It's nice to see some discussion following my near-rant from yesterday. For a while I was afraid it would come across as just more whining from me. Instead it's gotten people thinking about how we could sensibly create a system of rating "Domino blogs".
Ben talked about this some more on his site and I posted a comment. This post is so I can re-iterate something I touched on there.
What I really want out of this is a way I can find out about the real Domino blogs out there. The problem is that what constitutes a Domino blog varies from person to person. As Ben mentioned, Volker Weber would undoubtedly rank very high on any voting system.
Now, while Volker deserves to rank highly - his site is still one of my favourite reads after at least 3 years - should he really be ranked so highly as a Domino blog? His tag line reads "Ceci n'est pas un blog" but it might just as well read "Ceci n'est pas un Domino blog". It's understandable that he's labelled as a Domino blogger - he attends LotusSphere for one - but should he be. If I had a tech/humour folder I'd move him there. As I don't, he remains in my Domino folder. When was the last time he mentioned Domino though?
All I want is a way of finding the blogs that are actually talking about Domino/web development. I'm not that bothered about whether or not it's quality content at this point. This is something I can find out for myself over time, as I read the updates. All I want to know is that there's a high chance of regular talk of Domino. In fact more talk about Domino than anything else.
There are few Domino blogs that fit my criteria, which is a shame really. It's a shame Mike only ever teases us with an apparent come-back. For now my one-to-watch is William Beh's Lotus Notes on Web 2.0, which is the only site I've added to my Domino folder since my quest began last Friday.