An Eclectic Mix

1. Awesomely Luvvie Humor and in many instances, culturally specific humor, typically linked to current events, is the glue that binds together the LuvNation.  It is this connection to current events that keeps Luvvie Ajax’s readers coming back for more and consistently inviting friends along for the fun ride.

Have you ever seen a headline or heard a story and you just had to connect with someone?  You wanted a community that knew just how you felt about a matter?  Then LuvNation is for you.  Humor, strong writing and an abiding connection with her readers are just some of the reasons Awesomely Luvvie is a blog I turn to whenever I need a good laugh.  If it is happening on the national scene or even in your proverbial backyard, chances are Luvvie has a take on it and she is more than happy to share.

Most of her blog posts are directed to her readers, so visiting her blog is more like stepping into her living room than reading a blog.  She speaks directly to her readers and invariably encourages them to sound off in the comments section.  She almost always joins in, interacts with her readers and encourages them to interacts with each other.

2.  Media Matters The media may be our watchdog, but who’s watching our media?  Who is keeping them honest?  Media matters appears to be one organization doing just that.  Medial matters is a web-based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Their blog is only one part of their website where their senior fellows, researchers, investigative reporters and staff provide commentary, analysis and breaking news in addition to “rapid response” fact-checks of conservative misinformation and links to media criticism.

What they do well in my opinion is provide consistent analytical updates of what is going on with conservative media.   It is quite heavy on the analysis.    There are comments, but there could be more interaction with the readers.

3.  Frugal Traveler Seth Kugel may have the best job in all of journalism–travel writer.  Could there possibly BE a better job than traveling the globe, and getting paid to write about it?  I think not. Although there are several writers for this blog, until recently, Kugel was the main writer.

The Frugal Traveler is geared towards….you guessed it, people who love to travel, but not spend a lot of money.  It is not a blog I frequent as often as I would like, but as someone who loves to travel and who also loves a good bargain, it is a blog that comes to my inbox.  I love having idea of what to do when I travel to different places and this blog provides some great ideas, such as those in this piece about Chicago.

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