diamond geezer

 Wednesday, July 07, 2010

142 current* blogs with diamond geezer on their blogroll**
*(at least one post since June 1st)   **(blogroll must appear on blog's main page)

Ace Discovery, Active Procrastination, Along the Central Line, AngloAddict, anglosaxy, Arseblog, Autolycus, Bella's Web, Blazing Saddle, blinking heck and blimey, Blogging Up The Works, Blog KX, blue mai, Blue Witch, Brian Micklethwait, Brockley Central, CabbieBlog, Cabin Essence, Cameron Counts, Caroline's Miscellany, Chelley's Teapot, Chertsey, Clandestine Critic, Clapham Omnibus, crinklybee, The Daily Smoke, Dave Hill's London Blog, Dave Moran, Days on the Claise, The Deptford Dame, Depthmarker, D-Notice, Dogwash, The Doorman's blog, Down on the Allotment, dsng.net, D4D, 853, Eine Kleine Nichtmusik, English Buildings, evilmoose, Fed by Birds, A Fistful of Euros, Fresh Eyes on London, FunJunkie!, Games Monitor, ganching, Gareth Wyn, Germany Doesn't Suck, the gold-digging ant, Goodnight London, The Good Things In Life, The Great Wen, Green Ideas, The Greenwich Gazette, Groc's various musings, Hampshire Flyer, hurry on home, IanVisits, I'm A Seoul Man, informationally overloaded, The Innocent Bystander, In the Aquarium, IsarSteve, Itinerant Londoner, jon bounds/ramblings, John Flood's Random Academic Thoughts, John Nez Illustration, Jottings, The Knit-Nurse Chronicles, LinkMachineGo, Logistical, London Daily Photo, London Nature Photo Blog, The London Review of Breakfasts, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Mad Teacher, Make Lard History, Malcolm Redfellow's World Service, McFilter, Mick Hartley, Miss Alice, the mogs blog, Momentary lapses of insanity, A Mug of Tea, The Musings of a Red Dalek, My Boyfriend Is A Twat, My Thoughts Exactly, Nik Rawlinson, Notes from a small field, nothing much to report, A Novice Novelist, Now What Happens?, Order of the Bath, Ornamental Passions, Pauly's 'Stoney Soapbox, Philobiblon, Pigeon blog, Plummy Mummy, Private Secret Diary, Put 'em all on an island, qwghlm, Rachel from North London, Random Acts of Reality, Random Reflections, Rarely Wears Lipstick, rashbre central, theRatandMouse, Ritual Landscape, Rosamundi's ramblings, St Margaret's at Cliffe Photo Diary, Samizdata.net, Scaryduck, Scoakat's blog, Secret Songs of Silence, Short and sweet & sour, Silent Words Speak Loudest, Smaller Than Life, Strawberry Yoghurt, Studio Living, That's So Pants, things magazine, Three Legged Cat, Tired of London, Tired of Life, To be a Pilgrim, Tory Troll, Town Mouse, Transblawg, The Transportationist, Travels around London, Twenty Major, UnorthodoxY, A View from England, Volume 22, Wanderlust, Westminster Walking, What was the score?, Where's Rhys?, Wibbo's Words, The Willesden Herald, World of Chig, Yurt16, zerochampion
(blogs that weren't on last year's list are underlined)

I'm duly honoured by each and every one of these blogroll links, so many thanks to you all. But I also notice that the list is 20% shorter than last year (which in turn was 20% shorter than the year before that). Ouch!

I compile this list every year, so I started by checking all 167 blogs on last year's list to see how many of them still linked here. More than one in four have fallen by the wayside and don't appear this year. Most of these are on hiatus (either deliberately, or through month-long neglect) which is a shame. A couple have simply vanished, which is a pity. Some have deleted their blogroll altogether, because blogrolls are so passé aren't they? And a few are still going strong but have removed me from their blogroll, which I guess is the way it goes, and I'm not bitter, honest. Still, at least a few new blogs have come along and added me instead, so I'm not losing out completely. Which is sort of nice. But the ever-shortening list is still rather disappointing overall.

As I've said before, blogging is changing. Fewer people blog these days because alternative platforms exist for digital broadcast. Blogrolls are invisible and irrelevant to anyone subscribed via an RSS feed. And readers are far more likely to click through to a blog via a one-off reference on Twitter/Facebook than via any long-standing blogroll. It's adapt or decline in the new new-media world.

Anyway, I hope this is a fairly complete list, but I bet it isn't. Let me know if I've missed you/anyone off the list, and I'll come back and add you/them later. As for the rest of my readers, maybe you'd like to click on a few of these 142 links to see what you're missing. I can't promise they're all thrilling verbal discourses, but I'm sure you'll discover plenty that are.

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