Sunday, February 19, 2006

Is that a blogroll in your pocket or are ya just excited to see me?

You can tell a lot about a man by the contents of his Blogroll. For those of you who don't know what a blogroll is, in my case it's a list of other sites (mostly Blogs) I read a lot. It's also a way for me to participate in the Blog-0-sphere that makes me feel interconnected. It kinda fosters a sense of rootedness between bloggers.

Lemme introduce you to some of the talented folks on my own blogroll site (located at right, underneath the world map.)

First a quick shout out to my fellow New Jersey bloggers: Thurman at Xpatriatedtexan, the Blanton's & Ashton's posse, Sharon at Center of NJ Life, and Steven at theopinionmill. I learned a lot by watching these guys. Not only do they challenge me to challenge myself, but they share in my progressive values.

Moving beyond the Garden State, I dig thoughtful, sassy, metrosexual prose of Shakespeare's Sister and Pam's House Blend is a must read for gays, lesbians and their friends.

Now go ahead and check 'em all out and say hello! Tell 'em Lassiter sent you.


Nordette Adams said...

Hmm. You know what you can tell about me from my blogroll (I have one at my Confessions of a Jersey Goddess blog)? You can see that I haven't updated in a while and so I guess it says I'm lazy. :-)

Thanks for commenting on the NJ Spoken Word post, Jay. This was my response: Thank you, Jay. Yes, she did it; however, although she's an artist, she did it on the Hero Machine at this URL: And she says it's easy. I'll let Aberjhani know how much you liked his poem. :-) Thank you for your comment. ~~Nordette

David Amulet said...

I have to say ... nobody could look at the title of this post and not be curious. Thanks for the recommendations; the only trouble is making the time to check out the truly good blogs out there and focus on the ones that are consistently good!

-- david

Intrepid Liberal Journal said...

Hi Jay -

Thanks for posting your comment on my blog. For some reason, blogger is not displaying your comment even though I published it. So I wanted to make sure you're aware I received it. I like your blog very much. In fact, I should add it to my blogroll and will right now.

Intrepid Liberal Journal said...

Ooops! Blogger did publish your comment. I just didn't realize that it was on an older post. You're now on my blogroll! Keep up the good work. Your material on NJ politics is a good resource for that political scene.

Orchidmaniac said...

You said it. Kinda like you can tell a person by the company he/she keeps. I already frequent some of the blogs on your list. You know what they say about birds of a feather....I will check out the others.

I'm venturing on a blog of my own. My first crack at it. You inspired me, Jay.

El Zorro Viejo (aka; Jim) said...

Jay, Thanks for the comment on my post. I hope youse come back again! And, for what it's worth, I've added a link to you (which should show up the next time I publish something) 'cause I think it is important for progressive Blogs to get as much exposure as possible.

As Bill over at Civil Disobeddient(worth a read or ten) says, "Keep the Faith"

Ben Heller said...

thanks for the links.

Sharon GR said...

Thanx for the shout-out!

I just did some minor revisions to my own blogroll, such as removing the Corzine campaign's blog. Now, I have to go back and add some good new ones. There seems to be a bunch of NJ progressive blogs out there that are fairly new, and I'm thrilled.

DBK said...

Well you can tell a lot by how lazy someone is in editing the blogroll, but I'm not sure what. In any case, glad to have you on mine. And yes, Sharon, time to remove the Corzine Connection. Thanks for reminding me.

"I owe a link to Asclepius."
-Socrates the Blogger

(I really shouldn't give stuff like that way. Now someone will start a blog called "Socrates the Blogger" and use my line in the profile.)

Janet said...

You're right. You can learn a lot about a person through reading their blogroll. You can find some great blogs that way, too.:)