Blogs I Hate To Love
There are a lot of great blogs out there on the Innertubes that deal with a whole bunch of interesting topics, including quite a few I compulsively read whenever I accidentally open WordPress Reader (during the school year, OMG, do I ever try not to), which always results in a clicking cascade and a four-thousand-tab browser session and huge black rings under my eyes and a huge drop in my GPA and — wait, no, that last one hasn’t actually happened yet.
Since I have essentially nothing of my own to write about this week, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to write a little about what other people are writing about*. As such, here’s a very short list of a few of my favorite blogs, in no particular order: not, by any means, all of my favorite blogs. That would take too long. Just a few. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do, and come to hate loving them because you lose hours and hours of your life reading them, just like me.
- Adult Beginner:
The best little Adult Beginner Ballet Blog right here on WordPress, Adult Beginner tells the tale of a courageous costume designer who made her first foray (or perhaps her first chassé) into the ballet studio as a grown-up. She’s a talented, funny writer and apparently also pretty good with a pen and some Prismacolors, so check her out!
- Cycling in the South Bay:
Wanky is a gem. He rides and writes, as perhaps you might have guessed, primarily in that fabled land known as The South Bag, far away on the Left Coast. The scope of his oeuvre ranges from the sarcastic to the sublime … mostly the sarcastic, but if he’s as good at riding bikes as he is at sarcasm, I hope I never go toe-to-toe with him in a bike race — because, seriously, if there was a Sarcasm wing the the Louvre, I am pretty sure Wanky’s work would be hanging in it.
- Steve and Jon’s Best Things:
Steve and Jon are pretty funny guys and they write a pretty funny blog. Their blog is irreverent and far-ranging and … um, did I mention funny? Oh, and manages to be at once broad and topical … because it’s about, you know, best things. Like it says. And it’s a pretty great blog about best things. Maybe even the best blog about best things, and certainly the best blog about Steve and Jon’s best things.
So that’s it for this episode of My Beautiful Machine: Blog Roundup Edition. Maybe I’ll make this a regular feature, but since when am I that organized?
In the meanwhile, give these folks a shot. They’re pretty great, and much more content-rich than my blog is this week.
*…HOW FAR DOWN DOES THE RABBIT HOLE GOOOOOOO????