Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blog Day 2007

What is BlogDay?

BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. With the goal in mind, on this day participating bloggers are each posting a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.

The blog where my friend Mike shares his interests, projects, trips, readings, and musings. Contains comments and links on a variety of interesting subjects, from Greek culture, to philosophy, labor songs, radical politics in India, and much more.
I knew nothing of Sai Baba of Shirdi before I encountered this, but I was instantly captivated by this blog. Apparently Sai Baba of Shirdi was a 19th C. Indian mystic and saint. This blog is dedicated to collecting videos featuring depictions of Sai Baba, which vary from reverent and well-produced to plain quirky. I love the music and songs!
Roz Savage, according to the blurb on the blog, "Following her successful crossing of the Atlantic in 2006, [...] is bidding to be the first woman ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean." She set to sea this summer from San Francisco, California, in a specially-built rowboat. Since then she has had to face dangerously rough seas, gale-force winds, and a failing GPS system.
A blog filled with loads of information on all manner of things archaeological and historical. From it we learn the name of a major manufacturer and distributor of roof tiles in Roman-era Spain (Lucius Herennius Optatus), and hear of new discoveries in Atapuerca. However, the site's gaze is not limited to the Iberian peninsula. Posts cover a gamut of Old and New World locales and periods.

If Geoffrey Chaucer had had a blog, this would have been it. Beyond the quirkiness of reading posts in such antiquated language in one of the world's newest media, the content is simply delightful. I highly recommend reading the Paris Hilton spoof, "She's yonge, she's sexie, she's riche: Interviewe wyth Parys." I love what she has to say about blogges!

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