xian's favorite blogs of 2004

· Blogosphere

OK, I took a crack at my current subscription list and started off by narrowing it down to 30 or so favorites split among several (sometimes semi-arbitrary) categories:

Politics and Media:

  1. The Poor Man (feed)
  2. James Wolcott (feed)
  3. PressThink: Ghost of Democracy in the Media Machine, by Jay Rosen (feed)
  4. Fanatical Apathy (feed)
  5. Daily Kos: Political Analysis and other daily rants on the state of the nation (feed)
  6. Orcinus: Policy, Culture and Journalism in the 21st Century (feed)
  7. California Insider: A Weblog by Sacramento Bee Columnist Daniel Weintraub (feed)

The Living Web:

  1. Waxy.org: Andy Baio lives here (feed), and Waxy Links (feed)
  2. Micro Persuasion: Steve Rubel on how blogs and participatory journalism are impacting the practice of public relations (feed)
  3. Many-to-Many (feed)
  4. BuzzMachine (feed)
  5. Sandhill Trek: Voice and Vision in Decision (feed)
  6. Dan Gillmor’s eJournal (feed)
  7. The Power of Many (feed) – yes, self-dealing here, but I honestly think I and my co-contributors have built an amazing blog over the last year

Diarists (Writers and Thinkers):

  1. True Dirt (feed)
  2. birdhouse.org: scot hacker’s foobar blog (feed)
  3. Shelley Powers’ Burningbird: I do not exist in syndication feeds (feed)
  4. plasticbag.org: The personal site of Tom Coates, a London-based gay man interested in personal publishing, online communities/social software, collaborative media consumption, graphic design and technology… (feed)
  5. WHATEVER: The online home of writer John Scalzi. Taunting the Tauntable Since 1998. (feed)
  6. jwz (feed)
  7. Aaron Swartz: For real (feed)
  8. Best of Craigslist: Best postings from craigslist.org, selected by readers (feed)

Geeks and Gadgets:

  1. Daring Fireball: Mac and web curmudgeonry/nerdery. By John Gruber. (feed)
  2. Workbench: Programming and publishing news and comment (feed)
  3. Jeremy Zawodny’s blog: SELECT * FROM random_thoughts ORDER BY date DESC (feed)
  4. ongoing: Ongoing fragmented essay by Tim Bray (feed)
  5. misbehaving.net: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” –Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (feed)
  6. Backup Brain: Backup Brain: Tom Negrino and Dori Smith on technology, culture, and politics (feed)
  7. Kalsey Consulting Group: This is the blog of Adam Kalsey, a Web technologist and CTO of Pheedo. The views expresed here are mine alone (mine, I tell you!) and do not neccessarily reflect the views of Pheedo. (feed)
  8. Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger: Robert Scoble’s look at geek and Microsoft life (feed)

OK, your turn.