Saturday, June 28, 2008

Desert Island Blogs

All bloggers have lists of other bloggers in their sidebars; blogs you love, blogs you hate (but visit anyway, prodding away at them like sore teeth), and blogs you merely 'quite like'. Blogs you visited once in 1973, blogs who showed up on your tracker, blogs you want to like, blogs who you want to like you. Blogs that make you laugh, blogs that make you sick, blogs that make you feel old before your time, blogs that appear and disappear like Brigadoon, blogs that once linked you and now no longer do, but you're too proud to remove their link..................... Besides, you need the friends.........
Imagine for a moment, that you were only allowed to show three links to other blogs at any one time (I'm thinking of THIS but taken to it's illogical conclusion)

Simply put, what three blogs do you go to first when you log on and access your site/aggregator?


8 comments:

Cocktails said...

I do actually read all of the blogs that I link to on my page. Quite regularly as you can see.

I notice something missing from your post though... 3 things...

iLL Man said...

Fair point. I read most of the stuff on my sidebar, though not always using the link. With Bloglines you can check out what people write from a distance, as it were.

My top three, based in order of visitation and regularity of visits would be;

Between The Hammer & The Anvil
Clairwil
Oye Billy

In no particular order. They've been favourites for longer than I can remember, so they get first visitation rights and have remained consistantly readable.

Cocktails said...

Feed readers are v. good. I use Netvibes mostly.

I like Clairwil's site too - but I'm a bit of a lurker there.

Now that's the interesting question. How many blogs do you read but actually comment on?!

iLL Man said...

I tend to leave comments on those three, yours, and a few others. Most are lurked on, unless something of great interest spurs me into revealing my rancid form.

SzélsőFa said...

I also visit almost ALL the blogs I list on the sidebar.
And no, I do NOT put on blogs I hate.

last year's girl said...

Everything that is on my blogroll is also on my RSS reader, along with much more besides. I only link the cool stuff and my friends on my blog because I figure BBC News and the Guardian and whoever else don't need any more exposure. But I do read everything. It takes me hours every day.

But I'm subscribed to both my boyfriend and my best friend's blogs on my phone, so I can read them as soon as they update. Which I suppose makes them my Desert Island Two.

David Duff said...

*Almost* daily:
Guido
JuliaM
Oliver Kamm

*Almost* weekly:
The remainder including, or perhaps especially, the ones I disagree with - as you may have noticed!

iLL Man said...

Part of my problem is that, in spite of chopping my blogroll in recent months, it's still too big. There are still too many blogs on it that I rarely visit, but I can't de-link them because they link to me. Bad manners and all that...............

David, I can never be arsed with arguing with people I disagree with. Even at your place, you'll have noticed that any dissent from me is half hearted and rarely followed up. I just feel there are more interesting things to do in life than go trawling blogs for people to argue with. Last I looked the Internet was heaving with arseholes and the numbers are rising. Finger in the dyke territory. That's why I prefer the scenic backroads to the main thoroughfares.

Yeah, I know. Old before my time...........