Monday, May 7, 2007

Outside Interests

et's take a look at what kinds of non-birding things birding bloggers are linking to on their sidebars, shall we?

Short answer: Not a whole hell of a lot. Very few avibloggers link to anything that's not related to feathered pursuits: Other birding sites, precision optics, environmental organizations and causes, parks, natural science sites...

Lovely, Dark and Deep has a non-birding section: Daily Kos and Wonkette are leftist political blogs, as is the local Democracy in Albany, but more subtly so. SPQR is about "Baseball, Birds, Books, Classical Civilization, Movies, Music and Video Games…" Does that count as non-birding? Horny Gandhi is a humor blog.

Birdchaser's got a "Friends" section with some non-birding stuff: Boneyard Media is a pretty cool and nostalgic music blog (the Dictators! Hadn't thought about Big Dick Manitoba in years) -- I subscribed to the feed. A pair of epicurean blogs -- Extra MSG about Portland, OR and Dallas Food about, well. The Underview is radical, hard left political bombast, and In Media Res is thoughtful, progressive, Christian, political philosophy (it was already in my RSS reader). And finally, a pair of personal, family-oriented blogs: Chef Messy and Eva Calidris Bailey.

Laura Erickson wants to be on the Colbert Report.

Those are the only ones from my blogroll that have anything. I got nothing.

4 comments:

shawnkielty said...

hmmm.

charles said...

If you get a chance, check out my blogroll, which has more non-bird links than it does bird links...

charles said...

Doh! forgot the link: sitta.wordpress.com

Paul said...

Yes, it does, and I will. I don't think I'd added you to my roll yet when I posted this.