I want to do something I rarely do here at the Last Amazon which is publicly thank and acknowledge a number of bloggers who have linked to or wrote their own posts concerning Canadian writer Howard Rotberg in the last few days.
I received am email concerning Howard Rotberg’s plight via Darcey at Dust my Broom, which prompted me to spew out my own two cents on my blog, and then his. It also motivated me, for the first time, to send out a personal appeal to other bloggers to publicize his story as far and wide as possible. I am not much of a self-promoter and often quite happy with my own personal blog obscurity. The positive response has been rather overwhelming and much unexpected from a number of quarters. So my personal mensch list goes like this, and please note - there is no second or third, or fourth etc., place at this list.
The Blog of Walker
The Alberta Pundit
No Right Puns
Maverick News Media
Irons in the Fire
Blood Thirsty Liberal
Solomonia – oh wow.
Carl at Israel Matzav (who is always good for a looksee)
Aussie Dave at Israellycool (who really is cool even if I miss the podcast)
Anne at Boker Tov, Boulder! Who I suspect has absolutely the most incredible networking skills besides being a good soul.
Seraphic Press, and if you haven’t read “How I married Karen” do so – right now. Your heart will thank you.
SnoopytheGoon, for his crossing posting at both Yourish and Simply Jews (secret home of the Elders) and for including me in Haveil-Havalim #177, Tisha Bav Edition. I’m honoured to be included (and if SnoopytheGoon ever decides to run for office I will make aliyah just so I can vote for him - even though I am far more of an extremist than he will ever be). If you do not know what Haveil Havalim is - go check it out.
I have been blogging since May 2004 and in that time I have been linked to by a number of prominent bloggers. I have even been Insta-lanced by Instapundit when I hosted the Red Ensign Bloggers, I have been linked to by Time Magazine and the NY Times on their websites, but in all that time, I have never experienced anything like the last 24 hours after Kate McMillan linked to me on her blog Small Dead Animals.
Kate regularly defies, confounds, and sends her critics in fits of primal blogspew. She is a bright, articulate, conservative Canadian. She has built and incredibly successful blog which attracts literally all types from everywhere. She did it without being reduced to boobie blogging or posting cheesecake. She has done it on dial-up, and how she keeps sane, I just don’t know. What I do know, is this; we have often been miles apart on issues, and I suspect there has been the odd time or two, or maybe three or four, when we have been on polar opposite sides. But you know what – when all is said and done, she is still able to put that all aside for another. Kate, you rock!
Mea culpa: How could I overlook and not mention The Atheist Jew?