To begin with some blogs which have been discontinued in recent months. I was sorry when Stroppy was forced by pressures of work to cease blogging. I also particularly regretted the passing of ModernityBlog – Modernity stands up to bigotry of all kinds and when I didn’t agree with his posts I always felt I had to stop and think to make sure he wasn’t, after all, perhaps right. I didn’t have a uniformly amicable relationship with all the bloggers at Pickled Politics – but I also regret that blog’s demise. Some of the discussions there were excellent, and I always particularly liked Rumbold’s posts. And I must confess to missing Aaronovitch Watch a bit too – I must be a masochist or something.
Here are some recommendations which may help fill those gaps. The Third Estate is quite a lively left wing blog – rather more quirky and individual than many. It ‘aims to offer a progressive, irreverent and atypical perspective on politics and current affairs.’ I think many HP readers will appreciate Soupy One’s blog – here s/he is on the PSC, for example. The Students Rights blog has had a bit of a facelift recently – and covers important stories about free speech and extremism. Recently I found my way to Linoleum Surfer’s blog – he an Omani-based blogger, and worth a look.
And, as quite a few of you are sf fans – here’s a link to Adam Roberts’ blog which has lots of good coverage of fantasy and sf.