Archive for June, 2006

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I was looking through the blogs this evening and found this cool blog. It’s abour raising children, being married, taking a bio class and finding your super power.

If you read through her posts you’ll find that she’s really quite hilarious. But not only is it hilarious but it also makes sense. It’s my kind of humor. Check it out.

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Autonomous Mutations

Look, robots! Autonomous Mutations is a blog about robots. His blog features a wide variety of robots:  some play music, while some do art: well, I a lot of the robots do art, but it's still fascinating. This person is really into robots.

I see:

  • A robot battling other robots.
  • A robot making art.
  • A robot giving a massage.
  • A robot breathing fire.

Beatles Blog on Saturday Morning Blogroll

(Half hour glass, tea cup, computer: All the tools needed for Saturday Morning Blogroll to function.)

This morning, not even ten minutes after I'd turned my half-hour glass over and started clicking on "next blog," I found Beatles Blog.

What's not to like? The blog contains a variety of posts on all things Beatle, the band that's part of our musical DNA. You'll find recently discovered Beatle memorabilia, stuff about the Paul McCartney-Heather Mills split, news of the children, and a lot more. He's been posting for a few months, the site looks professional and well-organized with lots of good links. And you get the feeling there's a lot more to come.

Bonnie’s Travels

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This blog is a travel log for Bonnie. She's really into her traveling! Here's an excerpt:

My eyes will never be the same again after viewing all those art galleries (notably the Uffizzi with the 2.5 hour wait) and museums (notably the Capitoline in Rome with its amazing ancient exhibits and paintings).

I really like it. Keep up the good work Bonnie.

Happy Father’s Day From Saturday Morning Blogroll

It’s unusual to find a blog that’s a tribute to a parent. Rarer still, a tribute to a parent who was a very good poet. Here’s that exceedingly rare blog: Words of My Father. Words of My Father is very simple: every few days, the son posts one of his father’s poems, poems he discovered after his father died.

I wish the son would say more about the father, who seems to have been the kind of man who wore a suit and was a business traveler like lots of other men — the kind of man who probably didn’t say very much about what he noticed and felt. Except it turns out he wrote poems.

They’re good poems. I especially like the one about the statute of Christopher Columbus. And Raisins. Some of them are funny, and some of them are a little sad. As the father says, “knowledge/is/sadness.”

If you have a chance today, stop by and tell Jonathan (the author of this blog) he’s a fine man and a good son, and then enjoy his father’s poems.

And Happy Father’s Day (yes, I know, it’s a day early!) to all you fathers out there. 

Writing Strategies For Your Blog – Part One

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What kind of writer are you? Do you write in long form or do you tend to make your posts short and sweet? And then of course, what are you going to write about? We can't tell you that [what to write] but what I'm hoping to do with this series is educate bloggers on a couple of good writing strategies they can use to improve their blogs.

In journalism there's this thing called a lead that writers use to hook people into the story or in our case the post. The lead or hook will usually give the reader facts right off the bat. Don't lose your readers.

Long doesn't always mean good and short doesn't always mean interesting. When you write for an average audience, you're going to want to be as concise as possible. Have enough information to make the piece worthwhile but at the same time don't make the piece so long that your readers fall asleep at the table.

So there you have it. We'll do a couple more of these in the future. And don't you dare use these words like "concise" or "lead / hook" out of context or in a way that defeats the purpose of the word. Part two of our series will cover writing cliches and originality. I'm looking forward to it.

-Peace out!

A Golden World

Check out A Golden World. He’s funny, a fine writer, speaks his mind, and is knowledgeable about his topics (sport, film, politics, music).


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