Linky love

by Ginger on September 26, 2008

in Random

I have an almost compulsive need to keep my sidebars clean on this site. I think even now they’re kind of full, and while I’ve been thinking about adding a little blurb about me over there, I’ve also been thinking of moving my blogroll onto a separate page to balance out that possible addition.

So my blogroll has been kind of light, as I’ve been debating how much to add without overwhelming the sidebar. But I like the idea of blogrolls–I think what other people read says a lot about them (plus I’ve found some of my favorite blogs that way).

While I debate what to do about that sidebar over there, I thought I’d throw out some of the links I click over to almost every day…or as often as they update. This is in no way, shape, or form, all of them, but rather a random sampling of what’s in my reader right now…

abdpbt–I came across Anna twice (this is before I gave in to the feed reader and had to just remember what blogs I liked and think to check them. Back in the good old days of a little over a month ago). Once, I clicked over from Dooce, and once when I was researching themes before starting my blog. abdpbt is a gorgeous site, but I knew I’d end up following the blog when I sat and read through almost the entire archives in one lunch break, giggling and snorting diet coke out my nose the whole way.

Oh! How Lovely! was also a find from my researching themes days…What I love about it is the combination of the fun and frivolous with the serious and introspective. Plus, the Oh! How Lovely! Shops have introduced me to the addiction fun that is Etsy. What’s not to love?

Digital Photography School…ok, I’m really not kidding when I say I’m teaching myself photography. As such, I’m slowly adding more and more photography blogs to my reader for tips and tricks. I like the diverse kinds of information on this blog, from composition, to processing, to products and more. For a complete newbie like me, it can be a little overwhelming, but the info is presented really well and covers the range from beginners on up.

Galley Cat I’ve been reading mediabistro.com for about 10 years now, and the main site is still a fantastic place for media info. But my day to day read is Galley Cat, which is a blog about the book publishing industry. Since I’m not in New York anymore, I don’t hear as much of the industry news first hand, and rather than wait for the trade publications, Galley Cat gives me almost immediate news. Plus, I love how they always react with such disdain to the calls of impending doom to the world of books. Seriously, not going anywhere.

The Typing Makes Me Sound Busy I’m pretty sure this is a gem I found through 20 Something Bloggers, though it could very well have been from clicking through someone else’s blogroll…anyway, I was really enjoying reading this already, and then, THEN, she went and did the best thing ever: LOLHouse. And now I’m officially obsessed in love.

okonomide This is the blog of the amazingly talented Audrey Kawasaki, an artist whose talent is only exceeded by the fan lust that surrounds her. I know of her thanks to my husband, who is jealous of her success (though he knows it’s deserved) and wishing (along with me) that we could afford her work. Her blog is a great birds eye view into her world, plus she seems to be a really nice person who tries very hard to please her fans at all levels. I will warn, some of her images are slightly nsfw (my company block the images but not the blog), but they’re ethereal and beautiful.

Hmmm, I could just keep going and going, and going. But since I’m technically supposed to be working right now (shhhh), I should probably stop and get back to that thing they pay me for. This was kind of fun though, maybe I’ll do it again with another batch of sites…

Jamie September 26, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Aw thanks 🙂

anna September 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Thanks for the shout-out! I should have a blog roll, too. But yeah, I think it’s so hard to keep your sidebars from looking too cluttered. I might try the thing where you make a separate page.

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