Reader Tim made a brilliant suggestion that a link sharing thread be established on this blog. To start things off, I will list (in alphabetical order) my absolutely most favorite blogs. These are the blogs that I check even when I’m on vacation. If any one of them closed down, I’d be seriously unhappy. What they all have in common is that their authors can be counted on to offer an original perspective on the issues they address.
¡Bemsha SWING! – when I first discovered this blog by a noted scholar of Spanish literature, I was convinced it was written by a grad student. One rarely encounters such an enthusiasm for scholarship in somebody who received tenure a long time ago.
Michael Alan Miller – If you are a blogger, I suggest you visit this blog whenever you run out of ideas for blog posts. Mike is brilliant at finding interesting links and commenting them in his trademark sarcastic and insightful way.
Nominatissima - this is a blog by a brilliant young woman who is an advocate for the rights of autistics and a very interesting person who has a lot to say.
Northern Gaijin – this blog is run by a fellow Canadian who is a fount of fascinating information on all the latest developments in North American politics. He also publishes beautiful posts on his home city of Toronto and shares great pictures of his Toronto life. I always learn something new whenever I read this blog.
Stupid Motivational Tricks - if you are a writer or an academic whose research is not what it should be, this is a blog for you. I have culled pages of useful advice from this blog and now reread them whenever my enthusiasm for writing is flagging.
Teaching college – level Spanish, and other issues - don’t be put off by the blog’s serious title. Its author, a scholar from Argentina, has a lot to say about politics, dating, movies, cultural differences, interactions with students, feminism, and many other things. And she says it in a way that is very Argentinean even though she blogs in English.
Those whose blogs I haven’t mentioned in this post, not to worry. This is just the first installment of our link-sharing thread.
Feel free to add the links of your favorite blogs (which can never be as much of a favorite as Clarissa’s blog, of course.) Links to your own blog are welcome. It will be appreciated if people add a few words on what makes the blog in question special to the link.
In the next post of this series, I will share links to the blogs I read because I often disagree with them.