Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Planning a Manc blogs website

Oy vey! In the last week I’ve been contacted by so many people wanting to be added to the blogroll that things have gotten more than a little backed up. If you’re one of those people waiting patiently for your blog to be introduced to its Manchester brethren, my apologies. I don’t have much on for the next couple of days, so I should be able to catch up in a mad fit of posting.

So by this point, you’re probably saying something like: sheesh, who knew there were so many great blogs in Manchester? Someone should probably collect them all together on a proper site with bells and whistles, rather than just being lumped unceremoniously on some poor girl’s blogroll? Island Monkey posted about this recently, and I've been thinking along these lines for some time now. So I’ve started getting the ball rolling on a new Manc bloggers website. This would serve as a portal to the city's blogs, a way to organise bloggers and get more Mancunians blogging, with occasional get-togethers. The lovely new Manchester Literature Festival (rising from the ashes of the poetry fest this autumn) are keen to provide support to this fledgling project.

I think it’s important that this be a blogger-driven endeavour that serves everyone, so please let me know if you’re interested in being involved, or even if you just want to offer your two cents’ (two pence?) worth about what it should and shouldn’t be like. You can email me at themanchizzle at gmail.com, or leave a comment.

2 comments:

ISLAND MONKEY said...

Nice work..

I can't help with technical stuff but might be able to help in others ways at some stage..

Keep us posted..

Incidentally, there is a whopping list of Manchester bloggers at the Brit Blog directory..

yankunian said...

yup. I believe I've added those to the blogroll, and am working my way through the blogs at manchester blogbound (the guys who put that together will be collaborating on the new project.)

cheers monkey, will add you to the list of willing co-conspirators ...