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42 [deleted] 22 June 2012 08:53AM

Related to: Wikifying the Blog List

LessWrong posters and readers are generally pretty cool people. Maybe they are interesting bloggers too. And I'm not just talking about rationalist material, that we'd ideally like to be cross posted on LessWrong, no gardening blogs are also fair game. I'm making this a discussion level post so more people can see the list. Please share links to blogs by former or current LWers. Surely the authors wouldn't mind, who wouldn't like more readers? Original list here.

Anyone who wants to suggest a new blog for the list please follow this link.

Blogs by LWers:

List of LWers on Twitter

Note: Anyone just digging for interesting blogs they would like to read but dosen't care if they are written by LWers or not should check out this thread or maybe this one. Did you guys know we have a wiki article with external resources? We do. Check that out as well. Maybe once we figure out which LWer blogs related to rationality on this list are particularly good we can add a few of them there too.

Comments (68)

Comment author: ciphergoth 22 June 2012 10:59:13AM 9 points [-]

I meant to say - this is a great and long overdue post, thank you for making it!

Comment author: [deleted] 23 June 2012 12:53:53PM 6 points [-]

I have to say I wasn't expecting this many LWers to be bloggers. Cool.

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 22 June 2012 09:16:24AM 5 points [-]

Of the ones that I have read so far, I particularly recommend muflax for his entirely-logical craziness (Ontological Therapy was awesome), and Yvain for all kinds of interesting, funny, and/or generally awesome posts (exhibits: interesting, interesting, funny, funny, generally awesome - and there are many more that I could have included but didn't).

Comment author: [deleted] 23 June 2012 12:22:13PM *  4 points [-]

Post new suggestions of LWer blogs as replies to this comment, since I might miss them otherwise!

Before suggesting a blog, please Ctrl + F search if the nick and blog are already on the list. Format the link to the blog like John Maxwell and erratio did. Thank you!

Generic example:

Comment author: dbaupp 24 June 2012 07:03:44AM 2 points [-]

Are you asking for people to reply to this comment? ("This post" could be (mis)interpreted as referring to the whole page... at least, that's what I did.)

Comment author: [deleted] 24 June 2012 07:23:53AM 0 points [-]

Yes I was. Thank you for pointing out the ambiguity, it is very obvious in hindsight.

Comment author: lalaithion 10 October 2014 02:19:17AM 1 point [-]
Comment author: Pablo_Stafforini 13 September 2013 09:16:48PM 1 point [-]

Pablo_Stafforini -- Pablo's miscellany

Comment author: EricHerboso 05 October 2012 07:16:50PM 1 point [-]
Comment author: alexvermeer 26 June 2012 10:44:39PM 1 point [-]

alexvermeer --- alexvermeer.com

Comment author: [deleted] 17 January 2013 03:32:50PM *  0 points [-]

Trevor Blake - OVO

Trevor Blake, editor - Dora Marsden

Trevor Blake, lead judge - George Walford International Essay Prize

Comment author: [deleted] 19 January 2013 04:35:07PM *  0 points [-]

Mind formatting the links? It is not that it would be too much for me to find them and write, I just want to preserve the norm of everyone formatting the responses to save me a trivial inconvenience that adds up over time.

When something sticks to the format I just use a macro and I'm done.

Comment author: MileyCyrus 13 January 2013 12:13:53AM 0 points [-]
Comment author: [deleted] 13 January 2013 12:33:28PM 0 points [-]

Updated the link.

Comment author: ChrisHallquist 29 June 2012 01:54:43AM 0 points [-]

Chris Hallquist --- The Uncredible Hallq

Comment author: Eneasz 12 September 2012 10:55:42PM -1 points [-]

Eneasz - Death Is Bad

Comment author: kpreid 11 May 2013 03:19:39AM *  3 points [-]

Note that as of 10 May 2013 this list has been copied to a page on the LW wiki, which means it can be more easily kept up to date. Announcement.

Comment author: mapnoterritory 22 June 2012 11:41:06AM 7 points [-]

gwern is at http://www.gwern.net/ Very good content!

Comment author: TimS 22 June 2012 01:02:09PM 5 points [-]
Comment author: arundelo 22 June 2012 03:04:19PM 4 points [-]
Comment author: [deleted] 22 June 2012 03:30:06PM 0 points [-]


Comment author: Karmakaiser 22 June 2012 02:27:07PM 0 points [-]

My naive introspection says yes. I seem to remember someone being excited he was a LWer.

Comment author: MBlume 23 June 2012 04:20:25PM *  2 points [-]

I was excited that ze was using LW as a resource to talk about something else

ETA: Zir third Social Justice 101 post in particular

Comment author: Yvain 05 October 2012 06:51:18AM *  2 points [-]

James_G's blog seems to have vanished from the Internet, which is too bad as I'm looking for an article from it. Does anyone know of a backup anywhere or know a way to contact JamesG himself?

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 22 June 2012 08:47:26PM *  2 points [-]
Comment author: [deleted] 22 June 2012 09:22:05PM *  0 points [-]

Thank you for posting this in a easy to copy format! It makes updating the list faster for me.

Comment author: peter_hurford 22 June 2012 05:25:11PM 2 points [-]

I'm fairly proud of my blog at http://www.greatplay.net

Comment author: peter_hurford 04 May 2013 08:46:26PM *  1 point [-]

Note: I have now moved to Everyday Utilitarian.

Comment author: kpreid 22 June 2012 01:28:38PM 2 points [-]

I'm more of a lurker than a LWer, but in case you're interested: my blog, mainly about programming because I'm mainly about programming.

Comment author: Emile 22 June 2012 12:05:31PM 2 points [-]

Once in a blue moon I update my parenting blog.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 22 June 2012 10:15:56AM *  2 points [-]

Input Junkie-- I alternate between political outrage and cool stuff found online.

Comment author: arundelo 22 June 2012 03:48:11PM 1 point [-]

You are at or near the top of my list of sources of neat internet stuff. (The political outrage is nice too.)

Comment author: Grognor 22 June 2012 05:30:32PM *  2 points [-]

Comment author: EvelynM 22 June 2012 06:16:23PM 1 point [-]

Downvoted. No need to apologize. Ask for feedback on how to improve, instead.

Comment author: David_Gerard 22 June 2012 09:47:26AM *  1 point [-]
Comment author: [deleted] 22 June 2012 10:40:39AM 0 points [-]

Mind if I just put up a link to your website?

Comment author: David_Gerard 22 June 2012 12:00:11PM 2 points [-]

Probably best :-) http://davidgerard.co.uk

Comment author: peter_hurford 04 May 2013 08:45:47PM *  1 point [-]

Two things:

1.) I have now moved from Greatplay.net to Everyday Utilitarian. 2.) My name is peter hurford, not "peter hurtford". There is no "t" in my last name.

Can these two changes be made?

Comment author: gjm 26 June 2012 09:23:57PM 1 point [-]

gjm --- Scribble, scribble, scribble which is getting about one post a year at present. It's been more active in the past (though never very active) and may be more active in the future. No particular theme other than "stuff that happens to interest or amuse me from time to time".

Comment author: Alexei 22 June 2012 07:33:49PM *  1 point [-]

I'll plug in my own blog: BentSpoonGames Blog

It's about game design and development.

Comment author: OrphanWilde 22 June 2012 07:03:41PM 1 point [-]

Aretae - http://aretae.blogspot.com/

I'm reserving judgment on my own participation (as a matter of cultural integration, as I haven't been here long enough to ascertain the culture or my compatibility thereto), so I'll refrain from listing my own blog.

Comment author: Bill_McGrath 22 June 2012 04:10:46PM *  1 point [-]

Various music topics here. Nothing LW-relevant, but I've got ideas for a few posts coming up that are informed by my reading here.

Comment author: Viliam_Bur 22 June 2012 12:20:04PM 1 point [-]

Thanks, this is a great motivation to finish my website this weekend.

It will be here: bur.sk

Comment author: Jayson_Virissimo 22 June 2012 11:15:49AM *  1 point [-]

Too obvious to mention?

Comment author: wedrifid 22 June 2012 11:30:06AM 6 points [-]

Too obvious to mention?

Well, that and he isn't particularly a lesswronger.

Comment author: [deleted] 22 June 2012 11:56:57AM *  8 points [-]

His kind has recent common ancestors with LessWrong Man, who himself evolved from Archaic Overcoming Bias Man not so long ago. This is why I think it probably is acceptable to include him.

Because of the site fork, there are lots and lots of comments written by him on LessWrong on the sequences, some of them quite influential, that and we do cite OB as a sister site.

Edit: Thinking about it some more I've decided to add several hominids who mostly hang out on OB too.

Comment author: jkaufman 22 June 2012 10:00:19PM 1 point [-]

It's now a group blog (again) with Katja Grace and Robert Wiblin.

Comment author: [deleted] 23 June 2012 12:27:05PM 0 points [-]

Most of the content in the archives is Robin Hanson though. So for now I'm keeping it on the list.

Comment author: jkaufman 23 June 2012 03:19:39PM 1 point [-]

I wasn't saying it shouldn't be on the list. And Katja Grace is a lesswronger. (Though Meteuphoric, linked above, is done.)

Comment author: [deleted] 22 June 2012 12:00:06PM 1 point [-]

Yes. But I may as well add it anyway.

Comment author: Jayson_Virissimo 22 June 2012 10:53:59AM *  1 point [-]

Here is my blog. It is pitched a lower level of discourse than Less Wrong, but some of you might get some value out of it (especially my upcoming posts).

Comment author: ciphergoth 22 June 2012 09:15:50AM 1 point [-]

Probably more relevant to LWers is my mostly about cryonics blog!

Comment author: mstevens 22 June 2012 08:55:38AM 1 point [-]

My blog is at http://www.mstevens.org/ but it is rarely updated and not terribly interesting.

Comment author: Giles 28 June 2012 01:17:49AM 0 points [-]

Giles -- Prince Mm Mm

Mostly just minutes of Toronto LW meetings and suggestions for things to talk about.

Comment author: erratio 23 June 2012 01:09:03PM *  0 points [-]

erratio --- The merry-go-round of life

Not updated very often and I don't put a great deal of effort into the writing. Most of what I do post is notes from cogsci books I'm reading.

Comment author: dbaupp 23 June 2012 02:54:27PM 2 points [-]

(I think LessWrongUser should be "erratio", or whatever name you wish to be listed under.)

Comment author: erratio 23 June 2012 06:45:21PM 0 points [-]

Oops! Corrected, thanks

Comment author: [deleted] 23 June 2012 07:29:26PM *  0 points [-]

Updated. Thank you for sticking to the format!

Comment author: jkaufman 22 June 2012 09:57:37PM 0 points [-]
Comment author: [deleted] 23 June 2012 12:31:08PM 0 points [-]

The blog on giving was already on the list.

Comment author: Multiheaded 22 June 2012 07:51:36PM *  0 points [-]


Sister Y's blog. She's not an LW poster but speaks the language. I saw her commenting on OB and around the contrarian blogosphere, with a meta-contrarian attitude. Mostly talks about ethics, specifically the ethics of anti-natalism and sucide. But has cool posts on cultural processes and general meta-ethics too.

Don't miss out on great material, you can even link to it for free karma as it already meets or exceeds LW Discussion standards.

Comment author: Multiheaded 22 June 2012 07:54:44PM 0 points [-]

(ah, damn, I missed that it's already on Konkvistador's list...)

Comment author: TimS 22 June 2012 07:26:02PM 0 points [-]

I don't know if this is what is intended, but I am the voice behind the Georgia Special Education Law Blog But there's practically no overlap between what I post there and what I write about on LessWrong.

Comment author: [deleted] 23 June 2012 12:45:55PM 0 points [-]

Like I said gardening blogs, that is blogs that have nothing to do with LWish topics are perfectly cool too. This is in part a community building exercise.

Comment author: loup-vaillant 22 June 2012 07:22:51PM 0 points [-]

Me too! Little content, but my best posts still aren't outdated.

Comment author: RolfAndreassen 22 June 2012 07:16:30PM 0 points [-]

The content is gaming and not LW-related, but I'll put up my blog anyway: Ynglinga Saga

Comment author: arundelo 22 June 2012 03:40:54PM 0 points [-]

OK, here's mine. It's not especially on-topic for Less Wrong, and I often go for long periods without posting anything.

Comment author: hegemonicon 22 June 2012 01:06:43PM 0 points [-]

My tumblr of LWish topics:


Will probably hold my own writing too when I have the free time to do it again.