camelot. get it? ok, shoot me.
is it, the round table of the blog kingdom. dedicated to those who are
mostly exempt from the rankings. these are the cream of the crop, the
heavy hitters who have paved the way for dozens--possibly millions--of
bloggers everywhere. not just anyone can become blog royalty (not that
you shouldn't keep on blogging however). it takes dedication, months
of sweaty blogging, awareness of social and personal issues, and in
some cases, extreme angst. in the never ending battle for blogger world
domination, these folks are on the front lines duking it out everyday.
if i had any money, i would give each one of them a medal. but i don't
have any money. all i can offer is pokemon
complete: chewable daily vitamins. come get them. they're at my
house. on my desk....
grand wizard gregory
[2.2001] is my source for technical expertise. he knows what XHTML and
PHP is. i don't. he emails me code.
he has a very cool rotating picture image on his page. he made his own
comment box. an original blogger and co-creator (along with louis) of
wilmot girls. despite some
lapses in blog continuity, without his contributions, blogville would
be a mess of weird and erroneous coding. and lest we forget, gregory
has "contributed numerous long and fascinating (or boring depending
on who you ask) blog entries" to the world. you've had your vacation
greg, never again. back to work.
[6.2001] is the feisty queen of blogville. with entries that go on for
pages and thoughts that go on for days. her posts are as long as she
is short. back in her humble blog beginnings, drisilla was a boy slayer.
now she's provocatively pink. and nice. or so we've heard. long live
god, life and buffy.
with their dedication to the craft of blogging, these three dames have
been the feminine counterpoint for all things blog. mun-fung
[6.2001] was the first wilmot girl to break off and go for a solo blogger
career. like justin timberlake, she realized she really needed to get
away from "the other four." still in the midst of a very successful
solo run, mun-fung has become a powerful force for blogger conversion.
she is active in the blog community and tries to help those who are
fellow wilmot girl alumni, serenity
[7.2001], is the beautiful royal comment whore. she only seems like
she would do anything for comments. but she has limits people. i think.
either way, her angry outbursts and rants and raves are just dying for
commentary so it's pretty hard to not respond to her. plus, serenity
apparently has a whole stable of rabid stalkers and disgruntled underlings.
serenity is entrenched in blogger history because at one point, she
had three bloggers and one xanga page going. plus, she was jobless,
always a nice prerequisite for heavy blogging.
once had this to say on her blog, "i might spend the whole day
sleeping." *clap*clap* anyone who is thinking about sleeping
the whole day but then goes to the computer to blog about sleeping?!?
that's our definition of a blogger superheroine. people need to know
what's going on and anna certainly knows what's going on. she's had
her hand in a number of important blog conversions and is always on
the look out for more blogging potentials. aren't you anna?
ORDER OF THE BLOG
screams [7/2001] and linear
complex [11/2001]. what a mighty commenting force these two are.
dropping a-boogies and dpmas on empty comment boxes everywhere. these
two spread blogger love--which is actually better than real love if
you think about it. learn to do as they do.
has been blogging and commenting away for a long time now. ever since
he moved to new york, we've been fortunate enough to follow him all
the way from his humble beginnings as houseguest of avalon to current
lord and leader of columbia law. the silently screaming one has also
created two excellent auxiliary blogs, archetypical
and my favorites.
linearly complex one took a fourteen day fast from blogging in july
2002. in his own words, "i have decided that for 14 days i'm going
to fast the one thing that occupies any of my time outside of work or
dance. and that is blogging." here is the power of blog people.
dance, work, blog. that's how life should always be. maybe without the
work part but hey. far far away in hong kong, dpma is making the blog
kingdom international and has been known to surf the net reading random
strangers' blogs. what's not to love?
court jester, bard and village drunkard. daggG8
[8/2001] is royal like the tenenbaums. armed with his trusty digital
camera, daggG8 provides insight and commentary from queens, new york.
his title is tainted of course, because daggG8 uses xanga, that great
bastion of evil, but one small detail can be overlooked.
[4/2002] is easily the newest blogging member on this list but in a
few short months, she's jump started a blog cult of her very own. a
list of the blogs she belongs to would numb the mind. but hey, we're
brave, we'll try anyway. aside from contributing daily to smelly kat,
there is regent
and possibly others that we may not know about. the fairy tale of smelly
kat gives hope to all young potential bloggers out there: with dedication
and hard work, anyone can rise to blogging superstardom! isn't that
something? i love america!
these two aren't quite royalists but they have to be mentioned because
it was -oO7-
who started this whole blog thing. well, for me anyway. oh, how fondly
i recall his first blogger, complete with little puffer fish and all.
let us hope that the prodigal one returns to his neglected blogger.
in other abdication news, pogiboy
tends to spring back and forth between the real world and the blog-iverse
but he makes this list because he has made an indelible imprint on blogville.
single handedly, he created the
best cartoon EVER invitational tourney, which is just about the
greatest thing since sliced bread. no one individual has impacted blogging
quite like this. for weeks, pogiboy had people frantically running to
nearby computers, checking out results from the latest games. we commend
you pogiboy. blog on. please?
seven of nine blog royalists are religious--specifically, christians.
what does this mean? it means that possibly, quite possibly, god may
want you to blog. yes! it's true! without turning coincidence into miracle
(or water into wine), it seems as if blogging is good for the soul.
it's certainly easier than walking on water or parting the red sea!
because it's good for you. blog because there's a very slim chance it's
ordained by higher powers. blog, because you need to. blog, because
it's your voice. blog, because you don't want to be on the toilet when
the pinata pops. a blog-volution is astir. go forth and comment, on
strangers blogs even. and if you already own a blog, blog like no one's
watching. whatever that means.