Flags of All Nations (that I've visited in the past 12 months)
Walking West


I'll admit it. Not only do I write a weblog, but I also read them: way too many of them. For months I've resisted putting up an in-depth links page of weblogs I read regularly or occasionally, but even I have to admit that my 'Further Reading' list at the bottom of the main page was getting way out of hand. So here, from Z to A, is something a bit more permanent. (Until I add new discoveries, as I inevitably will.) They're all worth a look.

The Short Version

The Long Version

The Man. Jeffrey is your one-stop shop for daily web-design news and tips and the occasional insight into his life in New York. He's also the moving force behind A List Apart—another essential stop for web designers.
What's New Pussycat?
Shauna lives in Canberra, where she works in the web. So did I. Her writing is bright and fun.
Neale is a Sydney-sider, iconoclast, and regular reader of Ananova. Also responsible for The Dark Ages (the weblog, not the era).
Virulent Memes
Graham proves that being stranded in regional Australia is no barrier to a rich and full life of, um, reading web pages. The only weblogger I know who posts about Mike Oldfield. (I might too, if I figured anyone gave a toss. So he's a braver man than I.)
Strange. Mysterious. Amusing. Addictive. Twernt.
Take the Ride
Adam writes video games in California. Apparently it isn't as fun as it sounds. On the side, he writes these slices of life.
Stewart is Canadian, clever, and went to the same college I did a few years after I was there. Philosopher, web worker, and the force behind the 5k competition.
Biz Stone
There's something about Biz's short, quirky posts that's hard to resist. Another web worker based in New York.
Strange Brew
Alice doesn't post often, but I like her slightly bemused take on things. Another Canadian.
American writer Scott has an on-again, off-again relationship with the web: at the moment it's off, as he heads back to his first love, the silver screen. But the archives are worth reading.
Squirrel Bait
Meghan's log is personal, sometimes depressing, but she writes well. American, again.
Something Awful
Probably the funniest sarcastic weblog I know, although it's not really part of the weblogging community. Lowtax is another American working in the video game industry.
/. isn't part of weblogging at all, though it's often cited as if it is. A huge and at times perplexing bulletin board of IT news and commentary from thousands of hackers and computer industry workers, with a Linux bent.
Jack works in San Francisco with Ev, Meg, Matt and Paul in a small company called Pyra that makes a nifty thing called Blogger. In between, he ponders life, music, and... well, mostly life and music. (Life is music, right?)
Ritalin Junkie
Jean is an American writer with a taste for Batman and a day-job that sounds frustrating.
Greg Restall
Australian philosopher living in Sydney. A rare weblog written by a practising academic. (I'm an out-of-practice, not-quite-academic, so mine doesn't count.)
Derek is a San Francisco web worker and the generous spirit who gave us the trail-blazing communal and personal story-telling site The Fray. His personal site used to be a log, but now it's not.
The Artist Formerly Known as Barbelith. Tom is a Londoner, yet another web worker, and one of weblogging's early stars (by 'early' read '1999').
One Day Soon
James also lives in London, where he's becoming a comedic force to be reckoned with. I had something to do with his entry into weblogging, which he may or may not hold against me. He's also my only real-life friend who logs, has his own domain-name, and all that. The finest man to ever co-write a sketch about leopards and peach slices with yours truly. We also collaborated on Funny Ha Ha, but it seems to have died the death.
Not So Soft
Meg is a Londoner and anthropologist. She continues her academic exploration of net culture in Under Construction, a group log. Shares a flat with Luke, below.
Mister Pants
Mister Pants is yet another West coast weblogger, but whose links show something of a Japan fixation. Arigato, MrP!
Ani Moller
Kiwi headed for Texas, dark sarcastic wit, engaged to an Internet Rockstar, always entertaining.
The webloggers' groupmind, created by 'Mathowie'. News and commentary with a broader ambit than /.
More collaborative weblogging, without the distraction of bulletin board commentary.
An Aussie who shares a flat with Meg in London. Luke posts often and well.
Claire is a Melbourne-based web worker and illustrator with a charming graphic style and disarming writing style.
One of the better 'linking logs', by Londoner Darren.
Lance is King of the Glassdog Empire and an inspiration to would-be megalomaniacs everywhere. Another San Franciscan. He seems to be about to abandon this log and its companion, but there's more elsewhere.
Jason's first name should be 'Oooo!', such are the squeals of devotion this Minneapolis web worker elicits. Strip away the hero-worship and you're left with a good, solid weblog of thoughtful prose and links. His more experimental work is at 0sil8.
Invisible Broadcast System
Jeremy, Sharon and Jonathan collaborate on this log from separate states of the US. Jeremy is an academic who also experiments with fiction on the web.
Matt is a thoughtful UK weblogger with an eye for good links, often tech-related. Also the creator of the fascinating Dirk.
Inflight Correction
Owen gets me thinking in interesting ways more than just about anybody, both here and in his more weighty Stay Awake. Lives near a bell-ringing church Somewhere in North America (visual accompaniment: cows tumbling downhill).
I Hate Music
Tanya demolishes half the records and bands I hold dear. Hilariously.
Matt is another Pyrate and the brains behind MetaFilter. His log's good too.
Paul is an American writer who posts provocative, intelligent work; Ftrain isn't really a weblog, but it's always interesting.
Follow Me Here
Excellent links and commentary from Eliot, a Boston psychiatrist.
An Entirely Other Day
Greg is the Dave Barry of the web, except he lives in the Bay, not Miami.
Days of Naze
Christopher from the Pacific Northwest once posted longer pieces and is now experimenting with weblogging to equally fine effect.
San Francisco-based web worker currently writing a science fiction novel. Judging from her log it'll be well worth reading.
Captain Cursor
Another San Franciscan, Taylor once worked at HotWired. He posts infrequently at times, but his comments on the web industry are worthwhile.
I've always found Adam entertaining. Possibly because he's a sarcastic undergraduate studying comp sci and an arts subject, just like I once was (at Stanford, just like I once wasn't). If only I'd built something as impressive as Organizine.
As Above
Kevan's is another fine British weblog, this time hailing from East Sussex. Part of the intriguing Uncertain Organisation.


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