I've been a blogger, off and on, since "weblog" first became a word, but the way blogs and communities are built these days confounds me. I miss tight-knit, ye olde internet communities but am no longer sure how they are built or nourished in a noisier, more commercialized web. I need opinions. [more inside]
I'm hoping to someday change careers into a more writing-focused field. The advice for this is always "start a blog and join Twitter." I would like to do both of these things, but I have so many interests, and such difficulty thinking about how any of them would translate into a blog, that I'm stuck at the screening phase. How to pick one? [more inside]
I'm looking for more excellent blogs written by novelists. Point me in the right direction! [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
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]
What are the best pieces of music journalism/criticism that were written in 2012? [more inside]
Is there a script or service to automatically cross-link posts by different bloggers across different platforms besides Blog Carnival? [more inside]
My wife is starting a new blog to kick off the new year, and it's going to be based on an idea that revolves around inspirational quotes, one a week throughout 2012. My daughter and I are in charge of finding the quotes. Care to donate one? [more inside]
I'm hoping people can give me recommendations for compelling personal accounts of mental illness online - do you know of any? [more inside]
What should we name our blog devoted to publishing great college writing and literature class assignments or exercises?
Naming filter: Help me name a blog devoted to publishing great exercises, activities, and assignments by and for instructors of college composition and literature classes. [more inside]
What is a web site where users can post articles without having a dedicated blog? [more inside]
Looking for blogs and regular columns that make difficult subjects accessible and interesting. [more inside]
I have a job opportunity to write for a blog--a web site somewhat similar to Gawker. The founder of the site doesn't know what the going rate is per post and I don't either. Any insight? [more inside]
Recommend me fascinating, intelligent and neutral reading regarding biology, biochemistry, or medicine. [more inside]
Know any good blogs by high school or college age females? [more inside]
Is there a web site which recommends the best writing on the net on a periodic basis? [more inside]
Is there a MeFi-like site that deals exclusively in academic writing? [more inside]
I've been doing some thinking lately about blogs. It seems that most of the really popular, successful blogs stick to one topic or another, pretty well defined (food, books, politics, celebrities, etc.). Are there any really popular or successful (in the sense of widely-read, or just good to read) blogs that are about a variety of topics, or that take the 'one person's views on a whole bunch of things' model?
Does anyone know what blog script/cms sites like thelastboss.com & wwtdd.com & filmdrunk.com use?
Boy starts blogging. Boy enjoys blogging. Primary subject of blog becomes tiresome. Boy starts losing interest in blogging ... [more inside]
I'd like to recreate the thrill I used to get reading NON-fiction articles in the pre-Tina Brown "New Yorker" (yeah, I know she's no longer the editor, but I can still smell her when I get too close to a current issue), and I'm wondering if I can do it online by following a group of literate blogs (or other online resources?). [more inside]
I've been reading a lot of Hunter S. Thompson lately, and have become addicted to his "Gonzo journalism". Can anyone reccomend any weblogs, online zines or young authors that display that kind of brazen, muckraking writing style?
What are your favorite (preferably single-author) sites that are presenting stories / a novel / thematic essays?
Interesting online writing projects.... ? I'm thinking about tackling another (large) writing project via the 'net. What are your favorite (preferably single-author) sites that are presenting stories / a novel / thematic essays? I'm not really looking for blogs, but (maybe) serial pieces presented in blog format. Anyone doing / done this with success? (I'm sure there are a gazillion really bad ones out there...)
Who is on your A-list? I'm looking for something new to read -- what are your favorite, visit-every-day-for-sure blogs?