Ceçi n'est pas un blog

09 July 2006 | Permalink

Unlike most weblogs worthy of the name, disoriented has never had the obligatory list of links to friends' weblogs, other blogs I read regularly, blogs belonging to people of influence who I'd like to suck up to and so on and so forth. There's no particular reason for this, unless it's that I'm unwilling to share the limelight with anyone. It's just the way it is.

However, it occurred to me that I should give a mention to a couple of weblogs run by friends who are doing Neat Stuff, in the hope of driving perhaps one or two of my visitors in their direction. Given that this blog is somewhat under-visited, this probably won't exactly open the floodgates. Still, I've always been told that every little helps, so maybe now would be a good time to put that theory to the test.

First up is 120 Miles Without a Map, which belongs to my friend James. James has decided to walk the Pilgrim's Way from Winchester to Canterbury and to raise money for cancer while doing it. Even if Good Causes leave you unmoved, James is a witty and stylish writer and his blog promises to be good reading.

The second blog I'd like to bring to your attention is Alive in Baghdad, my friend Brian's current project. Brian is an independent journalist who has been working 'unembedded' in Iraq. Now he's trying to establish a network of Iraqi reporters who will report from Iraq. Their goal is to give a voice to the ordinary people of Iraq and let people see life in Iraq today through their eyes. It's a good project, and one that desperately needs both financial and material support.

Other friends of mine should probably get a mention in due course, but these two will do for today. Go read them just for the interest value, and if what they're doing appeals to you, please help them along with a donation. Thanks.