I updated and reorganized my links page. Much as I hated to do it, I decided to create categories so visitors would have an easier time finding things of interest. This inevitably involved some quite arbitrary classifications. Blogs that, like my own, resist easy categorization went into the “Journal and Miscellany” section.
I’ve included a number of new blogs, and wrote descriptions for a few other websites and blogs that had been appended to the bottom of the page in its previous incarnation. Some noteworthy new entrants include KERBLOG, Heaven, Burning Silo, The House and other Arctic musings, Riverside Rambles, WoodSong, Blue Abstractions, F*R*L, Under the Fire Star, Dr. Omed’s Tent Show Revival, modal minority, and On the Face.
It’s always a quandry: how to do justice to this many-splendored blogosphere with one, fairly arbitrary collection of links. Some bloggers, reluctant to leave out anyone worthy, post great long lists. Others, anxious to draw readers to what they may consider underappreciated blogs, restrict their blogrolls to a small handful of favorites. Though I find both approaches equally tempting, I’ve tried to stay somewhere in the middle, cognizant of the fact that I can always draw attention to particular blogs and posts with the Smorgasblog — which probably has far more visitors than the Links page in any case.
Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).