Angling for links?

If this isn’t angling for links, I don’t know what is:

“i’m not sure i’ll ever get many people visiting my site… i’m not into that whole ‘blog everybody else’ mentality. i don’t want to post that someone else has a good post… just to get some reciprocal links happening. i have a list of sites that i like to visit… because they’re good. cuz i like them… i’m not looking for anything from them– or anybody else for that matter.
that’s it. c’est tout.”