Posted on February 20, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 10 Comments
Over at GalleyCat, MediaBistro’s publishing blog, Ron Hogan has posted his “ultimate blogroll” — the five blogs he can’t live without — and he was nice enough to list Whatever as one of them. See, folks: Bribery works! He’s also soliciting ultimate blogrolls from other folks, and since you’re other folks, you can participate. Head over to GalleyCat, click on the e-mail link (it looks like an envelope), and let him know which four or five blogs you’d rather die than not read. Since he’s already noted Whatever, you should skip this one and give love to others. Because I already know you love me, man. Thanks. I totally love you too.
THE BEATITUDES NETWORK – REBUILDING THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES OF NEW ORLEANS http://www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com)
*I am helping rebuild New Orleans, specifically the public libraries. I don’t have money, but I am giving three years of hard work and a published novel AND ALL ROYALTIES directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. You can help me help New Orleans. Simply buy the book for yourself, and anyone you know who loves New Orleans and likes to read! Go to Amazon.com and see 5 star reviews!
Come to The Beatitudes blog http://www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com and read excerpt from the crime novel The Beatitudes, by Lyn LeJeune, now available at all book distributors around the world and amazon.com, of course. I am DONATING ALL ROYALTIES to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the public libraries of New Orleans. If you like what you read here, order the book, enjoy, and help NEW ORLEANS and the world. My blog is http://www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com- come and join The Beatitudes Network – Rebuilding the Public Libraries of New Orleans)
“BUY A BOOK, BUILD A LIBRARY,” AS QUOTED AT FREAKONOMICS, NEW YORK TIMES, 8/14/07.
One click of your mouse helps NOLA. Merci mille fois.
Thanks, John. I needed that. :)
Ah, commentspam. Even charity commentspam is commentspam.
For some reason, the link isn’t working for me.
That would be so like Scalzi, to crash mediabistro.com’s servers with a referral. Not that I’m complaining.
Lawyers, Guns and Money
Because I already know you love me, man. Thanks. I totally love you too.
Hey HEY. Keep things cool in front of the kids, man. I mean, what about those Bears, eh?
My blog reading is heavily weighed toward gizmos and projects I’ll never undertake (Engadget, hackaday, Make), and tech/kewl standards (Slashdot, BoingBoing), but the one blog that remains on my list even though it hasn’t been updated since last April is Kathy Sierra’s “Creating Passionate Users” at http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/
There isn’t a single post there that isn’t brilliant on design, marketing and systems in general. There should be a special place in hell — and before that, San Quentin — for the guy who made the death threats against her.
My feedreader isn’t especially good at cartoons, but life would be much greyer without Unshelved http://www.unshelved.com and Girl Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com).
All I can say is Whatever belongs on a list of best blogs. In fact, when I recommend it to people, I always tell them that your blog is more entertaining than most people’s novels.
How long will it take for a ‘Scalziing’ to equal or surpass a ‘/.ing’ ?