Saturday, January 10, 2009

Weekly Geeks

In the spirit of the amazing community building that Dewey was so good at, tell us about your favorite blogs, the ones you have bookmarked or subscribe to in your Google Reader, that you visit on a regular basis. Tell us what it is about these blogs that you love, that inspire or educate you or make you laugh. Be sure to link to them so we can find them too.

Until recently, I blogged mostly about politics. During this last election cycle I found I couldn't take the negativity and distortions anymore. Why spend even a tiny amount of time in a cyber world rife with bullying, sexism and racism? Life is short & too precious. I'd had enough and thought I should give more attention to other areas of my life such as reading, film, music, photography, gardening and cooking. So, this means my blog has undergone a quiet revision and is still evolving, hence the quote in the header.

One of my favorite new blogs (new to me) is sidewalk shoes. Visiting Pam's blog is like checking in with a friend. This is a woman who knows about the finer things in life. And, almost right off, I tried a recipe she shared and it was incredible. Simple, healthy, and delicious. You have to try this.

There are many book blogs that I follow. Too many to list here but I'll mention the three that have had an impact on my own blogging: Fizzy Thoughts, A Reader's Respite and Books Ahoy!. The first two approach writing about books through humor and creativity -- refreshing! Lisa at Books Ahoy! is where I won my first book giveaway -- exciting! Also, I like and appreciate how Lisa is improving her blog. She's a dedicated blogger with a lot to share about books.

I like to laugh so of course there are humor blogs that I check everyday. I am bossy and cake wrecks are at the top of the list. I like the humor because it's not at the expense of others and isn't mean or snide. Silliness is a good thing to foster in life, right? There's one thing about cake wrecks though, she recently added a bunch, and I mean a bunch of ads to the site. I find it distracting so I read that blog exclusively through google reader.

Wellness and being fit are important to me so there are a few of those kinds of blogs that I follow (see why I take so long to read books!). There are many that are terrific and it's really hard to choose favorites but the one I'm sure to read everyday is *Fitcetera*. Katschi (Karen) incorporates everything you'd ever want to find in a wellness blog: humor, advice, honesty, inspiration, authenticity and good information about eating clean and exercise.

In a nutshell, this is blogland for me right now. How about you?

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18 comments:

Terri said...

Nice variety of blogs. Sigh - I will never get anything else done today except visiting great blogs!

Happy Weekly Geeks return.

Ali said...

I like how you picked a variety from different areas of your blogging world. And love the picture in your sidebar of the deer and the kitty--did you take it?

Off to read through the chicken recipe...

bkclubcare said...

I was first into blogging about 'stuff' and enjoyed it but when I found book-blogging - WOW! and winning books is so easy. Welcome to Weekly Geeks!

sherry said...

Ali - let me know if you try the Maple Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes recipe. Now that I've thought about it again, I think I'm making this tonight.

bkclubcare - You can count the number of raffle prizes, bingo, whatever that I've on one hand but as you say, winning books seems a lot easier. It's fun too.

Terri - I know what you mean. It's a big ol' blogging world, isn't it? It takes some time to explore it.

sherry said...

Ali - dang, this is what I meant to write in the comment above No, I didn't take the deer and kitty photo but the cat looks just like my cat and we live in the woods with tame deer, fearless squirrels, rascally raccoons, and foxes all of whom like to come up on the deck to tease our indoor only Riley.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Hi newbie to weekly geeks. Great links and I will have to come back to check them all out. Thanks.

Robin

The Bumbles said...

I like a variety too - I'm always looking for new ones. I tagged you for a book meme today...

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I just spent 20 minutes exploring Sidewalk Shoes; my mouth watering at that photo of oven fries :)

Now I have to look at *I Am Bossy*, another blog that's new to me!

I agree with you about the ad overload! I've unsubscribed to a few blogs because of that ... ads in the middle of the center column ... argh!

Chris said...

I've heard of Cake Wrecks but never really read it. It's pretty funny!

Pam said...

Sherry - thank you for the kind words and the link!

Jenners said...

Love the variety you chose! I'm going to check some of them out. And if you want a lovely humorous blog, check out this one -- I just discovered it and find it unbelievably amusing!

http://legomyphoto.wordpress.com/

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Wow, talk about humbled and flattered (*blushing*)...thank you so much for the mention. It means an awful lot to hear that someone out there in internet world can get a laugh from my demented ramblings every once in a while.

I love cake wrecks, too. Are you familiar with Derwad Manor and the 15-minute lunch? Both of those can make me pee in my pants laughing so hard.

And although I've had you in my feed reader for quite some time, it wasn't till today that I realized that I wasn't "following" you. So I fixed that. You now have one more minion in your army that you can use for whatever nefarious purpose comes to mind. :)

gautami tripathy said...

I am going to check those out!

Weekly Geeks is back!

softdrink said...

Thanks for the shout out! I love seeing my name in print. :-D

And welcome to geek land.

Kerrie said...

Just letting you know I've dropped in from Weekly Geeks and browsed your interesting blog Sherry.

Bogsider said...

Interesting reading. I really like your blog. This is my first visit and I love how Weekly Geeks sends me out on blog travels so that I can visit places I probably would not have found otherwise :-)

sherry said...

Thanks everyone for taking the time to leave a comment. I look forward to checking out the links.

Dreamybee said...

I've seen that Cake Wrecks blog before, but I have just added them to my Google Reader. I used to own an ice cream store and we had to decorate ice cream cakes, so I know how hard it can be to make them look the way you want, but I'm pretty sure we never sent any Wrecks out!