about not the people who happen to email me. If we all put up the links of those who merely emailed us, we’d merely be a link exchange. And that business didn’t go very far.
But today I got email I could resist berating and cajoling me for not noticing his blog and adding it to my blogroll. (I haven’t added anybody to my blogroll in many months; I actually need to take a day off just to clean up the blogroll and the page and I can’t afford to do that right now). He, of course, played to my ego, saying he reads me, even though we don’t always agree, and saying that he leaves comments. OK, OK. So I read his blog and enjoyed it. So I’ll break the rule and link to Egyptian Sand Monkey: “Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off.”