Best of our TU Community Bloggers, December 11, 2014: Ten for Thursday

Again, here’s the deal.  One day a week, I step aside from my blog to showcase the works of my fellow Times Union community bloggers.  Why?

Very simple.  Every spring, the TU has their annual “Best of the Capital Region” online poll.  And for the past couple of years, the category of “Best Blogger” has been bereft of any representation by the TU’s team of community bloggers.  It is my hope that by showcasing these wonderful blogs, that the TU will consider placing some of them as selectable voting options in the category (as opposed to a “write-in” candidacy).

Believe me, the TU community bloggers deserve more than just an option of “other candidate.”  I see this.  You see this.  And with this weekly showcase of the TU’s top community blog posts, I hope the TU sees this as well.

So this week’s collection of community blog goodness includes:

  1. Rev. Sam Trumbore’s First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany’s blog, “Voices Whites Need to Hear.
  2. Gina Peca’s blog, “The easy way to feel better.
  3. Ralph Renna in the CRUMBS local music blog, “CUR518 – The local music diaries, Dec. 8, 2014.
  4. Stephanie Snyder’s “A Professor’s Wife” blog, “Timehop Revelations.
  5. Rob Hoffman’s “The Hoffman Files” blog,”Oy Vey … I love Christmas?
  6. Mary Martin’s “A Good Enough Life” blog, “The remarkable resilience of Santa Claus.
  7. Peter Bowden in the Gardening blog, “Poison settias.
  8. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s 111th Assembly District blog, “Students pass along the holiday spirit to veterans.
  9. Professor Warren Roberts’ blog, “Two very different encounters with police.
  10. Sonja Stark’s “PilotGirl” blog, “Russian rejuvenation at the banya.

Honestly, if there was a way to make this a “Twenty for Thursday” blog, I would.  There are so many great community bloggers in the Times Union’s blog portal.  You really need to check them all out.

Have a great Thursday!


6 thoughts on “Best of our TU Community Bloggers, December 11, 2014: Ten for Thursday”

  1. Zombie Blogs:

    Eat Local: 8/21/2014
    Marketing and design: 8/12/2014
    Books Blog: 9/16/2014
    Best of the Capital Region 2014: 6/19/2014
    Valerie DeLaCruz: 5/10/2014
    East Greenbush: 9/22/2014
    Albany: 9/9/2014
    The Schenectady Blog: 6/6/2014
    Troy Business Improvement District: 5/21/2014
    The Runners Blog: 9/9/2014
    Soccer as Life: 8/25/2014

    The undisputed winner of the Trophy of Lost Opportunities go to:
    House of Hoops: Last Update 3/2/2014 Special thanks to Eric Medved for showing us how NOT to get something done for 9 months.

    Special Honors go to the authors of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy Business Improvement District blogs for letting an excellent and free opportunity to promote their cities activities go to waste – especially the Troy Business Improvement District – this holiday season. There really is no good reason for these city promotional blogs to go without updates for so long – particularly Schenectady and Troy.

    I mean really, how hard is it to punch out a few sentences on what’s going on in your city or BID once a month?


    1. Also forgot my “friend” Christine Benedict – last update 9/18/2014
      and Jason Purvis – Last Update 9/8/2014

      Mike Conners – I got my eye on you!


      1. Schenectady still exists doesn’t it? There was another Troy BID blog before the current one was abandoned. Where the cities are concerned, it is not about the person, but the blog.

        No offense to Ms. Rock.


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