I keep track of the blogs and websites I follow by adding them to my blogroll. I have them split up into categories, and I noticed that I’ve been adding quite a few links in the past two weeks. So I thought today I would highlight some of my new happy places.
Blogs I Like
These are blogs that interest me and that have owners who update them on a regular basis, that is, on average once a day or more. Some are personal blogs, others are more professional, and they deal with a wide range of topics.
L-I-V-E: This is a personal blog by Jana. She posts recipes, observations about life and the world around her.
NCBI ROFL: This blog presents the newest serious research in amusing and often hilarious ways.
Skepticblog: Group blog by a bunch of smartypants dealing with subject across the skeptical spectrum – paranormal, alternative medicine, legal and political woo, etc.
Blogs I’m Trying Out
These are either blogs that I like but that aren’t updated regularly, or they may be blogs that I think I like, but I want to watch them for a while before promoting them up to “Blogs I Like”. Again, some are personal blogs, others are more professional, and they deal with a wide range of topics.
A Flash of Inspiration – Brand spanking new addition. I found this blog through one of his comments on a wordpress Freshly Pressed article. The artwork caught my eye first, and then the stories.
Here Be Dragons – A charming, quirky personal blog with one of my all-time favorite “About Me” sections.
Mostly Grocery – A unique blog about the daily challenges of a grocery clerk.
Prattlenog – An personal blog that deals with education, ponderings, musings and thoughts.
War for Science – A young Malaysian scientist, skeptic and atheist’s view of the world.
Entertaining and Fun
Nice Ride MN – This public transportation program just opened in the Twin Cities. This is the bike rental’s official website. Neat idea, I hope it’s here to stay!
thxthxthx – Cute and sweet. It’s become as much a part of my daily online routine as lolcats and loldogs and failblog.org
Family and Friends
Leonine POV – My friend D’s personal blog – Lots of stuff about The Tudors TV show, Marilyn Monroe and pop culture.
Musings – My cousin C’s personal blog. She just started it and she’s a super busy student, but I hope she sticks with it!
Temple of Conflict – My friend B’s personal blog. Current affairs, gaming, and other stuff that’s on his mind.
Marry Me Minnesota – A legal campaign suing the state of MN for the right of three gay couples to marry.
Use Your Noggin
These are websites (not necessarily blogs, although some of the groups/sites do have associated blogs), of groups that I admire and from which I am excited to learn. They may be science-focused, political, silly or intriguing for some of other reason.
TED Talks – Go watch ’em. All of them. Geeky, fun, intellectual.