top blog?

creatvie loafing has picked five blogs to represent the best of the atlanta blogosphere in a piece penned by local blogger and frequent metblog commenter andisheh nouaree.

two are political blogs; one peach pundit from the right of the aisle, and one, peachtree screed from the left of the aisle. since i am one of the apathetic masses who really am sick and tired of hearing others opinions on politics, i really have nothing to say about either of these blogs, but they seem to be quite popular so check them out.

a third, inside the oversexed mind of gloria brame is a sex-advice blog and again, not something i am reading on a daily basis, but check it out if you are interested.

i do appreciate i saw it on ponce, a quirky collection chronicling ponce de leon ave, and a blog i have written about before.

and of course my buddy rich at cable and tweed was picked for his incredible music blog which deserves all the praise that can be heaped on it.

so thoughts?

did andy miss anyone? i would suggest the girls at confessions of a music addict deserve some serious consideration.

oh and also andy’s piece contained this little gem of a paragraph –

At its worst, self-expressive blogging is a digital speculum that allows neurotic, self-obsessed people to cram their heads even farther up their own asses. I must have been born just after the Reveal Everything Online gene started appearing in every newborn American baby, because for the life of me, I cannot comprehend what drives so many local bloggers to “share” intimate and mundane information about their dysfunctional family relationships, their dysfunctional romantic relationships, the meals they’ve just eaten, and in one instance, a lost-but-not-forgotten foreskin. At times, it can feel like the only traditional news-media platform the Atlanta blogosphere is ready to replace is “The Maury Povich Show.”

which for the uninitiated is yet another missile fired in atlanta’s most active blogfight.

9 Comments so far

  1. Seth (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 10:57 am

    I think it’s an incomplete picture of the Atlanta blogging and podcasting community, but then no piece could be exhaustive.

    I know Andy has attended APWBWGTTD events in the past and one of his blogs used to be syndicated on, so why not include that information?

    Also, I think it’s borderline criminal not to say something about Amber and Rusty @ the Georgia Podcast Network. Obviously, the article was on blogging, but the two are intrinsically linked and they both keep fun blogs.

    Other than that, I’ll aim high and say our little corner here doesn’t suck either. ;-)

  2. George Burdell (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 11:29 am

    drive a faster car and kiss atlanta are two of my regulars for the music scene. good stuff

  3. james (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    i’m with you george. both great blogs.

  4. atlpaddy (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

    I dig Rowland’s Office.

  5. Lori (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    I’m just wondering why he really can’t justify personal blogging (although the Duane Moody vs. ATL Malcontent vs. David Brown is an example in itself).

  6. Seth (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 6:25 pm

    And since many bloggers and commenters are being tarred with the “not enough praise for your peers” feathers, I’ll add that I only regularly read ONE of the highlighted FIVE blogs, but I love it so much, the other FOUR must be worth inclusion.

    Wouldn’t want the blog police to come get me.

  7. Leah (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    Aw, thanks for the shout out!

  8. james (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

    anytime lb. you guys deserve it, if for nothing else, turning me on to the beggar’s guild.

  9. Tessa (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out as well!

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