(Get it? Like: “Drumroll… please!” I’m witty) Since I can’t seem to think of anything interesting to write and I’m riding the wave of high blog stats the last couple of days, I figured I’d introduce you all to the sites on my blogroll. Share a little bit of the love:
- Blogging Project Runway
I’m a huge Project Runway fan. And, like any crazed fan, I like reading the blogs as much as actually watching the show. And sometimes more. This is the best Project Runway site on the web. It’s well organized, easy to follow and has GREAT writers and contributors. Best of all, it’s well established and many of the designers/producers/models from the show allow access to behind-the-scenes stuff.
- Meanderings by Bonnie Schuenemann
Bonnie is a friend of mine from college who has a job that takes her around the world. On her blog you’ll find write-ups of her travel adventures, including logistical debacles, local color and loads and loads of pictures. It’s not updated very regularly, but grab a cup of coffee for one of her posts and prepare to be entertained, amused, and (I have to say it) a little bit envious.
- Dispatches from the Island by Jorge Garcia
Garcia plays Hurley on Lost. I love Lost. I love Hurley. I love this blog. Mostly because he’s such a regular guy and posts regular-guy stuff. There aren’t Lost theories or spoilers on here, but it’s fun to check in and see how the “real life” Hurley is doing.
illini_girl is a friend from high school. Her blog inspired me to start one of my own. She proves that the everyday can be interesting and has quite the following. You’ll see frequent comments from me there as well as posts that are interesting, inspiring, and sometimes downright hilarious.
- Pop Candy
It’s the USA Today pop culture blog and one of my top 5 daily “must visit” sites (along with myspace, facebook, yahoo, and now wordpress). Whitney Matheson is the blogger there and links to the best stuff– music, movies, web sites. Although it’s pop culture, it’s not really celebrity-driven. You’re more likely to read an interview with Joss Whedon than the latest Britney/Lindsay/Paris scandal here. Which is why I like it. Plus, I might have a teeny girl crush on Whitney.
- The Fink Link by Lisa Fink
Lisa is a friend/coworker of mine. Her brand-new blog is all about her family houseboat trip this summer. I’m hoping she’ll continue to blog now that she has returned.
- Scott Filkins’ blog
Scott is another friend/co-worker who started his blog as part of the inaugural National Writing Project site at the University of Illinois. Most of his posts center on literacy/teaching kinds of stuff, but you’ll find the occasional post about his family. Much more cerebral and deliberate than many blogs, you’ll find Scott’s is full of substance and ideas. And Baseball. Scott is a Cubs fan, so it’s not all serious!
- Stuff White People Like
Just a funny blog I like to read. Lately it’s become more of a promotion for their book. Apparently, lots of bloggers are signing book deals. Not me, though. Damn. Maybe we should find a way to spin “Kristi’s last flingus” into the next big thing in blogging.
- Post Secret
Again, nothing earth-shattering or new here. Also turned into a book. I like to periodically check in and read other peoples’ secrets. One of these days I’m going to submit one. But I’m so vain I’d probably have to link to it from here for bragging rights :)
So, consider yourself introduced. If you have a blog or a favorite web site you think I should add, let me know. I’m always looking for more ways to waste my time!