For several years now, the Mormon Archipelago aggregator site (which used to be found here) has served as a relatively complete listing of LDS blogs and also provided real-time feeds listing recent posts. It has been something of an anchor for the Bloggernacle. It was handy to see new posts at larger blogs all in one place. MA also pushed traffic to a lot of smaller blogs that otherwise wouldn’t get too many visitors. But MA has been down for over a week now and it’s not clear if or when it will be back. What is to be done? As a short-term fix, I have put feeds of 20 LDS blogs in the sidebar at DMI giving the most recent five posts for each blog. For reference, I also set up a page listing all the blogs that were featured at the MA site.
Remember the rule: fast, cheap, good; choose two. My DMI fix is fast and cheap. If someone with superior skillz wants to shoot for something better, have at it. Anyone with helpful comments or links (such as to alternative LDS aggregators that might still be up and running) is free to post them. I will also add belated thanks to the coders who put in a lot of time over the years designing and maintaining the wonderful MA site. I could never quite figure out who ran the technical side of the operation, but the likely suspects are J (of BCC), Geoff (of New Cool Thang), Geoff’s brother (related to New Cool Thang), and Rusty (of Nine Moons). Thank you, gentlemen.