From my friend Sarah A. Hoyt:
Today is blogger appreciation day. (Yes, it's made up. I know that. But as the poster said, traditions have to start somewhere.) We labor all year, year after year and Feb. 29 is when you tell us you love us. Of course money to buy a six pack of beer is the sincerest form of flattery and my button is up there somewhere. Myself, I'm going to hit the tip jars of Kris Rusch, and the Passive Voice who are my regular industry-reads. I'll probably hit the tip jar for Michael Totten later today and there are other bloggers which are none of your business but whom I will support. I would like to donate to Flinders Family Freer but I can't find a "donate" button. Feel free to go over and demand he put one up (my minions) since you bullied ME into putting one up. However, if you can't donate or don't want to, leave a message telling your favorite blogger how much you enjoy his/her work. It's a tradition that SHOULD get started, because it helps on this side of the trenches when the going gets tough and we wonder if we're just talking to ourselves. And once in four years is not too much trouble.