My New Blog: A Humbling Experience

Last week a launched a new blog that chronicles my life with a new addition, a shiba inu puppy. I started the side project, My First Shiba, for three reasons (in priority order):

1) It will give me an archive of the wonderful and challenging experience. It’s a repository for words, images, audio and video that I know we’ll all appreciated in the future when the little guy is all grown up.

2) I personally find writing about my feelings extremely therapeutic. In fact, during trying times, blogging helps me maintain my equilibrium.

3) Since you never know where success will strike in the form of Internet fame and glory (and money!), I like to have as many hooks in the water as possible.

While I have enjoyed writing in this new venue, it has been a humbling experience. [Read more…]

New Blog Roundup: Week of 4/14

At least one new blog is launched every second, making it virtually impossible to keep up to speed with what’s new. That also means newbies have an uphill battle in getting YOUR attention. Here are some blogosphere newcomers:

Measure for Measure: The New York Times launches ‘How to Write a Song and Other Mysteries,’ authored by four prolific song writers:
Andrew Bird, Suzanne Vega, Rosanne Cash and Darrell Brown.

According to the paper, the blog hopes to “pull back the curtain on the creative process as [these songwriters] write about their work on songs in the making.”

AnimalsNeedHelp: A 100% not-for-profit blog that is dedicated to the prevention of animal cruelty and pet issues worldwide. The venue aims to education people about the companies that still do animal testing, use animal’s skins in the design of fashion apparel and keep animals locked in tiny cages for food or entertainment. All money raised goes to charity.

Shine: Yahoo’s latest blog venture targets women between the ages of 25 and 54. Think Cosmo quiz in a fancy blog template. Shine features the best writers and bloggers in women’s publishing. There is also a social community aspect so women can hook up and do us men in (joke).

Know of any good blogs that have recently launched?