By John Clingan-Oracle 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.