I recently entered Skylarking in the Long Island Blog Network developed by Bruce Chamoff of Hot Web Ideas. You’ll find Skylarking in the technology blogs area with several other great Long Island Technology Blogs I’ve recently started following. Cruise or click on over and take a look. Specially if you are a Long Islander. (We have ways of tracking this.)
The Long Island Blog Network is currently taking votes to elect the best Long Island blogs. There are three categories you can vote on:
- Most Unique and Exciting Blog
- Most Quality Blog Articles
- Most Practical Blog for Long Islanders
Take a look around and cast your vote. You can vote for each blog once a day, and they will tally the results at the end of June. (Correction: July)
And while you’re there, I hope you will cast a vote for Skylarking. I kind of like the “Most Quality Blog Articles” area.
One of my favorite sites on the web is the blog Postcards from Miss Igorota. This site plays upon the roaming gnome photo concept seen in television commercials, but in particular to this site, the 2001 French film “Amelie”.
Postcards from Miss Igorota was started by two bloggers: Conniechiwa / Fortuitous Faery, “a Filipina turned Jersey girl”; and Gingmaganda, whom I assume is from and lives in the Phillipines. Ginmgmaganda gave Conniechiwa an Igorota doll. (The Igorot people are from the Cordillera region of the Phillipines island of Luzon.) Conniechiwa decided to make the doll her “travel mascot” and took her wherever she went, and thus the photo blog of Miss Igorota’s travels was born. The current Miss Igorota is the second doll to bear the name after the first became a bit smeared from a water bottle in Conniechiwa’s purse.
If you check out the site you may wonder how the girl’s manage to move around so fast, but the site actually features photos of yet another igorota doll named “Mr Iggy”. Mr. Iggy appears primarily in the Philippines and Asia, while Miss Igorota appears in photos from North America. Miss Igorota (pictured above has painted lips, while Mr. Iggy does not.
Started around May 2008, Miss Igorota is entering into her second year of travels. Take a look and browse around. You might be interested in reading her story/origin and the 7 random facts about Miss Igorota, or you can also read up on the bloggers in charge.
Have you ever admired the beauty of the autumn leaves? Whether you have or not, I recommend checking out “Blooms and Blossoms”, the blog of artist and photographer Petra Voegtle.
Very early this morning I was surfing the web, just going from link to link, when I came across Petra’s blog. Her most recent post, “Vines in their Festival Costumes…”, featured photos of glorious red vines climbing the side of a home. The stunning red color leapt out from the black background of the page. Scrolling down revealed brown and ochre photos of oak trees. Further down, slender red leaves of sumac. Very beautiful. Take a look, maybe it will make your day.
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