Greetings! This diary was originally published two months into the periodic #kt2 diary series, and it will remain as a permanent reference list that will not be republished, but will always be kept up to date as we add more kossacks to The List. It will always be linked from the periodic #kt2 diaries.
The biggest difference between this diary and the periodic diaries, aside from the fact that those were weekly (and as of August 2013, will be monthly) and this permanent diary will be updated but not republished, is that the monthly diaries will henceforth only contain links to each person's twitter account, where you can click to follow them. That will allow the monthly diaries to load much more rapidly, especially for those with slow connections.
In contrast, this diary uses twitter follow buttons, that allow you to easily see who you are following -- if you are logged into twitter on the same browser, the buttons of those you are already following are grayed out, so you can simply go down the list and add whomever you wish to follow without leaving this page. The buttons also allow you to see how many followers each person has. The disadvantage of this permanent, button diary is that it will load more slowly -- MUCH more slowly if you have a slow Internet connection, and more slowly still as the list continues to grow. Which is fine, if you have a fast connection. You likely won't be returning here very often.
And you always have the option of visiting the latest monthly diary that doesn't use buttons. The latest monthly diary will have the same list as you see below, although on the days when the monthly diaries are published, the monthly diaries will be updated first.
THE MONTHLY DIARIES WILL ALWAYS BE AT THE TOP OF THE KOSSACKS TWEET TOO #KT2 GROUP PAGE, WHICH IS FOUND HERE.
PLEASE USE THE MONTHLY DIARIES TO LEAVE COMMENTS, ESPECIALLY COMMENTS THAT INCLUDE YOUR TWITTER @NAME IN THE HEADER, RATHER THAN LEAVING COMMENTS HERE -- since it's likely that we won't find your comment as fast here. And this diary will not have the New Additions section at the top. Only the weekly diaries will have that.
If you're new to these diaries, you will also find a more detailed explanation of this project in the weekly diaries, including an explanation of the #kt2 hashtag.
So, without further ado, The List: