A couple of Really Good Blogs

by Suw on May 10, 2005

Here's a couple of really good blogs for you.
First, Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good For You, a book I haven't read because it's not out here til the end of the month but which looks like a great read if the reviews are anything to go by. His blog is immediately addictive, not just because he writes well – of course he writes well, he's a writer – but because he comes across like just your ordinary blogger, like you or me or Neil Gaiman. Although I can't imagine Gaiman offering to go down the pub with the punters after a signing. Well, actually I can, but I suspect he doesn't because he'd cause a public nuisance with such a big crowd. (Thanks to Kevin for the heads-up on this.)
Second, Mythos of a Sorority Geek, a wonderful blog I discovered recently when reading through the kerfuffle about women in blogging. (I'll write about that issue one day, I promise.) A true geek in the 'can do shit with computers that I can't even comprehend' sense, sQurl is probably the only woman on the net I've read recently whose views on equality and gender I agree with. She's got a facility for reasoned, yet passionate, thinking that is so frequently missing in online discourse, and I appreciate that quality immensely, particularly when contrasted with some of the kneejerk shit that gets spewed out onto the blogosphere. A gem. Go read.
I will update my blogroll (oh, and there's another hot topic) just as soon as I remember the password.

Anonymous May 10, 2005 at 1:19 pm

“Kneejerk shit that gets spewed out” sums up what's wrong with a lot of blogs.

Anonymous May 11, 2005 at 2:48 am

And mostly, by the time I've finished signing, the pubs are shut.

Anonymous May 11, 2005 at 7:36 am

That's so harsh. You should encourage the organisers to hire venues that include the words 'pub', 'bar' or 'lounge' in their names, and insist on a glass or two of your favourite beverage to 'ward off hand cramps'. Either that, or sneak in a thermos of 'coffee'.

Anonymous May 15, 2005 at 6:58 pm

Well, Hunter Thompson used to insist on a bottle of Chivas Regal waiting for him at each signing. Of course, at his signings, no-one minded too much what he wrote on their books. Or if he wrote on their books. Or if he turned up.

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