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Monday, 21 November 2005
The Open
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When I first started upon my journey through the blogverse I created a Statement of Purpose
Now upon reading it, one can realize that I did not hold to every detail of that original statement, but from it's basic premise, I have never swayed, in my belief that the Blogs are in fact the Committees of Correspondence of the Second American Revolution.

And that it is a Revolution of Information, no longer can we afford and allow elite gateways to control what we can see, hear and discuss.

One of the most important discoveries I make in those early days was the website of Samantha Burns, which included a unique informal community of bloggers, who not only linked to each other but actually browsed and read the blogs they linked to.

Later I was honored to be allowed to join another more formal blog community. At that time I decided that while I welcomed blogs that wanted to link to me, I was not that interested in simply joining blogrolls to add links. After that I made no more attempts to join any blog alliances. I have been kept busy supporting the linkages I have and at times I feel guilty that I cannot get around to all the websites on my blogroll as I could when it was smaller.

So why do I welcome this recent invitation to join the Open Trackback Alliance? Have I reconsidered my former decision?

No I am posting and joining this Alliance because it is RIGHT for me to do so.

Because it FULFILLS my original Statement of Purpose that the Blogs are indeed the 21st Century Committees of Correspondence, whose duty and honor it is to SHARE information, thoughts, ideas, news and to discuss the same. To diligently search for the truths that lie behind the distortions and half-truths of the Legacy Media.

What the blogs associated with the Samantha Burns site did informally, and without structure, this Alliance only aids and structures. There is in fact no conflict between what I do now, and what I decided to do sometime ago.

For I believe that those bloggers who find their way, here and in particular from the Blogs associated with Sam.


Some of us are more Serious, some of us are more lighthearted and some post the common ordinary things that make one smile and recall that Life without the simple things to treasure is meaningless.

And it is important that all have a platform from which to speak.

As I understand this process you can link to this post and trackback to this post on ANY subject or post you think important. It is open. I will repeat this every Monday.

The Committees of Correspondence welcomes your intelligent comments. And also welcomes you to join the


Open Trackback Alliance

Blogs that Trackback to this Post:

On Monday
third world county with MONDAY: Featured Site/Open Post
TMH's Bacon Bits with Cut and Jog!
third world county with Just plain dumb luck...
The Real Ugly American with What is the Democratic Party so mad about?
third world county with P-sych v Soshe: science schmience
Freedom Folks with Standoff at the Southern Border
Freedom Folks Liberal Thinking: Exposed!
Open Source Media (aka Don Surber) with A Roo By Any Other Name
Conservative Cat with Confused Americans for Truth - Brain-Based Blogging
Open Source Media (aka Don Surber) with OSM=MSM -- WTF?
Stop The ACLU with I am HiJacking This Site!!!!!
Don Surber with CNN X's Out Cheney
third world county with Open Post and Around and About
third world county with Still MIA: Free Kerry's 180
Stuck On Stupid with Fox News Won't Air "Factually Incorrect" Alito Ad

Linked to
Bloggin' Outloud at Monday's Open Trackbacks
The Tar Pit at Monday Open Tar Pit #5

Y'al come back now, Y'heah? ;-)


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 12:24 AM CST
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Updated: Tuesday, 22 November 2005 9:24 PM CST

Monday, 21 November 2005 - 11:18 AM CST

Name: patd95
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OK - I am new to this whole trackback thing too. What do I have to do to list a trackback? What is the protocol? Thanks. I will do this if I know what to do.

Monday, 21 November 2005 - 2:40 PM CST

Name: Lyn
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Good explanation. I think OTBs can be great if done right. So we're learning together! Oh, nd thanks for linking to my OTB at Bloggin Outloud. Lyn

PS For a short primer on trackbacks, visit

Monday, 21 November 2005 - 5:57 PM CST

Name: Dan Kauffman
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Hi CR, nice of YOU to drop by here. As for trackbacks that was an area of great confusion for me this summer when I started steady blogging.

I found a couple of stand alone Trackback websites, after I figured out what they were, Haloscan is what I use now and I have noticed one of the more prominent blogs I read, uses it as well since you are both blogspot blogs I would reccomend that as well for you.

As to how to interface it with your software? Well I would hate to steer you wrong but third world is a hell of a nice guy and always seems to be helpful to use newbies. go to his website and email him, I am certain he will get you going in the correct direction.

You can go ahead and set up a haloscan account here it's free.

As to protacol? Trackbacks were originally used to tell a website you linked to them.

Say everyone coming to my website I read something really neat Here

With Open trackbacks you can link back ANY post on your website it does not have to refer to anything they posted BUT it is polite to Link back as well as Track back.

Hope the above helps I will email this to you also.

Oh sorry I did not get back to you sooner. I sleep days and work nights.


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