At the end of 2008 PC Magazine had an article on their 100 Favourite blogs. The best part is, they cover blogs ranging from the arts, sci-fi, ugly people, humour, etc. so it’s not just IT or tech (not that those blogs are bad, but it’s nice to have variety). I went through their list recently and bookmarked a bunch that really appealed to me, which was nearly all of them.
The English major in me is completely tickled by The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks and Blog of a Bookslut. Having recently become a fan of Neil Gaiman I was quite happy to discover his blog here as well. There’s also Criggo which posts excerpts from newspapers (ones with errors and ones that are just plain funny).
I’m also a photoholic (nicknamed paparazzi in grad school) so The Big Picture also appeals to me. Here, blogger Alan Taylor posts high resolution photos of big news items that really show the heart of the story. Sorry I Missed Your Party is pretty funny too, as they post random party pics from Flickr and poke fun at them. Photoshop Disasters is also a fast favourite for me.
Indexed is a blog that depicts life in a series of charts and graphs in often humour ways. Meanwhile Passive-Aggressive Notes is also going to be on my daily list of reads, as it takes random notes out of context.
Joystiq is the blog I’ll turn to for the gamer in me. They also currently have some beautiful pictures from the new FF game!
Serious Eats is the blog for the often impulsive foodie in me while The Consumerist critically analyzes consumerism, advertising and marketing.
Finally, I was pleased to rediscover some old blogs that I’ve seen/read before (but had forgotten about along the
way. I made sure to bookmark them all this time!). Garfield Minus Garfield is a blog that my brother shared with me recently. It looks at the Garfield comics without Garfield and shows another kind of story featuring the “existential angst of a certain Mr. Jon Arbuckle.” Fail Blog, which my friend Alia is currently obsesssed with, has readers send in videos and photos of different “Fails”. It’s very funny. I used to read Wil Wheaton’s blog in high school and early university (or maybe it was his website?). It was very entertaining and I’m happy to rediscover it.
Those are just a few of my favourites from PC Magazine’s list. There are so many more! Go check it out! It looks like there’s something there for everyone.