M-bossed did a blog listing his top 10 print blogs. There are some familiar ones there, like Gordon's Quality in Print, and the group bloggers at PrintCEO. There are also some print blogs I've never read before, like the dieline, a blog for the packaging printers (the pictures are gorgeous, by the way).
There was also a mention of the tough love for xerox blog, which I've peeked at every once in awhile. I don't follow it that much because he does talk mostly about (guess) Xerox and while Xerox is my favorite digital printer, I'm not obsessed with it. On the other hand, Michael (the tlfx owner) is getting into Twitter a bit and its fun to watch that.
There are two blogs that should have been on my list but weren't (in my opinion, of course). One is the venerable and authoritative Prepressure and the second is Poor Richard wordpress blog. I'm suspecting that Laurens of PP got bumped the list because he has prepress in his URL?
But I'm not surprised that Poor Richard is left off the list since the guy writes beautiful essays but never links to other printing blogs so nobody knows about him. I know that smacks of cronyism but hey, I don't spend all day searching Google for other blogs that write about printing and prepress. I usually find out about blogs in one of two way: 1) They link to a story of mine and I get a pingback (notification somebody linked to me) or 2) I'm reading a familiar blog and hey, they mention a blog I've never heard of before. Let me be blunt on this: If you don't do the linky-link with other blogs of your ilk, you're not going to get the traffic in the long run, unless you bang out beautiful essay day after day. And that's hard.
However, I don't think Poor Richard gives a bleep anyways, as he is too busy running a real live print shop, as opposed to Prepress Pilgrim who spent way too much last week trying to configure a virtual private server for an upcoming client site migration.
And try as I might, there was no way I was going to make a semi-interesting blog post out of THAT adventure, hence this blog post must suffice.