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Out-of-the-way blogs, part II

? Tackling Tagging |


| The biases of links and the quirks of blogrolls ?

August 08, 2005

Out-of-the-way blogs, part II

Stephen Baker

I went through all the comments to my post calling for off-subject blogs. My idea was to check out the sites and then post them here with short comments. So I start with a blog about New York's Chelsea Hotel. I read about Leonard Cohen's love affair with Janis Joplin, a funny piece about a guy having a run-in with the janitor over a spilled cup of coffee.

Long story short: a half hour later, I'm still here, presumably working, reading the first blog on the list. This is not time effective. I'll link to the blogs here. Then when I have time--just like everyone else--I'll sample them. One caveat. I'm looking more for single-subject blogs, less personal rambles.

Random Web Search looks like Google, but promises to help you waste your time "more efficiently." (I don't need much help there.) Here's a site about attachment parenting. (I think the authors would find a lot to like the "slow food movement," nothing less than a craze in Italy.) Here's an Indian blog on spiritual awakenings, and another on southern Indian art. This one seems to be about Time. And this one is for people (like me) who don't have the time to go to France this summer. I think many of us have to watch it here. Go to a golf blog, and we're not stretching into new areas, but retreating into a comfort zone. For others, though, golf is as foreign as a sojourn on design sponge or screen printing. This one on quilting and sewing looks promising to me. As does this.

Professionals? Consider this one, from a psychiatrist, or this from a young doctor. Finally, 43 Things attempts to link your life, goals and desires to other people, much the way Flickr builds communities around photos.

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Stephen and Heather...kudos for breaking out of the existing blogloops and actively seeking and promoting new things. A worthy pursuit, more thoughts here:

Despite some of the (recognized, acknowledged) issues, congrats on jumping into tagging as well.


Posted by: Christopher Carfi at August 8, 2005 07:14 PM

Some great sites, thank you

Posted by: ~Dawn at August 8, 2005 08:21 PM

I've been seeing ads for more than a blog.

Blogging evolved is another big pitch "No brainer blogging" is here today along with no brainer advertising. It sort of reminds me of a gold rush, except those people actually worked and took risks. Blogging takes the news and makes sausage links out of it. It would be great if you could eat them.

Posted by: Jim Dermitt at August 8, 2005 09:14 PM

Hi Stephen,

Check out for an unusual take on living with diabetes.

I was lucky enough to catch the attention of the Wall St Journal in a story on "patient blogs" back in May... and just discovered that if you type in "diabetes" on GOOGLE BLOGSEARCH, I am at the top of the list! Pretty neat!

And I say Thank God for Insta-Publishing technology, ‘cause my blog lets me communicate with others touched by this disease.


- AmyT

Posted by: AmyT at September 17, 2005 08:02 PM

This is a great article. I am new to your blog and i like what I see. I look forward to your future work.

Posted by: Cooper at November 24, 2006 05:31 AM

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