I’ve added a new Australian sports blogs category to TroppoSphere, with lots of great feeds kindly identified by Guido (whose new blog is one of those featured).
I’ve also split the arts blogs category into two – “theatre, film, TV and visual arts” and “books, music and general”, which has allowed me to add lots of additional feeds without slowing page load times down too much.
And I’ve added some great blogs that I originally overlooked, for example “Slim Pickens”, Dave Bath and the Stoush.net collective in the centrist category and the Libertarian Society Thoughts on Freedom blog in the right-leaning category.
Conversely I’ve deleted Andrew Norton’s blog for the moment, because it appears to have been broken for some time. I hope Jacques (or whoever else is now responsible) will fix it soon because Andrew’s site is an extremely valuable part of the Australian political blogosphere. I’ve also deleted Pommygranate, who seems to be mostly blogging at Thoughts on Freedom these days.
Lastly, I’m in the process of adding datestamps to all the feeds, to make it easier for readers to identify brand new posts that they haven’t read yet, as well as sidebar comments describing each blog feed for the benefit of new readers. However, this is a time-consuming task that may take me another week or two to complete (it’s an excellent “structured procrastinator’s” task when I need a break from marking 300 or so undergraduate law essays). Nevertheless, I hope you’ll agree that Tropposphere is already a really useful resource.