Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Well it's that time of the year again, January 1 and out with the old and in with the new! Time to cull the list of 65 "Referring Sites" of other magic blogs down by removing those that have been inactive for at least 4 months.
First to go is Annabelle's Mohana Thoughts, the thoughts of a female mentalist in Florida, last post in July.
Next is b d erland's blog, (a South Korean magician) but only because it's better known as Ye Olde Magick Blog and there's no point in having it listed twice.
Conflagratio seems to have disappeared completely.
Mark Jensen's Days of Wine & Neurosis hasn't posted since June, hope he starts again though, and the same goes for Dean Atkinson and his Comedy Magician & Ventriloquist blog and John LeBlanc and Escamoteurettes.
Every Magic Day by Philip & Henry last posted about Blaine in his bubble back in May, and Magic Interviews last added to their blog in July.
Magic Mondays started and ended in June with three posts, and Magic Show and Tell is another blog that's simply vanished.
Magical Musings from Indian has been quiet since April, and MagicForge hasn't posted since reporting on the Blackpool Convention back in February. Morgan Strebler hasn't posted since August, but prior to that his posts were in May and January.
The Genii Blog has gone, (why do you need a blog when you have a forum and a magazine anyway?) and The Greater Chicago Area Magic Scene blog has been deleted and The Magic Den has been "suspended", and Unexpected Wonders has moved to here.
- We've just added the Magicbox Blog from the UK - who wish everyone a Happy New Year
- Grey Matters - who offers some fun stuff to do with calendars
- Chicago Magic - who offers the key to solving a puzzle on Christmas cards he sent out this year
- I Magician - who apologises for accidentally deleting 50 recent comments
- Andrew Mayne - who plugs his new lecture
- A Day In The Life Of A Magician - who talks about Ace Cutting in his most recent post (October)
- Magic Business - who offers a video of "How to do Magic at Weddings"
- The Wizard's Ball - who talks about digital photo frames
- Corporate Magician Kevin Viner - who has an open letter to his clients
- What If - who reviews the book 'The Ostrich Factor'
- Reverie - who has a photo of Gazzo in action
- Stone Cold Magic - who talk about deunking Criss Angel
- Mark Hamilton - who talks about people who try to mess with your tricks
- Tricky Business - who reflects on 27 shows in the last 30 days
- Tony's Tips & Picks - who wishes everyone Happy New Year
- A Note From Paul Gross - who talks about the Hocus Pocus Christmas luncheon
- Black's Magic - who are offering "free stuff"
- Twozwozer - who reviews 'Fire In The Hole'
- Cardopolis - who teaches 'The Bogus Effect'
- Dan Chan - who asks you to vote for him
- Richard Speaks - who plugs his new trick
- On Magic - who offers a video of 'The Amazing Color Changing Card Trick'
- Watching Magic - who offers a video of 'Hypno Aces'
- Magic Geek - who plugs tricks for gifts in their most recent post (November)
- Magic Safire - who plugs 'Buy Nothing Day' in her most recent post (November)
- Magic Stuff - offers a video of himself performing a Paul Wilson effect
- Law & Magic - who talks about an unusual weather forecasting system in North Dakota
- Diamond's Magic Blog - who tells of his move in his most recent post (October)
- For Thinking Magicians - who updates us on his September projects in his most recent post (September)
- IN Magic Blog - who offers readers a special price on his new trick
- and the very amusing Wizard's Therapist - who looks at the new Masked Magician comic
And I refuse to add Dave J Castle's blog no matter how much he asks, though I should add him to Magic Fakers...
So now I've managed to cull our list down from 65 to 80 magic blogs... if I've missed any, let me know.