I’m participating in Junited, which involves adding links to interesting blog posts to this page all month long.


My good friend Lucie is one helluva traveler and one of my fav adventure partners. She has a great outdoor adventure blog called Climb. Hike. Travel. that you might enjoy.


I thought of Robert Birming’s post “Make yourself a good day” earlier, when I ran across a somewhat crotchety man at happy hour. No need to engage, I decide; I should make myself a good day instead. It’s good advice.


Another truly authentic outdoor blog is written by Franz Graf. In addition to a simple narrative of the adventure, you’ll find some great photos and perhaps even a video recap.


My pal Randy runs one of the few true outdoor adventure blogs around. Nearly every week, he posts new trip reports, accompanied by excellent photography, about his adventures around the greater Colorado Plateau.


It’s not a blog per se, but my buddy Evo personally curates a great list of audio fiction podcasts that have recently aired a season or series finale. So this is a list that highlights completed stories you can binge all the way through.


Chances are good that Lou Plummer has already left a nice comment on your blog post, or directed you to a useful app he’s used, or written a story about his own life that resonated with you. He recently wrote a line about intentionally trying to spread some good vibes, and man, that’s exactly what he does every day here on the personal web.


Brr.fyi provided an interesting glimpse into life in Antarctica.


I’ve always enjoyed Alex’s monthly end notes, as well as his epic battles against AI scrapers.


slow.fyi is a handy little microsite that you can insert into a message when you don’t want the recipient to feel pressured to quickly respond. Perfect for commenting via email on personal blog posts!


I really love Andy Gibb’s monthly Being Outdoors recaps, which are written as though he’s updating you during a casual hike together—but with lots of great photos, too.


If you haven’t perused the personal website of Jeff Bridges (yes, that one), then you should do so right now. It’s a treat, and a reminder that things don’t have to be fancy—even if you have a publicist (does The Dude have a publicist?)


Reading Robert Breen’s poignant post on Celebrating three years of sobriety and his line about how alcohol is the only drug you have to explain _not _using reminded me of how I often felt as a nondrinker in my 20-30s.


I ran across Kev Quirk’s About page and instantly think it’s one of the very best I’ve seen. I love his creative use of a text exchange with a new site visitor, which is the perfect combination of casually playful + strategically useful. Well done!


A digital shoebox. I really like this idea I saw on Mike Grindle’s site about a digital shoebox, which is described on Giles Turnbull’s site as “a bit of website for the odds-and-ends.” It’s an archive to put random things (old html files, projects, whatever) you want to keep, so you can delete them from other places.


Pen Pals. Online, in public. I love it. I first ran across this concept on Jerrod Blundy’s HeyDingus blog, but it looks like he was inspired by Jason Becker’s Letters Project. I see that Kev Quirk has joined in too. I’d love to give this a go, perhaps later in the year.


On the heels of #WeblogPoMo2024, this old post from Derek Sivers came to mind: Writing daily, but posting when ready. I really enjoyed the challenge, and it successfully helped me prioritize writing more, which is something I’d like to continue. At the same time, I think Derek’s on to something after he completed a similar challenge.


Brendan reposts this every year, and every year I reread it. Make 2024 The Year Of Maximum Enthusiasm


I ran across Keenan’s 2021 post Hey, so, I think I fucking hate the internet, which is about how I felt about twitter at the time, too. Here’s an entertaining snippet that describes what living your life in a feed feels like.