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November 4, 2011

Blogs: What’s the point? | Where to go when you’re looking for news, inspiration, or laughs.

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The Daily, Her0inChic, imgfave.

“The reason why I don’t reveal myself is because I don’t do this for the fame and glory. I’d rather be recognized for what I do, instead of who I am.” -Blogger, Her0inchic

As of today, I have bookmarked an equal amount of news sites and blog sites on my Google Chrome browser. Three and three, to be exact. A few years ago, however, I was laughing at my friends who signed up for LiveJournal. I just didn’t understand what the point was. I had a diary and I had a scrapbook. LiveJournal would have obliterated the confidentiality of my diary.

But now the blogosphere is much bigger than LiveJournal and Wordpress. Tumblr accounts have captured the attention of many of my Facebook friends. I know this because 400 people can’t possibly take the same exact picture of a Bob Marley poster and use the Mobile Uploads feature on their phones to showcase their MPS (Mobile Photography Skills).
I prefer Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, and Jewish Journal (no joke) when I want to read the latest news.

A great news blog is The Daily: TheDaily.com. Though I usually rely on Huffington Post first, I bookmarked The Daily because they don’t include much news that I find elsewhere. I feel “worldly” when I skim through their posts.

For inspiration, I always turn to Her0inChic.com. Heroin chic was a look popularized by mid-1990s fashion, characterized by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes, and protruding bones. The number zero is used instead of the letter o, because in physics, the zero-point energy is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may possess and is the energy of the ground state of the system.

The blogger, her0inChic, really does stand out to her readers, who constantly share, re-share, and leave laudatory comments on her posts. They seek motivation and draw strength from the stories of heroism and beautiful quotes that this blogger scrupulously picks out. “You are not alone.” This is the primary message executed by Her0inChic.

For a good laugh, check out imgfave.com. This blog is where most of the comics from Someecards are shared, and where funny pictures that your friends are posting can be found. Not surprisingly, this blogger also pulls inspiration pictures from Her0inchic’s website, and vice versa. It’s a beautiful, reciprocal, blogospheric arrangement.

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