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Blogging Excellence

Below are just a few blogs that have exerted some significant influence over the blogosphere.

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Latest Post Blogging: A Look at the Form by G. Michael Rapp public

Below are just a few blogs that have exerted some significant influence over the blogosphere. These blogs include giants like TechCrunch and Huffington Post. They also include lesser known blogs, in hopes of showing just how beautiful the form really is.

Blogging hasn't been eclipsed by the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even Snapchat. Instead, blogs have become part of a much larger (and more sophisticated) social media realm, where long- and short-form creative endeavors dominate. While blogging has been around since the early days of the Web, it was only recently that blogging really took off. By recently, I mean the advent of Web 2.0 platforms, which made blogging a whole lot easier and friendlier to those of us with limited coding capabilities.

Huffington Post.

Often called an enclave for the Web's liberals, Huffington Post is really just a large blog masquerading as a general interest magazine with political news aplenty.

HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News
Read the latest headlines, news stories, and opinion from Politics, Entertainment, Life, Perspectives, and more.

TechCrunch.

A wonderful and powerful example of blogging in today's social media ecosystem. Focuses on technology, with articles about the workings of the Web, gadgets and gizmos, and, of course, startups and startup industries.

TechCrunch – Startup and Technology News
TechCrunch - Reporting on the business of technology, startups, venture capital funding, and Silicon Valley

Kottke.

One of the oldest blogs on the Web, with over 26.000 posts, covering a range of topics. Kottke has been an Internet staple for many who have been denizens of the Internet.

kottke.org
home of fine hypertext products

BoingBoing.

Another staple of the Web, with blogging excellence. Covers a range of topics that would interest most readers. Who doesn't like that name?

Boing Boing
Brain Candy for Happy Mutants!

TerribleMinds (Chuck Wendig).

One of my favorite author personalities is Chuck Wendig, who uses enough expletives to keep the censors busy for years to come. Chuck also blogs, and he has openly (and rightly) advocated for more blogs.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds
Listen, I think my favoritest urban fantasy book of all time is Stephen Blackmoore’s Dead Things. And it’s since bloomed into a bad-ass series for LA necromancer Eric Carter, who is usually in deep with supernatural shenanigans — ghosts, gods, Death Herself. You know, the usual. I’m a book behind (a…

Medievalists.net (Blog + Podcast).

For those who know me, medieval history and studies are my jam. This blog and podcast duo has been around for some time, and they have built a reputation as a trusted source of information on medieval history and medieval studies. (Fair warning: I am a Patreon supporter of Medievalists.net, but that shouldn't detract from their awesomeness. If you don't believe me, check them out for yourselves.)

Medievalists.net - Where the Middle Ages Begin
Where the Middle Ages Begin

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G. Michael Rapp

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