Thanks to mensches Jon Swift and Skippy (both longtime friends of MBH), what began as a mindless purge has now spawned a celebration of voices deserving more attention in the blogosphere. Mr. Swift has the background behind Blogroll Amnesty Day (B.A.D.). Those who take part today were asked to post links and love to a handful of smaller blogs.
I'd also like to point out that I first read some of the blogs I'm linking to as a consequence of guesting at Mike's Blog Round Up over at Crooks and Liars. Mike Finnegan (along with C&L proprietor John Amato, Nicole Belle and Blue Gal) have consistently supported and promoted smaller blogs, and Mike's roundups daily present the best of the blogs, both large and small, in a refreshingly democratizing fashion. (C&L - along with Skippy and Avedon Carol - was also generous enough to be one of the first to link to MBH in its infancy and support this site as it has grown out of its teething stage.)
So, here's my roundup of some noteworthy folks on this sunny Blogroll Amnesty Day - go forth to their sites and multiply! All are deserving of more traffic, all always leave me wanting more: