With so many people getting into the world of blogging, one is finding it a little short of time to keep up with the flow of mind-blogging information floating around in the world wide web. Nonetheless, we each have our own personal favorites and we spread our time accordingly. Here are a short list of some of mine and why I love them.
Do you have a list? If you do, how about sharing it with us here on Lunch? I'd love to find out interesting blogs which I might have missed and I hope mine would bring joy to you too!
The Cool Hunter is an Australian blog which focuses to show its readers the most spectacular and vibrant designs of the world. I love The Cool Hunter for its colorful format and quality of pictures which truly exemplify what I've always thought a designer's world should look like. It is a world which is beyond most of ordinary folk's budget but on The Cool Hunter, we get to read about each piece of artwork and also the creativity behind those works. In some ways we can immerse ourselves in the wonders of beautiful designs and even dream of living in one of these homes, working in one of these offices or using one of these products.
The Cool Hunter is simply THE BEST! I love TCH so much so I want to give it a BIG HUG!!!
The world of technology and the latest in gadgets can be had on Engadget. I'm a gadget person so Engadget takes me where I want to go. Its wide variety of contents and changing landscape made Engadget an engaging read and one easy on the eyes.
My only complaint?! I don't have enough funds to buy all theses gadgets!!!
Shanghaiist is my most favorite English blog on Shanghai in China. I used to read it a lot when living in China because it gives a more western perspective than the Chinese media would.
Shanghaiist is owned by an American company (Gothamist LLC - no prize for figuring out where this leads!) which also operates other city blogs like Boston, Chicago, LA, San Francisco and DC. Alternatively, if you are in Canada, check out Torontoist.
I enjoy Shanghaiist for its candor and humorous (aka naughty) way of presenting the news in the city. It doesn't cover as much political news as it does the entertainment and food picks of the city. Shanghaiist doesn't censor sensitive news as the Chinese media is often obliged to, mostly because it's possibly not hosted in China! Its editor is American and some of its writers are from Singapore and the surrounding regions.
If you're not impressed with the Huffington Post, then you must at least be impressed with how far its founder Arianna Huffington has brought her blogging skill into the world of media and business. Huffington Post is a success story as far as blogging is. It is also possibly the most high profile and profit making blog in the world!
And the price tag? A staggering US$315 million! Holy Moses!
Not impressed? The original blog was set up only a mere 6 years ago (May 2005)!!! Arianna Huffington has an impressive history and has certainly come far as a Greek American author and columnist. Of course, being the ex-wife of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington helps in her wide networks.
1000 awesome things is a website that blogs about a random thought a day. Those random thoughts can make you smile and applies either to you or someone else you know. What makes it highly interesting is the varied responses it gets from its readers. When you've all the time in the world and wants a free hand with your mind, this is the site to visit!
If you are curious, Gizmodo has lots to offer. Another tech site and you may well remember the 2010 iPhone 4G Gizmodo saga and when I took a peep today, the headline is The Hunt to find Mona Lisa's skull! That is quite something, isn't it?
Readers can't fault Gizmodo for being different, can they?