alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 
 V.15 No.33 | August 17 - 23, 2006 

Feature

Blog, Blog, Blog

A guide to your local online community

The stereotypical blog is a monotonous diary of a person's daily activities and interests. Example: “8 a.m.woke up to annoying alarm. 8:01 a.m.hit snooze button. 8:16 a.m.woke up and took the longest pee in my life ...” You get the idea. You also get to see shameful pictures of the blogger's drunk friends.

Not all blogs are created equal, though. There are political blogs. And blogs about bicycles. Blogs about video games. Blogs about having sex with farm animals. There are highly entertaining blogs entirely composed of nonsensical ranting. New Mexico boasts more than its fair share of amusing and even enlightening blogs. And we're not just talking about the particularly witty and intelligent one at alibi.com. What follows is a dreadfully incomplete list of some of our favorites.

Ah, Wilderness!

mjhinton.com/wild

A detailed account of wilderness issues here in New Mexico and the world, along with a comprehensive guide to events and places to go to enjoy Mama Nature.

Albuquerque Blogs

abqblogs.com

A website that aims to provide a “community platform” for the people of Albuquerque by providing free services such as blogging about anything and everything Albuquerque, with discussions, news, job/business listings and classifieds.

Albloggerque

albloggerque.blogspot.com

This site provides bloggers with a little bit of everything; however, it seems to concentrate mainly on Jon Knudsen's enthusiasm for bicycling.

Alibi Blog

alibi.com/blog

This is one of the quirkiest, wittiest, intellectually stimulating, off-the-wall blog spots for Albuquerque. You should definitely put this on your “favorites” list!

Albuquerque Journal Staff Weblog

abqjournal.com/weblogs

Get the extra scope from staff writers, reporters and photographers that wasn't in the printed newspaper.

Albuquerque Tribune Blog

abqtrib.com/blogs

You want blogs? The Albuquerque Tribune has all different types, such as neighborhood blogs, sports blogs and political blogs.

Alterdestiny

alterdestiny.blogspot.com

With a little bit of everything, from musings about the state of our world to baseball news, Alterdestiny is sure to peak anyone’s interest.

American Liar

americanliar.com

With the state of the world these days, it’s easy (and completely understandable) to find angry, cynical people who are fed up with, well, everything.

America's Outback

americasoutback.typepad.com/blog

A personal glimpse into the thought process of a fellow New Mexican.

Blog City Mayor (Marty Chavez)

cabq.gov/blogs/mayor

Find out how Marty feels about community issues such as failing public schools and give him feedback.

Cocoposts

cocoposts.typepad.com

A hodgepodge of information and thoughts about people, places, news and events in Albuquerque.

Confessions of a Human Nerve Ending

donmciver.blogspot.com

This blog spot is for poetry enthusiasts. There are also podcast interviews with local slam poets.

Cuerpo Aztlan

cuerpoaztlan.blogspot.com

This site is the “diary” of a woman who is trying to live a healthier life. A good site for others who are interested in bettering themselves.

Dede Feldman's Blog

senatorfeldman.typepad.com

State Sen. Dede Feldman's blog about political events and happenings.

Demfemme

maggietoulouse.blogspot.com

Maggie Toulouse is a political activist (currently the field campaign manager for the League of Conservation Voters) who offers her insight into political happenings in New Mexico.

Democracy for New Mexico

democracyfornewmexico.com

Democracy for New Mexico aims to “empower” New Mexico’s citizens to take political action to further democratic goals and ideals.

Duke City Fix

dukecityfix.com

One of the more popular blogs in town, this is a great guide to Albuquerque and a big supporter of our local blogosphere.

Five-O-Five

fivezerofive.com

This site provides news stories from credited national newspersons as well as random bits of interest such as new products out on the market.

For the H*ll of It

homepage.mac.com/gregjsmith

As the author so eloquently puts it: “From a Mac zealot currently living in New Mexico.” A collection of news bits and information on Mac and its products.

Fresh Chaos

aquilaarts.com/freshchaos

This blog is the workings of Jeff Hartzer (artist, writer, teacher, poet, executive director of AirDance ArtSpace and most of all a bunny lover) who writes about national and local news and humorous tidbits on news of the weird.

I8Route66

4forty4.com/i8route66

Eckleburg and Grumblecake made a New Year’s goal to eat at every restaurant along Old Route 66. They provide their stories and insights on their blog.

Inkstain

inkstain.net/fleck

John Fleck, science writer for the Albuquerque Tribune, includes scientific and geological information about Albuquerque and its surrounding areas.

Julia Goldberg's Blog

hiphopvoterproject.blogspot.com

Santa Fe Reporter Editor Julia Goldberg gives smart commentary on our friendly sister city, national politics and other points of interest.

New Mexico Politics With Joe Monahan

joemonahansnewmexico.blogspot.com

The esteemed Joe Monahan (the king of political blogging) skillfully uses his past experience as a reporter and his plentiful contacts to present fair, accurate and fresh news on New Mexico politics to readers across the country.

Joy Harjo’s Weblog

joyharjo.com/news

The personal diary of Joy Harjo, local poet and writer.

Talklarry.com

larryblog.blogspot.com

Conservative radio commentator Larry Ahrens provides a cornucopia of tasty tidbits.

M-Pyre

m-pyre.blogspot.com

Get triple the political news and savvy commentary on Albuquerque from this blog’s three contributors: Marjorie, Maggie and Mjae.

Mario Burgos

marioburgos.com

Personal insights from a native New Yorker who wandered into New Mexico, where his "roots will grow long."

MJH’s blog

edgewiseblog.com/mjh

“Ignorance isn’t just bliss, it’s good business.” This edgy old-school liberal has a lot to say about what’s going on in the world.

Momentum and Momento

momentumandmemento.blogspot.com

As forewarned in its introduction, this blog contains “random musings by the author” along with notices of cultural events going on around the state.

NM FBIHOP

nmfbihop.blogspot.com

This site displays the political ruminations of two twentysomething Albuquerque males.

New Mexico Matters

newmexicomatters.blogs.com/newmexicomatters

Former Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Gideon Elliot aims to keep the public informed on New Mexico news, elections and the Hall of Shame. There's also a slew of links to state resources, representatives and news outlets.

New Mexico Photos

newmexicophotos.com/blog

Haven’t seen a Hoary Comma butterfly lately? Photographers and nature lovers had better check this site out.

New Mexico Wilderness

nmwilderness.blogspot.com

Take some time with Alibi columnist Jim Scarantino (Chairman of the Coalition for New Mexico Wilderness) to explore his pictures of outdoors and various musings.

Newmexiken

newmexiken.com

“Half Wisdom · Half Whimsy · Half Wit.” Newmexiken need not say anything more. We're hooked.

NewWest.net

newwest.net

Calling all communities in the Rocky Mountain West! Bring your political, environmental and everyday knowledge to the table to share.

Notes From Girl-Land

notes-from-girl-land.blogspot.com

I guess Sex and the City somehow landed itself in the middle of Albuquerque. Lots of pink.

Only in New Mexico

onlyinnewmexico.blogspot.com

Visiting this site is kind of like playing the leading role in “Being Jim Baca.” Check it out to follow Baca's campaign progress and read about his take on other issues around the state.

PegSpot

pegspot.blogspot.com

Whoever thought a family physician would turn to nonfiction later on in life? Postings include medical reflections and doctor and patient stories.

Random Musings, Cont'd.

xeltifon.blogspot.com

If you have nothing better to do, check out what Xeltifon isn't doing either!

Report From Planet Earth

reportfromplanetearth.com

As a new full-time freelance web developer, Damian Taggert has a lot to share with newly self-employed entrepreneurs, ranging from computer software to feeling highly anxious and stressed out.

Scout’s Knitted Swag

scoutj.com

Just give this woman a cup of coffee, and she’s ready to conquer the world through crafts, clothing puppies, charity and raising her two cute kids.

Stinkylulu

stinkylulu.blogspot.com

Stinky Lulu loves pop culture, movies and sharing.

SWOP

swop.net/blog.htm

The Southwest Organizing Project now has a blog, bringing community news straight to your computer screen. SWOP is a group working to “empower disenfranchised communities.”

Tenacious Flog

tenacity.net

Mmmm, we love brownies. Which is good, because on this site you'll find plenty of delicious recipes and cooking insights.

Unframed

djpegleg.typepad.com/unframed

"Wasting your time since 2005." Well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

What's Wrong with This Picture

mgbralley-whatswrongwiththispicture.blogspot.com

A smart conservative blog, compliments of M.G. Bralley.

Wills4223

wills4223.blogspot.com

According to the author, “best viewed through the bottom of a beer glass.”

 

Today's Events

Read to the Dogs at South Valley Public Library

Children can practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a registered therapy dog.

Aaron Markland • folk, rock at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

Feng Shui at Tapestry Gallery

More Recommented Events ››
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    3 BAD JACKS
    3 BAD JACKS9.23.2014