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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

B.A.D. Discovery

Rebecca posts her picture with an intriguing caption

Good things spring from the connectedness that Skippy and Jon Swift tried to inspire in Blogtopia (y,Sctp!) to commemorate Blogroll Amnesty. You can read about the roots of Blogroll Amnesty Day here. And if you're too busy, here is the gist: a little over a year ago, some of the biggest bloggers on the left (i.e., purportedly progressive, democratic, etc.) side of the blogosphere declared Blogroll Amnesty Day. Smaller bloggers assumed that a vast linkfest would take place that would boost their (the smaller bloggers') ratings and lead to a joyful discovery of many small, new, progressive blogs. Alas, the "amnesty" turned out to be an excuse for big bloggers to drop all smaller blogs from their rolls and link almost exclusively to each other. Skippy and Jon Swift decided to turn the commemoration of that day into a true amnesty, throwing open their blogrolls and linking to any smaller blogger who requested it. This year (the anniversary of the bloodbath) the celebration turned into a three-day blowout and linkfest.

We here at La Casa de Los Gatos were pleased to participate, and as the days go by we find that every day brings us a new source of joy, a reiteration of the wonder of connectedness, a small cause for celebration. Today, for example, we wandered over to see who had come to visit our blog, and found one Miss Welby, an Italian blogger (whom we are blogrolling forthwith) and through Miss Welby, we found a Kenyan blogger who totally blew our socks off. Please check out this lovely young lady, who blogs about women and education in Kenya. Her name is Rebecca Alitsi, and her blog is called SchoolForTheGirls.

She writes about Kenya, the politics, the status of women, the current violence, disability, FGM - and about the disabled girls at a particular school, and their dreams and hopes. Please visit her, and link to her if you can.

Once again, we find ourselves profoundly appreciative of everything Skippy and Jon have done with B.A.D. Taking something deeply divisive, negative, and disappointing and turning it into something unifying, positive, and downright joyful - now that's a very special talent.

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5 Comments:

At 9:08 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Rebecca is asking for contributions which will allow the girls she features on her blog to attend school. Not being in a position to contribute, we are not going to opine on what others should do. We just want to state, for the record, that if we could, we would. Read into that what you will.

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger zoe said...

i hear you.

what a great site.

thanks as always.

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger Miss Welby said...

thank you!!! within the next 24 hours, probably before, you'll be linked back by Rebecca and Miss Welby

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger liquiddaddy said...

Gato,

I try to read you everyday. Keep up the good work.

LD

p.s. miss welby, I gather we're having a chilly winter this year?

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Gracias, liquiddaddy! Encouragement is good!

 

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