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December 8, 2003

THE SALON BLOG COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

Filed under: Using Weblogs and Technology — Dave Pollard @ 11:09
salon logoI did the Salon Blog popularity calculations for the past month, but decided not to post them because they’re nearly identical to last month’s. In fact, there’s not a single new entrant in the top 50 list, and the gap between the top 14 and all the others has widened to a chasm. So rather than depress those that didn’t make the list, and bore those that did, I’m ceasing the popularity rankings and starting something new: The Salon Blog Community Directory.

The Directory is going to need your help to sustain, fellow ‘Sloggers’, since there’s no automatic way to capture new Salon Blogs, or determine which ones have become dormant (i.e. haven’t posted in more than 30 days), or which have been reactivated, left the Salon community (e.g. switched to another blog tool). Many new numbers in the blogs.salon.com sequence are never used. I’m suggesting that we only list active Salon Blogs (those with at least one post in the last 30 days), of which there are about 190 at any one time. If you’re going to be away for over a month but your blog says you’re coming back, we’ll keep it on the active list. I’ve found about 140 active Salon Blogs so far — help me find the missing 50!

Here’s how it will work: I’ve set up the first draft of the Directory (very incomplete) on my blog as a sortable Excel file with the permanent URL http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/images/ActiveSalonBlogs.xls and highlighted it in on my left sidebar. I’ve also set up a special e-mail address called SlogUpdates@hotmail.com which anyone can use to notify me of changes. I’ve asked Scott Rosenberg to publicize the Directory’s existence and location especially for new Sloggers. Once a month or so I’ll post the key fields from the current Directory as a daily article (as I’ve done below) to give it greater visibility.

Now here’s where you come in:

  1. The most important information has to come from you, the blog owners. The information needed for each blog is:
    • Name of the blog, Salon Blog number and URL.
    • Author’s name, geographic location, e-mail address and author’s age (disclosure of these is entirely at the discretion of the author; I’ve shown it only when it is listed on your blog).
    • Author’s own description of their blog (max. 40 words). I don’t believe any of the suggested blog ‘categorizations’ are meaningful, especially around here. A short description in your own words is a more flexible way of capturing the essence of each blog. I have used the ‘blog description’ from your blog for now, but you are welcome to send me some alternative wording for the Directory.
    • Usage data: I have posted, and will update each month, the date of first post, date of most recent post, number of hits in the last month, and number of inbound blogs for each blog.
  2. Please send me details on any missing and new Salon Blogs, and errors in the Directory. I promise to post any updates I receive at least once a week.
  3. Please publicize and/or blogroll the Directory, and feel free to publish all or part of it on your own blog.
  4. Tell me how this Directory can be made more useful. For example, if you’re willing to help new Sloggers by e-mail with technical and other problems, let me know and I’ll add you to the ‘Help Team’ (column L).

That’s all there is to it. The very incomplete first draft is here. Let’s see if we can make Salon Blogs a real community.

SALON BLOGS COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

Filed under: Using Weblogs and Technology — Dave Pollard @ 11:04
All known Salon Blogs with at least one post in the past 30 days
(apologies if this chart looks cramped on small screens) – Downloadable Excel version


Blog Name Blog #
   URL Author Name Geographic Location Hits/ month (,000) In-
bound blogs
Second P0st 2
http://blogs.salon.com/0000002/ Phillip Pearson New Zealand 3.3 35
Scott Rosenberg’s Links & Comment 14
http://blogs.salon.com/0000014/ Scott Rosenberg California 32.2 237
Blog Doesn’t Need a Clever Name 1004
http://blogs.salon.com/0001004/ Bruce Umbaugh Missouri 3.1 23
Andrew Bayer is Dreaming of China 1033
http://andrewbayer.com Andrew Bayer Massachusetts 2.6 20
Readme.blog 1075
http://weblog.bbzzdd.com Chris New York 1.9 13
Gnosis 1081
http://homepage.mac.com/
morgannels/gnosis/
Morgan Sandquist New York 3.3 31
David Harris’ Science & Literature 1092
http://blogs.salon.com/0001092/ David Harris Maryland 42.5 61
FarrFeed 1107
http://blogs.salon.com/0001107/ John Farr New Mexico 5 13
Radio Free Blogistan / MediaJunkie 1111
http://radiofreeblogistan.com Christian Crumlish California 23.7 162
Driver 8 1118
http://blogs.salon.com/0001118/ Charly Z
1.8 17
Conclusive Evidence of Dave Cullen’s Existence 1137
http://blogs.salon.com/0001137/ Dave Cullen Colorado 27 29
Agora 1147
http://blogs.salon.com/0001147/ Doug Anders Ohio 1.3 43
David Hicks’ Daily Doings 1186
http://blogs.salon.com/0001186/ David Hicks UK 0.5 4
Neva, Miss Feva, Blogging 1216
http://nevafeva.com/blog/ Neva Cavataio Oregon 2.4 35
Tales of Drudgery & Boredom 1236
http://blog.zog.org/ Michel Vuijlsteke Belgium 7.9 18
Toby’s Political Diary 1282
http://blogs.salon.com/0001282/ Toby Sackton Massachusetts 1.7 36
Hate Central 1286
http://blogs.salon.com/0001286/ Ryan O’Leary
0.8 4
Pesky the Rat 1293
http://peskytherat.com/pesky/ Susan McNerney California 6.3 27
Tehran Washington DC 1301
http://blogs.salon.com/0001301/ Kathy Tally-Jones DC 1.5 1
Maxine’s Radio Weblog 1314
http://blogs.salon.com/0001314/ Maxine Locker
1.1 16
Asia Business Intelligence 1319
http://blogs.salon.com/0001319/ Anonymous
1 29
Devil’s Excrement 1330
http://blogs.salon.com/0001330/ Miguel Octavio Venezuela 15.5 61
Semi’s Radio Weblog 1339
http://sean.mccord.net/ Sean McCord Virginia 0.2 0
Julie/Julia Project 1399
http://blogs.salon.com/0001399/ Julie Powell New York 50.7 120
Fried Green Al-Qaedas 1424
http://blogs.salon.com/0001424/ Mark Hoback
3.8 54
ExplodedLibrary.info 1429
http://explodedlibrary.typepad
.com/salonblog/
Morgan Wilson Minnesota 1 28
Playing with my Food & Other Things 1444
http://blogs.salon.com/0001444/ Paul Hinrichs North Carolina 4.3 26
Emphasis Added 1454
http://emphasisadded.com/ Rob Salkowitz
2.1 58
WIFL Blog 1455
http://blogs.salon.com/0001455/ Ted Ritzer Alberta 9.5 24
Nobody Loves Raymond 1474
http://blogs.salon.com/0001474/ Ray California 0.6 3
Reflections 1476
http://blogs.salon.com/0001476/ Daniel Dolinov
1.3 9
Filchyboy 1512
http://chronotope.com/chronotope Christopher Filkins
477.9 40
Lutetia (Paris) 1514
http://tripledub.com/MT/index.html Tom Fox France 0.4 13
Robert’s Virtual Soapbox 1517
http://blogs.salon.com/0001517/ Robert Crook California 1.3 17
Paulapalooza’s Recommended Reading 1520
http://blogs.salon.com/0001520/ Anonymous (f) New England 0.9 11
Different Strings 1542
http://differentstrings.info Kriselda Jarnsaxa Kansas 6.1 142
Rayne Today 1549
http://blogs.salon.com/0001549/ Anonymous (f) Michigan 3.8 61
Secular Blasphemy 1561
http://blogs.salon.com/0001561/ Jan Haugland Norway 19.5 99
Standing Room Only 1573
http://blogs.salon.com/0001573/ Hugh Elliott California 3.1 28
GoogObits 1604
http://blogs.salon.com/0001604/ Daniel X O’Neil
1.3 8
Everything That Sucks 1691
http://blogs.salon.com/0001691/ Amanda ex-Florida 2.4 21
Hyperbole 1703
http://morehyperbole.blogspot.com/ Jim Haefele Dubai 1.8 3
Fiona 1705
http://blogs.salon.com/0001705/ Fiona
1.4 29
Pipeline 1739
http://blogs.salon.com/0001739/ Doug Hennessee Minnesota 3.8 17
Struggle in a Bungalow Kitchen 1754
http://blogs.salon.com/0001754/ LL Adams New York 1.6 22
Real Live Preacher 1772
http://blogs.salon.com/0001772/ Anonymous (m)
42.3 321
Catnmus, the Raving Independent 1787
http://blogs.salon.com/0001787/ Anonymous California 0.5 10
Marprelate Tracts 1797
http://blogs.salon.com/0001797/ Martin Marprelate
7.7 9
Barbaric Yawp 1811
http://blogs.salon.com/0001811/ Christopher Key Washington 0.9 35
Pretre Noir 1823
http://blogs.salon.com/0001823/ Father Bojangles
0.9 25
Au Courant 1827
http://blogs.salon.com/0001827/ Matthew Mezger
0 3
Meg’s Food & Wine Page 1848
http://blogs.salon.com/0001848/ Meg
0.5 17
Stoned Age 1859
http://blogs.salon.com/0001859/ Harmony California 1.7 11
Global Suburb 1879
http://blogs.salon.com/0001879/ Adrian Zoot Maryland 0.5 4
Base Camp 1893
http://blogs.salon.com/0001893/ Scott Jorgensen Minnesota 1.5 8
Sexy Mothers Do Exist 1917
http://blogs.salon.com/0001917/ Michelle McBride
3.6 8
Ojo Caliente 1919
http://blogs.salon.com/0001919/ Art Jacobson Arizona 0.7 12
Monster Limo Weblog 1956
http://blogs.salon.com/0001956/ Mark Hatfield New York 3.5 17
Jack’s Radio Weblog (Rocketman) 1963
http://blogs.salon.com/0001963/ Jack Pennsylvania 1 6
Subdued Citizen 1968
http://blogs.salon.com/0001968/ Anonymous DC 0.5 8
Perils of Caffeine in the Evening 1970
http://blogs.salon.com/0001970/ Philip Washington 0.5 13
Preacher’s Wife 1976
http://blogs.salon.com/0001976/ Anonymous (f)
0.5 1
How to Save the World 2007
http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/ Dave Pollard Ontario 19.6 265
Mike Plaisted Stop Bush in ’04 2042
http://blogs.salon.com/0002042/ Mike Plaisted
0.5 6
Dick Jones’ Patteran Pages 2065
http://blogs.salon.com/0002065/ Dick Jones UK 0.5 13
Hairball 2085
http://blogs.salon.com/0002085/ Maureen North Carolina 2 10
Michael Parker’s Journal 2090
http://blogs.salon.com/0002090/ Michael Parker
0.5 4
Annoying White Angry.. 2113
http://blogs.salon.com/0002113/ Anonymous (m)
0.9 9
Why Your Wife Won’t Have Sex With You 2153
http://blogs.salon.com/0002153/ Julia Deckham Grey
22.3 61
Rich Pure & Simple (tech problems) 2200
http://blogs.salon.com/0002200/ Rich Hawaii 0.6 16
Fear This Factor 2222
http://blogs.salon.com/0002222/ Shane Hensinger
2.7 5
Gone to Carolina 2224
http://blogs.salon.com/0002224/ Karen South Carolina 0.5 1
Allen L Roland’s Radio Weblog 2255
http://blogs.salon.com/0002255/ Allen L Roland California 1.8 0
Dr. Omed’s Tent Show Revival 2296
http://blogs.salon.com/0002296/ Dina Pattillo
2.5 29
Patriotically Incorrect 2379
http://blogs.salon.com/0002379/ Anonymous
0.5 22
Waiting Out the Plague 2393
http://blogs.salon.com/0002393/ Christopher Daniels Japan 0.5 3
Lean for Dean 2429
http://blogs.salon.com/0002429/ Torrey Offley Texas 0.5 3
Voodoolulu 2468
http://blogs.salon.com/0002468/ Anonymous (f) New York 2.5 2
Homeless Leftists 2486
http://blogs.salon.com/0002486/ Woody
0.5 15
And Baby Makes Seven 2504
http://blogs.salon.com/0002504/ Anita Blanchard North Carolina 3 9
Return of the King Countdown Calendar 2506
http://blogs.salon.com/0002506/ Anonymous
5.4 2
Travel Commentary 2532
http://blogs.salon.com/0002532/ Christina DeFreitas & Paul France 0.5 1
Matthew Henry’s Bitchin’ Blog 2546
http://blogs.salon.com/0002546/ Matthew Henry DC 0.5 4
Doublethink 2551
http://blogs.salon.com/0002551/ Anonymous (f)
2.2 31
Chronicles of an Anti-Apathetic 2556
http://blogs.salon.com/0002556/ Cat M. New Jersey 0.5 6
Doubly Gifted 2569
http://blogs.salon.com/0002569/ Susan Hales Alabama 0.5 3
Life in LA 2608
http://blogs.salon.com/0002608/ Claire Smith California 4.5 18
Thistle & Hemlock 2614
http://blogs.salon.com/0002614/ Sam Mills California 0.5 10
Glutter 2681
http://glutter.typepad.com/ Yan Sham-Shackleton Hong Kong 3.7 31
Marya Morevna’s Battleground 2687
http://blogs.salon.com/0002687/ Anonymous (f)
0.5 12
Just Playing 2718
http://blog.pvassar.net/ Philip Vassar Oregon 0.5 11
Gavin Morris 2725
http://gavinmorris.com Gavin Morris UK 0.5 2
Janal Kalis’ Radio Weblog 2729
http://blogs.salon.com/0002729/ Janal Kalis
4.2 0
Mambrino’s Helmet 2737
http://blogs.salon.com/0002737/ Anonymous (f) Ontario 0.5 16
It’s Not MeÖIt’s You 2747
http://singularexistence.com Leslie Talbot Massachusetts 0.5 11
Drug War Rant 2762
http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/ Peter Guither Illinois 7.6 38
Hail Dubyus 2786
http://blogs.salon.com/0002786/ Anonymous
0.5 4
World According to Chuck 2813
http://blogs.salon.com/0002813/ Chuck Washington 0.5 25
Alien in my Buddha 2846
http://blogs.salon.com/0002846/ Liz Humphreys McCarthy Massachusetts 0.5 7
Execution and the Connecticut Suburbs 2849
http://blogs.salon.com/0002849/ John Walkley Connecticut 0.5 3
Monty’s Juicy Spoiler Site 2866
http://blogs.salon.com/0002866/ Anonymous (m) New York 0.5 0
World O’Crap 2874
http://blogs.salon.com/0002874/ SZ (f)
30.2 44
Impulse Control Problems 2880
http://blogs.salon.com/0002880/ Gwen
0.5 3
Montana Musings 2886
http://patiastephens.com/blog/ Patia Stephens Montana 0.5 5
Don’t Die Wondering 2888
http://blogs.salon.com/0002888/ Dixie Darr Colorado 0.5 2
What Happens When You Tell a Lie? 2889
http://blogs.salon.com/0002889/ Marijo Cook
0.5 12
Pregnancy by Proxy 2890
http://blogs.salon.com/0002890/ Roberta Nevares Wisconsin 0.5 5
Simple Recipes That Will Help You Get Laid 2896
http://blogs.salon.com/0002896/ Anonymous California 3 0
Jan’s Nobel Project 2914
http://blogs.salon.com/0002914/ Jan Rosamond
0.5 5
Duh 2916
http://blogs.salon.com/0002916/ Mark Michaels Florida 0.5 6
Wisebabe 2959
http://blogs.salon.com/0002959/ Sudi
0.5 1
Broken Windows: Tales from New Orleans 2967
http://blogs.salon.com/0002967/ Kate Louisiana 0.5 10
Web Related Injuries 2990
http://blogs.salon.com/0002990/ Vincent Nusunginya Alaska 0.5 3
Death & Eros 3044
http://blogs.salon.com/0003044/ Nora Sawyer
0.5 1
Poet Girl 3053
http://blogs.salon.com/0003053/ Anonymous (f)
0.5 2
Quakergreen 3055
http://blogs.salon.com/0003055/ Jon Moore
0.5 2
I am Eating My Husband’s Soul 3076
http://blogs.salon.com/0003076/ Katy
0.5 16
Gripes from the Grumpy Girl 3115
http://blogs.salon.com/0003115/ Alyssa Ettinger
0.5 6
Jef Klein’s Radio Weblog 3118
http://blogs.salon.com/0003118/ Jef Klein (f)
0.5 2
Correction 3124
http://blogs.salon.com/0003124/ Matthias
0.5 5
Daihatsu Graceland 3138
http://blogs.salon.com/0003138/ Harald Netherlands 0.5 5
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear 3139
http://blogs.salon.com/0003139/ Anonymous   
0.5 3
Michelle’s Daily Dose for Writers 3164
http://blogs.salon.com/0003164/ Michelle Richmond California 0.5 4
Criminal Mind 3171
http://blogs.salon.com/0003171/ Clement Carter Dobbs New York 0.5 3
Peeling Wallpaper 3174
http://blogs.salon.com/0003174/ Jack McGeehin
0.5 2
Mad Mommy Chronicles 3182
http://blogs.salon.com/0003182/ Emily Georgia 0.5 0
Barbie Homicides 3183
http://blogs.salon.com/0003183/ Anonymous (f)
0.5 2
Graphite Furnace 3207
http://blogs.salon.com/0003207/ Evan Genest New York 0.5 0
Families Matter 3213
http://blogs.salon.com/0003213/ Hollie Atkinson (m) Texas 0.5 0
Althaea Officinalis: MallowDrama 3222
http://blogs.salon.com/0003222/ Melanie Texas 0.5 2
Hermit’s Take on the Holidays 3227
http://blogs.salon.com/0003227/ Karen Armstead
0.5 0
Maya O’Mahoney’s Radio Weblog 3235
http://blogs.salon.com/0003235/ Maya O’Mahoney
0.5 0
Clarissa’s Radio Weblog 3236
http://blogs.salon.com/0003236/ Anonymous (f)
0.5 0
Theater of the Absurd 3237
http://blogs.salon.com/0003237/ Mark Rieker
0.5 0














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