So I was searching about for ideas for posts when I came up with the perfect answer. Why not share some of the recommended blogs on the WordPress reader? I mean, the WordPress Reader is unique to each WordPress user so no two people get the exact same recommendations in the same exact manner. So, here’s me being lazy and listing/ detailing some new/maybe old but definitely interesting blogs that my Reader recommended to me.
So there’s categories and I’ll be doing previews/looks/first glimpses into ONE BLOG of each category. So that’s 10 blogs. And you know what? While I’m at it, this is going to be a BLOG TAG because I’m feeling extra creative today. There.
- Art and Design,
- Fiction and Poetry,
- Musings and Personals,
- Pop Culture and Entertainment
- Writing and Blogging.
Art and Design
Brad Young Art is a really simple blog featuring a certain Brad Young’s doodles and drawings about basically everything from clever punny things like ‘Pass the Salt Please‘ to normal everyday things like shops and pictures of Thyme. What’s cooler than his drawings (which are awesome by the way) are his wry little observations and puns and poems he writes to accompany the drawings. Brad Young is A Winner Doodler.
Sorry Television is a book blog managed by Kira Bindrim. When not being a journalist, she book blogs her way through her entire life’s worth of books which is apparently helping her get over her TV addiction, hence the name ‘Sorry Television’ as in “Sorry Television, I’m dumping your for Books”. It’s an intriguing concept/title which is what first attracted me. What I really like about her blogging is how incredibly funny her reviews/discussions of books are. But not like shaming-the-author-to-gain-a-few-cheap-laughs-funny but genuine, self-aware humor which is hard to pull off in a blog. Kudos Kira!
I don’t know exactly what caused WordPress to categorize PostSecret as ‘Culture’ because the general gist of it feels more like humor to me. So people mail their innermost secrets (mostly humorous) anonymously to PostSecret and it gets published on the blog. Obviously, it’s the concept that caught me and the general overall humor made it stick in my brain.
Fiction and Poetry
Tychogirl, ‘Tycho’ being a reference to Tycho Brahe who was a famous medieval Danish Astronomer, is a blog featuring poetry and creative writing inspired by the cosmos. Literally. Inspired by a telescopic view of Saturn, tychogirl writes about what most of us take for granted, the million glinting lights in the midnight sky. Along with her writing, she features drawings and pictures related to the subject that are both whimsical and mysterious. A truly original blog.
Nihilisticle ; of nihilism (Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence) and lists. I’m assuming. This is basically, an awesome humorous human being compiling weird, funny lists of things she finds funny (wow, didn’t I word that amazingly?) so that we who read it can fill our abject lives with F.U.N.N.N.Y . It’s a great blog! GO CHECK IT OUT!
⌈Wow, we’re halfway through the list of categories already and that only took like an hour and half of putting together blog headers (on photoshop) and trying to gain an overall idea of the blog by simple browsing because remember: these are just blogs that I’m seeing for the first time too! That’s what makes doing this post this much fun actually 🙂
Okay, onto number 6.⌋
Musings and Personals
Wish I were Here is an intriguing blog filled with small travel adventures, some great original photography and basically all things non-office-job-ish. Really. Here’s tales of misadventures, experimental photography and photo editing, and a whole lot of travelling. Part travelogue, part personal blog, this is a great find because I personally love these kind of blogs.
A Certain Slant of Light (confession time) isn’t really a new new blog for me because I’ve been following it for some time now but it doesn’t detract from the sheer awesomeness of the blog. It’s one of the most beautiful photography blogs I’ve seen. It’s amazingly well designed and sleek and basically #photoblogGoals. Really. One of the blogs I wish I created. It features mostly architectural photography but does have some nature shots here and there. Amazing blog overall!
Pop Culture and Entertainment
Canadian Cinephile is just one of those blog that you just KNOW on first glance is going to be one of your new favorite blogs. For starters it’s gorgeously designed and all it’s movie reviews (that’s what the blog is about by the way) are very neatly organized in descending chronological order, as in time of review not time of release. It’s not everyday you come across a movie blog that take looks, theme and overall appearance into consideration as well. And the writing is astute and insightful. PERFECT.
What an Amazing World! is a travel blog authored by Bama. It features his self-challenge to visit 30 countries in the time between 2011 and 2020 and so far it’s an absolute joy to read. He’s even been to my own country including right where I live: Kandy. The blog features great pieces about different cultures, sights, history and other stuff about countries including some great photography. A feel good blog 🙂
Writing and Blogging
Strong Language. WordPress really is all encompassing. Never did I think I’d find something like this here. Strong Language is first and foremost, a blog about vulgar language which features current happenings, pop culture happenings, newspaper cuttings and stuff like that, all to do with vulgar language. Newsweek accidentally printed a swearword? You’ll find about that here even if Newsweek pulled the print immediately. Really. This is just relevant, interesting content that is so damn relevant. Wait I already said that. Fuck.
And that’s TEN blogs I felt were weirdly/uniquely/amazingly interesting off my WordPress Reader recommendations. And since I decided this would be a tag, here are a few guidelines:
- You don’t HAVE to choose these exact same categories. I chose them because they interest me most. Choose whatever interests you 🙂
- There may already be a WordPress Reader Challenge but I DON’T CARE 🙂
- Tag people! OR don’t it’s fine. I’m going to tag a few but that’s all.
- You don’t HAVE to Link to my post if you do this but it sure would be appreciated if you do 🙂
- Try and do a minimum of five categories.
That’s all folks 🙂
NOW GO BLOG!
Here are some people I think would find this fun to do:
- Tasha @ The Bookie Monsters
- Sudaraka @ Purem0lly
- Zulaiha @ whatever that’s nice and whatever that’s not
- Emma @ bluechickenninja