Writing about Jim’s World earlier today reminded me that I’ve been meaning for a while to do a Swansea blogs roundup. Now is as good a time as any. These are in no particular order…
I rather like The Pig’s Lip by Chris Elphick. What you get here is a mixture of personal blogging with pictures and information about the joys of the Gower peninsular, about which Chris is very knowledgable. Chris has spawned - if that’s the right word - quite a little stable of bloggers. His son, daughter and brother all have blogs too. A nice complement to Chris’s offering is sianikatts Gower travelogue, which also offers a glimpse of Britain’s first designated area of outstanding natural beauty. A different view of Gower is provided by A Year’s March Nearer Heaven, which by some strange quirk in the space-time continuum comes from a farmer’s wife living in Overton in the late nineteenth century. Not too many people had blogs back then!
I’ve been a fan of the john heron project for a good while. An unusual blog, in that it is mostly serialized fiction. Every now and again there comes a magnificent rant in which the author’s way with words is given free rein to marvellous effect. Not conventional by any means, but always worth reading.
One Rainy Day is the personal blog of Kevin Wheeler, a Customer Service Manager with T.K. Maxx. He also runs a web-hosting business. Hairy Tales is another personal blog by a young fellow called Curly who also has a picture blog, though not focussed on Swansea. Bewitched,Bothered, Bewidered has apparently been blogging since 1998, which makes some some kind of elder statesman. There ought to be a prize. Leightsworld follows the life of Leighton Williams, a Swansea civil servant. Be aware that the language can get a bit ripe in this corner of the blogosphere.
Wibloggers appear to thrive in this ugly, lovely town though they don’t all post regularly. Favourites of mine include Ramblin’ Folkie, Excited Rainbow Girl, Backburner and Rebranded. Others in the wiblog stable include Bimbling Along, the last burnt sienna crayon and Legally Blonde. Fine people, all.
One little town in southwest Wales, so many blogs. Who’d have thought it?
Update: boakes.org is by someone raised in Swansea has has some very good stuff about recent history.
If you know any other Swansea-related or Swansea-based blogs, I’d be glad to know of them.
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