Five blogs I love
Today is the 10th day of the WordCount 2010 Blogathon. So far, so good. Today, most of the 100+ bloggers participating in the Blogathon are all posting about a similar topic: a list of five blogs we can’t live without. For me, “can’t live without” is strong language — all I really need is food, water and shelter — so I’m going with “blogs I love.” This is an eclectic, incomplete list, and in no particular order, but they’re all worth a peek. Happy reading!
1. She Said, She Said. Part of a network of blogs called The Sister Project, She Said, She Said is a “dual memoir” by two sisters in their fifties, Marion Roach Smith and Margaret Roach. Both are outstanding writers with interesting stories to tell, and their blog is a good place to learn about writing, read a good story, and see how different two people’s perspectives can be – even two people raised in the same house by the same parents. While you’re there, check out the other fabulous blogs on The Sister Project.
2. Blogging Bout Boys. As a mom of two boys, I have great respect for Jennifer Fink, a mom of four boys (as well as a freelance writer and a homeschooler too!). And I love that her blog is not the normal “what we did today” mommy blog. It’s intelligent, funny, poignant, and full of maternal insights as well as expert research. If you have boys, check it out.
3. WordCount. Not only is WordCount sponsoring the Blogathon that’s kept me blogging every day this month (so far!), but as a freelance writer, it really is one of my favorite blogs. Writer Michelle Rafter offers great tips for “freelancing in the digital age” and is really good at introducing the latest trends in the changing field of journalism. She’s also fun to read.
4. The Urban Muse. Written by veteran freelance writer Susan Johnston, The Urban Muse is another great blog for freelance writers. Even though it’s geared more toward beginning freelancers, I still find helpful nuggets here after freelancing for almost 10 years. Along with her own expertise, Susan also is great about including guest posts and interviews with other expert writers with insightful views (such as this last week’s guest post by Derek Walter, “The Case Against Niche Blogging”).
5. The Food Section. Josh Friedland’s lovely, expansive blog about food, wine and travel includes original food writing and photography. After the tragic demise of Gourmet magazine last fall and the uncertainty of print magazines overall, sites like The Food Section are a bright spot in the future of food journalism.
Check these out and let me know what you think ….