A few weeks ago, I came across the BlogDay 2005 event and thought it would be fun to participate. The idea to have bloggers share 5 different blog recommendations was proposed by Nir Ofir, a blogger and editor for the Israeli portal Tapuz.co.il.
Nir wanted to learn about new blogs, and offer blog readers a glimpse at other blogs as recommended by the bloggers they already read.
Here's the idea behind BlogDay in the words of Nir himself:
BlogDay was initiated with the belief that bloggers should have one day which will be dedicated to know other bloggers, from other countries or areas of interests. In that day Bloggers will recommend about them to their Blog visitors.
In one long moment In August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs, Preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.
Here are my 5 recommendations:
Rands in Repose
I enjoy Rands in Repose quite a bit, because of the writing quality and thoughtfulness of each post. Rands doesn't write often, but when he does, it's very good quality stuff, that gets me thinking. I also quite like his blog design.
Selected post: The Bear Story
The blog of Jon Gruber, who comments mainly on technology, particularly the Mac, user interface and reading between the lines of news stories. Like Rands, Jon posts less regularly, but when he posts, the writing is excellent and thought provoking.
Selected post: Ronco Spray-On Usability
This is the weblog of Janet Tokerud, who often writes about various tidbits that seem to interest me. She also buys all of the gadgets I wish I could buy, but can't justify! As a fellow Mac OS X user, avid reader, Moleskine and pen freak she provides good insight on many of my favorite things.
Selected post: The World is Flat, Now What?
Veerle is a Belgian blogger covering design, music and other related tidbits. I love her excellent tutorials in graphics and web design and have also enjoyed her music suggestions. I appreciate that she shares her knowledge.
Selected post: 5 Steps to achieve a nice aqua effect
Blog of a Canadian pastor and techno-junkie. Jordon provides challenging writing on culture, faith and technology, along with great contextless links. Jordon is currently going through a tough time physically, but manages to keep writing somehow. I like Jordon's honesty and the revelation of his personality through his posts.
Selected post: Summer Reading List
I hope you enjoy checking out my recommendations and look forward to checking out others in the BlogDay collection at Technorati.