Kiko's House is honored to have been asked to participate in 2008 Blogroll Amnesty Day.
As best I can figure, this is a day when we celebrate new and small bloggers by making sure that they are well represented on blogrolls, which are those lists of links to blogs that snake down the sidebars of many blogs. The day, which many bloggers of distinction mark on February 3, began in reaction to big bloggers dumping small bloggers from their blogrolls or eliminating blogrolls altogether, which is like denying oxygen to a widdle baby with breathing problems.
By any measure, Kiko's House is a small blog, ranking somewhere in the 30 thousands among the 3 million blogs tracked by Technorati, and it only recently passed the 100,000-visitor mark, which can be attributed to the cats finally mastering the reload key on my computer. It also turns out that Kiko's House really hasn't been visited by people from nearly 120 countries, as my Sitemeter had indicated. That robust number can be attributed to my crazy Uncle Leo squandering his inheritance as he globetrots and sees how many countries he can access his nephew's blog from. So being included on blogrolls can be really important.
The cats and I actually spend a fair amount of time on the Kiko's House blogroll as compared to many blogs where the blogroll hasn't been touched since forever.
In just the last few weeks we've added and heartily recommend The Big Picture, Buck Naked Politics, Cocktail Party Physics, The Crone Speaks, Done With Mirrors, Eunomia, Middle Earth Journal, Moue Magazine, The Political Cat, Rotus, Some of Nothing, Taki's Top Drawer , TPC-Culture Vultures and Wet Machine because the people who write at those blogs are really good, are fond of cats or I'm trying to suck up to them and get invited to appear on their radio show.
I very seldom remove blogs from my blogroll. Althouse is still on there because I'm afraid Ann will yell at me if I take her off. There also are a fair number of right-of-center blogs. I don't necessary agree with what these bloggers have to say, but they're often a worthy counterbalance to what I have to say.
So if I've snubbed your blog, I apologize. That can be easily rectified by an email and a stop by the Neiman-Marcus gift registry. I look really good in red.