This is a Blog Vector Analysis, a *quick-and-dirty study of interactions among selected bloggers interacting with Sage to Meadow, March 28, 2010.
Each of the lines represent a blogroll connection. The arrows generally go two ways: bloggers put each other on their blogrolls, a matter of friendly and interested reciprocation.
I have more blogs on my blogroll than is seen in the Blog Vector. This diagram lists only those blogs that I have had interaction with for at least ten (10) to fifteen (15) times in the comment section of our blogs, both comment sections combined.
My blog is Sage2M or Sage to Meadow. My interactions on an involved level (10-15 comments) are with ten (10) bloggers.
The Blog Collective I have consists of eleven (11) nodes, myself included.
One objective I had in drawing the diagram was to ascertain where my Blog Collective might have originated and, then, multiplied. A second objective was to diagram the interaction of my blogging friends, to see who connected with whom.
My first search for bloggers involved New Mexico blogs and I came up with two: Stark Raving Zen and Teresa Evangeline (formerly of Santa Fe). From those two blog nodes, the Collective was begun, so that now I have the ten (10) involved nodes.
On the diagram, please note that Sea Mists and Sunsets, Chris Schutz, has four (4) interactions within the Collective, and so also does The Block with Kittie Howard and Teresa Evangeline’s blog.
Note also that the photographic blogs interact with each other and me, but not with others in the Collective: New Mexico Art Photography, Evangeline Art Photography and Jeff Lynch.
Seven nodes are related by New Mexico connections: Color of Sand, Taos Sunflower, Teresa Evangeline, Evangeline Art Photography, New Mexico Art Photography, Stark Raving Zen and I Love New Mexico. The diagram does not relate that attribute.
In conclusion, the graphic illustrates that if you like New Mexico, the American West, photography, writing, place or nature, then you will be a part of the Sage to Meadow Collective.
*A quick-and-dirty (Q&D) study is just what is sounds like: fast, quick, but revealing. Basically, there are two kinds of research: Q&D, sometimes called “hot” research when bullets are flying and bulldozers are idling in the background and pressure is on to evaluate a situation. The second is “cool” research–time can be taken to hypothesize, ponder and conclude, like writing a monograph or thesis.