The more perspicacious among you will have noticed that the most recent six posts have been sourced from Kottke.org. I'll explain by starting with a backstory.
I created TYWKIWDBI back in 2007. That is a long time ago in internet years, but I was not a pioneer. When I wrote that first post, I was modeling my blog after a group of blogs I had been visiting and reading for probably ten years, such as J-Walk, Nothing to do with Arbroath, Neatorama, Cynical-C, Presurfer ... and Kottke.
I compiled a system whereby I would visit some daily, some on specific days of the week, some on weekends - so that I could monitor everything. It was of course a hopelessly impossible task (as evidenced by the lengthy "blogrolls" at the bottom of the right sidebar here on the front page.
Over the years, news sites (BBC, NYT, StarTribune, Guardian etc) and aggregators (Reddit, Digg) displaced blogs from the "daily" reads. And time limitations meant that the once-a-week blogs were visited less often. And thus, Kottke fell through the cracks.
And that's a shame, because Kottke is very much like TYWKIWDBI in terms of content, format, and worldview. A discussion thread at Ask Metafilter discussed the question of what blogs are like Kottke? I was pleased to see TYWKIWDBI offered as one of the choices.
Jason Kottke started his blog in 1998 - about ten years before me.
"Frequent topics of interest among the 26,000+ posts include art, technology, science, visual culture, design, music, cities, food, architecture, sports, endless nonsense, and carefully curated current events, all of it lightly contextualized. Basically, it’s the world’s complete knowledge, relentlessly filtered through my particular worldview, with all the advantages and disadvantages that entails."
There is an interesting interview with Jason Kottke at Rebecca's Pocket:
"Many blogs, including the most visible ones, are vertically focused on things like Web 2.0 (TechCrunch), politics (Instapundit), gadgets (Gizmodo), or celebrity gossip (The Superficial). Kottke.org isn't like that; the only unifying factor is I write about and link to whatever I find interesting. Not that I don't focus mainly on a small groups of topics I'm interested in (technology, photography, food, design, economics, science, etc.) but the day-to-day or week-to-week focus varies widely. Which makes the site an acquired taste; you actually have to read it for a bit to get the gist."
That's the backstory. Kottke is now back on my daily read list, displacing BoingBoing.