The discussion on blogrolling and building a better B-List of blogs has surfaced again. I stayed out out the earlier round, where Atrios and other A-List blogs purged there blogrolls, but I do think the discussion is worthy of note. As a blogger and an internet based small business owner, I fully understand the value of links. The internet is a wonderful tool for viral marketing, whether it’s a business or a product, or blog and politics, if you have something to share, this is the place to do it.
In general, here on the Dem Daily, I link to blogs I read daily, blogs I like and respect, and blogs who link to the Dem Daily. I’m probably missing some great blogs who I should be reading and I’m always open for suggestions. If we’re missing some good reads in the political blogosphere, I’d like to know about it. If a blog is interested in swapping links, speak up.
I believe that we should as a community help to prop each other up and show support for other small blogs. I don’t consider other blogs to be competition, but rather avenues to like-minded thought, differing thought and finally knowledge. There’s plenty of traffic for all to go around. It’s tough to compete with the big kids, you know the A-List blogs, but as David Schraub points out on The Moderate Voice, “There is an opportunity for the blogosphere to become a lot richer, not necessarily by expanding our blogrolls or RSS feeds, but by progressing organically from individual posts we find interesting to see all the range of commentary being forwarded on the subject.”
That said, I’ve added a few more blogs to the Dem Daily blogroll that should have been added some time ago, and as I mentioned above, I’m open for suggestions…