Jon Swift Round-Up 2021

Guys, Batocchio over at Vagabond Scholar continues to keep the old ways of the web alive and has again produced the 2021 Jon Swift Round-Up:

Jon Swift Roundup 2021

(The Best Posts of the Year, Chosen by the Bloggers Themselves)

Welcome to the 2021 edition! This year was a little saner than 2020, at least.

This tradition was started by the late Jon Swift/Al Weisel, who left behind some excellent satire, but was also a nice guy and a strong supporter of small blogs.

Lance Mannion, who sadly passed away earlier this year, provided the definitive description of our endeavor:

Our late and much missed comrade in blogging, journalist and writer Al Weisel, revered and admired across the bandwidth as the “reasonable conservative” blogger Modest Jon Swift, was a champion of the lesser known and little known bloggers working tirelessly in the shadows . . .One of his projects was a year-end Blogger Round Up. Al/Jon asked bloggers far and wide, famous and in- and not at all, to submit a link to their favorite post of the past twelve months and then he sorted, compiled, blurbed, hyperlinked and posted them on his popular blog. His round-ups presented readers with a huge banquet table of links to work many of has had missed the first time around and brought those bloggers traffic and, more important, new readers they wouldn’t have otherwise enjoyed.

It may not have been the most heroic endeavor, but it was kind and generous and a lot of us owe our continued presence in the blogging biz to Al.

This is a labor of love for Batocchio, but it is a labor. Please go see the post at Vagabond Scholar and see some of the best blog posts of the year as chosen by the bloggers themselves. (Spoiler Alert: there are many, many friends of MPS and Scissorheads in the list.)

We’re keeping this on top because we love the blog-o-sphere.

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3 Responses to Jon Swift Round-Up 2021

  1. annieasksyou says:

    Thank you, Tengrain! This is indeed a worthy effort that Batocchio continues year after year—for everyone’s benefit. I’ll be linking to it on my blog as well.

    If your readers want to know more about Jon Swift/Al Weisel, I’ve taken the liberty of linking to a post I prepared after the 2020 Roundup appeared.

    Who Was Jon Swift?

    I consider myself most fortunate to be in such talented company.

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  2. tengrain says:

    I’m so glad you contributed to the round-up Annie!

    Al would have loved your blog, btw.

    Rgds,

    TG

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  3. annieasksyou says:

    You’re very kind, Tengrain. I hadn’t realized how long you’ve been blogging til I saw references to your participation in the Roundup years ago, when Al Weisel was still weaving his magic. I know I would have been delighted by his writings—as I am by your abundant brief witticisms.

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