The New Leaf Journal is a small and independent online writing magazine. While I hope that every visitor becomes a regular visitor to this magazine, I thought that it would be interesting to provide a list of other interesting projects from around the web.
Our blogroll includes resources for finding interesting small web content (search engines, directories, etc.) and a curated list of interesting websites, blogs, and creators from around the web. The blogroll will be regularly updated.
Our blogroll has one rule for inclusion: Each addition (with the exception of resources) must have an RSS, ATOM and/or JSON feed. You can learn more about feeds and feed readers
here. We also maintain our own list of (also see New Leaf Journal feeds N.A. Ferrell’s feeds).
All feeds and resources are curated by me (
N.A. Ferrell) unless otherwise expressly stated. If you have a suggestion or proposed link exchange, you can send a message.
Please note that the list is very much a work in progress. It will be regularly updated and improved. All entries are added by me (N.A. Ferrell) unless otherwise expressly stated.
Use the links below to navigate through our growing blogroll.
:: Blog Resources Blogrolls and Directories | Search Tools | Miscellaneous :: The New Leaf Journal Blogroll Blogging and Writing | Anime | Fo od and Drink | Law | Music | Photography | Tech | Video Games Blog Resources
A collection of resources to help you find blogs and creators on the small web.
Blogrolls and Directories
Directory Resource Type Description BlogDB Blogroll User-submitted blogs and sites from around the internet. All of the submissions have feeds. It does not appear to be regularly updated, but it still works. Blog Surf Directory/Search A curated list of blogs and websites from around the web. It has powerful search functionality and ranks posts based on an algorithm. Leans heavily toward Hacker News-type content. Mataroa Collection Directory A collection of personal websites, tagged by topic. Most of the blogs focus on tech, but it is open to all topics. The Big List of Personal Websites Directory User-submitted blog directory. Submissions err toward small web sites by individual creators. Ye Olde Blogroll Blogroll A well-designed curated blogroll featuring independent websites organized by category. Search Tools
Website/Link Resource Type Description Marginalia Search Search Engine This is an excellent open source search engine designed to unearth old and independent content. RSS Discovery Engine RSS/Atom Search Engine The RSS Discovery Engine searches a website for links to other sites with RSS/ATOM feeds. Search My Site Blog Search Engine An open source search engine with a curated index of user-submitted independent blogs. Teclis Search Engine An independent non-commercial search engine for finding interesting content on clean websites. Wiby Search Engine An open source search engine for the classic web with a robust index. Miscellaneous
Website/Link Resource Type Description FrogFind Search for old computers FrogFind uses DuckDuckGo’s index, but converts all results to simple HTML. Hacker News RSS Hacker News RSS feeds While Hacker News needs little introduction, this resource points to many granular Hacker News RSS feeds Read Something Interesting Curated Article Discovery A curated list of interesting articles from around the web, submitted by users. The Brutalist Report Daily headlines Daily headlines from big websites presented with no trackers and a brutalist aesthetic The Forest Article Discovery Find random user-submitted blogs and websites with the click of a button. The selection emphasizes small sites. See my short post on The Forest. New Leaf Journal Blogroll
Great content, organized by category.
Blogging and Writing
Website/Link Feed Description David Perell Atom A contemplative writing website with terrific content – albeit not regularly updated. Mr. Perell also has a podcast. Larry Sanger Atom Mr. Sanger is known for being a co-founder of Wikipedia (he is no longer a fan), but his blog covers many other topics including free speech, digital freedom, and education. NAF Musings Atom NAF Musings is one of my side-projects, not updated as often as it should be. This blog is also available on Gemini and Gopher (both versions also have feeds). SoraNews24 Atom A website featuring news and humorous stories from Japan based on original sources and first-hand reporting. It features regularly in our weekly newsletters. Tedium RSS Biweekly deep dives into various subjects ranging from frozen pizza to video game history. Anime
Website/Link Feed Description Sakuga Blog Atom A blog dedicated to the production and visual appreciation of animation. Posts include industry insights. Food and Drink Law Music
Website/Link Feed Description Mark Caserta (Vimeo) RSS Brooklyn musician Mark Caserta often works with our own Victor V. Gurbo. His Vimeo channel has original music with creative visuals. Victor V. Gurbo (YouTube) RSS The official YouTube music channel of our own Victor V. Gurbo. Consider this your reminder that YouTube channels have RSS feeds. Photography
Website/Link Feed Description Ian Cylkowski Photography RSS One man’s mission “to show off the natural and architectural beauty of Britain to the world.” Tech
Website/Link Feed Description Ambient Irony Atom Daily links from around the web about tech, being a system admin, Australia, politics, and occasional forays into anime and Hololive. Brodie Robertson (YouTube) RSS YouTube channel focused on Linux and tech news. DistroTube (YouTube) RSS An excellent YouTube channel by Mr. Derek Taylor (DistroTube) focusing on Linux and free and open source software. It’s FOSS Atom A website dedicated to Linux, open source, and learning. Luzia Jarovsky Atom Tech blog focused on privacy. Marginalia Memex Atom A personal website run by the creator of the terrific Marginalia small web search engine. It focuses on tech and the Marginalia project. Mojeek Blog Atom Official blog of the Mojeek search engine project. Mojeek is a general-use search engine with a homegrown index and a focus on data privacy. Perishable Press RSS Website of Mr. Jeff Starr, an experienced WordPress developer whose creations help power The New Leaf Journal. RoboNuggie (YouTube) RSS A FreeBSD YouTube channel. Yossy’s Web Service (Japanese) Atom Blog from the developer of our WordPress theme. Video Games
Website/Link Feed Description Automation West A t o m Japanese video game news stories to an English-speaking audience. False Swipe Gaming (YouTube) RSS Weekly competitive histories of individual Pokémon. Forest of Illusion Atom A website dedicated to sharing and preserving Nintendo history. Jrose11 (YouTube) RSS A YouTube channel that focuses primarily on single-Pokémon speed-runs (usually generation 1). Nicole Express Atom A video game developer blog dedicated to video game history and examining (and tinkering with) old consoles and hardware. Nintendo Life Atom Focuses on Nintendo news, mostly without any extraneous nonsense. shuuplations Atom A blog featuring old translated interviews with Japanese game developers.