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. Thanks!
I want single-focus blogs about off-the-beaten-track subjects that are readable and interesting. [more inside]
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]
"What's a good source for quality, real time analysis of current events?" [more inside]
Another internet rut question/on the eve of Google Reader's destruction: What's in your RSS? [more inside]
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)
Waiter Rant 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.
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!
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.
I'm looking for blogs that cover old and/or niche technology, in the vein of Something Awful's "Obsolete technology" thread or JWZ' "retrocomputing" tag. Suggestions?
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]
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.
What are some minimalist blogs that link to something interesting (article, video, etc), and offer minimal explanation but for a concise remark about it? [more inside]
I love great photography and nature, and I check my RSS feed a couple of times a day. I'd love to have great nature photography scattered among the news and blogs I'm reading. It's also fine if it's great photography that includes other subjects. So, what great photography sites provide an RSS feed of images/posts?
What are some good sources - blogs or books - for learning what everyday life is like in different parts of the world? [more inside]
I've been looking for good blogs about running, lately. I've found a lot of shoe-review sites, and a few gear-review sites, but I'm interested in general motivational stories of people's training, race reports, that sort of thing. Google hasn't been very helpful, so I figured I'd ask Mefi. What blogs do you like to read about running?
I subscribe to a lot of feeds via Google Reader. Whenever I use the search function, I get incomplete results, even if I narrow the search to only starred items, for example. How can I get Reader to show all items that match my search? I use Windows and Firefox.
Help me find the best-written most interesting blogs writing about Philadelphia.
Looking for a great blog post from many years ago (I think by Julian Sanchez?), about a hypothetical news organization presenting information about why the viewer isn't well-informed enough to make a decision on a specific topic. [more inside]
Have you deliberately used your personal blog(s) to make IRL friends completely outside your social circle? [more inside]
Looking for British, Canadian, and French websites similar to New York magazine's Vulture and Daily Intel blogs. [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs about homekeeping (cleaning, organizing, keeping up on housework, design/decorating, and that sort of thing with maybe some cooking or gardening thrown in). I like Unfuck Your Habitat and I used to read Apartment Therapy before moving into my own house. Are there any other blogs out there that offer inspiration/motivation to keep up with housework and/or design ideas? I'm very DIY and craft-oriented, and appreciate frugal living ideas, too, so blogs that incorporate those things are good, too.
help with artistic inspiration? [more inside]
Some blogs/sites are specifically set up to grab trending topics from social media and post about them. Examples would be MSN Now and Newswhip. Do you know of others?
What's some of the best, most illuminating, and most entertaining writing about conservation bio on the net?
What are some of the best technical blogs out there in conservation biology, biogeography, evolutionary biology, and ecology? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of good blogs or other websites devoted to family history and stories. What sites do you guys like? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs on trade school/skilled trades, career and community college related subjects, ideally Canadian friendly (but anything helps!). [more inside]
What are the best pieces of music journalism/criticism that were written in 2012? [more inside]
I need to know about a design and layout notion. [more inside]
Ideas, theories, facts, about how online sites are making money when I no longer see banner advertising or Google ad links -- old stand-by methods from five years ago seem to have evaporated? [more inside]
Where can I find personal blogs from people suffering from illnesses? [more inside]
There is a hole left in my life where the Academic Chic blog used to live. Help me find new inspiration? [more inside]
Asking for my 6th grade teaching sister-in-law. She's teaching her kids about "blogs" and is having a hard time finding blogs that would be appropriate for that age group... suggestions?
I'm thinking of starting a food- blog. The idea is to provide practical advice for people without money who want to eat good food made from good produce. I have decades of experience of being a poor foodie, but not much of writing or blogging. Any advice and all referencers will be valuable The blog will be in my own language (not english), at least to begin with.
Help me find a (specific) blog by an anglophone about Paris/French culture! [more inside]
Can you recommend a reputable adoption blog? (for discussion and self-education) [more inside]
Book People: what are the best resources to hear about new books? [more inside]
How do I edit the tumblr Effector Theme to make these small changes? [more inside]
I used to be really into the mashup scene, but in recent years I've really fallen behind and only have one or two blogs that I'm following that don't really post new things that often. Does anyone have any recommendations? General remix blogs are fine, too, but I'm mostly looking for the classic 'multiple songs shoved together to make new ones' type.
I want more happy, well-designed blogs like 101 Cookbooks or Enjoying the Small Things so that I can pretend for short periods of time that the world is a delightful place. I don't want kittens, I just want to believe that someone out there is having a nice life. [more inside]
I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters. [more inside]
What was that daily blog from a few years back where every day was something like "Happy Kill Your Parents Because They Won't Let You Go to the Big Dance Day" or "Happy You Paid Off Your Mortgage with Help from the Mob and Now You Have to Whack a Guy Day" it was super well-written and funny and dark and I'm pretty sure it was done by a guy named Bob. I'd like to know what he's doing now.
Why did my blog disappear? [more inside]
What are some good tech blogs for non-nerds? [more inside]
Looking for blogs that are thought-provoking, light-hearted, and short-winded. Examples: Futility Closet, Colossal, Said the Gramophone. No linkblogs. Nothing cynical/polemical. Few posts per day. I prefer distinct focuses and subjects to meandering, text and thoughts to images and video (though media supported by text is fine if the media's brief enough). I like learning new things, but again, I want short, light reads – posts I can read in two minutes tops.
Recommendations for interesting single author blogs? I am in interested in reading more "interesting people" who blog. I am looking for blogs written either exclusively or predominantly by a single author, regardless of topic - provided they are accesible to the general intelligent reader (so sadly that probably rules out mathematics blogs). Who should I be reading and why are they worth my time? [more inside]
What are some good resources for looking at many different stylish outfits quickly and efficiently? I want lots of inspiration bang for my time buck! [more inside]
How can I make my music discovery process more effective and efficient? I listen to hip hop plus some alt R&B, electronic, and experimental. [more inside]