Reading can be very boring sometimes and I appreciate it a lot when writers put effort into small things such as visualisation, format, sarcasm, puns etc… I am tidying up my bookmarks and I have a folder full of interesting blogs and articles so here is a list of some of them.
Texting With Cancer
If I remember correctly, one night I started searching up “interesting personal blogs to read” on Google until I came across a blogging award site where Texting With Cancer was one of the winners. I was intrigued by the writer’s inner monologue presented in an iMessage style. Honestly, I am just a sucker for cute original stuff and this ticks all the boxes for me. If you liked the reading format then you may also enjoy the blog it was inspired from, Before We Met.
Yes, there is a website that lets you play with Drake’s Hotline Blink moves. Another move, another groove.
Cardboard Box Office
This adorable family recreates popular film scenes by using cardboards. Yeah, you read it right. How cool is that?
Si Le Soleil
This has to be one of the most beautiful travel log blogs I have ever seen. I am not going to lie here, for 10 minutes I was very confused by the blog’s theme and format and didn’t quite understand the purpose behind it. It is in French but if you haven’t studied you can wait for Google Chrome to automatically translate it for you.
Jumping To Conclusions
“I was going to start a blog but then I realized: I don’t have the time to write it and you don’t have the time to read it. So from now on, I’m just jumping to conclusions.” – Gómez Barroso.
A Year And A Day
Do you know what Wicca is? Neither did I. I have always been interested into cults, especially those that do not require human sacrifice… please; something like a common interest with social meetups? I don’t believe in anything in particular, it’s just that there are so many interesting things in the world and I want to see it and know it all. Here is an extract from the blog:
Wicca is an initiatory earth-based mystery religion which believes in a Goddess and a God, follows the Wheel of the Year, and follows a set of ethics which aims to “harm none”. Wicca is a path of empowerment and personal growth, stressing personal power and responsibility, and living in harmony with the universe. Scott Cunningham also states that “Wicca doesn’t view deity as distant. The Goddess and God are both within ourselves and manifest in all nature.” – Wicca: A Guide For the Solitary Practitioner
The Ramen Rater
As the title says it is about a cool guy reviewing every single ramen existing in this world. Pretty awesom right? I found him through Tumblr and from there got redirected to his original blog. I always check his yearly top ten list of spicy ramen to see if there are any new gems on the market.
Books By Julia
I found out about this adorable blog from Reddit where this gentleman wrote in the comments that his little daughter reviews books appropriate to her age for her peers. While this is an excellent way to get your kids into reading and developing their writing skills and critical thinking, what caught my eyes is the “Daddy’s afterthoughts” note at the end of every review which means the father also goes through the same reading journey as his daughter. Maybe because I come from an Asian family but I have never seen a father being this engaged with his own child’s learning process. Very heartwarming really.
Have you ever read an apology and rolled your eyes hard 360 degrees or seen an eloquent one that you want to hire the PR team/ghostwriter for yourself? Well, there is a website that analyses media apologies and explains why it was bad or good. People tend to forget that the correct choice of words paired with the right timings can really turn the tables. Sometimes all we ask for is a genuine apology and it hurts us, even more, when people miss the points or put no effort in it. Through this website, I learnt how to be concise and clear with my apologies by thinking from someone else’s perspective. It is a very interesting niche that helps you to be more aware of events from different fields but also to improve your own critical thinking skills.