Read (all) the blogs!

Day 4: Exploring the Neighborhood

This is part of the UU Blogging Workshops’s Zero to Hero Series

Today’s assignment: follow five new topics in the Reader, and begin finding blogs (and bloggers) you love.

I’ve been blogging for a little while now, which means that I also explore the blogosphere for new and exciting blogs to follow as well. Here are five blogs (out of way too many) that I never miss, and not just because they automatically pop up in my feedly.

I love beer. I make beer. This blog allows me to know what is happening in the local Washington beer community. It keeps me up to date on all the tasting and festivals, occasions and new releases. It is also chalk full of ideas for a burgeoning home brewer like myself. If you love beer too, you do not want to miss this blog.

Christine was one of the first people I met at University Unitarian Church. She is sharp, smart and snarky and enjoys a lot of the same interests I do. She writes a lot on Unitarianism, blogging, new parenting, living in New York State and life’s interesting twists and turns. Much of my blogging impetus is inspired from reading her blog. Take a look.

Ok, this isn’t a blog. It’s a web comic. But it is a VERY influential web comic. Randy Milholland is what happens when Cards Against Humanity gets turned into a comic strip. Crass, slightly wrong, and always deeper than you’d expect, I look forward to every new post with bated breath. I suggest you start from the beginning and work your way through. You will laugh, cry, and sometimes maybe want to gouge your eyes out.

Allie Brosh is hilarious and deeply personal. Her blog is kinda like a webcomic, but seen through the eyes of a 5 year old Hunter S. Thompson. Her stories are witty, genuine and will sometimes make you cry with laughter. Her dog, Special Dog, reminds me of my own dog Leia. It is too close to home!

Cassie Hunter is a brave, vulnerable, authentic young woman with a powerful voice. Her stories are inspiring. In many ways Sisyphean, she still manages to keep a smile through some very tough blog posts. I am very happy to know her and gladly recommend people to read her story and be inspired too.

If you have any blogs you’d like to share with me, please leave a comment and a link! I’m always looking for wonderful new stories to read and people to explore!


About Justin Almeida

Coffee roaster, beer brewer, spirit distiller, capsaicin addict, active activist, peaceful warrior.
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