Do you think I should join "The Blogging Alliance of Non-Partisan Canadians?".
I'm of two minds about this. I was previously on LibLogs, but I found my membership was influencing my mind set as I blogged.
Since starting fresh as Catelli, I've avoided joining blog rolls. Partly I wanted to see how much of a readership I'd gain/keep as a complete independent. I am of the opinion that my current readership is low due to the quality of my opinions and writing. I.e. my stats keep me honest (yes I check them), and prevent me from a hubris mentality about the influence of my blogging. However, I do show people come back.
On the other hand, it could be that my readership is low, simply because my target audience can't find me if I'm not on a blog roll somewhere. Personally, I lend more credence to the former than the latter. And no, I'm not bothered by that. I'm more comfortable with myself now as independent Catelli than Liblogger Closet Liberal. Though I have enough of an ego that I wish more people were reading and commenting (and yes challenging) my opinions.
So Dearest Reader? What think you? Would adding myself to this particular blog roll add value? Would the (supposed) added readership give me the debates I crave? Or I do I risk debasing what value my commentary has in trying to expand that readership?
Yeah, I know, I'm probably the only person that can answer this question, but I still would appreciate your thoughts.