Over the years I have created several different lists of SLP blogs. Initially I bookmarked them in my browser. Then I collected a few on a Pinterest board. Most recently I started adding those that I already followed, as well as searching for new ones, with Feedly so that I could read them regularly.
I've come across a few lists of SLP blogs, but nothing that was either comprehensive or that was regularly updated. I recently discovered List.ly and it didn't take long to realize that it would be a great way to curate a list of SLP blogs. What I love is that people can add to the list; they don't have to wait for me to add them. There is also the potential to invite friends to "help" with the list. This means that other people can help moderate items (i.e., add descriptions, remove duplicates or delete items that do not belong in the list).
I started this four days ago and it has been a fun little exercise to add as many blogs as possible. I began by adding those that, in one form or another, I had already been following. Then I added those that had recently been tweeted with the #SLPBloggers hashtag. Finally, I did a Google search for #SLPBloggers to find even more. At the time of writing this post the list was up to 131 items - four people have added their own blogs directly, plus a few contacted me via Twitter to add theirs, and the rest were added by me!
Since starting this I have found so many SLP blogs that I did not know about before. I haven't added descriptions or tags for many of them at this point, as I've been focusing on finding and adding them. Once I have more time to go through the list I will start to add more information so that users can more easily find the sorts of blogs that they are looking for. It will also help me to figure out which blogs I want to add to my Feedly.
Any suggestions for what sorts of tags would be most helpful would also be greatly appreciated.
Don't forget to check the list (see below) and add your SLP blog, if it isn't there already.