The Blogpower cooperative is doing great work these days. Thanks to the quiet, sterling efforts of our admins JMB and Colin, I have never been happier to be a member. I have therefore been shamefully remiss in not directing you to the occasional "Blogpower roundups" of its members best writings. Please follow the link to the latest one.
...Colin Campbell of Adelaide Green Porridge Cafe has kindly volunteered to assist with the updating of the Blogpower Express which, due to my other commitments was shamefully behind the times. Already he has made a great difference. Do follow the link to have a look.
I hope that the work project which has taken over my life of late will conclude today or tomorrow so that normal blogging can resume. In the meantime, courtesy of Ian_QT at Question That, here is the latest Blogpower Roundup. Enjoy.
A couple of the visitors from that time are still regulars. However only Bag of Bag's Rants (a fellow-traveller, rather than a Blogpower member) has anything like the enthusiasm for SL that I have.
Of the others involved in the awards, Ruthie is still an occasional visitor, as is Ian Grey (aka Delicolor).
At that time, I began a tradition of naming my various SL vessels after the female members of Blogpower. So we have a "steampunk" airship called the SS Ruthie (see picture of my avatar at the helm), a Zeppelin called The Lady Ellee and - stateliest of all - a 120 metre long airship liner called the AL Limoncello, after Welshcakes of that ilk.
Currently in refit, the Limoncello houses my art gallery in Second Life and her large ballroom was the venue for our party after the 2007 awards ceremony.
All vessels are usually female as any fool knows, but there is also a spacecraft named for Blogpower's well-loved founder, now sadly no longer a member. Here is the USS Higham in all its glory.
The new Blogpower Common Room (BCR) is on one deck of a new spacecraft, until now un-named. Bearing the above in mind, I have decided to name her in honour of enthusiastic Blogpowerer JMB of Nobody Important. As she is from Vancouver, I have named the craft the USS Vancouver, and the nameplate fixed high on the stern (click picture to enlarge) proudly declares that she has "JMB/Blogpower Hyperdrive." I have two more vessels to name. Both are spaceships.
I am open to suggestions as to female Blogpower members to be honoured (in the comments please). Suggested designs for the nameplates (emailed as jpeg files to the email address in the sidebar) would also be welcome.
I have made available a meeting place in Second Life for members of Blogpower. Just click this link to be taken to a page which will (if you are a "resident" of Second Life) open your software and take you straight to the room. It's on one deck of a spaceship above my land. Please feel free to visit at any time and arrange to meet other members there. I look forward to seeing you.
JMB has done a sterling job collating the best posts by Blogpower members in 2007; or at least those their authors believed to be their best.
Do please head over to Defending the Blog and check out a wide variety of interesting posts, plus one by yours truly.
JMB over at Nobody Important is organising a round up of the best Blogpower posts of 2007. If you are a Blogpower member, head over to the linked post to get the details. I have spent a little time this morning running through my posts last year to see if I have one I can modestly submit. So far, these are the candidates (in no particular order):