My writing friend L.B. Johnson, author of The Book of Barkley, was so kind to read an early manuscript for my forthcoming memoir, Walks with Sam. Her comments became a blurb for the book due out in late summer of 2020 from John Hunt Publishing, UK.
During that process, she also turned me on to her blog,
And that got me thinking.
It is overwhelming the number blogs out there. Countless ones on simply every subject one can think of and ones you might never imagine. So many hobbies, professions, ideas, opinions. Some of them unique, weird, or goofy.
One blog is dedicated only to photos of things people carry in their pockets. People lug around some strange things in their pants.
There’s another blog by a woman who quit her job and decided just to travel with her husband to wherever his job takes them. She blogs about it. They are all over the world.
There’s a blog dedicated only to David Bowie. All David Bowie all the time. Ziggy Stardust forever.
How about a blog dedicated only to lists? Every kind of list. The top ten…whatever. Strange lists. Movie lists. Sports lists. Lists that make no sense at all, including my favorite post: The Top Ten Famous People Who Never Existed.
Of course, one of the more popular blog subjects, as you might imagine, focuses human our pets. Cats. Hamsters. Snakes. Pot bellied pigs. But mostly—which is no surprise—dogs. Little. Big. Handsome. Majestic. Scrappy. Every breed you already know and some you never thought existed.
Not all those blogs are good ones. Some content is just not all that interesting or relevant, or new posts are so infrequent that the blog loses its luster rather quickly. The good blog has something that satisfies on a continuing basis.
So, with the help of L.B., I started searching and found some of the coolest, most fun, interesting, humorous, and relevant blogs on living with dogs. Not blogs that push products. Not blogs with tips about care or training. Instead, these blogs are pure love. Photos. Stories. Tales and tails. From “terrierist” terriers to lovable pit bulls to lazy spaniels to travels with an agreeable yet slobbering mutt.
I urge you to check these out. Maybe subscribe. You love your dog? You’ll love these dogs, too.
Sam’s into it. She has her reading glasses on and she’s pawing through the blogs right now, hoping to find a few new friends.
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Walks with Sam: A Man, a Dog, and a Season of Awakening (John Hunt Publishing, UK) is due out in late summer of 2020.