Want to know the secret to quality blogging? It’s easy: publish or perish. It’s a lesson I’ve tried to give myself here, off and on, for a good, oh, six (seven?) years since the days I was an underemployed ex-grad student railing on Blogger. With every relapse I promise to write more. To recommit to this often very rewarding, if little read, blog. Too often it’s in vain.
I know I’m not alone. One of the methods I think I’ll employ to revive Kensington Blues is to reach out to the local blogosphere more frequently. You know, the power of positive reinforcement. Not only is it good to encourage the folks you like most online, it’s mutually rewarding. Just the sort of thing to make you get back into the game.
In light of this, I thought I’d mention two folks whose work hasn’t gone unnoticed by this reader. Marisa has brought her old standby, Apartment 2024, back to life with a lovely assortment of photos and brief descriptions. It’s the sort of thing that I often dream of doing, a thought that usually culminates in me wondering if it would look better on WordPress or if I should just ditch and move to Tumblr. It’s the perfect way to document a life. No hifalutin manifestos here, just great pictures and notes on a simple, elegant life. Hats off!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my co-worker Karl Martino’s work over at Philly Future. Karl’s been the caretaker there since my earliest days of discovering the Philly blogosphere. You want someone up to their ears in hyperlocal? Karl’s been doing it before that became a buzzword. Hell, I’ve often thought that if philly.com were serious about reinventing itself, they’d ask Karl what he was able to figure out so long ago.
Lately, Karl’s been playing curator once again, bringing a bit of that Daring Fireball mojo to the site. If you’re a cynic like me who thinks blogging is, like, totally dead, think again. Karl’s still finding great folks doing cool stuff in the Philly area. Stop over there and spend some time catching up.