(an old-fashioned list of personal favourites - blogs and research links having to do
with memory and technology are listed on the blog proper)
My poet laureate. If I could write like her, I’d be doing it all the time and people would have to feed me and bathe me (and sleep me).
A community of New Zealand bloggers, captained by Russell Brown: the blogfather, ‘Il miglior blogger’ (T.S. Eliot).
The ineffable yet affable Paul Litterick. Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle.
Author of my favourite year-end post of 2008 and all-round terrific blogger.
The most literate, smartest blog outside of Aotearoa. Has astonishing hair.
The most literate, smartest blog outside of Aotearoa and the UK. You can tell where this is going, don't you?
A community of New Zealand feminist bloggers. Includes Deborah, of In a Strange Land most deserved fame.
I have a thing for self-explanatory blog titles. (Like the title of my blog, you know.)
Jake has a blog. Or does he?
Lots of high-quality mudgeonry. Random sample from the current offering: "Tony Blair has consulted Lonely Planet and found that Sierra Leone is "one of their top ten to visit in 2009". Better yet, you can fly there in six hours, thus helping to preserve Tony's paradigm-busting, kaleidoscope-smashing legacy of helping the little brown people while saving the little blue planet."
An American writer in London. Remarkably, the blog is as good as its title.
Accounts for 85% of the country's output of political and historical bloggage. A national treasure.
Paul, like Deborah, is one of the plants we have deployed in Aussie to keep an eye on our neighbours.
The gentle and wonderful Stephen Judd. In spite of the blog’s title, he vents very little.
Che Tibby: He doesn’t like Dickens or Philip Dick. Being employed in the public sector, he’s not allowed to write about politics or policy. So why you would want to read his blog, is beyond me.
Stephen and Che on how to live within your means. Well, at least their means, I guess.
Jack Ross's blog about poetry and writing.
Bronwyn Lloyd's craft blog. Bronwyn and Jack also run the remarkable Pania Press.
Did I mention I have a thing for self-explanatory blog titles?
Self-explanatory blog titles: me like.
In between watching every film commercially released in Wellington, Dan Slevin finds the time to take issue with Fritz Lang and interview Richard Jenkins. Not a bad gig, in other words.
Philip Matthews’ film blog. This entry will give you some idea.
Uroskin. Self-styled ‘member of the scorched army whose rubric is sodomy’ - that must mean he has an agenda. He’s also the reason why I haven’t subscribed to Adsense yet.
Idiot/Savant knows his shit. And his shit has mainly to do with New Zealand politics.
Lyndon Hood: political animal, satirist, graduate.
Believe it or not, this person travelled to the bottom to the page and decided to apply for inclusion in what is quite possibly the least read blogroll on the planet. He reckoned it couldn't hurt, but I bet it could actually syphon readers away from his blog. Anyhow, he's a Christchurch poet and critic and seems nice enough. Part of me wishes he had less hair.
Persistently funny, to the point of annoyance.
If your blog is not on this list and you’d like it to be included, emailing me (making sure you include the URL) will do you absolutely no good whatsoever.