Interesting Mefite Blogs November 1, 2011 5:28 AM   Subscribe

Which interesting Mefite blogs do you follow? I know of some: blort, languagehat and bibliodyssey. Tell me more!
posted by beshtya to MetaFilter-Related at 5:28 AM (85 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

If languagehat has gone, does he still count as "MeFi's own"? Or maybe "former MF member"? What is the correct protocol here?
posted by Meatbomb at 5:53 AM on November 1, 2011


languagehat is still a member. He's just not posting these days, and has said that he'll only be visible on the Green. Which doesn't answer your question, of course. "Former MeFite" sounds right when it applies to the individual in question.
posted by bardophile at 6:13 AM on November 1, 2011


Once a Mefite, always a Mefite!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:18 AM on November 1, 2011 [7 favorites]


There's a blog called Mefi User Sites that describes some of the sites kept by Mefi Users. I started it, but I lost the password, but not before giving it to jessamyn and not on display, who seem to have kept it alive.
posted by OmieWise at 6:23 AM on November 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, it helps to think about MetaFilter like herpes.
posted by Plutor at 6:24 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here are one hundred random MeFite sites, many of which are blogs. Although, the first time I used that link, this was my list. It didn't seem so random at the time.
posted by gman at 6:24 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


He's not gone, he's just dormant. He's a volcano.

The User Sites blog is great, yeah, and the hundred random mefites thing gman listed is fun as well.

There was a great big tumblrfest middle of last year if you want to go browsing for mefite blogs that way.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:31 AM on November 1, 2011


languagehat is still a member. He's just not posting these days, and has said that he'll only be visible on the Green. Which doesn't answer your question

So... you need to ask your question about languagehat on the green then..?
posted by MuffinMan at 6:37 AM on November 1, 2011


I forget to look at it, but Sonacope's is in my bookmarks & on my blogroll.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:39 AM on November 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


nasreddin's blog is nearly impenetrable, but I've grown fond of it.
posted by griphus at 6:46 AM on November 1, 2011 [5 favorites]


MetaFilter: Nearly impenetrable, but I've grown fond of it.
posted by lukemeister at 6:54 AM on November 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


madamjujujive (also of blort fame) has a short list of sites. I don't know how up-to-date it is, though.
posted by crunchland at 7:04 AM on November 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


I follow scruss - neat ham radio stuff there.
posted by exogenous at 7:22 AM on November 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


amicamentis is the proprietor of Pittsburgh is Beautiful and it proves that Pittsburgh is, in fact, beautiful.
posted by HotPatatta at 7:28 AM on November 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


Other than languagehat and BiblioOdyssey, I think the only mefite blog I read before I knew about metafilter is with hidden noise by with hidden noise.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 7:43 AM on November 1, 2011


amicamentis is the proprietor of Pittsburgh is Beautiful and it proves that Pittsburgh is, in fact, beautiful.

I got that blog confused with Philaphilia for a second and now I'm disappointed I can't get a dose of that dude/chick regularly.
posted by griphus at 7:46 AM on November 1, 2011


not before giving it to jessamyn and not on display, who seem to have kept it alive.

We were just noting that it had been a long time since we'd added anything, and there's one new post! This thread may help me keep up with it better for a few weeks ...maybe.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:52 AM on November 1, 2011


Rumple's Northwest Coast Archaeology Blog is compelling reading for me.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:56 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


At a certain point I forgot that was nasreddin's blog and not just The Cool Historian's WebSite I Read.
posted by The Whelk at 8:14 AM on November 1, 2011


If languagehat has gone, does he still count as "MeFi's own"? Or maybe "former MF member"? What is the correct protocol here?

The correct protocol is not to call someone a "former member" if they've posted within the past week.
posted by John Cohen at 8:36 AM on November 1, 2011


my blog

Grobstein (profile)
posted by John Cohen at 8:41 AM on November 1, 2011


I am shocked to learn that John Cohen finds his own blog interesting and even goes so far as to follow it.
posted by gman at 8:50 AM on November 1, 2011


Does Twitter count? Because this guy whose MeFi username I can't remember exactly publishes such literary genius as:

EVERY1 DRESSES UP LIKE DRACULAS OR GHOST, BUT U KNOW WHATS REALY SCARY? A WITCH THAT SHOOTS HOLLOW POINT BULETS OUT OF A GUN. THINK ABOUT IT

and

THE END OF THE ATM TRANSACTION SAID "PRESS ENTER TO EXIT" AND IM NOT 2 PROUD 2 ADMIT I SUBSEQUENTLY SCREAMED FOR 4-5 MINUTES IN ABJECT PANIC
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:54 AM on November 1, 2011 [13 favorites]


that's Greg_Nog's wonderful thing
posted by The Whelk at 8:56 AM on November 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, that's one of my favorite things on the internet. So much so, I FPPed it once.
posted by jbickers at 9:01 AM on November 1, 2011


Analogue Diversions, produced by mippy's own liquidindian, is a great boardgaming blog. Though it's getting an overhaul so not sure whether to link to it yet...
posted by mippy at 9:16 AM on November 1, 2011


Boardgaming blog? I'm sold.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:18 AM on November 1, 2011


Give it a couple of weeks. It took a hiatus as I was deciding what exactly it should be.
posted by liquidindian at 9:42 AM on November 1, 2011


Man, I've been cozying up to Omiewise for years now in hopes that he'd eventually feature my blog on User Sites, and now it turns out all that effort was for naught!?! Gah.
posted by anotherpanacea at 10:08 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is not cozying up to Omiewise its own reward?
posted by villanelles at dawn at 10:15 AM on November 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


I follow Pater Aletheias blog.
posted by francesca too at 10:35 AM on November 1, 2011


I follow picea's wonderful webcomic The Machinators, and all the various web projects notmydesk is doing (e.g. Screencuisine), hoping always to have more Nondrick news... :)
posted by gemmy at 11:12 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Once a Mefite, always a Mefite!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:18 PM on November 1


You can flame out any time you like but you can never leave.
posted by Decani at 11:22 AM on November 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


I got one too!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:25 AM on November 1, 2011


My blog (about the legal issues presented by comic books) basically got its start here on MeFi. Additional MeFite connections: valkyryn co-authors the blog, and The Whelk created our logo.
posted by jedicus at 11:35 AM on November 1, 2011


Oh wait we can talk about our own blogs here?
posted by griphus at 11:36 AM on November 1, 2011


Yes, but you are required to screw up the link.
posted by Plutor at 11:39 AM on November 1, 2011 [7 favorites]


do photo blogs count?

because there's always in focus by kokogiak.
posted by nadawi at 11:40 AM on November 1, 2011




"Former MeFite" sounds right when it applies to the individual in question.

"Ex" if they were banned or flamed out, otherwise "retired" is the preferred nomenclature.
posted by contraption at 11:45 AM on November 1, 2011


Hey, it's a free self-link thread! They're like the Transit of Venus, our grandkids won't even be alive the next time one occurs!
posted by Gator at 11:51 AM on November 1, 2011


Emperor of Ice-Cream Cakes (Powerful Religious Baby's blog) is fantastic.
posted by Iridic at 11:51 AM on November 1, 2011


otherwise "retired" is the preferred nomenclature.

We're not talking about someone who built the fucking railroads here.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:52 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter Field Agent status are protected under the orders of VIOLET CABAL
posted by The Whelk at 11:54 AM on November 1, 2011


Say what you will about the appropriateness of Big Lebowski quotes, but at least they're not trite metacommentary.
posted by griphus at 11:55 AM on November 1, 2011


Not to mention the legality of keeping certain memetic strains of humor circulating... that ain't culturally relevant.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:01 PM on November 1, 2011


Did someone something about the appropriateness of Lebowski quotes?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:04 PM on November 1, 2011


I'm sad that Lore Sjoberg's site is down. I really enjoyed his D&D comics.
posted by duende at 12:05 PM on November 1, 2011


BEST
posted by shakespeherian at 12:08 PM on November 1, 2011


I'm writing about my life with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis at No Poster Girl. It's surprised even me to find out how much I have to say about not really being able to sit up.
posted by jocelmeow at 12:10 PM on November 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm sad that Lore Sjoberg's site is down. I really enjoyed his D&D comics.

I did too. Were those ever collected into a book, perchance? They should have been. lore, get that sucker up on Lulu or what-have-you and I will buy it.
posted by jedicus at 12:11 PM on November 1, 2011


I'm not sure on any of the details, but lore was just talking the other day about bringing Brunching Shuttlecocks back to life, if only as an archive.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:14 PM on November 1, 2011


CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP.
posted by Gator at 12:15 PM on November 1, 2011


I've got a new Tumblr-brand Tumblelog. So far I've spent most of my time on it trying to get it to look a Wordpress job.
posted by Iridic at 12:16 PM on November 1, 2011




You should be posting to Gamefilter whether you have a blog of your own or not. I am sorry I am neglecting it lately I have been ludicrously busy.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:00 PM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have a baby and I blog about him. Yes, I'm one of THEM, the "mommy bloggers."

You may now reach for your inflight airsickness bag.
posted by sonika at 4:36 PM on November 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was JUST going to say that I follow sonika's blog and now have her mentally categorized as "blogger" rather than "mefite."
posted by that's how you get ants at 4:44 PM on November 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


I love Mulder's Big Adventure, which consists of snarky recaps of X-Files episodes and is authored by Cortex and his wife. Sadly, they haven't posted since last February.
posted by orange swan at 4:59 PM on November 1, 2011


I have several sites:

Longform journalism
Random Tumblr
Writing blog
Random Blogspot site
Photos of cities
"Insider" info I've learned throughout the years

As you can see, I'm a fan of compartmentalization.
posted by reenum at 6:04 PM on November 1, 2011


I don't follow any blogs but Greg Nog's amazing twurts are essential reading for toilets, buses, and long elevator rides.
posted by tumid dahlia at 6:20 PM on November 1, 2011


I follow sonika's blog and now have her mentally categorized as "blogger" rather than "mefite."

I'm not sure how to take this, so I'm going to go with "compliment."
posted by sonika at 7:27 PM on November 1, 2011


With the demise of gReader sharing I realise that my favourite mefi blog, which coicides with my favourite level of social obligation, happens to be metafilter itself. I don't have to say anything, and I don't so much in recent times, and I don't have to stay for long and I can hook into a wide variety of links or just watch fighty arguments if I want. It's really got a lot to offer. Goodonya.
posted by peacay at 8:31 PM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's my blog. Hope you enjoy it.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:00 PM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't forget to post Markovski!
posted by team lowkey at 11:10 PM on November 1, 2011


Thanks for reminding me of Greg Nog's twitter. Now I am not going to get anything done for a while and I think I laughed so hard a chunk of pita bread got stuck trying to escape through my nose.

It hurts.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:39 AM on November 2, 2011


I'm active at grannytranny.com
posted by bardic at 2:48 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Shadowkeeper = defective yeti
posted by hawkeye at 4:41 AM on November 2, 2011


tumid dahlia: "I don't follow any blogs but Greg Nog's amazing twurts are essential reading for toilets, buses, and long elevator rides"

"Twurt"? Is that a thing? IF it is or if it ain't, it's fuckin' hilarious.
posted by notsnot at 5:41 AM on November 2, 2011


I'll jump on the self-link ship (without sinking it, I hope), and note that if you're interested in academics, Victorian fiction well off the beaten path, and occasional random musings, I have a blog.
posted by thomas j wise at 6:31 AM on November 2, 2011


You might recall Joplin, Missouri,the city that back in May was devestated by the tornado. Prior to all the attention it has received since, it had a pretty darn cool history all its own.*




*I know at least one Mefite occasionally scans it, so that definitely counts as following!
posted by Atreides at 8:12 AM on November 2, 2011


We're linking to our own blogs now? This is mine.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:30 AM on November 2, 2011


I was going to say something about my woefully neglected blogs & websites, but instead, I just totally registered woefullyneglected.com. Check back in a year or two!
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:52 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think my very first post will be something about "Sorry for the lack of updates!" Actually, the possibilities are almost endless. I'm kind of excited to get to neglecting almost immediately.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:56 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I once seriously considered exactly that idea: start a blog for the sole purpose of making aperiodic updates apologizing for the lack of updates.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:58 AM on November 2, 2011 [6 favorites]


It'd be appropriate to leave it "under construction" for a while, first. This is right up my alley -- I'm a ninja pirate at neglecting websites.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:02 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


We did have this a while back...
posted by Gator at 9:15 AM on November 2, 2011


Oh oh oh oh self-link time! I have a blog where I think too much about MMORPGs and running a gaming community and occasionally hats.

I know that everyone loves defective yeti, mentioned above, but .. yeah. Me too.
posted by jess at 10:08 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's mine. It's an esoteric collection of links and thoughts about social issues, technology, language, design, and politics.
posted by Phire at 2:02 PM on November 2, 2011


Well, this whole thread spurred me to finally finish an update I've been working on for 3 weeks.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:19 PM on November 2, 2011


Well, I admit to using Twitter, for the sole purpose of writing a non-linear story, 140 characters at a time, which "ended" over three years ago.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:28 AM on November 3, 2011


I read Phire's and Sonika's which I see have already been linked to. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 2:30 AM on November 3, 2011


I take pictures of doors in Vienna, Austria and post two a day in this blog. I kinda just do it compulsively now.
posted by montaigneisright at 12:23 PM on November 3, 2011


I am now fully underway, woefully neglecting.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:41 PM on November 3, 2011


A new day
A new self link
posted by onhazier at 1:12 PM on November 4, 2011


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