Monday, November 15, 2010
The "Top Dogs" in Blogs!
It's back! As most of my regular followers are aware, I typically devote a monthly mention to blogs that have caught my eye and captured my attention by standing out boldly in the blogosphere.
The criteria? I'm glad you asked...
For me it's typically a combination of quality content, regular updates, attractive design, an identifiable focus, and an interesting personality behind the person posting.
Many times I tend to focus on writing-related blogs in my niche, but not always. As they say, "variety is the spice of life."
So, kick back with your brew of choice and allow me to present my favorite picks. I'm sure they'll soon become favorites of yours too. Happy reading!
1. Blogging Bookshelf From my first visit, I was intrigued by the info and the engaging style of Tristan, who's the author. Here he combines seven years of blogging with information, tools, tips, and techniques culled from many sources. His approach is creative and unique. Be sure to read "Newton's 3 Laws of Blogging" and tell me what you think.
2. The Writer's Manifesto Blog Besides having a stunning design, this site boasts quality articles on an array of topics and writing jobs to boot.
3. Dumb Little Man You gotta' love the title--right? For me that was the original draw. Then I became stuck like Velcro as I read the great content and admired the style of Jay White. Whom I assure you is anything but dumb.
4. A Year of Slow Cooking is a hot spot in every since of the word! As mentioned before, I'm a "foodie" and I rather dig discovering new recipes and time-saving devices in the kitchen. Stephanie has a really unusual and interesting concept as she chronicles her experiences with crock-pot living. And from what I've read crock pot cooking is healthier than frying and baking. Need I say more?
5. Procrastinating Writers Blog As the name implies, this site is for those creative individuals that tend to put things off, and delay, and make excuses, and...well you know who you are. :-) You're certain to find support and suggestions here that will help you to be more productive and proactive!
6. Diary of a Mad Freelancer Princess is true "royalty" on the blogger's scene. She refers to herself as P.S., and she's absolutely hilarious and fun to read no matter what topic she tackles.
Have you heard of any of these? Do you know any other blogs that are boast-worthy? Feel free to let me know what's on your mind.