June 13, 2005

Rejected again.

I don’t know how to take this. I know I’m not the most sociable person. I’m lacking in some of the social graces one tries to attain in order to be a member of polite society. I am however trying to find my spot in society, especially in the blogosphere. I have no desires to become on of the great and immortal bloggers that everyone refers to and reads. I’m happy just to have a place to put my random and stray thoughts, talk about things that concern me and attempt to entertain the unfortunate few that stumble across me. However, I’ve ended up belonging to different blog “organizations” either inadvertently or intentionally. There is no denying that I take some pride in this and enjoy the benefits. To be completely excluded from one is baffling.

First, as spawn of the GrauHarveBou I am the unwanted stump in the blogenetics that makes up the Bad Example Family. Which, in all honesty, the genetics there where kind of suspect to begin with before I ever came along. I’ve come to take my blogenetics as a point of pride, just for the fact that the mental image it gives people usually makes them shudder in horror. You will see the Bad Example family logo and blogroll in my sidebar. Miasmatic Review is included in the blogroll. I am proud. I also have the Frizzen Family on the sidebar; Grau does not have a blogroll for his blogspawn. Therefore, I manually entered that code and I did not link to myself, that was my choice.

Second is the Gathering of the Blogs. I stumbled across Absinthe and Cookies. While there, I saw, she had a post regarding “Gathering of the Blogs”. As I am of Scottish decent and portray a Scot as a re-enactor, I felt the desire to heed her call and participate in the festivities. You will see in my sidebar the logo and blogroll for Gathering of the Blogs. Miasmatic Review is listed on the blogroll.

Third is the Alliance. I joined the Alliance for many different reasons. I’m still trying to figure out how I fit into it as I’m having a hard time getting into the filthy lies that go along with membership. Yet I want to support my fellow bloggers that were members before me and ones that join after me. I proudly display the logo in my sidebar and the extremely long blogroll down at the bottom. If you look, you will see Miasmatic Review listed on that blogroll.

Finally is being part of the Munuvian Empire. As being part of the Bad Example Family, I was nominated to get a site on .mu.nu. I was happy. No, ecstatic. Nay! I was exalted at the prospect of getting away from blogger and into something that is a lot more flexible and reliable. I have yet to find a logo for the Munuvian Empire so I don’t have one, however I have their blogroll in the drop down menu in my sidebar. If you look, you will see that Miasmatic Review is excluded from that list. I have been accepted, yet rejected. Is it because I am a blogentic-unwanted stump? Is it because my writing is often scattered with grammatical and spelling errors and it’s an embarrassment to the powers that be? Maybe it’s due to an oversight and the fact that the powers that be are really busy. Any way, it has excluded me from the blogroll. If I had any feelings, I think I might be hurt. However, since I don’t I’m just going to make fun of the situation.

Am I mad about this? No. Am I using this as an excuse to rant? Sorta. Am I having a problem with creativity and using this as something to post... YES I AM!

Posted by Contagion in Shenanigans at June 13, 2005 12:53 PM

Naa, I think it's just that you smell.


Smell ya later!

Posted by: Machelle at June 13, 2005 12:31 PM

I was off the Munu list for a while...give it a little time Mr. Impatient.

If it makes you feel any better, you are the only Bruncle in the Blogosphere.

Posted by: Sissy at June 13, 2005 09:11 PM

Just let Jim (Snooze Button Dreams) know. he probably missed you in the huge rush of NuMu's. Especially since you waited to open for business.

There's an "Another MuNu blog" logo that I can send you if you like. I haven't put it up yet, but several MuNus have it. (I stole it from Your Moosey Fate)

Posted by: caltechgirl at June 13, 2005 11:03 PM


Suzy has that Mu.Nu thing, top left sidebar, if you want to steal it.

Posted by: Harvey at June 14, 2005 07:01 AM

I honestly am not disturbed by this. I was having a really bad case of writers block and it was the only thing I could think of to post on. It was meant to be more humorous then anything else.

Posted by: Contagion at June 14, 2005 07:12 AM

Well, it wasn't.


Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 14, 2005 07:31 AM

yea, I figured that out after the third e-mail from someone telling me how to fix it. Sigh...

Posted by: Contagion at June 14, 2005 08:08 AM