Well I am quite astounded, checked Friendly Atheist’s blog today and find he has done a Top 30 Atheist Blogs list, and that my blog made the list!
I ranked 30, and think I’ve only just scraped in by the skin of my teeth, but it is nice to see that you, my readers, like this site enough that various ranking pages reckon it’s quite popular.
I was also happy to see some of my favourite blogs were also in the list. However, unlike Daniel Florien’s Top 30 Atheist/Agnostic/Skeptic Blogs which is a list of blogs he prefers, Hemant’s list is based on ranking popularity and is therefore somewhat less subjective, but, as he says:
Disclaimer: Ranking popularity is a way to measure quantity over quality.
I guess now the pressure is on to improve my quality, whilst maintaining a reasonable level of quantity.
So I guess I should list my top 30 blogs, these are taken from my RSS feed which gets checked pretty well every day, listed in alphabetical order.
[Note: Billy is a bit of a cheat when it comes to alphabetising 🙂 ]
- (((Billy))) The Atheist
- A Division by Zer0
- An Apostate’s Chapel
- ARIANE SHERINE
- Atheist Homeschooler
- Atheist Revolution
- Black Sun Journal
- Collected Afilliation with Sentient Entities
- Five Public Opinions
- Friendly Atheist by Hemant Mehta
- Green-Eyed Momster
- Greta Christina’s Blog
- Homologous Legs
- i get pissed
- Matt’s Notepad
- mgk: Machine Gun Keyboard
- Poodles Place
- Possummomma note: since her personal problems her posts have been quite sporadic
- Sean the Blogonaut
- The Atheist Blogger
- The Frame Problem
- The Sisyphus Fragment
- The Summer Squirrel
- The Thinkers’ Podium
- You Made Me Say It…
Some of these, and the ones I didn’t list, don’t blog very often (which maybe a good thing) and some don’t always blog about atheism, but I still like to read them and keep up-to-date with their blogs. Additionally my RSS feed is fairly new after the hard drive crash recently, so I’m still on the lookout for good atheist blogs. Feel free to recommend some in the comments.
Finally I’d like to say a big thankyou to all the people who visit my blog and espscially those that leave comments and hold great discusssions. If you haven’t in the past please leave a comment now and again even, if it’s just a few simple words of encouragement, or disagreement. Always nice to meet new readers.
After reading about Friendly Atheist’s list, I got very busy at work and have only finally got time to writing this blog reply. However I was able to scan several tweets and was aboslutley amazed to read about the fuckwit fundie that has blamed the tragic bushfires in Victoria on the passing of abortion laws. If you haven’t already heard about this please, sit down, relax, take a deep breath, don’t have anything nearby that might get damaged, then read Pastor Danny Nalliah’s screed. I will blog more on this, as lots of other bloggers are.