In the early-ish days of blogging, it was normal to have a blogroll: a list of links to other (often more popular) blogs that the author was interested in. The blogroll would sit calmly in the sidebar and let readers browse their way to other blogs and other authors, discovering fresh ideas and insights. Now, nobody maintains a blogroll. The best hope you have of finding someone else is to follow a link in the body of a post or in a comment or in a link dump. Around here, they also show up in link posts that I share fairly frequently.
But the fact is that I kind of miss the blogroll, and I think that it’s worthwhile to share some of the blogs I read and a note one why I read them. I’ll try to put up one example every couple of weeks.
I came to Slacktivist because of the amazing reading of the Left Behind series that Fred’s been doing since 2003. It’s a long slog – he’s currently on the third book in the series – but each post is illuminating, funny, and biblically and theologically informed. Fred knows his business, and that knowledge shines through in posts on a wide variety of subjects. From politics to economics to biblical interpretation, Fred offers a deeply Christian understanding of the world.