By John Clingan on Aug 20, 2005
No, this is not about U.S. or international politics (a taboo on The Clingan Zone), I'm talking about the politics of blogging. ThinGuy brings up a good point (indirectly). Should a person link to another simply because they get linked to by that person? I don't think so
I know ThinGuy fairly well and I don't take is entry in any negative way. I take his blog entry as a (positive) wake up call and an ascii whack across the side of my head. I simply am not good about editing my blogroll, and that is pretty darn selfish. However, what I don't want is to be put in the position feeling obligated to link to others. If too much of that goes on, it's simply not worth having a blogroll.
There are other similar situations. What if someone you know asks to link to you via LinkedIn and you don't think it's appropriate? It can put a person between a rock and a hard place! What if that person is technically great but hard to work with, or vice versa? I haven't yet been put in this position but it's only a matter of time.
I want to stay as far away from blog politics as possible, but thanks ThinGuy for the wakeup call.