I'm removing all the external links from the sidebar of Return of the Sasquatch.
Here they are, just for reference:
(formerly Occult Investigator)
total pessmism about civilization:
The Anthropik Network
moderate pessimism about peak oil:
war and disaster paranoia:
What Does It Mean
not gullible about terrorism:
What Really Happened
political paranoia and channeling:
Signs of the Times
pessimism about government:
optimism about anarchy:
Strike the Root
I thought a lot about what to write about this today, and came up with the following three points:
Links will appear in posts when relevant.
Normal entertainment and periodicals never give static recommendation lists. References occur in context, giving them meaning and weight.
One hot link beats a hundred stale blogrolls.
Really it's more personal than trying to further the art of the blog. I feel tied down by having a list on the sidebar that I feel like I should keep up with to be authentic. Then I feel embarrassed to put the address of the blog into places where I post comments, because one list of a certain pop-media/ bad news genre doesn't represent everything about who I am and whether my comments should be taken seriously or lightly on a given subject.
I want this blog to show development and growth, not becoming a big fan of particular websites just because it seemed cool to have them in the sidebar.