I had made ‘this listing’:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/pakblogs/ primariy for myself, to keep track of the every growing list of Pakistani weblogs out there. Suprisingly, it’s still quite small, and therefore not to hard to add the occasional weblog every other week or so. Originally I had planned just to make a list of the ones which I actually read, but as people sent in their weblogs I ended up just adding them all, and in the process discovered many interesting ones.
There are a few changes coming up in the list – instead of categorizing them by type, I’m just going to categorize them by location. Selecting a category is nigh impossible for most weblogs, as they tend to cover about just anything. There are a few topical ones, but not enough to make categorization worthwhile. It also takes the most time, as I generally copy paste the info emailed to me, then spend 5 minutes wondering what category to put it into. Categorizing them by location also has its disadvantages… so suggestions are welcome.
The other change will most likely be switching it over to ‘WordPress’:http://wordpress.org instead of ‘Movabletype’:http://movabletype.org. Movabletype is a great weblogging tool, but ideally I would want more than just me adding new weblogs to the list, and the ‘Movabletype free license’:http://www.movabletype.org/get_movable_type_personal.shtml only allows one user. When already ’83 percent of software in use in Pakistan is pirated’:http://spiderisat.blogspot.com/2004/07/software-piracy.html, I would rather not add to that already massive total.
*Update:* The pakblogs site has been switched over to WordPress, and all the old entries ported over. The layout needs to be fixed… perhaps back to the old one?