What are the best blogs or other online publications about history (any kind) out there? I'm looking for medium-to-long, well-researched, smart, readable articles by a variety of authors with some expertise in their subject matter. I don't want anything too clickbaity, but nothing straight from an academic journal either.
posted by oinopaponton
on Jun 29, 2014 -
Recently someone on the blue pointed me to Fosterhood
, a blog written by a foster mom and I was obsessed--read the 270+ pages of archives in about 3 days. I'm looking for other similar blogs, but googling for 'top recommendations' of parenting blogs hasn't exactly found me what I want. [more inside]
posted by tinymegalo
on May 23, 2014 -
I've been working on a few different zines myself, but I'd love to find more zine community online. What are some of the best sites, communities, blogs, Tumblrs, Twitter accounts, for getting into zine communities? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on May 2, 2014 -
What kind of projects have you followed where the author's goal is to teach someone something every week for 52 weeks? I'm particularly looking for the once a week format for a fixed amount of time. [more inside]
posted by jermspeaks
on May 1, 2014 -
Google doesn't seem to help in regards to what I'm looking for, which is personal blogs written by either bookstore employees or librarians, detailing their day-to-day adventures (or misadventures); perhaps an anonymous blog would be even better, because I appreciate reading snarky and critical posts, too, about dealing with weird costumers, for example. Also, when it comes to librarians' blogs, I'm not looking for the more technical aspects of the library world (that's why Google didn't help).
Thanks! [more inside]
posted by denika
on Apr 25, 2014 -
Lately I've been really into the blog Ribbon Around A Bomb
, who writes about female-fronted 70s post-punk, Twin Peaks, feminist art, and leather jackets. I also love The Pulp Zine
, which is full of teen dreams and high school small town angst, an obsession with Burger Records, 90s nostalgia, black lipstick and pink hair.
I'm looking for more blogs that cover punk, garage rock, femme fun, DIY, weirdo fashion, nostalgia, queerness, creativity, feminism, art, and worship of countercultural idols. Basically, I'm a fully-grown scummy punk boyfemme who wants the experience of flipping through a teen magazine tailored to my interests. What other sites would I love? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Apr 16, 2014 -
I am looking for blogs that deal with small-scale farming, homesteading, and sustainable living. [more inside]
posted by jschu
on Apr 11, 2014 -
I am looking for some recommendations for some new blogs/websites to read.
I love all things pop culture, am not super into fashion blogs but do like to peruse ones that feature casual looks from time to time and like dry or offbeat humor. [more inside]
posted by ridiculous
on Apr 2, 2014 -
Due to some nostalgia from my high school days when it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, I'd love to start reading more of that type of personal blogging, but it seems a little hard to come by these days. I'm looking for suggestions for blogs (could be on any platform: Tumblr, LJ, et cet) that are regularly updated and used mainly for personal, introspective, "journal-y" writing. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Mar 16, 2014 -
I'm looking for some good book blogs in the style of Forever Young Adult
, which I adore, but which are focused on adult literature. What I like about Forever Young Adult is the informal style and frequent reviews of new books I might not otherwise hear about - the book blogs I know of are more focused on author interviews or commentary, and tend to take themselves more seriously than I would like. [more inside]
posted by something something
on Mar 11, 2014 -
I have just begun a new blog, one dealing with the world of marijuana, medical use, songs, photos, news, legal matters...How best to get ads to monetize my site? Any experience with the vaqrious ad placement outfits?
posted by Postroad
on Feb 21, 2014 -
I'm looking for thoughtful, thought-provoking blogs (and books, I guess) covering topics like queer theory, trans/gender theory, identity politics, and maybe related activism. Transmasculine/masculine of center/FTM topics especially welcome. Extreme academic jargon is not a turn-off. A few additional notes inside. [more inside]
posted by dorque
on Feb 19, 2014 -
Current blog design best practices. I'm redesigning my 2-year-old food blog. This is strictly a DIY affair, and any knowledge I have of blog design was arrived at by hours of googling and crying. So, you know, I am big on ideas, but don't have much official knowledge about design. A few specific questions about columns and page size inside... [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian
on Feb 12, 2014 -
Are there blogs that catalogue great finds on Etsy? I have been searching the official Etsy blog, but are there others? Beyond blogs, do you recommend great Etsy artists who can spruce up the walls of my new office where I'm training as a therapist? I've seen these questions
and have followed many of their links. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet
on Jan 11, 2014 -
I love the Last Psychiatrist. I don't agree
with everything she writes--but I like a lot of things about her. I like that she combines deep knowledge with hand-wavey speculation. I like that she's a fearless contrarian. I like that she's funny. I want to read more writing about society, science, the arts, whatever, that's as toothy as the stuff she does. This can be in book, magazine, or blog format. Where do I go?
posted by insteadofapricots
on Dec 3, 2013 -
What blogs would you recommend? I'm interested in news, cooking, decorating, exercise, running, books, parenting, and other stuff. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild
on Nov 7, 2013 -
I would love to read an LGBT blog that's more substantive than the usual fare of today's politics and pop culture. It could cover all kinds of topics, as long as it was through an LGBT lens. Ideal would be The Toast's LGBT posts
with more male and genderqueer voices (but no less feminist). A close second would be something like Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog, written by someone queer. What's out there? [more inside]
posted by brett
on Nov 4, 2013 -
I've been working on an exciting food project near and dear to me. But I'm unsure which platform would be better suited to its needs. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh
on Oct 25, 2013 -
I enjoy thoughtful but not overly academic discussions of users' experiences with technology and/or design, particularly analyses like this
. What blogs or other stuff should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l
on Oct 24, 2013 -
My 5 year old nephew was recently officially diagnosed with autism, as a two on the three-level scale. I know next to nothing about autism and am seeking resources that will help me become more educated about the disorder. I would love recommendations on books, blogs, magazine articles, documentaries, etc. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai
on Oct 17, 2013 -
I'd like to read some things online each day that make me think about business and economic principles. Know some good blogs / publications / message boards? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime
on Sep 11, 2013 -
Let's get this out of the way: I really know nothing about graphic design or fonts. I have a blog, and my blog title is in Strangelove Next Narrow
font. The blog is about a pretty lighthearted subject matter, and the title uses multiple bright colors for the letters and looks pretty playful. (I don't want to link it, so you'll have to take my word for it. It's fun.)
I want to add a tagline near the blog title in my header, and I'm stumped as to what font I should use...help? [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian
on Sep 11, 2013 -
Looking for good investing blogs focused on value investing, but also investing blogs in general. [more inside]
posted by imabanana
on Sep 10, 2013 -
I run a small blog (three part-time people, all editorial) in an industry known for having a cozy relationship between press and marketers (fashion). I didn't go to J school and never expected to be a journalist. Is there a useful best practices / ethics guide for folks in my position? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican
on Aug 28, 2013 -
I like music videos that feature clever ideas, wittily executed, and I'm hoping to find a music video blog curated by somebody with similar taste. Some of videos I've enjoyed include Her Morning Elegance
, Woke Up New
, Bad M*therF*cker
, and anything by Spike Jonze or Michel Gondry. What blogger (or tweeter) will help me find more videos I love? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Aug 27, 2013 -
in NYC has a tumblr
on which they post photos of some (most? all?) of the clients who come through the salon to get their hair cut, dyed, or styled. This seems like such an obviously great idea - not only has it taught me about lots of new hair trends
, it gives me a chance to see what these super creative styles
look like on real people. If I were ever in the market for a NYC haircut, I'd feel confident going to Seagull. But for some reason, I've had trouble finding other blogs like this: my results are clogged by hair salon websites and individually run blogs full of tutorials and photos of celebrities and such. Do you know of any other salons that do this? They don't have to be the same genre of hairstyle as Seagull; I just want to look at lots of un-retouched photos of other people's haircuts.
posted by pretentious illiterate
on Aug 10, 2013 -
Setting up a new reader account and was looking to ask the glorious hive mind for some recommendations. Some of my interests:... [more inside]
posted by bigspoon
on Jul 30, 2013 -
I've been publishing a blog for a couple of years on Wordpress. Whenever I log into the dashboard, I'm informed that my domain "is available to be registered and added to your blog. (You can use it as your blog address.)"
support page on domains is here
Are there any drawbacks to registering it? Will all the widgets work the same way? Will my SEO be effected? Will my wordpress followers still be subscribed? What else should I consider?
It's a small blog updated with a couple lengthy posts each week; about 300 subscribers and 500 page views per day.
posted by bookley
on Jul 24, 2013 -
Know any blogs, websites or online publications that talk regularly about Tucson, AZ or are authored by people that live in Tucson? Particularly interesting might be ones that lean toward "lifestyle" "craft" "cooking" "outdoors/hiking" or even "mommy" blogs from the Tuscon area... [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on Jul 16, 2013 -
So I take it that the OkTrends blog
was killed off after Match bought OkCupid. Where can I now get my regular fix of really interesting statistics presented at a level that the lay person can understand? (I already know about Nate Silver and xkcd's What If.)
posted by capricorn
on Jul 7, 2013 -
In the not too distant future I will be relocating to Romania (through work), probably for a few years. Before I go, and while I'm there, I'd like to keep abreast of local current affairs and culture. What well-written and well-informed blogs or news sources *in English* should I keep an eye on? (obviously I am hoping to use this posting as a chance to brush up on my very limited Romanian, but that's going to take a while...) [more inside]
posted by oclipa
on May 13, 2013 -
Scenario: Office employees need to be able to log into a system and post opinions/comments on a daily basis for a period of 10 days. These need to be threaded and in response to a prompting question or two each time. Employees should be able to read thru other comments and look back thru older threads.
I know there's a gazillion forum systems, and blog alternatives. Do you have a recommendation on which particular system would be best? I do not need a lot of features beyond what's described above. Most blog features would not be used. Not a public (ie. Facebook) type system.
Bonus points for:
~ Clean, easy, pleasing, spare interface.
~ Back end tracking by user.
~ Easy install.
posted by ecorrocio
on May 2, 2013 -
I want single-focus blogs about off-the-beaten-track subjects that are readable and interesting. [more inside]
posted by hepta
on Apr 30, 2013 -
My goal is to keep up with fashion. This is sort of broad, so I'm looking for good blogs and news sources to keep up with what people are wearing, and what people think people should be wearing...or will be wearing, etc. [more inside]
posted by wooh
on Apr 18, 2013 -
Another internet rut question/on the eve of Google Reader's destruction: What's in your RSS? [more inside]
posted by decathexis
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I just got a Jeep and am looking for fun blogs and resources, something like Jalopnik but focused on 4x4s.
(incidental language question: would you call a non-Jeep like this
a Jeep? In Brazil we do, curious about your neck of the woods)
posted by Tom-B
on Mar 9, 2013 -
for the secretary, administrative assistant, paralegal, etc. - does this exist anywhere? Looking for blogs written in a similar sarcastic tone and style by administrative support professionals. I'm especially interested in those from the legal industry.
posted by invisible ink
on Mar 3, 2013 -
I am looking for a list of blogs that concentrate on a subject matter similar to the "87 cool things" presentation from google creative labs (slideshare link here
I keep seeing things like the Tupac hologram or arduino-controlled light or even stuff like the nike chalkbot and wonder what blogs to look out for technical possibilities over a wide area. I am aware of gizmodo, laughing squid and boingboing, all of which do these things every now and then but not all the time.
Thanks for your input!
posted by krautland
on Feb 23, 2013 -
Help me find some great coffee blogs. They could be practical how to type blogs, coffee shop reviews or straight up coffee porn.
Bonus points for anything with a UK focus.
posted by u17tw
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I would like to start a blog to write about topics which I do not want to be traced back to me personally. Is it possible to do this, and what would be the most effective way of protecting my identity and more importantly my family's identity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I've used some RSS readers in the past (Google Reader, Feedburner, etc.) but haven't in many years, so I'm unsure of what's out there and what will do what I want. It's pretty simple - I'd like to receive daily emails with the full text of every blog post in the blogs I subscribe to. Ideally it will be a clean, easy-to-read email, and iPhone friendly. Thanks for the help.
posted by rastapasta
on Jan 27, 2013 -