Saturday, January 22, 2011

“...and he’s on it” gets its head out of its a**

There was a time—not so long ago—when I felt if I was going to add a fellow blog brother to my sidebar that they had to be worthy of some sort of inherent “stamp of approval”—an unspoken “I recommend this person, I like what they do.”

Well, now that I’ve had an opportunity to reflect on what that, indeed, means, I’ve come to one conclusion: what an arrogant PRICK I am. [stabs self in thigh with Bic]

Just exactly, who the hell am I?! Who gave me the right to pass judgment on what you may or may not like to read? [furiously bangs head on table]

After all, we’re in this together, right? The totality of readers and writers alike—we’re just passionate about American open-wheel racing and like to share in each other’s opinions.

When one blogger succeeds, we all succeed. We feed off each other’s prosperity.

So... what’s this all mean? This: my acute attack of rectal-cranial inversion is OVER. Some of you may have already noticed that I have opened up the ...and he’s on it sidebar to include a plethora of sites that focus on IndyCar.

Brilliant idea? Yes! But not mine. IndyCar blogging pioneer, Jeff Iannucci over at mynameisirl.com (and more recently onelapdown.com), is where I stole this little gem of a concept from, and I know there are others out there that boast an equally stout blog roll.

And let’s be absolutely clear: this is NOT an indictment of others who choose to do differently. Everyone has their preferences and, as far as I’m concerned, individuality is what makes the world go round, so you’re encouraged to patronize whatever sites peg your tach.

Bottom line? Want to find out where the latest in IndyCar opinion/editorial, news, and humor is hidden? Swing by ...and he’s on it (or the site of your choosing) daily and GET READING. And don’t forget to comment—your thoughts are always welcome and encouraged.

Lastly, I’d like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all IndyCar bloggers, to say thank you for your patronage. We appreciate it.

63 days, my friends...

—JM

3 comments:

  1. Nice decision. Cheers. Keep up the good work. :)

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  2. OK, first off, take the pen out of your thigh and staunch the bleeding. It's your site, you can do whatever you want with it. I don't determine the rules but I can't imagine there is a right or wrong for sidebar linkage etiquette.

    As for me and my original site, I've always tried to link to every IndyCar blog I could find since (let's face it) it's not like there are very many. I figured I might as well link to all of them in case ANY of them say something worthy of discussion.

    Anyhow, thanks for the kind words, Johnny. And bonus points for spelling my surname correctly.

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  3. Since I'm new to this I had the idea that I should probably do the courtesy thing and check with people before linking them (and I'm going VERY SLOWLY on that!). But you have really made me think...especially because I have yet to come across any other IndyCar blogger who has been a prick (LOL) be it on the blogs, in Twitter, whatever. We have a common thread that we love the sport and like sharing that with anyone who is willing to click on our site and read our stuff.

    So thanks for that, I'm going to start adding a few more to my site as well.

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