The Aussie Blogs update tracker and web ring are now closed permanently. Keeping the site running through solving technical issues, programming new updates to the detection routines and answering enquiry emails has been a time consuming process, and in 2005 I really feel my time could be better spent on other pursuits. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed running the site over the past 5 years, but since moving overseas my feeling of satisfaction from running the tracker has been steadily diminishing.
Thanks to the hundreds of sites that have linked to the tracker and web ring over the years, and the thousands of Australian blogs who’ve benefited from the more than half-million combined referrals. Thanks also to the volunteer editors in particular Victor and Wade. And to Benn for his design contributions.
The web ring is available to anyone who would like to take ownership, however you must have a track record of at least 3 years blogging to prove you’re going to keep it and running in the long term. You must also be over 21 years of age. This site (the update tracker) is not available.
The update tracker database is available in OPML format by request should you wish to build your own Australian Weblogs update tracker. The code behind the web site and detection bots is NOT available. The 15 Australian blogging specific domain names that point to this site are for sale.