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Friday, March 4, 2011

comprehensive list of sites I visit

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


thought catalog
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.

laughing squid
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.

internet poetry
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.

HTMLGIANT
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  
willow ships 
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
artshub australia 
netbank
btjunkie
twitter
google analytics

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'

12 comments:

  1. laughing squid is pretty awesome.
    also, use tpb for all your torrenting needs.

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  2. I live in Perth and I like your blog!

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  3. B - email me yo address for zine swap
    Z - I use tpb for movies & music, for some reason btjunkie is better for tv. also if you want you can read 'eat when you feel sad' after me cause you may like it
    S - wtfru
    Miss V - yay! hellooo!

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  4. you should read a graveyard smash instead of willow ships

    gurl u no it

    i am constantly confused by your abbreviations

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  5. oh yah I totally read that one, will add it in right now. abbreviatin' on the reg

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  6. Toby murders that Teacup girl in this comment thread. BROZ B4 HOOS

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  7. bros b4 hoes on the reg

    hey susie

    we should do a blog post about our silly little secret language THOUGHT CATALOG STYLEZ

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  8. I think a lot of the Perth hits may be from a girl, Maria, who views mine and T'nealle's blog a lot too. Hey Maria!
    Also, quite torn about AGS v WS. It feels like they both 'get it', but from different approaches

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  9. well thankyou, miss! I've been devouring these sites, especially the kiwis

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