Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Friday, July 30, 2010



How good is this new and exciting term which I, just this minute invented. I won't Google it, because of course it will say '26 000 000 results' or something annoying, insinuating that I actually didn't invent it. Hey Google, when you point your finger at me, there's three more pointing right back at you.

Anyway, Blug means to 'blog plug'. This is a form of blog-love, when you write a post about someone elses' blog and say how rad they are.

So I thought, to christen this new nerdish term, I would do a blug, right here right now. Here's some blogs I've been particularly liking of late. Not an exhaustive list, just handpicking a few. More next time.

Jelssie. This is one I just stumbled upon recently, written by two girls Jess and Elsie. It is really funny and interesting, and they update lots, which is a rare thing these days. I don't find new blogs that interest me that often, the lady-blogs are generally a bit too girly and craftish for me, and the man-blogs are a bit too serious and wordy. So I was pleased to find something new to add to my shortlist.

Paradoxically Speaking. Al is a pastor, and he has interesting insights. But there is a nice variety on his blog, so he talks about other stuff in his life as well. I like getting a broad picture of bloggers, about their hobbies, family, etc etc, and I like that Al posts about that stuff.

Blurred On The Edges. Christine's a relatively new blogger, and is still going strong content-wise. She writes a good mixed-bag blog and keeps things nice and short. Also her blog design is not too cluttered, so it's easy to go and have a quick skim.

St. Eutychus and Another Something. Why am I grouping Nath and Simone in together? I don't know. These guys are my favourites, and they do a lot to keep this particular blogging community afloat. The thing they share, is dedication. They post a lot, and never post those 'I don't feel like blogging, I'm busy with other priorities, see you in a year' posts. Whatever they are doing in life, they post about it, and that means a lot. The other week Simone even posted while in another state, with her husband was taken to hospital after a skiing accident. Respect! Without these two guys, I may have given it in a while back.

Anyways, this'll do for today.

More blugging soon.


Pedro said...

it also sounds like something that may be the product of a cold. Chances are it won't look or feel too nice either..

Alistair Bain said...

There's a lot of love in this room.


Christine said...

you're the best Ben, thanks for the 'blug' :)

Jessica said...

Ditto the thanks!

Ben McLaughlin said...

No, no, no, thank YOU!