Happy Blog Day 2005!
Considering that over 80,000 blogs are created every day, you might think that Blog Day would be something like SysAdmin Day or any other quasi-holiday dedicated to a specific title or occupation (don’t get me started on Sweetest Day).
Unfortunately you’d be wrong, though I admit I look forward to the idea of someone giving me a “Happy Blog Day” card someday.
Anyway, Blog Day is actually meant to encourage bloggers to point out other blogs of note (i.e. blogs worth reading), which are, in my experience, few and far between.
So here’s my list of recommend reading. I keep track of all these blogs via RSS, so for you feed readers out there every one of these links will get along with your friendly neighborhood RSS client.
Not exactly the most reliable site out there (mostly due to the large amount of readers), but Metafilter provides a lot of linking in a short amount of space. It’s the only place I’ve ever seen an entire post, without words, done in ASCII art where each character was a link.
A must for any gadget hound (like me).
Endless source of online entertainment.
Alien Loves Predator
Excellent online comic, frames composed with action figures.
Another online comic, featuring the misadventures of an ISP’s employees.
4 color rebellion
Quickly becoming one of the top Video Game blogs.
Not really a blog, but a serialized zombie novel available via browser and RSS. Monster Planet is the latest novel, so if you haven’t read this before it’s best to start with part 1 of 3 (currently): Monster Island
If you work in marketing this one’s a must-read.
Another self-explanatory blog. Great software, great reviews.
Another excellent source of applications and utilities, but also tips on how to make your day-to-day life easier.
An old friend who I share a large, large amount of common interests with. Responsible for turning me on to some of my most favorite books, authors, and music. Currently pursuing his degree at Columbia in Chicago. He also recently discovered the joys of a flickr account.
Livejournal of the man I like to call “The Mad Russian”.
He isn’t mad.
But he is Russian.
Neil Gaiman’s Journal
After a lot of pestering by fellow geeks I started reading the works of Mr. Gaiman and I have to say he’s now one of my more favorite contemporary authors. I honestly don’t understand how the man can write as much as he does and still have time for large posts, usually containing answers to fan/correspondent e-mail.
“He was damn glad to meet you!”
Just read it. I don’t know what else to say here.
The man who started it all (for me at least). Jason Pettus kept a daily updated blog before the word had been invented, and strives to keep it daily today. Mr. Pettus gets two links: One for his personal site, and the other for his metafeed blog. Jason is an author, world traveler, and treo addict who will soon be opening a media arts center in Chicago. He was nice enough to link to me today in his Blog Day post.