A few years back several UK based affiliates were actively blogging, now tumbleweed blows through a variety of out of date wordpress installations. The lure of the A4U Blogger of the Year award has vanished and those blogging affiliates have found other things to occupy themselves.

OLD went in search of the missing….

Kieron Donoghue still makes the odd post on his blog, but nowadays he’s playing internet DJ at Sharemyplaylists, eating a lot of afternoon tea, drinking Peroni, and planning his next conference trip to Las Vegas (which involves no conferencing).

Mr Affiliate Podcast Man, Fraser Edwards, is usually at the bottom of a bottle of Red Wine or White Wine. The pressure of affiliate marketing didn’t turn Fraser to drink, they’re just his two fantastic keyword rich sites. And besides, blogging about the vino is perhaps a tad more fun than affiliate marketing.

Whilst Fraser is guzzling back the plonk, fellow affiliate blogger Lee McCoy is stuffing his chops with chocolate. Lee is now a bit of an authority on chocolatey matters and his site Chocolate Reviews demonstrates this. The Times even named it as “Best of the Chocolate Blogs”!

Life might be sweet for Lee, but it’s not so sweet for Plymouth fan John Lamerton at Lammo.net. Hopefully the Argyle will be bouncing back next season. Anyway John’s still doing his Easy Content Units, but surely there must be time for another of his Ask Lammo blogs?

However, Lammo is a hive of blogging activity compared to Clarke Duncan. Clarke reached the pinnacle of his affiliate blogging career with the cleverly titled The Emperor’s New .Co’s. He’s now busy working on Social Enhancer, taking photos and he is also very active on Twitter where he’s a font of profoundness (sometimes).

Also in the affiliate photography club is Frostie. Move over Scott of the Antarctic, Frostie is the David Bailey of the Antarctic. Going further than most affiliates ever dare (out the house is more than enough for most), the intrepid Frostmeister has headed to the 7th continent, and taken some quite stunning photos too.

Staying Down Under (sort of) we find Kirsty McCubbin’s Affiliate Stuff. The good news is that Kirsty is actively blogging again (well two blogs in a week). Hooray! Kirsty has been fighting Google Panda Kung Fu style, analysing her sites and how they’re doing, having a huff (lol) and then popped over to New Zealand for a break.

Also showing some signs of life are David Fiske and Keith Bond. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Matt Bailey who apparently has said he won’t blog again until Man City win something, that could be next week or a lot longer if Stoke win the cup!.

And finally there’s Woody – poor old Woody! It’s like hair without L’oreal, limp and lifeless. It’s owner seems to have abandoned ship which surely must lead into my next blog – what did happen to that Matthew Wood guy anyway?