After discovering the Blogtree Project (via Ipse Dixit) and adding my blog's details, I thought a little about where/when I first discovered blogs.
One day last November, I ran a google search on either Wan Chai or Sham Shui Po (they are both subway stations in Hong Kong), and one of the returned results was a personal site run by a guy in Hong Kong (www.vanderwoning.com, which redirects to his new URL, Big White Guy). The only other blogs I knew about were the blogs of his friends, which didn't hold my interest like his did.
I continued reading his blog, because his writing style was interesting, and I was vaguely familiar with some of the places he described, from my previous visits to Hong Kong. One day, he noted that he had been nominated for some type of web award, and when I followed the link, I discovered several categories of blogs. Following links at random, I stumbled across VodkaPundit, which served as a portal to the rest of the "warbloggers", to use a term I really hate, but describes most of the blogs I read and to which I link.
My questions to you:
What was the first blog you discovered? How did you encounter it? If it is not a blog that fits into the "warblogger" circle, how did you come across those blogs? I am assuming that virtually all of my readers originally came from a site that links to me, and they are almost all political commentary of one stripe or another.
posted on August 06, 2002 02:59 PM