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"What are you working on?"
"An anthology of blogs."
"I didn't know you had a blog."
"I don't.It's an anthology of other people's blogs."
"How do you find good blogs?"
"I read. I surf. I look at blog contests. I follow links. I askpeople about the blogs they like."
"Is a good blog hard to find?"
"Yes. Very."
A Book of Blogs?WTF
Sarah Boxer, a former "New York Times" reporter and...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 12th 2008 by Vintage Books USA (first published 2008)
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Zoe
First of all, if you picked this up hoping for (as the title implies) some examples of great blog-writing, you're going to be disappointed.

I was recently asked to do a blog for work, and although I already read plenty of blogs, I thought this would be a convenient way to see what’s out there and what is considered a “masterwork” in the world of blogging.

So, I just flipped through this, reading whichever stories caught my eye. I came to the realization that when it comes to blogs, it’s really all...more
Mark
I didn't actually read this book, but I did compile the 27 blogs that New York Times journalist Sarah Boxer lists in her book as masterpieces:

Angryblackbitch
http://angryblackbitch.blogspot.com/

Becker-Posner Blog
http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/

Click Opera
http://imomus.livejournal.com/

Cosmic Variance
http://cosmicvariance.com/

Diary of Samuel Pepys
http://www.pepysdiary.com/

El Guapo in DC
http://elguapodc.blogspot.com/

Eurotrash
http://www.upsaid.com/eurotrash/

Get Your War On
http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnfti...more
Sarah Funke
Apr 02, 2008 Sarah Funke rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes books, wonders about blogs, but doesnt really want to read them online!
I recommend starting with Boxer's hilarious introduction (which will restore your faith in the idea that some people still have standards, even in the blogosphere), and then reading the first entry of each blog she includes. You'll know the ones you like immediately, because you won't stop after the first entry. If you don't, it's ok to move on (say I), there's something -- a lot, in fact -- here for everyone and no need to get bogged down with, well, I won't name names, but there are some I cou...more
Erin O'Riordan
What a great selection of blogs, from the silly to the sublime! It's a shame some of the authors are no longer blogging, especially El Guapo in DC. Actually, not all the bloggers are writers: some are cartoonists, one is a photographer and one is an animator. One of them is Samuel Pepys, who lived in the 18th century but whose famous diary can be found in blog form. My favorite line is from Alex Ross: "Greatness and unruliness are often interchangeable." This book is full of surprises.
Colin
I don't know how to categorize this one - I read the Advance Reader's Copy over several lunch breaks at work. A book about blogs - OK - but without any real conclusions about them, just samples of what they have to offer. In some ways fun, but in some ways you'd be better off just searching the Web randomly.
Teena in Toronto
From the thousands and thousands of blogs out there, I'm not sure how the author chose the 27 she profiled.

I checked them all out. Some are okay; others boring. Each blog has a chapter with actual blog entries. I only recognized two.

This book had promise but fell flat with me. So I won't be recommending it.
Amber
I really like blogs, but this book was a terrible disappointment. You can't just take a bunch of random blog posts from completely unrelated blogs and slap them together to make a book. Without the context of who the writer is and what they write about, these posts were incomprehensible.
Meadow
This was not really "Ultimate". I couldn't even get through the whole book. Blogs should be read on the internet.
Tina
Nothing really new or mind-boggling here.
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