New Year's Top Six

 Top Six
of 2011

As the year comes to a close, Blogographer would like to present to you the top six blogs featured here, with the winner receiving a free bloglist link on the sidebar! I suppose we could think of it as a Christmas bonus to the big blogs that help make my blog a reality by posting awesome content. Keep it up, haha!

Here are the top six, starting from the bottom:

#6 - TheUniversityBlog

"As the name implies, TheUniversityBlog focuses on university and college. This blog's intention is to provide helpful information on a wide range of academia-related subjects, from "employability" to the secrets of success."
TheUniversityBlog has provided me with more than enough help on advancing through college- and university-level class and general school issues, so I recommend it highly as supplemental information.


Fitness Week: Tom Kurz's Weblog

Welcome to the second post of Fitness Week here on Blogographer! Here is a quick run-down of Fitness Week, as found in my post:

"So how are we going to work this weight off? Well, by exercise and fitness, of course! This week on Blogographer is going to be Fitness Week, and we will be featuring three fitness blogs on Wednesday the 28th, Friday the 30th, and Monday on the second of January."

Today's subject is number two on that list, and that subject is martial arts. Judo, karate, etc., all fit into this particular category, and Tom Kurz loves to write about it. He has been trained in all sorts of physical education and has had some experience himself in the world of peak physical conditioning.

Here is a bit about Tom Kurz:


Fitness Week: Leangains

Welcome to the first post of Fitness Week here on Blogographer! Here is a quick run-down of Fitness Week, as found in my last post:

"So how are we going to work this weight off? Well, by exercise and fitness, of course! This week on Blogographer is going to be Fitness Week, and we will be featuring three fitness blogs on Wednesday the 28th, Friday the 30th, and Monday on the second of January."

Today's subject is about "intermittent fasting and all things related," on the blog Leangains. Some of you may have heard about Leangains before, whether it be while casually browsing the internet or even because you were trying to improve your dieting or training routines. Many of you, however, have probably not heard of it, and hopefully by the end of this post you will at least give it a visit. ;D


Christmas Break, and Fitness Week on Blogographer

Christmas Break

Welcome back, blogographers. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas (or various other holidays, if that is what you celebrated over the break), and that your New Year's is happy. Over these holidays, I am sure all of your ate a good, large meal or two, involving perhaps roast, ham, turkey, sweet potatoes, biscuits, mashed potatos, gravy, and more. Surely many of us will put on a few pounds!

Fitness Week

So how are we going to work this weight off? Well, by exercise and fitness, of course! This week on Blogographer is going to be Fitness Week, and we will be featuring three fitness blogs on Wednesday the 28th, Friday the 30th, and Monday on the second of January.

The first will be the ever-popular Leangains, followed by Tom Kurz's Weblog, and finally Beast Skills. Some of you may recognize Beast Skills from a previous post I made on Blogographer. I am featuring it again as a "Revisted" post, to cap off the Fitness Week. Enjoy!


Chemistry for All: Revisited

Well, would you look at the time -- time for another Revisited post! Everybody, load up into our blogging time machine, and let us travel into the past to revisit those worthy blogs that deserve another mention. Then, we will come back to our own time, and see how they are now. We will even go into the future, to predict how they will turn out.

The Revisited feature today is all about Chemistry for All, which actually was not "Chemistry for All" back when I reviewed it here on Blogographer. Way back in the yesteryears of July 2011, this particular blog went by the name "Life in General," and though the name has changed, the look and feel have not. After all, why fix something that is not broken, right?

Here is an excerpt from the original post about this blog, on Blogographer:


You Want, You Lose

Uh-oh, watch out, blogographers: today's feature will be self-promoting! Ooooh nooo!

That aside, we can start in on the blog itself. Today's blog feature is on You Want, You Lose, which is a blog that I have been running by myself for some time now. In all fairness and to discredit those who might call me biased since it is my own blog, I will also point of those facets about it I did not enjoy, as well.

First things first: the content is awesome. If you ask me, no matter who you are, you can appreciate the value that the content has. Even if you never plan to buy anything listed on there (I certainly have not, out of financial security), it is still quite fun to peruse. The items are endlessly incredible.

On the other hand, the blog's look itself could use a bit of work. The layout and background are actually some of the default styles, which need to be updated to be personalized to their style of the blog. I would consider the banner a nice, customizing touch that is on the right track to getting it right.

The writing is usually more wild than that which I write here on Blogographer (though we all know my posts are not exempt entirely from bouts of eccentricity), but that is because the content is about a wilder subject. There is more room for silliness, in my opinion.

If you want to see it for yourself, you can visit at You Want, You Lose. Be sure to let me know you visited in a comment!



I think that I should start off this post with a fair disclaimer: I am good friends with the writer of this blog, and the blog is fairly new. However, do not let you think that I am trying to fool you into visiting his blog; everything I say here is what I really think about the blog myself, as a blog reviewer and writer.

So, without further disclaiming humdrum, I present to you: Hi.Def.Walls!

First off, if you take a look at the URL on that link, you may have an aneurism trying to take the whole thing in! That is largely my fault, as when suggesting URLs, I noticed nearly all of them were taken. In an attempt to make the URL business easy and practical, I suggest that behemoth, and it worked.

That is not the only thing that worked for this blog; in fact, it is just one of many great features this blog possesses. The blog's background is quite eye-catching, and shows off taste in wallpapers. The format of the posts and blog are both quite simple, as well. There is very little fluff to distract the reader from the big goal: the perfect wallpaper(s).

I think that my favorite is perhaps the Tuesday posts. How can you beat out the gorgeous gals? If you want to see more wallpapers and categories (or just peruse the hottest women the internet has to offer), check out Hi.Def.Walls.



Here is a post for you today, blogographers, of a blog that, in theory, matches that category of "Whatever I Want;" my ever-despised "random" group of blogs that seem to plague the internet. Naturally, I should have passed right over Drunkethics, since it seemed to have no truly specific purpose, but then I caught a glimpse of a chick in some chain-and-plate armor.

Workin' the chainmail!
Boy, do I have to say, that caught my attention.

It is not every day that you run across a genuine, homebrewed armor crafter. It is the internet, and there are people just like that out there, I know; however, I do not often run into them, especially since I tend to stick to my spheres of interest on this big, wide web. Roaming away from my internet comfort zone is... well, it's uncomfortable.

I am definitely not uncomfortable on Drunkethics, though. It is easy to fit right in with the posts, as the blogger seems to have a homey, cozy feel to his writing. While still retaining an air of professionalism and class, he keeps it on a friendly level, with writing more likely to be seen between two best friends in an e-mail rather than on a blog.

He even has some awesome armor sets in the making! His models seem to be a man, and a woman (the author and his girlfriend, perhaps?) with the chain-and-plate armor on, showing off his improvements as compared to the last post. I do not think armor has ever been so interesting to me, haha.

Drunkethics gets the Blogographer Seal of Approval!



Hey there, blogographers. I have a special treat here today that, while perhaps not entirely meeting the exact criteria one may have for being a "blog," is still a very cool site with a vague blog structure.

This particular site is ThisIsWhyImBroke [sic], which is built up around the idea of displaying awesome things that the authors run across on the internet, whether it cost pennies or dozens of G's (the money kind of G, of course). While there are many practical purchase options on the "blog," it still features quite a few wacky items for ridiculous prices.

Ya know. In case you happened to be fabulously wealthy, of course. ;P

Going to their "About Us" page on the site has the following self-description for ThisIsWhyImBroke:


Carver PhotoCinema

"Carver PhotoCinema is a photography studio, based out of the San francisco bay Area, CA. Founded by Callib L. Carver, Carver PhotoCinema is dedicated to creating stunning artistic and alternative photographs. Using new media, we hope to capture the attention of people across the world."

That is a pretty bold statement for any sort of business to make, especially so for a photography studio. Every teenager and his/her uncle is a "photographer," it would seem, and you know what? That is most certainly fine by me. If you want to wield a camera and say you like to take pictures, more power to you. Who am I to stifle the artistic determination of anybody?

Then there are those that might consider themselves professional photographers by meeting the same requirements as I listed above. Here the typical checklist for becoming a professional photographer these days:

1. A Nikon camera

And you're done, it would seem. If only a cursory knowledge of computers made me a professional IT guy! Now that would be something, eh? Alas, the owning of equipment does not usually qualify one for professional work in that subject.



Animals. The subject of so much controversy, from the personal lives of everyday people to the complicated ones of celebrities. Some people love their pets so much, you might wonder just how far they would go for them (and, if it came down to you or them, which would that person save?). At any rate, there is no shortage of discussion for both pet-lovers and haters, or even those floating around in the middle.

Along with all of this conversation (and perhaps, because of it), many misconceptions arise about how to take care of each pet. It is easy for these truth-lacking tips to proliferate as so many people look for answers to their problems, but we must be careful to take out those which are definitely true and backed by a professional medical or related opinion.


Videuphoria: Revisited (and Revisited: Revisited!)

Yeah, I bet you guys had forgotten about the Revisited series, huh? Letting it slowly sink away into the abyss of the post archives... Well, perhaps it's high time we revisited the Revisited series! Hopefully, if all goes as planned, you guys will be seeing a lot more of the Revisited series again, especially since the post number has now hit three digits and I am closing in on 400 followers! Thanks to you guys; I could not have done it without you! Well, maybe I could have. The world will never know...

What we do know is that today's Revisited post is on the blog Videuphoria, a blog that attempts to push your YouTube addiction to the edge like a knocked-up crack whore at a cocaine candy shop (can I even say that on here?). Fret not, though, young addict: Videuphoria will continue to intravenously pump video content into your bloodstream, so that you never have to go without!

So, without any further ado (and so that maybe you won't bite my finger off in your weird little videuphoric withdrawals), I present to you a video from the Videuphoria site itself!

If you wanted to 'revisit' some of the old Revisited posts, to see what you are missing out on, or if you are having a bit of Blogographer nostalgia (riiiiight), then here's a neat little list collecting all of them for you, so you don't have to spend countless seconds delving through the archive for them:

Bored Olives: Revisited
  • "The blog, written by the affectionate Stephen Davis, is based on the supposedly true story of two star-crossed lovers (to use the perfect Shakespeare quote for the moment) who, when I first posted, seemed destined to skirt along the edges of passion and love eternally, their fates ever pulling them apart."

Geekologie: Revisited
  •  "So, today I will be revisiting the hilarious blog Geekologie, which isn't exactly a tech blog, but it is a geek blog which features tons of gizmos and gadgets. There's also the occasional gorgeous fashion model for the purpose of... well, why not?! This blog was featured on Blogographer quite a long time ago, and it's time it's brought up again."

SDG Reviews: Revisited
  •  "A while back, I wrote a feature on a blog known then as "Who Wrote This Crap?" (now known as SDG Reviews) by someone who is now a personal blogging acquaintance of mine. From you can see, I really did enjoy his blog overall and the reviews were top-notch (cinematically educational!)."

icycooL's: Revisited
  •  "Almost three months ago, I reviewed a blog that was, at the time, new and upcoming that goes by the name icycooL's. The blog writer, the eponymous icycooL, is a close friend of mine outside of the blogosphere, and when he created his blog, I felt that I definitely needed to let people know about it."


100 Posts!

Well, there it is, folks. This post officially marks the one-hundredth blog post on Blogographer. I had 99 posts, but a hundredth wasn't one of them! Now, that's been changed. Post count will be in the triple digits from this point forward, an odd but proud thing to see.

What a long, strange trip it's been, but I could not have done it without you guys. Considering I received almost four followers per post up to this point, I think I would consider Blogographer a raging success. It may not be some Gawker Media bigshot, but I am glad to say that I feel accomplished.

Until the next hundred, blogographers!


The Weeaboo

"The world is finally starting to ‘wake up’ to what Japan has to offer."

Japan sure does love their lasers. Oh yeah, and women. Them, too.
Truer words about the relation of the Western world with Japan have never been spoken. After many centuries of isolationism, preferring the Japanese culture so delicately cultivated by shoguns and emperors, samurai and daimyo, relations and eventually trade with the country opened up to the rest of humanity with the mission of the United States to Japan. Since then, it has been an ongoing exchange of culture that has inundated the market with goods from both countries.

As Japan gained a lot of political and economic structure from the United States, especially following World War II and defeat by the U.S.-involved Allies, the U.S. has also gained quite a bit in the way of culture. From anime to manga, Pocky to sushi, many of the wealthy American staples come directly from Japan. So why is there still a stigma to being in love with Japanese culture?


Self-Medicate Music

Who doesn't love a good music blog? After all, music is perhaps the most popular form of modern artistic expression in the world. Naturally, the tides of the internet follow the waves of interest, and as such music is a hugely popular internet item. Blogs ride the popular items, too.

With this inundation of music blogs, you may see a lot of bad ones. A good music blog seems out of grasp, impossible; and yet, we have it here at Self-Medicate, a self-evidently incredible blog. Looking at the layout alone is just beautiful, meshing with music so well. The music that is posted is top-quality. Here's a list of some songs (in their posts) you can find over at Self-Medicate.

Check it out for more! The link is: http://www.selfmedicatemusic.com/



I have always been a personal fan of writing. Ever since I was young, I always felt more expressive in the literary arts than the visual ones. While I have a healthy respect for all art forms, I feel a kinship to writing that I have never felt with another form of artistic expression. Perhaps this is because of my passion for reading as well, considering the two go hand-in-hand.

At any rate, out of my deep respect for the power of writing, I have chosen today's feature blog, Wordsmith. According to the writer on his About page for the blog, "I am a wordsmith. I need to practise my writing, so I am attempting to write a short story every day for a year. Some will be bad, some will be good, all will be written in a rush as I count down to a daily deadline."

While I have encountered many blogs of similar dedication, most have been with fairly uninteresting layouts or overcrowded with information irrelevant to the topic. Some may find either of these more suitable to their tastes, but as for my own, I believe the writer at Wordsmith employs the wiser of the option choices for his site. It is incredibly easy to navigate and find what you want, which are the individual story tidbits.


Merry Turkeyday!

Bet you're hungry now, eh? ;D
Hey there, blogographers! I have come to wish you a Merry Turkeyday, for one and for all! Let your tables be overflowing with turkey meat drizzled in gravy, or mashed potatoes with all the right seasonings. Stuffing cooked with just the right amount of fluffiness; delicious sweet potatoes covered in marshmellows, and baked. Mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Anyhow, I'd love it for you guys to leave me a comment on this post when you are done with the festivities of the day to tell me how your Turkeyday went! What did you do, where did you go? What delicious foods did you have? I'd love to hear the variety of edible goodness!

For those of you not from the United States (because we know you Canadians do it on a different day for Newfoundland!), you can just tell us if you heard anything about Thanksgiving in your own country, and what did you do today? From the normal to the insanely fun, let us know how your country sees Thanksgiving!

Merry Turkeyday!


The Wise Sloth

The United States of America has always been a country of the most heated contention, beginning even before the country's inception in 1776. The British, and subsequently the allies of England, fought back the revolutionary tides of the American colonists at its roots and through the years leading up to the formation of the United States. Without missing a beat, the U.S. is embroiled in just about every global problem to arise during the current and previous presidential administrations. Less cautious Americans might call this a classic example of poking one's nose where it does not belong.

Naturally, the American government receives contemptuous responses from all walks of life, and from all over the world. The most vociferous of these responses belong to the Americans themselves, most of whom have become disenchanted with their government as of late. Many of the new parties gaining momentum in the country are those parties which address the "uselessness" of the current administration. Amidst economical collapse, a corrupt and exceedingly wealthy upper class with a vice grip on politics, and the type of social revolution not seen since the 1960s in the U.S., new parties are quickly gaining ground.

An example of one such opponent to the current system of government and politics is today's blog feature: The Wise Sloth. Though the site lacks a thorough About page (see the link to understand what I mean), I had trouble knowing what it was exactly at first. It becomes more clear after reading a few of the posts he makes (the majority of which, at least recently, are political comics), but he could definitely use a purposeful About page, in my opinion.


The Skyrim Blog

In the usual year-end culmination of gaming that befalls holiday season, we've seen a lot of spectacular videogames and the shifts in gaming power that comes with them. Modern Warfare 3 made some lines at GameStop's midnight release so long that they could put World of Warcraft's releases (a notoriously big winner) to shame. Battlefield 3 failed to meet the hype its own distributors generated, and EA dredged up the wrath of many of us angry videogame nerds. Minecraft has spawned a fanbase so devout that they can hardly bring themselves to leave the game.

One particular game this year, though, has caught not only my full attention, but that of a great portion of the gamer base. It has essentially launched a bid for Game of the Year against the Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Uncharted bigshots of previous fame. This game is the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In the nearly three hundred years following the Oblivion plot, dragons, as well as their mortal kin the Dragonborn, have returned to the province of Skyrim amid mass unrest between the Empire and a Nord-centric rebellion group.


Doug's Darkworld

Greetings, blogographers! In our little corner of the internet today, I will be writing about a blog that has absolutely captured my own heart, in more ways than just one. It is an elegantly written blog with a minimalist layout, allowing for the words to speak to the reader for themselves. This blog is Doug's Darkworld.

"Welcome to Doug’s Darkworld, a blog about war, mysteries, history, strange things, science, logic, photography, cosmology, paleontology, anthropology,  current events, religion, propaganda, philosophy, psychology, sociology,  ghosts, paranormal events, movies, astronomy, space exploration, metaphysics, foreign policy, propaganda, and whatever else strikes my fancy. As the esteemed Robert A. Heinlein said: 'Specialization is for insects.'"
-from Doug's Darkworld blog 


Daily Car Reviews

Today on Blogographer, I am featuring a wonderful blog on cars, that goes by the name of Daily Car Reviews. The blog displays, "reviews, pictures, specifications, and more," going all the way down to the bones of the particular car-maker in question to get a good review. Impressed is just one of the words I would use for Daily Car Reviews.

Here's a sample of the Spyker C12 Zagato post:

"This article is about the former car manufacturer Spyker, who are now known as Spyker Cars. Spyker was a Dutch car manufacturer that started back in 1880 by Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker. To make the brand market internationally they decided to change the 'Ij' into 'y'. Started in Hilversum and moved to Trompenburg, Amsterdam in 1898.In this year they made the "Golden Carriage" which is still in use by the Royal Family of the Netherlands. 


Cell Fame

In the day of smartphone prowess, where everyone is as avid a smartphone user as a computer user, customization of your cell is highly regarded. There's always been tons of high definition wallpaper sites for laptop, desktop, and various other mediums, but it seems that smartphones, particularly Androids, get left in the dust by their technological brethren in this department.

Cell Fame is an excellent blog for your high-def Android walls, though! It's clean, easy to navigate layout makes it a cinch to step right in, find the wall of your choice, and get going! Ever wanted some artfully gorgeous girl to adorn your smartphone?


'Kerli' on Cell Fame


Eye of the Beholder

To visit Eye of the Beholder via direct link, or without having to go through the article, please click here: http://steadytest.blogspot.com/

Everybody who has read my blog knows that I am no serious fan of the "random" blog genre. I think it's honestly more than overdone; I believe the internet is inundated and saturated with random blogs. This is why it is so relieving to find random blogs that are actually good. They usually still have structure, and are less like diaries and journals as they are like blogs centered around the interests of the writer.

Such a rare blog is Eye of the Beholder, a blog penned by the very well-written Patres, a man of distinctive knowledgeable taste. Eye of the Beholder is for whatever Patres wishes to write about, though the articles have a general, background flow to them.

Here's an excerpt from EotB's "Keep your helmets on! 2005 YU55 near pass:"


A Tuesday Laugh, Big Five

As with every Tuesday, today's Tuesday post features A Tuesday Laugh, where we all have a bit of a chuckle at the expense of us bloggers (trust me, we're laughing at ourselves, too!). Enjoy the pictures below, and check back every week for a good laugh. :]

Here's links to the previous four Tuesday Laugh posts: [1] [2] [3] [4]




To visit HiveGamer via direct link, or without having to go through the article, please click here: http://hivegamer.blogspot.com

With the Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim just around the corner (midnight launch for 11-11-11), I thought it would be appropriate to do today's blog feature on a gaming news site! After all, Skyrim is looking to be one of the biggest games to be released to-date, and I am going to be enjoying the midnight festivities of Tamriel with my friends (LAN parties FTW!).

Personally, I am all for the independent, small site game reviewers and news writers that seem to pepper the internet with a ferocity. I think that they make up an important part of the overall gaming community, because it is their mass of opinions, and their reviews, that influence the whole gaming market, not just that of the magazines and sites like GameInformer and Kotaku.


Designer Musik

Hey there, blogographers, I know you absolutely adore music. After all, who doesn't like at least a little music?

Well, today we have on Blogographer the wonderfully convenient site Designer Musik, which is a blog by a music connoisseur named Haezer. The writer posts a new song every five or so days (give or take a couple of days for his schedule), but each song seems to be quite enjoyable and well-picked. You would probably enjoy it more if you really enjoy the electronic genre (drum n bass, dubstep, etc.), but I'm sure the casual listener can find something here to enjoy, as well!


Why I Enjoy Paying Taxes

I'm sure that title caught your attention, eh?

It must come as little surprise to you (or anyone else, to be honest) that nobody likes to pay taxes. Not one bit. Or.. is there one out there that really does? It would appear that the only guy in the world who happily pays his taxes has opened a blog about it. He must be interesting; I mean, come on!, he's got 57 reasons so far to enjoy paying taxes, and I've yet to find the first! That's creativity right there.

While many bloggers open a blog with a generic niche (see Blogographer), there's always the one guy with something to say. Even then, much of the time, that one guy blows a lot of hot air. This time, though, Pittsburghian videographer and writer Mike is that one guy, and there's nothing average about Mike. Not even when it comes to taxes.

Here's a small piece of Reason #26 from his blog, Why I Enjoy Paying Taxes:


A Tuesday Laugh, El Cuatro

It's that time again! Tuesday strolls around, and so today we will have ourselves a Tuesday Laugh!

You can have a Tuesday Laugh, indeed! For more laughs, check out previous "A Tuesday Laugh" posts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]



Blogographer Sponsored Blogs

Here on Blogographer, it's usually just a single blog per day -- that's the easiest way to give each blog the time they need to be thoroughly discussed in just a single post. However, some sponsored blogs of Blogographer (blogs that we support) aren't exactly feature material, as they're either by myself, or my friends and family.

As I feel quite unfair throwing the spotlight solely on someone I know just because they know me, I thought that I would dedicate a single post today to the Blogographer Sponsored Blogs. The last Saturday of each month will see the Sponsored Blogs listed for new readers and old readers alike to enjoy!



The Most Powerful Strength And Muscle
Building Strategies On The Internet, Without
The Usual Bullshit And Broscience!

That little tidbit was taken from the StrongLifts.com website itself, and I have to give it to them: they really know how to catch your attention! I noticed that their by-line followed similar protocol with, "No B.S. Strength and Muscle Building Strategies." With promises like that, how could I resist investigating a little further into their bodybuilding blog? :P

Here's an excerpt from the site itself so you can judge it yourself, as well:

"Alex E. has doubts about the effectiveness of the StrongLifts 5x5 program. Read the interesting argument he emailed me. Quote...
If the StrongLifts 5x5 program is so unbelievably effective, why doesn't EVERYONE at the gym use it?
Because the majority is always wrong. Most people struggle with money, have bad relationships and are out-of-shape fat slobs. Quite bluntly, their life sucks. Yet they copy eachother likes monkeys and give unsolicited advice at every single opportunity they get. Worse, they feel compelled to criticize us and call us freaks, even though we're actually getting results. They're nuts."

This blog actually tries to improve you as a person on the level you are at, so I suggest that if you're looking to put on some muscle, work yourself out, and generally live a happier life, check out StrongLifts.com.



Hey there, blogographers. I'm glad I could tear myself away from today's feature long enough to write this post, because it was getting dangerously close to posting time and, well -- don't we all hate when people post stuff late? So let's get down to business: Cracked.com.

This particularly site is so good that I almost didn't realize how long I had spent on it. You wouldn't believe me if I told you how long, but I will tell you anyways: four hours. No, not four hours in total, including breaks, spanning over a few days. Four hours straight with about three minutes to get up, take a leak, and get my clothes out of the dryer that had been sitting there for hours.

r/funny: 1 million readers!

So something incredible happened on the internet recently. One of reddit's subreddits, r/funny, finally reached the one-million-readers mark, making it the first subreddit to do so. This is akin to Ashton Kutcher claiming the first account to one million Twitter followers, making it quite the occasion.

The subreddit decided to celebrate by encouraging users to give themselves 'flair,' or titles next to their names. It could really be whatever they want (yes, I put 'blogographer.org' next to my name -- what else?) and so there's been quite the myriad of funny flairs.

For my shot at funny flair, I've gone with the following:


A Tuesday Laugh, Take Three!

What's that, blogographers? You want a Tuesday Laugh?

Well, since you asked so nicely, you can have a Tuesday Laugh, indeed! For more laughs, check out previous "A Tuesday Laugh" posts: [Part 1] [Part 2]




It's about that time for another Gawker Media network blog here on Blogographer (and, no, they do not sponsor me, haha)!

This time, I will be featuring Lifehacker, blogging kin to such other successful sites as Jalopnik, Kotaku, and Gizmodo (among others) by Gawker. According to their about page and byline, Lifehacker is about, "tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done." If that is not descriptive enough for ya, then their about page also has a helpful little video on it.



Okay, so if this next blog feature confuses and intrigues you, then you are in good company.

Holytaco is the name, and this blog is about.. well, according to their website pages, "girls, photos, videos, articles, galleries, and flowcharts." I don't quite know what flowcharts is all about (did I miss the memo on flowerchart fetishism?) but the rest are pretty much internet staples.

There's not really too much more to say about a blog like this other than, "Check it out!" because some of the stuff they have.. my god, I can't stop laughing!


Beast Skills

Greetings, blogographers! I bring you something interesting from a part of the internet that I do not feature enough! That particular part is fitness, involving such topics as working out, acrobatics, gymnastics, dieting, and way more than I can list here in just one paragraph comfortably.

The blog I bring you goes by the name of Beast Skills -- and for good reason. The writer, Jim, has been involved in both, "bodyweight skills and weight training for well over a decade now," and is a, "Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)," so he knows what he's talking about.


A Tuesday Laugh, Part Deux

You can find the first part of A Tuesday Laugh here.

Yes, blogographers, it's that time again: Tuesday. We're gonna laugh and bring a little levity to the blog, whether you want it or not! I dare you to scroll down without laughing even a little bit on the inside to these funny blogging pictures.

Go on.



Interesting Life Hacks, Infographics & Links

A little less than a week ago, I posted about "A little bit of this and not so much of that," a blog that focused on no particularly topic or niche. Now, I am not usually one to subject you to random blogs so frequently, my blogographers, but I am afraid I have come across another good one. :P
This one is Interesting Life Hacks, Infographics & Links, a blog whose purpose seems to be explained by the title. The blog is not entirely random, as it focuses on the three things listed above; other than that, though, it is a free-for-all.

The blog appears to be written by a paulz, a man of fewer words than pictures and videos. As shown through his posts, he prefers to let the media of the internet speak for itself rather than blather away incessantly about it. Gotta respect a man who can be succinct!

If you want something to keep you entertained throughout a boring day, then I would definitely recommend paulz's Life Hacks, Infographics & Links!


Jumbly Tumbly

Mmm, psychology. The type of subject that was literally built to get in your head, and rummage around in all of your dirty secrets and memories. As a self-aware species, we are entirely interested in the workings of our own self, especially that of the non-physical mind (as well as a bit of the physical mind, too) and maybe even a soul.

Our 'soul' or 'spirit' is often so widely interpreted that we've pretty much taken it to mean anything ethereal or wispy, but psychologists and various other social scientists work day by day to uncover the truth behind the soul. Is there really more to our minds than the gray matter and goop that sits in our skulls, or are we doomed to be bound to a physical world until we should wipe ourselves out?

All are questions that Jumbly Tumbly sets out to explore. In an uncomplicated approach, writer Supernova explains various experiments, concepts, and theories of the psychological studies world to us less-informed on the subject, but also goes the extra step to keep the reader interested.


A little bit of this and not so much of that

The blogs I write about almost always have a specific niche, whether it be technology, videogames, or even saving money in daily life. Not often enough to do I write about those simple blogs whose only goal is to entertain the reader with stories and images, a concept from the webdays of old.

This is because not often enough are there even good blogs to write about with this sort of premise. They're usually either so wild and unruly, or entirely uninteresting, that I can't see any reason to post them on my blog for featuring.


A Tuesday Laugh

Hey there, blogographers. I think you guys deserve a break from the serious tempo of this blog every now and again, so I believe we should give ourselves a bit of a chuckle or chortle, maybe even squeals and giggles. I dedicate Tuesdays on this blog to having a laugh about (what else?) blogging.



Big League Stew

There's something all of you blogographers out there should know: I love baseball. So, in addition to those certain niches that receive a lot more attention than others (i.e. gaming, gadgets, etc.), baseball will probably be seeing a lot more posts on my blog.

Today's post, then, is appropriately about baseball. This particular blog is Big League Stew, a blog run by Yahoo! Sports that focuses on MLB. If you want the most up-to-date news on whatever is going on in the MLB, Big League Stew has it for you.


Extra Ordinary

Alright, so today's post is a little less blog than it is webcomic (okay, a lot more webcomic), but I thought it was extraordinary (get it?) and should be shared with my readers.

In my opinion, Extra Ordinary is really quite enjoyable. It's funny in a random, internet-humor sort of way. It's very lighthearted and rarely, if ever, touches down on serious topics (unlike the contemporary Ctrl+Alt+Del). It's been highly popular on sites like Reddit, where it has achieved much attention when posted.



Travel is something that I feel everyone should experience, even if only a few times in their life. It's incredible just how different life is only a few hundred miles away -- even more so a few thousand miles!

Those of us that live the USA have the particularly lucky draw of being able to travel to fifty states without even leaving the country or speaking a different language.


Nostalgic Video Games

Today's feature on Blogographer is another video game blog (yes, another), but it's not just any ol' video game blog. The internet is inundated with blogs about gamers and gaming news, though every once in a while you come across an older games blog.

The one I've stumbled upon goes by the name of Nostalgic Video Games, a rather simple blog name. From what I can see, it's written by a one D_Homes (though older posts are attributed to 'Kryptic' whom I assume is the same person), who isn't a half-bad writer in my opinion.


The Doctor Who Blog

Hey there, blogographers. It's no secret that I am a fan of geekery and whatnot, and so today I bring you a blog on something notorious among the geek world: Doctor Who. That's right, the longest running sci-fi television show that is still, to this day, played on BBC.

This blog is appropriately named The Doctor Who Blog (often the most simply named blogs are the most successful) and it's very informative on the show. If you want to hear the news first, then this is the blog to go to.

I personally recommend The Doctor Who Blog if you're a fan of the series. Check it out!


The Dharblog

Here's a little something for those of you who enjoy webcomics - The Dharblog, a blog off-shoot of the "Dharbin!" site by cartoonist Dustin Harbin. His whole site is interesting, as a matter of fact, and more than just the blog should be considered.

I have even personally used his website tutorials to improve my own art. While he isn't a perfect artist (though, since art is subjective, it can't really be 'perfect'), he does know how it's done.


Interior Design Style Guide

Interior design is, as the InteriorDesign community on reddit defines it:
  1. The trade of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior.
  2. The process of decorating a space to make it more pleasing to the eye, and more comfortable for people to be in.
Well, one can't just magically make his or her space optimally 'pleasing to the eye' or 'comfortable for people to be in' without a little help from those who know what they are talking about, which is exactly why today's blog feature is the Interior Design Style Guide blog.


Project Earth Rover

Does anyone remember the post I did recently on the Hampture blog, where an underwater society of hamsters was constructed for science (successfully, I might add)? If you don't, I suggest you go back and read up on it, as there's a lot of interesting (and insane) stuff in that post.

This time, I bring you the same author on a different project. For the sake of science, and battling squirrels, he has decided to do initiate Project Earth Rover, an experiment to see if remotely operated robots can do exploring for us through the forests and terrain, in a safe environment.