Sunday, May 27, 2012

Blog of the Week : 05/27 - 06/02 2012

The Blog of the Week for May 27th to June 2nd, 2012 is 'Occupy Newfoundland and Labrador'. Not only has this blog been selected as a way to show solidarity for the cause, but also because this is one heck of a blog. It's highly informative, frequently updated and a tremendous online community for this local chapter of a worldwide cause. Occupy NL made national headlines recently for being one of (if not, the) last camp to be evicted after lasting a long cold winter. Have no fear though, the movement is not dead, as this blog will clearly show. With general information on the movement, workshops, resources, media and a bevy of other items found within, this is one place you could spend a lot of time, and perhaps learn how you could help while you're there. So head on over and check it out!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blog of the Week : 05/20 - 05/26 2012

The Blog of the Week for May 20th to the 26th, 2012 is 'CornerBrooker'; a wonderful site from the west coast of Newfoundland. This blog has evolved into more of a community itself, as it serves as a one stop shop for all things revolving around Corner Brook. This tightly designed space is highly informative with event, weather and transit information in the area, just to name a few items found within this wealth of information. The site isn't only a hit for locals either, as the site was chosen as the 'Best Overall Blog' in the 2011 Canadian Blog Awards (as displayed proudly in the header). With that said, it's time to get visiting. Click the pic and away you go!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blog of the Week : 05/13 - 05/19 2012

The Blog of the Week for May 13th to the 19th, 2012 is 'St. John's Mom' and I guess it's only fitting that I would choose a Mom's blog for the selection today, this being Mother's Day and all. Well it wasn't as simple as just selecting a 'Mom's Blog' because there are several of them listed on the BlogRoll and all are equally lovely. What jumped out at me with this particular one was the wealth of information contained within. It's jam packed with articles targeted towards families and all are tightly knit within an eye appealing design, headlined by a beautiful shot of St. John's. Any Mother (or Father for that matter) would certainly enjoy this blog, so get going and check it out! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Blog of the Week Returns Sunday

As declared in my previous post, the Blog of the Week initiative will return in just 2 days. I have to say, I'm quite excited to finally be returning to this. It's an aspect of the site that I was always fond of doing each week, as it was one that helped expose me personally to a lot of great blogs. I'm glad that I finally have things reorganized around here so that I can get back at visiting and selecting, especially considering all the incredible blogs I noticed while visiting during that reorganization. I'm definitely going to have difficult times choosing the weekly selections... or maybe the wealth of awesomeness out there will make it easy. There's an argument there I'm sure...

For those not in the know, each Sunday a new blog (from the nearly 400 that we have listed here) will be chosen and promoted for the duration of the week. The sidebar will feature the blog along with a feed of their most recent offerings, not to mention a post here which gives vistitors the gist of what the selected blog is all about.  You can read much more about it here and really, seeing is understanding anyway, so be sure to check back on Sunday to see this weeks selection!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

What's on the Horizon

Now that the large task of updating the lists have been taken care of, time is now available for some other clean-up items and initiatives. Here's an outlook on what's on the horizon for the NL BlogRoll.

Blog of the Week Returns

After a very long run of consecutive blog's selected weekly last year, a long hiatus from the Blog of the Week initiative persisted. It began with needing the time to focus on the Blogger's Choice Awards, but later it became more about timing. Well now the timing for a return is just about right, and a return we will!

Beginning  next Sunday (May 13th), I'm going feature one of the many wonderful blog's out there each week. I could do a blog of day if I had more time, there's that many great blogs here. I'm going to stick with the weekly features for the time being of course, but you get my drift; there's a lot of great blogs.

Be sure to check next Sunday for the return of the NL Blog of the Week!

New Category Coming

After visiting all these sites again over the past couple of months, I've come to realize that there is an abundance of family and health related blogs contained within the lists. Many of them are found within the Personal / Journal section, but not all of them as they are indeed scattered about. I've decided that, where there are so many, I'm going to create a new category for them. I'm essentially planning to remove the Personal / Journal category and recategorize the related blogs to the new Health and Family one. Any that do not fit will be placed in whatever other related section best fits their site. The Personal / Journal category was far too vague anyhow, so this really works out in favor of the site overall I believe. Stay tuned for that shift in the near future.

Blogger's Choice Awards Updates and Discussion

Now that it's been a couple of months since last years winners have been announced, I figure it's soon time for me to discuss how the awards will be evolving. While I do have some clear plans in mind to, at the very least,  add a nomination period to next years session, I'm also planning to open the floor for discussion to see if what the community would like to see. This discussion will come in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned for that if you have any thoughts on it at all.

... and Stuff

The site is constantly evolving, so who knows what else is in store for these parts. What I do know is that there are still more Blogger's out there. I've already found about 20 new ones that I could add to the roll... and add them I will as soon as possible. The list will be at 400 strong before we know it. Wowza!