On Other Blogs…

I know that everybody who reads this blog doesn't necessarily read all of the same blogs that I do.  So every once in awhile, I like to highlight some of the great entries I've found elsewhere. 

For example, Meshell had a great post on what exactly a blog is, why people do it and a list of related resources on topics such as blogging on the job, a blogger's code of ethics and more.

The Librarian Fonz found a story that didn't get much play here in the English-speaking world about how the Bavarian National Library is making one million books, mostly in German but also in a variety of other languages, available to Google Book.

John M.'s Interiority blog is doing a fascinating series on that topic including “Librarians Undressed”, “Thinking Like An Information Seeker”, “Looking Within the Library” with more to come.

Mark P. at Polivision is one of the most consistently funny bloggers I read on the web.  His take on the Oscars was funnier than some of the pros. (Uhm, I mean the three people I link to at the end of that first paragraph, not me!)

Princess Cosine is another consistently hilarious blogger that I read – plus she's been blogging up a storm lately which is cool.  And her lists are way funnier than mine could ever be.

Quinn has his own thoughts on the Cha-Cha search engine I blogged about recently.  (Please note my added comment/admission in my post about how I'm an idiot, having realised the reason the “expert guide” got the proper answer to my question so quickly was because the answer can easily be found via a Google search for the RQ's exact wording in an AskMF thread I'd started last year!)

Quinn also regularly writes posts I can barely understand even though I'm pretty sure they are written in English.  (That's why he's in a Masters of Philosophy program and I still enjoy watching Teletubbies.)

Renee S. at Birdcage of the Muses did a funny, thought-provoking, engaging series on her recent holiday in SE Asia capped by Flickr photos of her travels that are useful for vicarious living.

True librarian rock star, Linda B. posts the exciting news that Buttonfly's record is finally done!  I still remember Orientation Day at FIMS when I ended up talking to Linda at a break and she told me she was in a band working on a record.  “What do you sound like?”  “Well, sort of like a cross between Radiohead and Neko Case – except the guy in the band sings all the Neko songs and I sing all the Radiohead ones to keep it interesting.”  I keep going back to their MySpace page to listen to “Haiku” over and over again and can't wait to get my grubby little hands on a copy of the CD.  Linda reads this blog so maybe she can post ordering details in a comment? 

That's a quick round-up of some recent highlights from my own personal blogosphere.  There's a lot more blogs I read regularly but most of them don't get updated very frequently so I may be missing some great entries that are a bit older (not that I'm complaining – it's hard enough to keep up with these blogs as it is!  Thank god not everybody posts on a regular basis like one gigantic windbag I know.)

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I was hoping to see my link on the “gigantic windbag” link when I pointed to it.

    Posted 19 Mar 2007 at 8:01 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for the shout out, but one must ask, did you my blog in the blogging list talking about blogging because I mentioned your blog in my blog….I'm dizzy, so I'll stop now. 😛

    Posted 19 Mar 2007 at 9:21 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh, there were a few options, trust me! 😉

    Posted 20 Mar 2007 at 4:59 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    They should update the Smurfs with a modern twist – the 'Blogs. “La, la, la, la-di-da, blog, blog the whole day long.”

    Posted 20 Mar 2007 at 5:01 am

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