brian on 2004.12.22
at 12:46 am
I have a friend, let's call him "Dave." Today he says to me "I hate blogs, and bloggers. They're always bitching and they should shut up." I had two thoughts race instantly my mind. 1) Hey, I'm a blogger. 2) Has he seen any other blogs than the three links I sent him? Reading my mind, he then continues "Not that I ever read blogs, just those links you sent me, but they pretty much turned me off."
Well, I am responsible for the bad name blogs (I hate that word, from here out, "weblogs") have with him. I sent him three links to dopes who were complaining about our employer, who we happen to like.
Tonight, I aim to reverse his opinion by finding some excellent links to good bloggers who aren't a) big bitches b) not web developers. The latter is mainly because something like 75% of the weblogs I read are by web geeks. OK, well if they post general interest stuff, they can squeak in. This post is for to all my non-blog-initiated friends...
* Daring Fireball
- Mac Punditry done right, by John Gruber.
* "The Unoffical Apple Weblog":http://apple.weblogsinc.com/
- A pretty generic Apple-centric blog, but entertaining
* "Signals vs Noise":http://www.37signals.com/svn/
- Leaning toward web-geeks, but often just web and tech centric.
- Excellent for auto fans. Dave'll appreciate all the new Mustang coverage.
- Very infrequent posts nowadays, but I think he'll appreciate the attitude.
* "Acts of Volition":http://www.actsofvolition.com/
- A web geek that doesn't often get into web geekery, good music info, and open-source and Mozilla stuff. Also, Canadian.
* "Matt Haughey":http://a.wholelottanothing.org/
- Matt made "MetaFilter(MeFi)":http://www.metafilter.com and I also read his "PVR weblog":http://www.pvrblog.com/pvr/, which is a great resource for TiVO fans.
* "Lawrence Lessig":http://www.lessig.org/blog/
- If you're interested in what the government wants to do in regards to the law and the internet, this is _the guy_ to listen to.
- One of two of the definitive geek-toy blogs.
- Two of two of the definitive geek-toy blogs.
Those, hopefully will get you started.
Any other thoughts for good "starter" blogs for getting people hooked on blogs? Slight geek tilt OK for our purposes...
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