I thought it fitting to maybe showcase some of my favourite blogs which I frequent daily. I have stumbled upon quite a lot of blogs over the past two years or so, most while researching essays and articles for college, but some from suggestions and just having a browse online.
I like to think I have a quite diverse interest in blogs. I like some fashion ones, some music, some culture and lifestyle and some food. Here are just some of my favourites that I think are a good indication of quality citizen journalism.
Panti Blog is a blog run by drag artist Panti Bliss, real name Rory O’Neill. Panti is known as the most famous and at the top of the Dublin drag and gay scenes. She has presented both the Gay Pride celebrations and the Alternative Miss Ireland. But while you might think a drag queen’s blog is all about make-up tips and hair removal stories, think again.
Panti offers a unique look on a wide variety of things – internet memes, gay culture stories, art, political stories, homophobia, gay youth, music and general funny stuff. It’s a really interesting and often informative read as you never know what you might stumble upon. I read this blog every single day.
Good Mood Food Blog
The Good Mood Food Blog was started last year by young celebrity chef and singer, Donal Skehan. It offers a unique and delectable look at some unique and mouth-watering recipes. The blog has garnered many awards and has also been published as a successful book. The photography is wonderful, the recipes are simple and easy to follow and the website is easy to navigate. If this blog doesn’t conjure up a desire to be better in the kitchen, I don’t know what else will!
I Blog Fashion
Annmarie O’Connor is probably Ireland’s foremost fashion blogger and stylist. She has appeared in print, on radio, on television but her blog remains her truest and best media form. Her quirky styling tips, competitions and general fashion news inspire and draw you in and her journalistic style is clean-cut and simple to read. O’Connor has a flair for her blog and you can instantly see this in the way she writes and posts.
Peter Fingleton is a student club night organiser, dj and photographer. His blog reflects the artistic side of his life and documents his many photographic endeavours. I predict that this guy will be very famous in the future and his impending success is evident already, so give his blog a look out!