Instead of putting some change in the kettle this Christmas…

…considering throwing it into the virtual hat over at Welcome Back To Pottersville.

Long-time readers know that I admire greatly the work that Jurassic Pork brings to the blog-o-sphere, and we would all be greatly diminished without his muscular writing and unsurrendering-and-take-no-prisoners approach to Wingnuttia.

Winter is a hard time for many of us and JP is once again running on fumes. Any contribution you can make to keep him on the web is money well spent. His Donate button is on the top of the right-hand column.

Many thanks,

Tengrain

It’s That Time Of The Month Again

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We love our blogroll, and so monthly we link out to everyone on it.

Why, you ask? Because everyone likes getting some linky-luv now and then, and because it helps the owners of those blogs: Everytime a blog is linked, it increases something called Authority and it bubbles-up that blog a notch in the Google. It does NOT increase Mock, Paper, Scissors authority.

But we really do it because we love you! We believe that the smartest, funniest, and HOT DAMN! Sexiest blogs on the net are in our blogroll!

(Our blogroll policy is also pretty relaxed: if you include MPS in your blogroll, we will include you in ours. Our only caveat is that we will not include commerical sites. It’s just the way we roll. If you want to be in the blogroll, send a note to Tengrain AT mockpaperscissors DOT com and include a link to your blog that has MPS listed in the blogroll.)

It’s That Time of The Month

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One of the on-going pleasure of Mock, Paper, Scissors is to give our monthly shout-out to all the Scissorheads near and far. Why do we do it? Because we like you, we really like you!

Let’s be honest: everyone enjoys a little linky-love now and then, and also we understand that the more often a blog gets a link in a post, the higher up the Google rankings that blog travels. Your blog gains something called Authority (as in Cartman? Yes.), which means your blog is more likely to be “found” when someone does a search on a topic that you covered.

But mostly it’s about the luv. So, without further fuss, on to the links after the jump.

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It’s That Time Of The Month Again…

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…in which we give a shout out to the MPS blogroll. Why do we do it, you ask? Because we always liked *YOU* best!

Actually, we recognize that everyone likes to be linked now and then, and because it increases your Google ranking and allegedly give you a bump in Technorati’s Authority (if anyone still uses that thing) the more often you are linked.

If you want to be included in the fun next month, all you need to do is to follow our blogroll guidelines: put MPS in your blogroll, and we will put your blog in ours (Caveat: commercial websites are NOT included).

And now, on to the links!

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It’s that time of the month again (already?) when we at Mock, Paper, Scissors salutes the fine contributors to our Blogroll.

“Why do you do that ‘Grain?,” you ask.

Because we like you! We really like you! Everyone likes to get a little link-luv now and then, and it helps to improve your Google authority rating, and allegedly it works to increase your Technorati score.

Our blogroll policy is stolen from the late, great Jon Swift: we will link to you if you link to MPS. But remember: I always liked YOU best!

It’s that time of the month again!

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It’s been a while since we’ve had one…

Anyway, we know that we like being linked all over the web, and we want to give everyone in the blogroll some linky-luv. This helps improve your Technorati score (if anyone still believes in that), and allegedly it gives everyone a bump up in SEO authority. But mostly we like to do it because we don’t always get a chance to visit every blog on the blogroll every month, and we want our bloggers to know that we love them.

And as always, if you want to be added to the blogroll, drop me a comment with a link to your blog. The general rule is that if you link to MPS, we will link to you (unless your website is a commercial site selling products).

Please welcome to the blogroll…

…the triumphant return of Ribbed For Your Pleasure, which as many of you know was the website for our Poet Laureate, Mountjoy. He explains his return to blogging thusly:

Mountjoy, down, not out.
Rediscovers his mojo:
Blogging salvation!

After having gone dark for a few years, it is a pleasure to have RFYP back online. Please go say hello.

RIP, Paddy from the Political Carnival

Paddy, one of our friends and allies at The Political Carnival has left the building. Her remaining writing partner, Gottalaff is understandably upset and pondering the future of their blog.

Blogging and the internet is a funny thing. We’re all just bits and bytes and flickers of lights, and yet we sometimes connect. I’ve met a handful of Scissorheads in person and it’s always like we’ve known each other since forever. Laffy and I (and Tex who emailed in tears last night) have never met in person, and yet we think of each other as close friends. I cannot imagine what Laffy must be going through, as only a few months ago she lost her father, too.

If you are a fan of The Political Carnival and their work, please stop by to pay your respects to Paddy and give a word of encouragement to Laffy.

(The Political Carnival)

The Jon Swift Memorial Round-up is Posted…

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…at Batocchio’s place, The Vagabond Scholar.

Here’s a quote from Lance Manion, explaining the tradition:

Our late and much missed comrade in blogging, journalist and writer Al Weisel, revered and admired across the bandwidth as the “reasonable conservative” blogger Modest Jon Swift, was a champion of the lesser known and little known bloggers working tirelessly in the shadows…

One of his projects was a year-end Blogger Round Up. Al/Jon asked bloggers far and wide, famous and in- and not at all, to submit a link to their favorite post of the past twelve months and then he sorted, compiled, blurbed, hyperlinked and posted them on his popular blog. His round-ups presented readers with a huge banquet table of links to work many of has had missed the first time around and brought those bloggers traffic and, more important, new readers they wouldn’t have otherwise enjoyed.

It may not have been the most heroic endeavor, but it was kind and generous and a lot of us owe our continued presence in the blogging biz to Al.

Batocchio works like a demon on this round-up, but I have to think that it must be a world of fun, too. Blogs large and small submit what they feel is their best work and he compiles a list. But if I know Batocchio, he is also reading each entry as it comes in. That must be a labor of love, reading all the excellent posts.

There’s a lot of good writing there, including some from the various and sundry Scissorheads. (Clue: there’s one from MPS, too!) You should mosdef check it out.