Friday, December 28, 2012

In Memory of Jon Swift/ Al Weissel Batocchio's 2012 Blogger Round-up

Batocchio Steps up once again for Jon Swift's lasting legacy.

"Welcome to a tradition started by the late Jon Swift/Al Weisel. He left behind some excellent satire, but was also a nice guy and a strong supporter of small blogs."

The above link takes you to a list of 57 small blogs. Some you may know, others might be new to you. They are mainly single shingle efforts. Predominantly long form writing with a progressive lean. It's a solid sampler platter of styles, ideas and points of view you're unlikely to find in syndication or used as the basis of panel discussion on "Press the Meat" w/ Gravid Degory and the Village People.

Read! Absorb. Share the links and ideas in your daily conversations whenever possible.
I'll be reading my way through the list, finding kindred, honing edges and discovering new ways to consider things, from new perspectives.

I'll also be adding comments where appropriate, even if nothing more need be said on a subject.

Allowing the individual bloggers to submit one post for inclusion is probably easier for some than others, but the result is an interesting glimpse into the past year's efforts. If you like the writing, read more, visit again, pass it on and leave a kind word or put a little something in the writer's tip jar.

So many blogs; so little time.

Thanks Batman!


Batocchio said...

Thanks for participating and spreading the word!

Rehctaw said...

A pleasure to be sure. Thanks are unnecessary, but appreciated.

amber ladeira said...

Excellence should always be supported and rewarded. Keep up the good work! (By the bye, I always loved the original Mr. Swift.)
Happy New Year!