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I’m on a Blogroll

I got boogie fever. Let's do the blogroll dance.

Oh shit. I just noticed my humble blog was on someone’s blogroll under the category heading, “Hilarious.” Come on!!! There has been some kind of serious mistake.

God, no. Now the pressure is really on. Time to crack. But it’s true. Negativity in just the right amounts can be funny. Why is that? I don’t know. Perhaps it is the secret part inside each of us that gets off on seeing the pathetic in others. That might also explain my love/hate relationship with mirrors.

If you happen to have me blogrolled under the “Hilarious” heading, please don’t be offended. Of course I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about the other people who have done it. And I don’t mean this as an insult. Truly, I take it as a compliment. And a sign that you may have licked a few too many lead-paint walls.
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Something odd has happened. Two nights ago this humble little blog hit the 1,000 comments mark. I think it is somewhat fitting that Jane at the They Call Me Jane blog made the 1k comment since I first heard about this milestone from her. She recently did a blog post about her 1,000th comment, too. Of course, she reached that milestone in less than 100 posts. It took me about 213!Β  If we do the math on that (and I do love math) it should be obvious that her rate of comments per post is about twice as much as mine. I guess that means I’m half the man she is, or something like that. πŸ™‚

1,000 comments is something of a misnomer, though, since WordPress includes my comments in that total, too. Oh bother.

I started this blog for reasons unknown back in September 2009. I have to say the very best part has been getting to know some fellow WordPress bloggers. Reading the news is nice, but it gets monotonous and has an element of “sameness” to it. Hitting the “Blog Surfer” function and finding out what regular people have to say is far more exciting. It’s something I look forward to every single day.

So I’d like to give some quick shouts to some people who were notable in helping me reach this little 1k milestone and are also some of my favorite real blogs to visit (presented in no particular order):

If I left anyone off the list, I’m sorry. Don’t worry, I love you, too. πŸ™‚

Shouts from the Abyss joins the Atheist blogroll

Atheist BlogrollShouts from the Abyss has been added to The Atheist Blogroll. You can see the badge image in my sidebar. The Atheist blogroll is a community building service provided free of charge to Atheist bloggers from around the world. If you would like to join, visit Mojoey at Deep Thoughts for more information.

As a blog that very much offers a wide variety of fodder on a wide variety of topics, atheism is not the primary focus around here. However, as a devout atheist myself, this blog will ocassionally touch on the topic from time to time and I’m proud to join forces with this community.

Here’s a little something I found on the American Atheists web site that is beautifully written and sums up my feelings on the matter quite nicely:

An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth – for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.