Frank J., the genius behind IMAO, is also the brains behind the Alliance. And it's been a win-win situation for members of the Alliance, including this little blog. The exposure we've received as a member of the Alliance has been one of the main reasons we've had the success we've had. And, yes, I'm saying we've had success. You see, I never dreamed we'd have more than a handful of readers and certainly never more than a few other blogs link to us.
And many, many blogs have linked to us, bringing many, many readers to us. Sure, we don't have as many readers as lots of blogs, but the huge number of links ensures that we get a steady stream. Well, that and people using Google and Yahoo! to search for naked pictures of Jamie Lynn Spears.
But, while I am certainly appreciative of the many, many blogs who link to us, I'm also very grateful of the many blogs who have us on their BlogRoll. Those, above all else, are responsible for making sure we are visible to folks and have put us, at least for now, in the Top 100 of TTLB Ecosystem.
But despite my appreciation of the many who have added us to their BlogRoll, the blog that kept me coming back again and again, IMAO, has linked to us on occasion, but has not added us to their BlogRoll. And I really wished Frank J. would add us.
But he hasn't. And I wasn't sure why. Maybe he's been too busy. After all, he's not added The Flying SpaceMonkey Chronicles ... and SpaceMonkey blogs on IMAO! Plus, he has a link to Dave Barry's old blog that's not been updated since March 2004. So maybe Frank J. is too busy to keep his BlogRoll updated.
But, then again, he has added others. So, maybe there's another reason. Perhaps he doesn't think we have a good enough blog. Perhaps so. And perhaps he's right.
But, perhaps ... just perhaps ... it's something else.
Perhaps Frank J. is ... afraid of us? Perhaps so. Keep reading:
updated the look ... and functionality. He's added Communities. Including a community of The Alliance of Free Blogs.
Notice something about that listing? Now, I realize it may have changed since I posted this, but here's what it looked like the day I posted this:
So now we know why Frank J. won't BlogRoll us. His worst fears are coming to realization: Among Alliance members, he's already been surpassed ... by this little blog!
Watch out, Frank J. Maybe there's a revolution in progress. And while the revolution will not be televised, it will definitely be blogged.
UPDATE 6/19/2005: It's being blogged.