Microbe Mining Mondays
I've had some success locating newer blogs or ones that hadn't received much attention yet. Neo-neocon
, Grendel's Dragon
, and others were Insignificant Microbes in the TTLB Ecosystem when I first started reading them; they did not remain that way for long. And I hasten to add that they would have been successful fairly quickly even without my linking them; I'd just like to think I hastened the process a tad.
So I thought I might start a regular Microbe Mining Mondays to introduce my readers to newer blogs that are not
First things first: I won't be linking any liberal blogs. This is just sensible; they won't get any benefit from most of my readers, and my readers won't get any benefit from most of their posts. When checking out a new blog, one of the first things I look at is the blogroll; if it's top-heavy with Daily Kos, Atrios, Crooked Timber, Juan Cole and the like, there's not much sense in my reading it.
Second, I am happy to have people suggest smaller blogs for inclusion in the MMM roundups, even their own. I won't guarantee to link everybody, but I will check every blog suggested. The main thing I am looking for are intelligent, well-written blogs that cover topics which interest me, and which are frequently updated--if you have one post in the last month, it better be as good as one of Bill Whittle's
. I don't mind swearing or dirty jokes, but I generally issue a warning for my readers before directing them to a website with same, since they don't hear anything off-color here (ed--Are you kidding? You had two posts last week on horse masturbation!
Yeah, but I was quoting Michelle Malkin and Hugh Hewitt).
Aunty Suzanne is quirky blog
written by a woman who describes herself as a crunchy Granola conservative. Solid writing from a Catholic perspective, and her posts are like a good Italian sub; there's a little bit of everything contributing to the overall flavor.
More next week. Surfing through the microbes is tough because so many of them are simply marketing schemes.