Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Now with more blog goodness than before

Holy shniekies, I just checked out Britblogs and there are an unbelievable number of new-to-me Manchester blogs on there. All those statistics you read in the newspapers about someone starting a blog every 1.7 nanoseconds must be true. I'm going to be adding these new finds to the Manchester blogroll in bite-sized chunks over the next few weeks. By the way, I do try to contact everyone to make sure it's cool to add their blog, but sometimes (in cases of no email/enabled comments/undeveloped psychic abilities/general Yankunian ineptness) it's just not possible. So, if you're here because you're wondering who linked to your blog and you don't want to be on the blogroll, email me at themanchizzle at gmail dot com and I'll return you to the mists of obscurity.

With no further ado, here they are:

Comprehension Dawns is written by Rebecca, a Manchester student and musician with a commendably candid writing style. She is also disabled, and has written an enlightening post about her experiences with inclusion, which I have excerpted a bit of here. This was in response to Blogging Against Disablism Day which was on May 3:

"Feeling safe and wanted and welcomed is something truly universal, and all too often people seem to forget it, in their rush to assess (at a glance, in the queue in Withington post office) someone's quality of life. Those poor fools pity me. I pity them - they are so narrow and shallow and ignorant that they're missing out on all sorts of life's wonders and should they through chance or misadventure join the varied, bickering ranks of disabled people, they will be so busy thinking their lives over that they'll miss out on even more."

First there was New Labour, now there's Newer Labour, written by Tom, a law student from the Whitworth Park environs. Looking at all of the links to political activism groups he's involved in both fills me with respect and makes me tired. Tom, what do you run on? The blog is mostly about politics, though you probably would have figured that out.

Malcom is the man behind Everything's Eventual, which is the personal blog of a twentysomething Geordie living in Manchester.

The intriguingly-monikered Cakesniffers Beware! is the personal/humor blog of Tina, who lives in Manchester but whose toothbrushes live all over the UK (she travels a lot.)

More later....

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