The Guardian asked readers
July 5, 2002 8:43 AM   Subscribe

The Guardian asked readers to send weblog recommendations, and they did, and the Guardian post a whole big bunch of them. Look at the page soon; sometimes these Guardian links change addresses...
posted by jhiggy (12 comments total)
Cool. Sportsfilter made the list. I recognize a few MetaFiltarians (MetaFilistines?) in there. Anyone else get linked? Also, I wonder what kind of a hit this made on their sites.
posted by ColdChef at 8:52 AM on July 5, 2002

Referring to This Modern World as intelligent is a bit spurious, but that's the Guardian for you.
posted by ljromanoff at 9:18 AM on July 5, 2002

I don't think it's a bad list at all and was surprised to see so many of my blog bookmarks reflected in it. One thing I noticed was the refreshing lack of 'warblogs', then again considering the regard the more popular ones have for the Guardian, I guess it's not all that surprising.
posted by cedar at 9:27 AM on July 5, 2002

The thing I don't like about categorizing blogs is that there are lots of them out there (including mine) that don't fit neatly into any one category. I'm sure that's the reason they didn't list mine, they just couldn't fit it into a category. (My delusions keep me warm at night)
posted by jaden at 10:07 AM on July 5, 2002

Interesting that they've left this an open call for submissions. 'Twould be nice to see a final count when they put up their "more comprehensive list."

(Yes, I did submit my blog -- didn't you?)
posted by me3dia at 10:20 AM on July 5, 2002

Even though I sent the thing in myself and suspect that anyone who did so made the list, I am in a state of high chuffedness to be there. I hope they don't get inundated now and chuck me off.
posted by Fat Buddha at 11:07 AM on July 5, 2002

Yup, I saw it, and thought, "that's the Blues fan from Sportsfilter", so I had a look. Nice design.
posted by salmacis at 1:59 PM on July 5, 2002

Me too! Crazy Blues fans. Definitely a well done site, though.
posted by Samsonov14 at 3:32 PM on July 5, 2002

How wonderfully open-minded of you, cedar. Why, the first thing I thought of when I saw this list was "I hope they didn't list anyone I disagree with."
posted by dhartung at 3:52 PM on July 5, 2002

We've had more than enough Old Media wanking off of the warbloggers, dhartung. Last thing we need is more.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:35 PM on July 7, 2002

Fat Bud: Bloody Yam Yams everywhere... ;-)
posted by i_cola at 8:17 AM on July 8, 2002

Why, the first thing I thought of when I saw this list was "I hope they didn't list anyone I disagree with."

Yep, it sure would be tragic if the Guardian's readers were to discover there were weblogs devoted to topics other than reflexive support for American foreign policy.
posted by jjg at 11:05 AM on July 8, 2002

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