The blogs are out there, and they're waiting for you

In the last few months I've discovered a whole new bunch of blogs out there in the blogsphere that are all brilliant. Initially I meant to post a bit of a roundup of them all and how I got to them, but as the days progressed I got more and more into them and then I simply couldn't choose a post that spoke most to me, nor could I remember the post that had initially caught my eye, in order to share it.

One of the most fantastic things I've found is Australian blogs. Heaps of them! I have in fact found so many quality blogs (from all over) that I'm now kind of overwhelmed by them all. Where I used to check approx 5-8 blogs a day while at work, I'm finding everyday I'm bookmarking something new everyday almost, and I'm running out of time to read them all! But I want to! Which is leading to a small amount of anxiety on my part, I'm going to bed thinking about the blogs I didn't get to that day. But by the next day they've got new posts up! I swear I can't keep up, its doing my head in!
I'm just astounded by how much information is OUT there. And I want it all. In my head. Now.

So here's a quick scan of recent things I've found which I've bookmarked for regular reading, which may or may not interest you. I've left comments on them along the way (mostly) so you if you already read them, you may have seen me lurking already!  :)
In no particular order

Skepticlawyer
(Aussie) An interesting collaboration between two lawyers who blog primarily about the law but also, as the law touches lives in so many ways, other current events and their impact legally.

Club Troppo
(their own description) a leading Australian weblog covering politics, law, economics, art, life and current affairs. With multiple collaboraters, this blog accumulates posts very quickly.
A mix of everything, bit of a grab bag. They post so often among the collaborators that if you don't care much for one post, there's plenty of other new material to choose from. 

Larvatus Prodeo
is an Australian group blog which discusses politics, sociology, culture, life, religion and science from a left of centre perspective.
Expect to find current affairs and the same kind of issues you'd expect to find on the news websites, with a different perspective.

Work Coach Cafe
hosted by Ronnie Ann offers workplace coaching, interview tips, job search advice, real life stories, and plenty of comfort and support.

Ask a Manager
Alison Green is a manager in a Fortune 500 company in the US. She answered readers questions on any matter you wish you could ask your own manager. She also blogs as part of US News.  

What Would Dad Say
GL Hoffman started a business, Job Dig, and shares miscellaneous stories about the business world, starting a business and general corporate stories. He also blogs at US News.

[frockwriter]
The new blog from Patty Huntington. Patty has previously blogged on SMH and Fully Chic @ news.com.au, and has made the move to "real" blogging (as opposed to Mainstream Media blogging). I first had my attention caught by Patty when she was at Fashion Season at SMH, and was involved in a PR power trip at New York Fashion Week, which you can read here.
Her posts read like excerpts from Vogue or any other high fashion mag, and have a refreshingly cool tone. Regular posting always important to me and Patty delivers.

Evil HR Lady
. Similar in style to Ask a Manager in that each post is a response to a question, but with a purely HR bent.  I must say some of the laws in the US are crazy!!


So thats some of the sites out there. I continue to look, except sometimes I wish I could close my eyes and freeze all the blogs in the world so I can catch up on them all!

7 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

sharkcrow said...
August 14, 2008 8:47 AM

Do you use a rss feeder at all? I'm a massive Netvibes fan... I only need to log into one page, and any new posts on the blogs I read regularly appear before my eyes. The only problem with this is I've started reading three times as many!

Network Geek said...
August 15, 2008 1:36 AM

I use Bloglines to keep track of all the blogs I follow regularly. Mostly tech/geek stuff, but also some writing stuff and *gasp* music/art.

But, I know my blog has gotten totally lame lately. I actually have a lot of things bouncing around in my head, but too many people I actually know in real-life, who might get hurt/offended/mad, read my blog now, so it curtails a lot of my better stories. After eight years, I suppose it was bound to happen!

M said...
August 15, 2008 1:57 PM

Blogroll.... haha

Sounds like work is getting in the way of your Blog reading - sounds like a problem. Take two asprin, have a lie down, quit your job and things should be fine

Dataceptionist said...
August 15, 2008 2:20 PM

You hear that guys?! That was license to quit my job! Hooray!

@ Sharkcrow~
alas no I don't, one of the reasons is that I'm kind of funny about liking to read each blog in its own style. I have a few mailing lists that I get an email when they update, but I prefer to actually visit the site. Its a weirdness.

@ Network Geek~
Awww yeah I know what you mean. I have a few people I keep in mind when I post, watching what I'm saying. And I've cocked it up a few times already (whoops!) offending people. Just an idiot all round really LOL

sharkcrow said...
August 18, 2008 2:30 PM

Best bit about netvibes... there's an option to actually show the website, rather than just a feed. It's just the site is in a frame, with all the posts you haven't read yet listed down the side. :)

Reanan said...
August 18, 2008 8:34 PM

GAH yes far too many blogs far too little time in the day to read them!

I can barely through mine, yours, Emma's and K's before my ass is asleep and I have to go to bed.

Dataceptionist said...
August 19, 2008 9:47 AM

@ sharkcrow~
*sigh* sounds like I should investigate this feeder business. The thing is the one time I did investigate it, it all sounded really complicated to set up. I can't remember why exactly.

@ Reanan~
Eek~ I don't think I could cope with only reading them at home. I would go into meltdown for sure. Thank goodness I can bludge and read them at work!

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