Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Cleaning Up A Bit

Sometimes things can get a bit stale at a blog or personal website or whatever this place is.  Spring is almost over, so I guess it's about time to do some spring cleaning around here.

First up is the Blog Roll on the lower left of the page.  I'm ditching some under-performers and bringing on board some rising stars.

Gone are daddy democrat, Gregg Henson, Under The Bridge, Fortress of Pillows, Long Drive and the Big Blog Collection.  daddy democrat was fun in its day, covering Delaware County politics and writing from a dad's perspective.  It hasn't been updated in 4 months though, so it's probably time to cut him.

Gregg Henson stopped updating last year and stopped being interesting long before that.  He was a blowhard when he was here in Philly and he was useless to read as a struggling franchise coffee shop owner and disgruntled Detroiter, so god knows why I didn't cut him long ago.

Under the Bridge had a promising start, but Walklett ditched it in favor of Facebook last year.  I stuck with it in case he started up again, but I fear his attention span is too short for blogging.

Chris and Tug Haines shut down Long Drive after the end of the 2009 season.  Tug is is now posting his insane ruminations on The Fightins.

Chamomiles Davis shut down Fortress of Pillows at some point and is now (sporadically) posting for Meech and Tug and the gang over at The Fightins.  I will miss his Villanova stuff and his occasional insane tirade. 

Big Blog Collection is a list of sites.  Who cares.

Also gone is InsideOutBlog.  Tammi has shut down that particular site and is now concentrating on Living in LoCo, which is now linked.

New to the Blog Roll is Megan Kutulis, with a project by recent a recent Cabrini graduate that I am looking forward to reading regularly.

Also new is a long-time (in Internet terms) Twitter friend.  Purple Car is by Christine Cavalier, a Philadelphia writer who is smart and funny and has a lot of insight about the intersection of technology and our lives.

And finally, Part Time Vagabond  is by another Chris Cavs, this one of Portland Maine who writes about travel, beer and life and takes some great photos along the way.  Sound a lot like someone I know ...

Anyway, there will be some more changes along the way, but I think these folks are worth reading and I hope you stop by and give them a shot!

***** UPDATE *****

A more widely-read blog aficionado than myself (my brother) notes that Long Drive changed things up a bit and now is at  Thanks Matty!


John said...

Whew! I'm glad we made the cut.

Chris said...

Well it was a pretty tough deliberation with you guys. Should I really keep a site around that is interesting and well written, award-winning and updated every day?
You guys just barely made the cut. You'll need to work hard to make the next cut!!!

Par said...

You're so right about blogging and attention span. I think that's why our blog kind of comes and goes. Thanks for keeping the Colemans on the list, considering we're more spotty than we used to be.