Friday, February 19, 2010

The Evolution of the EVE Blog Pack


When I first created the EVE Online Blog Pack, it had almost 20 members, all of whom I had personally requested to come on board. I had plenty of time to monitor their post frequency and quality. Being unemployed does have its benefits. That was almost two years ago!

Some time after its creation, I even went as far as to lay down some ground rules as to what it took and what was expected of an EVE Blog Pack member. I still had time to patrol the blogs, and make sure people kept their end of the agreement. Today, this is no longer the case. And at least half of the now 40-member Blog Pack blogs are outdated, haven't had a post in quite some time, or post on a very irregular schedule.

Today, this all comes to an end!

Tonight, you and I will start to lay down the foundation of a new Blog Pack. A leaner group of elite EVE Online Bloggers.

But to do this I need your help. Your input. Your opinion.

I need you to take a look at the current Pack, pick and choose the ones you want to keep, and male a list. The new Blog Pack will have 21 members. That's 20 EVE Online blogs of exceptional quality, who provide useful and helpful information to capsuleers. The 21st blog will be mine.

I also need your feedback as to who should be part of this new Pack. Who deserves to be on that list. It could be your blog, or a corpmates, or a blog that you regularly visit and find insightful. But with all the new EVE blog out there, this is something I simply cannot do alone. This is where you come in!

Please use the comments below to suggest blogs you'd like to see on the Pack. Over the next week or so, I'll review all these suggestion, make a first pass at that list, then ask you to take your picks. I'd like to see blogs from PvPers, Industrialist, Pirates, Manufacturer. Lets have some variety here! I know these blogs are out there. I know a few good ones.

I'm willing to invest my time to improve things, if you're willing to do your part!

I look forward to your feedback!

88 comments:

Anthony said...

Here is my suggestion...

Have a 2 week period for "Nominations", during which people can nominate themselves and others.

Then create a survey or poll and have an open community vote. The top 20 blogs take up their seats as the new blog pack.

Make an event out of this, create some buzz, it will likely spring new life into some once vacant blogs, and possibly even cause some new blogs to pop up.

Andy said...

I really only read the blogs I get fed on Capsuleer, but the ones I look forward too the most are:

EVE Online Wormholes
Roc's Ramblings
Rifter Drifter
Epileptic Rift
Eve Newb
The Travels of Black Claw
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
K162 Space
Life in Lowsec
Rettic's Log: The Chronofile

Xeross said...

Rifter Drifter
Ecliptic Rift

Don't really got time to sift through all of em but those should surely be on it.

Zimmy910 said...

http://www.ninveah.com/ Should be in, and Roc Wieler's Eve Ramblings.

It would make me sad if I had to leave, being one of the initial members, but my content hasn't been that great, though lately it's gotten better as I am playing more again !

Manasi said...

Well being one of the founding 20, and always trying to post goo information (paying attention to the rules) I would still like to be included in the new list. Who knows, what will happen in the future maybe the time of the mule is past....hell I don't know. Made a ton of friends and whatnot so we shall certainly see.

Xeross said...

This somehow motivates me to start increasing my post quantity and quality, time to make some notes from some post writing guides and make it a habit to write anything down that might turn into a post.

astral dominix said...

The vain part of me would like to see my blog included but i know there are blogs out there that are more deserving..

a few that arnt mine id lilke to see.."aggresive tendancies" awsome pvp blog..."the beginnings of piracy" good low sec action, and a newer players blog id go for "eve SOB"
"a vasty nothingness" is another one thats normally good.

really hard to narrow it down to 21...cant we have like 40...lol

Adam said...

I'm not sure what the rules are/were, but i really like Jump On Contact (http://jumponcontact.com/)

Mynxee said...

Obviously I think Life in Low Sec belongs there. My posting frequency is not likely to change due to RL time constraints, but considering the number of followers I have (181 as I write this), the shout-outs I get in game, and the fact that I log into EVE Online nearly every day for at least an hour and have done so for over three years, LILS deserves a spot.

I read and enjoy a lot of blogs but there are maybe a dozen that stand out due to content quality, posting frequency, and excellent writing. I'll email that list to you.

Mynxee said...

Oh--and I like Anthony's suggestion in the first comment. Letting the community decide--or at least weigh in--in an anonymous poll where the results are hidden until voting is concluded is a good approach.

Xeross said...

Sorry for forgetting you Mynxee I think you also deserve a spot, I still check out your blog regularly

Jaggins said...

Wensley
Manasi
Kirith
Mynxee
Letrange
Our Eve (Fin)
Tiger Ears
You never know whether he's leaving EVE or scamming everyone, but Spectre remains consistently entertaining.

aufescapevelocity said...

While I enjoy the whole blog pack my personal favorite reads are:

[URL=http://eve-wormholes.blogspot.com/]EVE Online Wormholes[/URL]
[URL=http://rift.chromebits.net/]Ecliptic Rift[/URL]
[URL=http://www.rifterdrifter.com/]Rifter Drifter[/URL]
[URL=http://evewarrior.com/]Eve Weekend Warrior[/URL]
[URL=http://www.ninveah.com/]Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah[/URL]
[URL=http://k162space.wordpress.com/]k162space[/URL]
[URL=http://www.eve-druid.com/]The Wondering Druid Of Tranquility[/URL]
[URL=http://manasi.eveplayer.net/]A Mule In Eve[/URL]

I would also like to submit my blog for consideration: [URL=http://aufescapevelocity.blogspot.com/]Escape Velocity[/URL]

aufescapevelocity said...

That didn't work to well:


While I enjoy the whole blog pack my personal favorite reads are:

EVE Online Wormholes
Ecliptic Rift
Rifter Drifter
Eve Weekend Warrior
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
k162space
The Wondering Druid Of Tranquility
A Mule In Eve

I would also like to submit my blog for consideration: Escape Velocity
(http://aufescapevelocity.blogspot.com/)

CrazyKinux said...

Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and input. It's all appreciated.

As for the process in which the final 20 will be chosen, I thought it was clear that YOU, the EVE Blogging Community would have you say when I wrote "Over the next week or so, I'll review all these suggestion, make a first pass at that list, then ask you to take your picks".

D'you really think I'm gonna do this all by myself!! :p

Your INPUT will be required!!

Spectre said...

To be quite honest, my blog should just be listed 20 times. No one else even compares to me. I will allow you to be the 21st on the list as a show of appreciation though CK. You're welcome!

Luccul said...

My first choice is Kirith's blog - I start my Eve blog reading there and then go on to others.

Others I like to read and should be in the pack, imo:
Rifter Drifter - lots of good reads there lately
Manasi, the Mule - I like to read his slant on things
Letrange's blog - consistently informative and interesting across a wide range of Eve topics
Black Claw - the info from OUCH re learning to PVP keeps us in touch with the newer player experiences
Kane Rizzel - a pirate's view, and he relates the excitement he experiences very well
Flashfresh - another pirate slant that I like reading.

Lots of others are worthy, but these are my top pics.

TehMasterSword said...

I will shamelessly suggest my blog, www.podlogs.com/tehmastersword

As for who to keep, if you cut these blogs from the pack, I will emoragequit. You have been warned, CK!

Ecliptic Rift
EVE Newb
EVE Online Wormholes
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Nashh Kadacr's EVE Blog (When he is actually posting, its great)
Rifter Drifter
Roc's Ramblings

Aside from Nashh's lack of posting, those are the most active, entertaining, informative, and overall best blogs in my opinion on the list, and they truly deserve to stay. That isnt to say that the others arent good, just that these are my favorite

Xeross said...

A poll would be best with lets say 5 choices at max, but that would require you to list every eve blog out there in the poll.

Rettic said...

Glad to see you're re-energizing the blog pack again CK. It's good for a clean up once in a while. Here's my personal list of top reads:

- Ecliptic Rift
- Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
- Rifter Drifter
- Life in Low Sec
- EVE Travel by Mark726
- Roc's Ramblings
- Wench with a Wrench
- EVE Monkey
- EVE Newb

And of course the Chronofile is always up for throwing its hat in the ring.

Jager Da said...

I really like the lineup as it stands now, but if I had to choose my favorites:

Ecliptic Rift
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Rifter Drifter
The Chronofile
The Wondering Druid Of Tranquility
Eve Weekend Warrior

Also, that Guns Ablaze blog (www.jagerda.com) is pretty awesome. ;)

Ga'len said...
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Yargok said...

I cant tell you ideas wich blogs to put up there, as everyone has their own favourite.

I like reading on wormholes for example, so the ones that live there I love to read from, but other readers might find this boring.

This is why you have a tough job choosing.. will you go after popularity? post frequency? material quality?

I dont envy you! :P

But speaking for myself, i´ve read www.evebloggers.com more often lately, because they have more variety in blogs, and its always nice to find something new.. so maybe its time to freshen up the blogpack ;)

Letrange said...

In case anyone was wondering I had requested that I be pulled from the blog pack since I am in burn out mode and my posting consistency is down. I notice that I'm still posting regularly enough to justify staying in, but I feel that the quality and length have taken a hit as I putter more than anything else.

I appreciate those above who said my blog should be in the pack but I feel that it should wait until I'm back in EVE full time instead of my current "keep the skills skilling up and make a bit of easy isk mode".

Mynxee,
Manasi,
Kirith,

are the ones I absolutely read regularely. The rest are more of a time to time thing.

Westley's Rifter Drifter has been excellent recently although I didn't follow his transition to 0.0 when it happened.

zapatero said...

I was always a bit uncomfortable being on the roll, since I'm not without bias and my blogs are rarer than T3 frigates. Now would be a good time to strike me off :)

In any case, we're hoping to roll out a more professional EON site in a few months. Still bloggy, but not blog-based :)

Perseus Kallistratos said...

Current members that I often read and enjoy:

A Mule In Eve
CrazyKinux's Musings
Ecliptic Rift
EVE Newb
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Kane Rizzel-A Pirates Perspective
k162 Space
Life in Low Sec
Rifter Drifter
Rocs Ramblings
The Wandering Druid of Tranquility
Yarrbear Tales
And my own Aggressive Tendencies

Mike said...

Gotta haves:

A Merry life and a short one
A Mule in eve
The Captains log
Corrupted datacore
Ecliptic rift
Eve newb
Inner sanctum of ninveah
K162 space
Life in lowsec
Rifter drifter
Roc's ramblings
Yarrbear tales

I also would love to see mine in there . . . mikeazariah

I was chatting in the bloggers channel and two other slots occured to me.

'Guest Host' for one month you add a blogger so they can spread their wings and maybe gain a following, knowing that they are on the pack for only a month

'Linker' Find a voracious reader who can summarize some of the blogs that didn't make the cut and link to them so we have a wider field for those willing to click and extra link. That would be a once a week post and might not be one that counted towards your self impoosed 21 limit . . .

mike

Shae Tiann said...

I'd like to suggest dropping my blog from the 'Pack. I've not been posting nearly as much as I'd like to in the last few months, and I have no idea if things will improve much in the near future. Real Life hasn't been improving much.

Mail Lite said...

Hi guys,

Obviously I'm going to plug my own blog without thought to any others to start with http://thebeginningsofpiracy.blogspot.com

My choices would be:
- http://eve-trial-by-fire.blogspot.com/
- http://www.eve-druid.com/
- http://www.rifterdrifter.com/
- http://evenewb.blogspot.com/
- http://novakaneinc.blogspot.com/
- http://sweetlilbadgirl.blogspot.com
- http://manasi.eveplayer.net/
- http://i-pirate.blogspot.com/
- http://blackclawtravels.blogspot.com/
- http://00sage00.lonetrek.ws/
- http://www.ninveah.com/]Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
- http://lifeinlowsec.blogspot.com/
- http://amerrylifeandashortone.blogspot.com/
- http://everamblings.wordpress.com/
- http://eveonline-aghostblog.blogspot.com/
- http://k162space.wordpress.com
- http://nashhkadavreveblog.blogspot.com/
- http://www.machine9.net/blog/
- http://letrangeeve.blogspot.com/
- http://myrhial.blogspot.com/
- http://evewarrior.com/

And of course 21 would be http://www.crazykinux.com

Hope I helped!

Fly dangerous o/

Mail

P.S Yes I counted my own in the 21, shoot me if you want to =P Literaly, ingame, come find me!

Mail Lite said...

And before anyone says anything I know I messed up on my counting and posted 24 instead of 21.

Fail much!

mark726 said...

I'm going along with the regulars being re-included here:

Ghost Blog
A Mule in Eve
The Captain's Log
Ecliptic Rift
EVE Online Wormholes
Flashfresh
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Kane Rizzel
K162Space
Life in Low Sec
Nashh Kadavr's EVE Blog
Rettic's Log: The Chronofile
Rifter Drifter
Roc's Ramblings
Sweet Little Bad Girl
The Travels of Black Claw
Wandering Druid of Tranquility
Yarrbear Tales

I'm also happy to see that at least some people have already submitted EVE Travel! I'm also throwing my hat into the ring on that one, though I recognize that the niche-ness of it might mean I could run out of materials at some point (hint: CCP please add more landmarks).

Best of luck with this!

Kirith Kodachi said...

So far I agree with everything other people have posted except Spectre. His blog can go die in a fire.

(j/k Spec, love ya)

Nashh Kadavr said...

Dont bin me please CK!!!

I have been a little slack lately but I am returning with a vengance:

http://nashhkadavreveblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/eve-2010.html

A second great topic next to CDM shall bring much interest to the community from the community.

Also you still owe me a CDM in cruisers!

My top 20?;
Merry life and a short one
A mule in EVE
EVE Newb
EVE's weekend warrior
flashfresh the pirate
Inner sanctum of the ninveah
Kane rizzel- a pirates perspective
K162space
Life in low sec
Nashh Kadavr's EVE Blog
The Planet Risk Show
Rettic's Log: The Chronofile
Rifter Drifter
Roc's Ramblings
Sweet Little Bad Girl
The Travels of Black Claw
The Wandering Druid of Tranquility
Yarrbear Tales

And also add;
Venoms Bite
Cogito Ergo Yar

Apoligies for anyone I missed =)

Remember folks; VOTE FOR NASHH!!! (he rocks and pays you with sweet sweet love)

Arukemos said...

Here are some I like :D

Current Pack:

A Mell in EVE - http://manasi.eveplayer.net/
Ecliptic Rift - http://rift.chromebits.net/
EVE's Weekend Warrior - http://evewarrior.com/
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah - http://www.ninveah.com/
K162Space - http://k162space.wordpress.com/
Life in Low Sec - http://lifeinlowsec.blogspot.com/
Rettic's Log - http://rettic.com/
Rifter Drifter - http://www.rifterdrifter.com/
Roc's Ramblings - http://everamblings.wordpress.com/
The Travels of Black Claw - http://blackclawtravels.blogspot.com/
The Wandering Druid of Tranquility - http://www.eve-druid.com/
Yarrbear Tales - http://00sage00.lonetrek.ws/

Not in Pack:

EVE Monkey - http://evemonkey.wordpress.com/
Wench with a Wrench - http://evechick.blogspot.com/
EVE Travel - http://evetravel.wordpress.com/

Well, sadly I am new to this so I doubt my name will be put up by many people but I believe I am made of the stuff the blog pack is looking for so I put my blog forward also :D

Learning to Fly - http://www.arukemos.com/

tharbedragonsineve said...

Pls keep Letrange!! Diversity is an important part of the blog pack, imho, and Letrange brings exceptionally well thought out posts on advanced industry and alliance leadership - a unique perspective in the current pack. Even if his post frequency is a bit down, the high quality makes up for the low quantity. Just my two cents.

Awesome stuff CK, blog pack is my favorite read every morning at work.

Jan Buytaert said...

May I recommend this thread... it follows the E-UNI closely and is a fine read for every new player.

mumm said...

I'm putting in a vote for 'Learning to Fly' - http://www.arukemos.com/ (mentioned above). Being a newcomer to EVE blogging isn't a negative thing in my opinion - it's always nice to see fresh insight into the game and Aruk's gaining a following already. 'Learning to Fly' would make a great addition to the pack (:

Jan Buytaert said...

ahem... I mean this one...

http://www.arukemos.com/

WormHole Dweller said...

I also follow the Blog-List on Capsuleer, my choices would be as follows:

A Mule In Eve - Always informative and his stories are something every aspiring pilot should enjoy reading.

Ecliptic Rift - A good read and an active blog, one that I keep my eye on.

K162space– I just find it personally interesting as my next few months will be spend almost exclusively in W-Space.

Kane-Rizzel– Thought not as active as some, the ones I have seen I enjoy a great deal.

Life in Low Sec – It’s an interesting place, from an interesting pilot, good read.

Rifter Drifter – Who doesn’t like to read Wensley’s blog?

Yarrbear Tales– Could post a bit more often but I think he writes well, and the audience listens. I’d definitely keep him.

Lastly, I would like to see my own blog (WH-Dwellers) show up there, I’m new to blogging so I’ll understand if I don’t make the cut, but I will be/am an expert in my field of WH-Dwelling and I think the blog could use someone who knows their stuff, K162space is a good read, I'll definitely be listening in, and there's definitely room enough in this blog for more than one WH Blogger.

Mentioned in order of appearance on screen, others I did not mention are still great but these are the ones I find the most amusing/informative to read.

Special mention for EVE Online Wormholes, I’ve learned a lot from reading this blog and hope to be of similar use to other pilots from tales of my own wormhole-dwelling experiences, I’ll miss reading from SD.

P.S. first comment using links, had to view source to see how others handled links, think I got it all out there now hehe.

Yosagi Yojimbo said...

http://gallenteexile.blogspot.com/

and;

http://yosagiyojimbo.blogspot.com/

The first is established, the second is a more recent trial of an "in character" blog.

Luccul said...

After seeing a link on Mynxee's blog, and Adam's suggestion and link above, I checked out Jump On Contact. This is a good blog. I recommend checking it out, and including it in the blog pack.

Latro said...

I'm an avowed EvE Blog junkie so here's my list:

- Life in Low Sec
- Eve Newb
- A merry life and a short one
- Flashfresh - The Pirate -
- Our EvE
- EVE Online Wormholes
- Rifter Drifter
- Epileptic Rift
- The Travels of Black Claw
- Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
- K162 Space
- Rifter Drifter
- Eve Weekend Warrior
- Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
- k162space
- A Mule In Eve
- Nashh Kadacr's EVE Blog
- EVE Monkey
- EVE Travel by Mark726
- The Wandering Druid Of Tranquility
- Letrange's EvE Blog
- Morphisat's Blog

Star Defender said...

Well, first off let me say that I am honored to have so many readers posting here in support of Eve Online Wormholes.

Although I am still on a bit of hiatus, I will be back into the thick of it in March.

Hard to pick from such a great list of blogs, but if I had to list the ones that I religiously follow and really look forward to new posts:

Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Rifter Drifter
Epileptic Rift
The Wandering Druid Of Tranquility
A Mule In Eve
Life in Low Sec
k162space

Fly Safe!

Myrhial Arkenath said...

Sort of disappointed to haven't gotten a mention yet (Diary of a Pod Pilot), but then again updates have been a little lacking. I shall see this as an opportunity to bring change to that.

My picks:
* A Ghost Blog
* A Mule in EVE
* Ecliptic Rift
* Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
* Life in Low Sec
* Rifter Drifter
* Roc's Rambling
* Travels of Black Claw
* Sweet Little Bad Girl
* Wandering Druid of Tranquility
* Yarrbear Tales

And some new ones:
* Helicity Boson
* The Other Side
* Log of a Black Ops Pilot

Heyna Deltais said...

You did get a mention by name rather than by blog title, Bawss. ;)

Mail Lite's long list, above.

Those that stick in my head the most are Mynxee's, Shae's, Kirith's, and one or two others. And of course, my delicious Bawss's (Myrhial).

(CAPTCHA = "borat". I was amused.)

Alfred said...

the blogs i read the most are:

Rifter Drifter
Eve Newb
Life in Lowsec
Epileptic Rift
Venom's Bite
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Kane Rizzel
Yarrbear Tales
Diary of a Pod Pilot
Flashfresh
Wench with a Wrench



Cain Jacobi

Velocity Prime said...

Honestly, this is good to see. CK has definitely put a lot of EVE bloggers on the map with his efforts here, but IMO the current blog pack is extremely tired and needs a good dose of liven-the-hell-up. Many of the blog pack are inactive while a whole bunch more are spammy or just plain unreadable. I've got a few regular reads in some of the above suggestions (Hi guys! *waves*), but some of the current blog pack definitely do not qualify as "elite" blogs.

Get out there and explore that blogging universe a bit.

(And let us use our blog's URL to post, CK. Having to post with a Google account is no bueno.)

StevieTopSiders said...

My nominations are as follows:

-Jump On Contact (new, but has proven to be awesome so far)
-Rifter Drifter
-A Mule in EVE
-EVE Online- A Ghost Blog
-Ninveah
-Force Letrange to come back!
-K162 Space
-EVE Online Wormholes

This isn't everybody, but these are my favorite to read. My only wish is that WordPress and private hosting sites allowed me to follow from the Blogger Dashboard...

Planetary Genocide said...

Shameless self-vote here... http://planetarygenocide.blogspot.com

And as for ones I'd like to still see:

CK's Musings
Ecliptic Rift
EVE Newb
EVE Online Wormholes
Flashfresh - The Pirate
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
K162space
Rifter Drifter
Rettic's Log: The Chronofile
Roc's Ramblins
The Travels of Black CLaw

Kirith Darkblade - EvE Online said...

My favourites of the current pack, in no particular order:

Rifter Drifter
The Travels of Black Claw
Ombeve (though not been a post in a while)
Life in Low Sec
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Kane Rizzel - a Pirates Perspective
Flashfresh - The Pirate
Ecliptic Rift
The Wandering Druid of Tranquility
EVE Newb
K162 Space

I would love for my own blog to be considered especially given the number of Tusker bloggers and that now Wensley has moved on we are no longer represented! ;)
http://kirithdarkblade.blogspot.com/

Myrhial Arkenath said...

Forgot to list Wench with a Wrench and Letrange's blog. New comment since there is no edit button :(

Bryan Ward said...

I'm new to the whole Eve Blog thing, although I've been posting regularly for two months and I don't plan on stopping.

EVEOGANDA

This is mostly shameless self-promotion since I don't consider myself worthy of being on any lists. I enjoy all of your blogs btw and while I don't comment much, I do read almost all of them.

Fly safe.

Markehed said...

I'll add some and support some already mentioned

The Wandering Druid of Tranquility by Ga'len - http://www.eve-druid.com/
Helicity Bosom by Helicity Bosom - http://www.machine9.net/blog/
My Loot, Your Tears by Paul Clavet - http://www.mylootyourtears.com/
Finders & Keepers by Aiden Mourn - http://podlogs.com/findersandkeepers/
Life in Low Sec by Mynxee - http://lifeinlowsec.blogspot.com/
Rifter Drifter by wensley http://www.rifterdrifter.com/

Stray said...

I read most via Capsuleer. One's I like the most include:

A Merry Life and a Short One
A Pirate's Life For Me!
Crazy Kinux's Musing
Ecliptic Rift
I am Keith Neilson
Punishment
Rifter Drifter
Roc's Ramblings
Wandering Druid of Tranquility

In general I usually read all of the ones when they post that are in the pack.

- Katia Sae
http://podlogs.com/katiasae/

Stray said...

From this list of comments, I just found another one that I like, so I'd like to add Eve Travel to the list of nominations. Nice site.

etonblue said...

Another Capsuleer reader:

Kane Rizzel
K162 Space
Roc's Ramblings
Rifter Drifter
Epileptic Rift
Eve Newb
Life in Lowsec
A Mule in Eve
EVE Online Wormholes

Zimmy910 said...

Learning to fly at
http://www.arukemos.com/

Is a very nice new comer btw.

Aiden Mourn said...

This is a tough one, because I follow and read literally every regularly-posting blog on the blog pack via Capsuleer. So this is a list of my top 5; the ones I go to first:

Ecliptic Rift by Casiella Truza
http://rift.chromebits.net/

K-162 Space by Blake
http://k162space.wordpress.com/

Yarrbear Tales by 00sage00
http://00sage00.lonetrek.ws/

Rifter Drifter by Wensley
http://www.rifterdrifter.com/

Life In Low Sec by Mynxee
http://lifeinlowsec.blogspot.com/

Ack...ok, and 2 really close runners-up would be:

A Pirate's Perspective by Kane Rizzel
http://novakaneinc.blogspot.com/

Eve Newb by Spectre3353
http://evenewb.blogspot.com/

And of course....I need to shamelessly plug my own here as well for your consideration to be added to the new pack:

Finders and Keepers by me, Aiden Mourn
http://podlogs.com/findersandkeepers/

Wensley said...

Thanks for all the support in this thread, guys.

Anyway, off the top of my head the blogs that I consider "must reads" are:

Letrange's Eve Blog
Ecliptic Rift
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
Life in Lowsec
Kane Rizzel (he's active again \o/)
Yarrbear Tales
EveNewb (is there room for Spec's ego, though?)
Kirith Darkblade - Eve Pirate
Ombeve (although he hasn't posted in an age)
Ka Jolo's Your Money or Your Life (likewise)
Jump on Contact
The Wander Druid of Tranquility
Eve Monkey
Helicity Boson
Flashfresh - The Pirate
Eve Online Wormholes

I think there's a couple of things in there that not many people have mentioned so I just want to flag them up.

Stuart Baker said...

Aeon's EVE

http://eve.aeonoftime.com/

Is by far by my favourite EVE blog.

In fact I liked it so much I joined Aeon's corporation and am now a regular groupie.

X said...

A Merry Life and a Short One
A Mule In Eve
Ecliptic Rift
EVE Newb
EVE Online Wormholes
K162space
Rifter Drifter
Roc's Ramblings

Parasoja said...

Whatever else it has, you need Jump on Contact -- http://jumponcontact.com

Arrhidaeus said...

My personal favorite blogs (in no particular order) are as follows:
Finders & Keepers, by Aiden Mourn
EVE Newb, by Spectre
Yarrbear Tales, by 00sage00
Wench with a Wrench, by Maeve Trinity,
Nashh Kadavr's EVE Blog
Life in Low Sec, by Mynxee
Flashfresh - The Pirate
Venoms Bite, by Venom Orchid

Obviously I like my own, Cogito Ergo Yarr, as well, but I definitely believe there are 20 blogs out there superior to my own, so I don't consider my content up to snuff for Blog Packing.

Kename Fin said...

Just to include my [late] comment and thoughts about blogs that I think would be essential reading with no disrespect to those not specifically mentioned.

Older Blogs
Letrange's blog is still a keeper, in spite of his efforts to get himself tossed in the bin. The quality of the information far our weighs his brevity [and that is often a misnomer]. As many readers as possible should be able to find him everywhere.

Kirith Kodachi's blog is another one of those reads that is immediately recognizable as a winner.

Newer Blogs
Penny Ibramovic's blog does a good job of representing the life of a pilot in EVE. Whatever manages to happen to Penny, you'll find out via her wonderful journalling of her adventures.

Blake's witty rendition of the life of people living out beyond the edge is a wonderful read that shouldn't be missed.

When I started blogging, I thought sure I should be a member of the Blog Pack. I would certainly enjoy it and be honoured to be included and have tried to be consistent and worthwhile in my posting.

noreply said...

Personally, I haven't been blogging as much as I should but I would any blog pack should include the following:

CrazyKinux
Kane Rizzel
Mynxee
Flashfresh
Wensley

Mithrandir Stormcrow said...

The blogs I have found most enjoyable have been:

* Roc's Ramblings
* A Mule in Eve
* Life in Low Sec
* Ombeve
* Sweet Little Bad Girl
* The Wandering Druid of Tranquility
* CrazyKinux's Musings
* Rifter Drifter
* K162space

I have read (and enjoyed)

* A Ghost Blog
* Flashfresh
* The Travels of Black Claw

And it wouldn't be a personal post if I didn't request my own blog to be added:

* The Chronicles of Mithrandir

Thank you CK for all the work you do.

Drew H said...

My favs from the current pack:
Rifter Drifter
K162 Space
Life in Low Sec

Some new ones I'd like to see:
EVE Travel [http://evetravel.wordpress.com/] (I like that it's got a focused approach)
Chocolate Heaven [http://www.minmatart.com/] (maybe a little too new, but promising)

I'm flattered (and thrilled, of course) to see a few mentions earlier in this thread of my new-ish blog Jump On Contact (http://jumponcontact.com/). I would be really excited to be included in the pack.

Steve said...

The one's I read the most and consistently are:
Roc's Ramblings
Rifter Drifter
A Mule In Eve
Life In Low Sec
Inner Sanctum of Ninveah
Kane Rizzel
Flashfresh
Sweet Little Bad Girl
The Wandering Druid of Tranquility

Why these nine? I like the writing style, the content they choose to write about, and another important factor is they are all available to me through Capsuleer. Simply put these are the one's I look forward to reading.

FWIW, I also enjoy Ecliptic Rift, but I haven't been reading that blog as long or consistantly as the others.

Brian Huddleston said...

Let's see. My votes would be for (in no particular order):

Captain's Log
The Travels of Blackclaw
Roc's Ramblings
Sweet Little Bad Girl
Ecliptic Rift
The Wandering Druid of Tranquility
Inner Sanctum of Ninevah
A Mule in Eve
Life in Lowsec
A Merry Life and a Short One
A Ghost Blog

I've probably missed a few.

Turgon said...

The blogs I read most are:
Manasi's
Wensley's
Kirith's
Ga'len's
Halan's
and Roc's
So please don’t forget those! I also can’t help myself to peek at Casiella's, Mynxee's and Myrhial's blog posts. I mostly use the Capsuleer app for blog-pack reading, so I am not sure if I do help much in the way of page hit’s though 0:-)

Rettic said...

I want to add a blog that I'm not sure a lot of folks know about, but Seismic Stan does some great writing at Freebooted:

http://freebooted.blogspot.com/

Just look it over. Easily Blog Pack material.

Cy said...

The Captain's Log
The Travels of Black Claw
A merry life and a Short One
A mule in Eve
My God, its full of stars
Kane Rizzel

I am on capsuleer, and I would love to see these stay.

Flashfresh said...

Hi CK,

Just wanted to say that whatever happens - you need to be on this list. You have made this possible and exposed so many blogs to a much wider audience, mine included. Limiting to 20 is a good idea BUT I think it would also limit crucial exposure for some newer ones. One of the above comments had the idea of a rotating list; this has merit as there is just so much good material out there. One would be foolish not to include them. Maybe set up a system where it isn't just you who manages the blog pack but a small number of us? Each maintaining a sub-list based on topic, genre or some such?

Anyway, all power to you and the other bloggers out there.

I know, I know - I was meant to email you on some other matter CK. Let me get onto it!!!

Flashfresh

Eve SOB said...

I live on the current blog pack via capsuleer.
The blogs I read the most are:
- http://k162space.wordpress.com/
- http://eve-trial-by-fire.blogspot.com/
- http://denseveldspar.blogspot.com/
- http://00sage00.lonetrek.ws/
- http://www.crazykinux.com/
- http://lifeinlowsec.blogspot.com/
- http://www.rifterdrifter.com/

My own blog is not what I consider blog pack material. Thanks for the mention Astral. It's essentially a journal I keep as I find my place in new Eden. A few folks read it, and I do hope they find it enjoyable. I myself read it at least once or twice.

Give it a look and leave some comment spam if you like http://evesob.blogspot.com/

Good luck with the new blog pack CK. I'll be posting and voting as needed.

Cheers

EVE SOB

Garavar22 said...

I nominate My Loot Your Tears.

http://www.mylootyourtears.com/

everamblings said...

It's been a great ride on the Blog Pack so far, CK, and I am thankful for my time on it.

I would like to continue on the Blog Pack, if the community pleases.

Many great blogs in the pack. I currently read them all. Hard for me to pick any over the other, but must haves for me are:

- Mynxee
- Shae
- Wensley
- Eve Travels
- Eve Monkey

miningzen said...

K-162 Space by Blake AND MININGZEN
http://k162space.wordpress.com/

Blake AND MININGZEN's witty rendition of the life of people living out beyond the edge is a wonderful read that shouldn't be missed.

Fix'd. Get it right, people!

Anyrate, speaking for Blake and myself(without telling him), we'd be honored to remain on the blogroll and apparently a good 20 other people liked us enough to mention the website.

Unfortunately, I can't recommend anyone else. My brain remembers events, not names.

Wait, no, I remember Specter and Roc, because the first insulted me and I won a contest hosted by the second.

Again, I follow all the blogs on capsuleer and have yet to be annoyed/dissapo-
/* trolls through everyone's backlog */
Have only found a few posts that I was annoyed/disappointed at.

Anyway, I can't recommend anyone else because then I'd have to recommend everyone else and then some others. Weak, I know.

Wait, no, I found an opinion. Can I down-vote or un-vote or anti-vote Specter? Twenty times?
My hatemail entry for his "I'm quitting eve o wait lol j/k (again)" contest didn't deserve a mention in his eyes so he's obviously a literary hack w/ no talent.

Oh, and apparently being able to make posts for k162space doesn't mean I can post in it's name.

sophiajackson83 said...

Big-time capsuleer reader, and I have to give shouts to my favorites on there to read:

Mynxee's Life In Low Sec: makes me want to shed my furry carebear skin and go get blown up in low sec ;).

Blake AND Miningzen's ( ;) ) K162 Space: great stuff on WH living!

Shae Tiann's Sweet Little Bad Girl: By far my favorite source of eve fan-fiction. Keep em coming lady!

Ga'len's Eve Druid: Just the sheer output from Ga'len is amazing. He's a blog-pack staple.

Casiella Truza's Ecliptic Rift: Same as Ga'len, great consistent, and regular posting. Also a great source of in-character fan-fiction I might add!

Letrange's Eve Blog: As a fellow builder in eve, I could read his posts on raw production numbers and mineral markets all day. Really well thought out posts.


These are a couple non blog-pack members that I really wish would get on the list so that I can read them on capsuleer:

Mike Azariah's A Missioner In Eve: GREAT in-character posts! This would be my first read every day on capsuleer if it was in the blog pack. I love his stories.

Aiden Mourn's Finders and Keepers: I hate the ninjas when they come into my missions, but God do I love reading about their adventures. Finders and Keepers is a favorite, it makes me giggle every time.


-Sophia

CrazyKinux said...

Just wanted to say thanks for all the great comments, effort, feedback and offers you've all been putting forward!

If I still do this after 5 years, it's because of the amazing feedback I get from a great community and some great folks like you!

Thanks for sticking around!

KaarBaak said...

I would like to nominate : http://evemetagaming.blogspot.com
as a candidate for the blogroll. Not enough blogs for that slice of the community.

Thanks
KB

Mark said...

I'll narrow it down to my top three, in no particular order:

1) Rifter Drifter
2) My Loot, Your Tears
3) Finders & Keepers

Hallan Turrek said...

I believe my blog should remain included. I've been a faithful, regular poster, with very little content that is not eve related. I have a fairly large following as well. Also, I know a black kitty with a red light saber that can show you a thing or two about cauterized wounds if you do not keep me.

That said, The list of "elite eve blogs" in my mind would be these:

a merry life and a short one
Sweet Little Bad Girl
Flashfresh - The Pirate.
Roc's Ramblings
Life in Low Sec
Kane Rizzel - a Pirates Perspective
Rifter Drifter(This needs to be updated with Wensley's new blog)

Donegali said...

I'll add another thumbs up for http://wormholekiller.blogspot.com/

I'm quite happy with the blogs that you have on Capsuleer.

Rifter Drifter
K162space
Eve Online Wormholes
The Planet Risk Show
Life in low sec
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah

to name a few.

Lea said...

Just my 2 cents...

* Eve Travel
* A Mule in EVE
* Ecliptic Rift
* Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
* Life in Low Sec
* Roc's Rambling
* Travels of Black Claw
* Sweet Little Bad Girl
* Wandering Druid of Tranquility
* Yarrbear Tales

Though there are lots of incredible pirate blogs out there.. I think there should be more that are not yarr-centric... which seems to be the case currently.

Jose said...

Definitely keep/add the following:
- A Merry Life and a Short One : Interesting stories by the great Hallan Turrek.
- A Mule in EVE : Info about 0.0 fights, ships fittings, and multiple howtos.
- Ecliptic Rift : A lot of industrial info with bits of random thoughts.
- EVE Newb : Lots of lulz at expense of carebear tears.
- EVE Online Wormholes : One of the two best w-space blogs.
- Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah : Very similar to Mule's, but from the "good guys" point of view.
- K162space : This is the other best w-space blog.
- Letrange's EVE Blog : A lot of industrial info with a good amount of w-space adventures.
- Life In Low Sec : It has Mynxee. Enough said.
- Our EVE : I don't think is part of the pack. Very informative. Worth everyones attention.
- Rifter Drifter : First a pirate and now a great 0.0 adversary. Always up to date. Great stories.
- Roc's Ramblings : Rulez everyone should follow in EVE.

Eric Deloitte said...

I generally read via capsuleer, so I have ventured into the interwebs go give some votes:

A Ghost Blog
A Merry Life and a short one
A mule In eve
Diary of a Pod Pilot
Eve Online Worm Hole (this one is excellent)
Sweet Little Bad Girl (one of my favs)

I haven't finished reading all the back log downloaded by capsuleer, so the rest of you bloggers please dont take a not mentioned as a non-vote, I may not have got round to reading you yet.

Eric Deliotte

VC Charlie said...

not sure if this blog would qualify, its really new
http://fromindustrytosinistry.blogspot.com/

Thorvik said...

Wensley
Manasi
Kirith
Mynxee
Letrange
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
The Wondering Druid Of Tranquility
Spectre
Kane Rizzel
Flashfresh
Roc
Eve Monkey
00sage00
nashh kadavr
Eve warrior

While many agree with the core ones, there are variants (as there would be). It would be nice if you could just choose the ones you wanted Capsuleer to download without having to stick to the 'pack' I've never been much of a 'L33T' list follower as some may love having a dev blog dissected, others prefer 0.0 related and still others will read pirate blogs. Capsuleer rocks as an application and if this is the only way then so be it, but a Google Reader type of functionality would be more convenient and could be customized to fit the individual user.

just sayin' :-)