SFXWorks Minecraft Server is a blog following, astoundingly, sfxworks' Minecraft server. Reading the changelogs and general server updates and issues is fascinating, and it's all presented in the slightly manic tones of a server admin running on coffee and sleep deprivation, which is a feeling I personally know all too well. Obviously only people who have an interest in Minecraft or server administration will find this interesting, but they'll love it. And dear lord, look at that banner. Beautiful.
Monday, 6 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Kicking Rocks is a personal blog, focussing on the somewhat unhelpfully named Kicking Rocks. Probably the first thing you'll notice, you definitely the first thing you'll notice, is the colour scheme. Bright yellow and black contrast, which sure as hell stopped my scrolling past and made me look. The blog mainly follows things that the author finds interesting, from Breaking Bad to Black Books, to a post on how Jigglypuff from pokemon is kind of a dick. Funny and interesting, definitely worth a look.
EDIT: Herp derp, forgot the link.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Sqinty Eye is the OCD triggering name of a photography blog run by serial commenter kxxthanxx. In it, there's pages and pages of photos in and around London. If you're anything like me and wondered what London was like to live in, or what it would be like day to day, then this is the blog for you! The photos are of a consistently high quality, and they manage to have good definition without falling into the trap a lot of these blogs do by having each photo in a massive resolution. Nobody wants a photo in 3880x2183. I don't care that it's what your camera takes pictures at. Stop it.
Note: the background for his site makes me laugh every time I see it.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Following in the recent vein of personal blogs, Ramblings Of A Madman is a blog showcasing the work and thoughts of Yawgy, a somewhat acerbic man. Topics vary from short posts of prose, to the hilarious "Drama Whoring For Fun And Profit", a topic which will hit close to home for anyone who's spent time on an internet forum. There is a fair whack of swearing, so heads up for that, but it's all part of the blog's charm.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Mind Dump is a personal blog, showcasing things the author has done or has found interesting. Unfortunately for me, as I found out at about 3am last night, a fair amount of it is a bit nightmare fuel. This is a little contrasted however by the Captain Beefheart video currently gracing the bottom of the recent posts. The content varies from pictures, to videos, to just text, but it's almost always interesting to read. Worth a subscription, but don't blame me if those damn eye people haunt your dreams and you can't sleep.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
A Picture A Day is a photography blog featuring, you guessed it, a picture a day. They're taken by the author Landsquid, and feature a wide array of different themes, from a late-night forest photo shoot to an indian boy getting drenched in water flowing from an eldery monk's head. They're always good, if a little odd at times. Definitely worth a look if you're a photography fan.
Also if you happen to have a blog you think should be featured, let me know! I'm always on the lookout.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Continuing the theme of linking blogs that are infinitely larger than this one will ever be, Twenty Sided is a blog run and maintained by Shamus Young. It focusses mainly on geek culture and general gaming and hardware. The main topic is essentially: What Shamus Thought Was Interesting, which is usually interesting at the least. He also posts a regular column on The Escapist, and has done several LP's of the Mass Effect series. Easily one of my personal favourite blogs, definitely worth a read.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Today I Quit Smoking is a blog about one man's journey to quit smoking. It's a fascinating read to see what withdrawals are like, and to see exactly what affect quitting has had on his life. Updates are usually daily, and there's enough variety and depth to keep you reading. Spelling mistakes do appear occasionally, as you can see in the picture, but it does add an air of authenticity. Definitely worth a read, and it may well convince you to quit yourself if you're a smoker.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Ambi Games is a blog dedicated to game reviews, whether new or old. As an example, recent updates have included Duke Nukem, Loco Roco, and Lego Batman, which gives a good idea of how the reviewer is happy to swing wildly across genres and time periods. Updates are relatively frequent, and has good, concise updates. Definitely worth a look if you're a gamer.
Also, if you happen to know of any blogs you think I should feature, flick me a message or post in the comments! You'd be helping that blog out and making my job easier. Everyone wins!
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Teen Book Reviewer is a site which, astoundingly, reviews teen books. The reviews are usually factual and concise, and give a good insight and oversight of the book and its themes. The update schedule seems to be a little erratic, but the updates are well worth it. If you're a fan of this kind of literature, it's definitely worth a look.
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Equestria Daily is an odd one, being a fansite for the newest season of My Little Pony. For those of you who spent a lot of time on the internet you may have noticed the wildfire that is My Little Pony, and this is pretty well evidenced by the 5.5 MILLION hits the site has had since it was created in early February. As you can probably imagine, the content focusses mostly on pony-related material, but it's a fantastic gateway for anyone interested in the community! Updated multiple times a day, and contains or links to pretty much everything you could possibly imagine. Worth a look if you want to see what the pony craze is all about!
I Kneed A Break is, if you couldn't infer from the groan-inducing title, a blog about the authors journey towards knee surgery, and what happens along the way. It's a fascinating insight into the process that these things can take, although if you're like me seeing the x-ray's and hearing about it can make you squirm a little!
Good to see bloggers back, had a pretty magnificent derp there, hey?
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Conceptual Gadgets is a blog focussing on new and exciting technology. For people with an interest in cutting edge technology and electronics, this is the blog for you. The author pulls out consistently interesting stories, and seems to have a strong knowledge of the technology he's writing about. Definitely worth an add.
Also happily enough blogger isn't allowing me to add an image, so I'll have to add one when it does. EDIT: Blogger's done with its derping, so here's the image!
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Everything From Your Speakers is a music review blog, with what would appear to be a slight focus on indie music, which is what grabbed my attention in the first place. The reviews are surprisingly well written for a non-professional site, and the site has a good pace for its updates. The author is looking for more albums, so if you happen to be a music buff be sure to throw in a plug for your favourite band. Also sorry for the delay, I got Mount and Blade: Warband and apparently it is physically impossible to play that game for less than four hours at a time.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Fevered Mind Of A Technovert is a blog focusing on lengthy game reviews, with an absolutely terrible update schedule. How do I know this? Because it's actually my blog! I know it's a little self indulgent to post my own site, but whatever, right? I'll do another post today to make up for the lack of a proper update, but I figured I should let people know I have another blog that's not on Blogger.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Creepy Pasta is a site which collects and documents the internet phenomenon known as Creepypasta. A creepypasta is essentially just a scary story, although whether it's due to the fact that it's on the internet or I've just been lucky, but in my experience creepypasta tends to be far scarier than your stock standard horror story. Creepy Pasta updates regularly, and with some often fantastically scary stuff. Obviously NSFW, and don't blame me if you can't sleep after you go there!
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Gaming Stuff is a new blog, which focuses on, you guessed it, video games. It's a new blog, which has only just changed its focus from being aimed purely at Battlefield 3. Although there's few entries now, the few that have been posted so far have been of a consistently high quality. Definitely one to watch.
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Evan Hunt Photo is a photography based blog. Whereas most photographic blogs tend to have an erratic and often slow updating schedule, Evan Hunt manages to pull out consistent, fantastic updates, with high quality images and quite often amazing exclusive photos. For example, this post where he did the photography for the band Rise Against. As photography blogs go, this is an example of exactly how one should be run. Obviously this is not for those who have poor connections, as the main page is often if not always filled with lots of hi-res photos.
Hi, this is Common and welcome to Blogging Commons! Here we're going to try to bring you the best in blogs! We scour the internet trying to find the best blogs, and we present them here for your convenience! As this blog is only just starting, in order to get some content flowing, feel free to throw in some links to other blogs in the comments, and we'll give them a look!