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December 17, 2008

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Well, I'm a Brit, as are Julia and Hypocentre. Christie blogs from South Africa (which is where I was until recently, and we have people in India, Australia, New Zealand, Germany (there's also a number of German language geoblogs), South America...

This is by no means a complete list - check out the map towards the bottom of this post

Hmmm, I'm not sure whether those links worked...

Chris - no, there doesn't seem to be a link (and I guess I hadn't cottoned on to the fact that you're a Brit!) - but this is a start of the kind of list that I was looking for. If a roll of international geobloggers doesn't exist somewhere, maybe it should?

Lutz Geibler (if I have the last name right) is keeping a list of all geoblogs at the Geoberg.de-Blog, and the English-version list is here: http://www.geoberg.de/blog/the-geoblogosphere-a-categorized-list-of-geoblogs. I keep a link to it on my sidebar. There are several German, Swedish, and Spanish (mostly South American) geoblogs on the list. Lutz is adding new ones all the time, so if you aren't on there, leave a comment. He has them categorized, somewhat, by topic - including geologists who blog but don't write much about geology.

If you go to The Lost Geologist blog here: http://lostgeologist.blogspot.com/ (a German blogging in English), he has a German blog aggregator, much like Chris Rowan's Allgeo feed, in his sidebar.

I think the links don't go through using the standard html "a href" tag, which is what we're used to.

Lutz's list doesn't list by nationality, which would be interesting, and maybe we could ask him to sort that way, too, but we might need to give him some info!

I can only speak for the german geoblogosphere. There are several active geoblogs down here as well as some from scandinavia. A not at all complete list can be found within the geoblogosphere accretor http://geoblogs.stratigraphy.net/

All the good blogs? Funny that you should mention Highly Allochtonous. As far as I know Chris Rowan is British (having worked in New Zealand and South Africa). Of the 20 blogs featured by Regator Volcanism and Hypothesis are to the best of my knowledge British as well.
I could mention many more non-US geobloggers. If you find them good is a matter of taste, of course.
Language may be part of the reason for a felt bias in the "English-writing" Geoblogosphere. I have seen geoblogs in at least German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish and Spanish.
To me it is welcome that so much non-US geology is treated, and that the Geoblogosphere obviously attract visitors from all over the world.
Rest to say of course that most people with English as their mother tongue happen to live and been born in North America.

Wow - I knew I was missing something. I've started adding an "international" category to my blogroll, but have only begun to follow up on the leads provided by these comments - thanks hugely! And let me know where else I should be checking. I've added globosphere.net as a French geoblog - I'm in France at the moment, so this was a very satisfying discovery.

Ole - excuse my newcomer ignorance! However, at least my appeal has gone a long way to rectifying it. I guess I should have said "all the good blogs that I have found" and, as I've mentioned, I didn't realize that Chris is a Brit. I'm delighted to have found your blog - now added to my blogroll.

You might want to get in touch with Callan Bentley at NOVA Geoblog:

http://nvcc.edu/home/cbentley/geoblog/2008/09/rise-of-geoblogosphere.html

He has a map showing the locations of various geobloggers, although it doesn't show who is where, although presumably he has that information somewhere (it's the results of a survey he conducted a few months ago).

Silver Fox et al,
If you like, you can add blogs to the geoblogs.stratigraphy.net list yourself.

Thanks, Robert - I haven't found any recently to add! But I do need to add some new blogs to my own sidebar, just to keep up to date.

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