Again, by no means can I claim to have the best blog - compared to some of these guys, my site is very raw.
I just blog the things I like, pretty much as I find them. It’s always been a kind of chronicle of a 21st Century Mod.
Some guys spend a bit more time planning and getting photos together. They recount their past nights, clothes, and they point to a life’s worth of experience of being a Mod. and it takes some serious skill to get this right and when you do, it's fascinating.
Quite often some older guys start swapping stories about things that happened in 1985 that have almost zero relationship to Mod clothes or music except that they happened to be there. It almost becomes like a reminiscence session, rather than attractive to new readers and it gets a bit gossipy and cliquey and frankly, a bit boring.
This is actually one of the reasons I stopped listening to Eddie Piller's Modcast, as good as that was. I'm still trying to put my finger on why exactly this was, but the best I can say is that it just didn't take anything forward, it just passed stories around about people. They had some great guests, like Martin Freeman or Mark Powell but it ended up like a few mates having a chat in a pub because they all knew each other already. Plus the episodes were a bit long and irregular.
Which is fine, but I'm more interested in the what, how, who, when, where, why, rather than just the "who". Maybe that's a bit harsh, but you can make up your own minds.
Anyway these blogs are great. Whenever I need a bit of inspo for a new Mod look, I always surf over there for a gander. I'll also add their sites to the sidebar on my main page, to keep them ready-to-hand.
Aurora Borealis 1903
Rod's Mod Blog