it seems like a nice idea to collate a bunch of links that I frequent a lot. not everybody reads blogs on actual blog sites any more, thus may not see our sweet as links list on the left of your screen. to this end, here is a list of internet things that are pretty cool/decent/awesome
I am not joking when I say I have made everybody in my life read this blog (not joking, perhaps lying slightly). there are a lot of very relevant thought catalog posts about a lot of different things. it is funny and sad and true. usually posts about 8 articles on average per day. often abbreviated to TC by teagueface and myself. read.
this site is a collection of interesting videos or pictures, usually just over 10 per day. I have noticed that TC sometimes uses their posts (a phrase which here delicately infers 'copies') as inspiration.
as Stacey mentioned in a post last week, Steve Roggenbuck is doing some really cool things with poetry. internet poetry is a new initiative that looks at how things on the innernette can be poetic. in a broad sense, this site challenges the classic idea of what poetry is. I find this pretty exciting.
ponch on twitter
this is a delight. earlier this week I wasn't online for an extended amount of time and I felt a bit lonely. I realised that this was probably because there were no tweets from ponch popping up in tweetdeck every 2 seconds. it's hard to actually read them all, but their consistency is, as I tweeted (1/3/2011) "12+ hours off the innernette, nothing happens. kinda missed @ponchopeligroso's incessant tweets though. like having a friend or something." sometimes they are rancid tweets, other times they are uplifting and inspirational.
I have been trying harder to read this blog because I feel like it will make me seem 'well informed' about interesting literature-related things. also I'm trying to force myself to absorb information. this blog is erudite. sometimes long posts about literary folk I've never heard of, other times pertinent things about e-books or simple questions like 'how much of your personal library have you read more than once' which is a question that has concerned me for a while. does it make me less legitimate if I keep buying books and not reading them? what's wrong with me???
I also read a few blogs written by kiwi (NZ) folk. I will simply make a list of these below
Eamonn's Fashion/Craft blog
The colour of my love for you
e for ernest
How to understand everything and not hate yourself
a graveyard smash
australian blogs that are pretty awesome
being blanche (for dating, love & relationship advice/general hilarity)
with love & swallow (if you want to know what living in Melbourne is like, this is a pretty good resource)
choux de bruxelles (interesting opinion pieces/insightful rants)
virgule (voiceworks blog. if UR A WRITER & WNT 2 B ON DIS BLAWG PLZ COMMENT, we need you)
other sites I go to frequently
on that note, I wondering, if you read this blog and you live in Perth, maybe you could say hello. I don't know/haven't bribed anybody from there and we get loads of blog hits (more than from Melbourne) from there. so holla.
finally, here are 3 'funny' videos
jake and amir - triathlon 'I legit want/need dis watch'
david mcgahan's world - cats 'cat cat cat cat cat cat cat'
tim & eric - cat film festival 'this is a film festival about cats, our passion'