Some of my Favorite Personal Blogs

My blog is turning 15 today. Maintaining this little corner on the internet has been one of the most rewarding projects ever. I wish more people would go back to owning their content, maintaining their own, well curated corner of the internet. Some of the folks that are doing that and I consistently go back to are:

Jason Kottke

Chris Glass

Christopher Jobson

Jonnie Waldman

Bailey

Kevin Kelly

Frank Chimero

Seth Godin

Maria Popova

What personal blogs do you go back to regularly?

Let’s bring blogrolls back!

Happy my 15th blog-iversary to you! Thank you for reading. I appreciate you.

Distance Disco

Distance Disco is a digital matchmaking dance party: find the person dancing to your song! I love this so much!

My Current Life


I keep seeing images that perfectly represent what my current life feels like, trying to keep three businesses alive during a global pandemic. This one is by Kylli Spare.

How To See in Four Minutes

How to See, in Four Minutes, by Wendy MacNaughton

(via Chris)

Giant Floating Ball

You are standing on a giant floating ball with a hot liquid core. Plan accordingly.

What We See When We Read

Love this animated trailer for Peter Mendelsund’s best selling book “What We See When We Read“, illustrated by Brian Rea.

Dog and Dolphin Playing Together

My heart needed this.

(I am morphing into a dog lover, aren’t I? Or maybe I need a dolphin.)

Summer 2020 Petticoat


Fashion that enforces Social Distancing. I am here for it.

I could just wear my “Prom Dress” that I wore for my undercover 40th birthday Prom party. Why Prom? I never had one, nor did many of my friends so I hosted one. It was fun.

Blow-Up Scooter

This portable and inflatable scooter made me giggle.

Maker’s Map

Love this Maker’s Map by Brad Montague. I have definitely been wading through the Fog of Fear. I am currently aiming hard for the unexplored territories.

Collages by Frank Moth

Loving and totally inspired by these collages by Frank Moth.

OK Go | All Together Now

What a moving letter that came with this new OK Go song. Read it here.

A Hill You Are Willing To Die On

This thread made me laugh. And nod my head in agreement.

Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, No. 2

This art installation looks delightful.

Hermann Hesse’s 100-Year-Old Love Letter to Trees

Wander: Natascha McElhone Reads Hermann Hesse’s 100-Year-Old Love Letter to Trees in a Virtual Mental Health Walk Through Kew Gardens

The Evolution of Dance

My daughter (14) and I enjoyed watching this evolution of dance.

Pixel Rainbow

(Via Colossal)

Life Cycle

I am hoping to come out of this pandemic with a new sense of self, ready to fly. Beautifully illustrated with this Tattly by August Lamm.

German Bus Stops

Stop reading the news, for a brief moment, escape the pandemic by browsing this impressive collection of German Bus Stops.

(via Present and Correct)

The Missing Sounds of New York

OMG I love this so much: The NYPL has released an album of sound-based experiences that you might be missing right now as we all shelter at home: Missing Sounds of New York.

(via Kottke)

Public Punching Bag

DIY Smartphone Stand From and Egg Box

Paul Priestman teaches us how to make a DIY smartphone stand from an egg box for video calls.

Stimulus [ ] Response

(via Chris)

This is Soothing and Magical