It’s, Uh, Blog Day

According to Gaping Void, it’s Blog Day today.
From the apparently official site:

BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors.

With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. In this way, all Blog web surfers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.

Ok, cool. I’ll give it a go. I’ll head on over to Technorati, click on Blogday since apparently everyone is talking about it, and see what blogs I find there.

1. Lironbot is a graphic artist from Israel and, as it turns out, runs Linux.
2. Life Beyond Code is Rajesh Setty’s blog. He is an entrepreneur and published author.

Ok, I know the point was to find different cultures and areas of interest. So I’ll try a different tag. Um…poetry. I don’t read a lot of it, so that has to be different enough.

3. sweeti’s space had an interesting poem comparing friends to computers.
4. ….

Ok, I couldn’t find too many for Poetry that I liked. WAY too much teen angst. How about philosophy?

4. The Master Smiled is sort of like Gaping Void except instead of business card drawings there are cartoons to accompany each post. Reminds me of the stories of Master Foo from Rootless Root.
5. …

Ok, philosophy gets pretty heavy. Politics? I’m still burned out from 2004. Sports? Meh. Sex? Too risky to check while I am at work.

5. Paperback Writer is actually pretty cool. The blogger is a published author and writes about writing. Pretty cool.

Interestingly, this conscious search for new blogs alerted me to some problems. Way too many blogs are subtitled along the lines of “Joe’s Interesting Thoughts” or “Sue’s Views on Things”. Wow, is that vague or what? Mine at least mentions that I am an indie game developer. Of course, if you don’t have a focus for your blog, that’s fine, but there should be something, right? Another issue is that some blog layouts are really, really hard to read. People have told me that my blog needs to update it’s look, and I agree, but I think it is at least functional. Some blog layouts get in the way.

Also, there is way too much teen angst poetry.

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