Shining Stars: My Evolving List of Favorite Blogs

  • In Repair- Brian’s blog reflects his warmth, kindness and intelligence. He covers many topics, among them religion, politics and gay rights. He never lets me shower him with compliments the way I want to, but I do think he may just be Gandhi’s long lost brother. Brian was one of the first people to comment on my blog, and I admire him a lot.
  • Life With Buck-This is one of my all-time favorites (I may just be Wendy’s biggest fan). The life and times of Buck and Wendy, a wonderfully crazy couple who’ve been together forever. They’re both writers and editors, and to say they have a way with words is less than an understatement. Highlight: Q&A Sunday, in which Wendy interviews Buck, whose wardrobe appears to consist almost entirely of unique bathrobes. Great photos on this site, too.
  • The Best Artists – Oh, how I love this one. 100 Swallows writes about philosophy, art and art history, and it’s like reading beautiful fairy tales.
  • Attitude is Everything – Little Miss is a writer that I really admire. She has Fibromyalgia, and I love her blog because it reflects her positive attitude, her kind heart, and her strong spirit. She has another excellent blog called Little Miss Sew N Sew, but I don’t sew, so…
  • SexyCoolSuperSpy – How can you not love a blog with a name like this? The Bishop and The Actress present memorabilia from the sixties and seventies. Looking at their site gives me nightmarish flashbacks from my childhood and makes me cry out, “Dear Lord, why were people allowed to dress that way?”
  • Myriad Ways – A husband, father, and early childhood educator who sensitively records his observations about work, family and life. He also includes poetry, doodles, and self-experiments.
  • Netty Gritty – Sanjida is a Bangladeshi woman who blogs about blogging, art, technology and much more. She calls it her “Internet Mania,” and her enthusiasm is contagious.
  • The Quaker Agitator – Quaker Dave combines political and societal outrage with Quaker compassion (and music). I’ll adore him forever because A: I’ve learned so much from him, and B: He gave me my “Thinking Blogger Award,” which I’ll always treasure. He’s on an indefinite hiatus, but his blog’s definitely worth checking out.
  • Life on Avenue Z – Beth Ziesenis is a funny, warm and inspiring entrepreneur who shares “The Trials and Tribulations of a New Freelance Copywriter.”
  • The Political Voices of Women – Catherine Morgan’s non-biased website features posts from women who blog about political issues. She has me on her list of 200 Women Who Blog About Politics, although I don’t think it’s deserved. She also has links to her other blogs, which are great as well.
  • Ion Vincent Danu is an artist whose work I really admire. He’s a Romanian, living in Canada, and his observations about the world (both written and painted) are wonderful. He has two blogs: Danu’s Small World and Ion Vincent Danu’s (almost) Daily Paintings. Some of the “Small World” postings are in French (he has a translation link posted), but I love the English ones (and the art!).
  • Pushing the Chain – A blog that’s had several incarnations, and several titles, but I’ve followed them all. It’s written by a funny, feisty southern gal who writes about her fight with Fibromyalgia and about life in general. She keeps it lively.
  • The Empty Nest – A blog about saying goodbye to our kids, with funny observations about middle-age thrown in for good measure.
  • EddieBear – Short bits about crazy stuff in the news.


11 thoughts on “Shining Stars: My Evolving List of Favorite Blogs

  1. eddiebear says:

    And I never tire of finding stupidity on display.

  2. Netty Gritty says:

    oh god!
    i commented here a few days ago! it’s gone!
    why do you think akismet hates me?

    thanks a bunch for adding me here! i feel honoured! :D

    You did comment on the original post, Netty. I also made it a permanent page, and that’s what you’re seeing here. And you’re so welcome!

    Akismet hates all of us.

  3. Netty Gritty says:

    thanks so much for caring soooooo much for me! i’m disconnected becuase of the storm but i’m ok otherwise! using a cybercafe is an option that i can’t have anymore, due to a packed schedule. i will be seen in blogosphere as soon as i am connected at home! :D

  4. Awwww, Netty, I’m SO glad you’re okay! I was really worrying. Looking forward to when you’re back up and running, and I know you are too! Hope Bangladesh is recovering quickly from the storm–it looks pretty devastating on the news. Take care!

  5. kimiam says:

    these are all on my list of blogs to visit in the future now. I found your blog because of 100swallows. I agree. I adore him AND YOU!!

  6. @ kimiam: You are so sweet. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your blog, and the stories behind your art. The power of those little sculptures is quite amazing.

    My “Evolving List of Favorite Blogs” hasn’t evolved at all! There are so many I need to add. I’ll have to add that to my “to do” list.

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