This first week of the new Weekly Geeks, participants can choose between two different "challenges". I want to do this one:
In the spirit of the amazing community building that Dewey was so good at, tell us about your favorite blogs, the ones you have bookmarked or subscribe to in your Google Reader, that you visit on a regular basis. Tell us what it is about these blogs that you love, that inspire or educate you or make you laugh. Be sure to link to them so we can find them too.
I have many favorite blogs. Just have a look at either one of my two blogrolls. To which I keep adding! I also have a Google Reader and subscribe to many blogs through Blogger as well. It feels almost impossible to just hightlight a handful, as each blog deserve to be highlighted on it's own.
I am mainly travelling around the Book Blogging Community and find new blogging friends who share my love for books each week. However. This past week I met a blogger, who was new to me and who doesn't only blog about books. The first thing I fell for was the blog name: Thoughts from an Evil Overlord. Can you but love that name?! Elisabeth blogs about crafts and books and stuff in a humorous, well written way. Her blog looks crisp and clean even with all the awards and buttons and I just fell in love with her blog at first sight. There are also some cooler than cool buttons on her blog, which I stole so you can see them (although you probably know them already). Elisabeth and I have met through The Blog Improvement Project.Two of the buttons I love from Thoughts from an Evil Overlord.
This week I also had the pleasure to get to know Dorte. Dorte is a Danish woman who just moved her main blogging activity over to Blogger in order to be able to comment, join challenges etc. Dorte reads mainly crime and mystery and like myself she also blogs in English. She is an English teacher so now I have one to help me correct the grammar ;o) I have already "seen" Dorte several places around the community and am thrillede to have another Dane among us. I love it that Dorte has just thrown herself into challenges, The Blog Improvement Project and much more. Way to go, Dorte, and keep up the good work!
Becky, who has several blogs (Operation Actually Read the Bible, Becky's Book Reviews and Young Readers) is a blogger I have visited often the past weeks. Becky and I rarely share the same reading-interests judging from her reviews, but her blogs are so well written, so interesting and so appealing in design, that I just have to stop by and say hi at least once a week. Also, I am in awe that Becky is reading The Bible. I am a non-practicing Protestant and feel fairly content that I know about the going-ons in that olde book, but realize that nothing could be more far from the truth. I know nothing! WTG Becky. I am following your progress with interest.
I love dropping by Julia's blog A Piece of My Mind. Always well written. Always a lot of fun stuff to read about. Books. Food for thought. Poems. Art. Cute doggy-pictures of Julia's sweet dog (is she a beagle? I adore beagles!) Xena. I used to work in an art museum myself (in their Dept. of Egyptian Art), so I kinda feel at home when Julia talks about the arts. Not that I know about all sorts of arts. I don't. But I do have an interest and would like to post some works of art myself and talk about them here. It will not be for the first half year though and probably not before next year, anyway, but I still like to read about paintings and stuff like that.
I could easily, very easily continue this list. There are so many fantastic blogs and bloggers out there. And I cannot end this post without thanking the bloggers behind the new Weekly Geeks once again. Thank you!