I just realised that my last post was my 200th post on this blog. It’s 23 months old so I’m running at a little more than 100 posts a year. It’s harder than it looks. :) Earlier this year I also started a more generic tech-focused blog, techiturn.
If you enjoy reading what I write, do me a favour and do one or more of the following as time goes by:
Bloggers thrive on attention like ‘most everyone else on the internet. :)
I am going to try taking part in NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month. It is the blogging counterpart to NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. (Despite the word “national” I think it is mostly an internet phenomenon.) I was reading about NaNoWriMo and getting silly ideas about taking part myself. Then I found out about NaBloPoMo, which is much more realistic for me, although still a challenge.
I had a bit of a burst with three posts yesterday, so hopefully that is a sign of things to come! I have a number of books to review and I’m giving no less than three talks, so I should have lots of material…
Thanks to Mary I found out today is apparently Blog Day. Since whenever I read someone else’s feed recommendations I almost always end up finding at least one new good read, I thought I would have a go at it too. And since all wiki blogs are on Planet Wikimedia or Open Wiki Blog Planet, here are my non-wiki blog recommendations (although you can see they still don’t stray too far from wiki-ish topics).
- Classic that you should really already read: PostSecret.
- ReadWriteWeb has consistently interesting coverage of new web things happening.
- Street Use showcases “stuff as it is actually used, and not how its creators planned on it being used.”
- Fast Wonder – Dawn Foster often has interesting links and commentary on “social media” topics.
- Composite is Liz Henry’s blog. Liz is smart, techy and snarky when called for. What more could you want?
- Coding Horror has smart commentary on the management and social aspects of programming.
- The Lousy Linguist and Noncompositional are nice slower-paced alternatives to the high-volume Language Log.
- Planet Inkscape is a great medium-volume on-topic planet feed – good passive inspiration if you always mean to improve your Inkscape skills but somehow never get around to it…
- Open Access News contains excellent, thorough, high-volume coverage of all things OA-related.
- Basic Instructions isn’t as good as xkcd.com, but it’s still worth a look.
And my shared feed items likely contain a decent bunch of entries from these blogs.