Best of our TU Community Blogs, January 1, 2015: Ten for Thursday

It’s Thursday for sure.  New Year’s Day.  And as I’ve done for the past I-don’t-know-how-many-weeks, I’ve set aside my blog to showcase the blogs of ten of my fellow Times Union community bloggers.  The goal, in case you forgot, was to get the TU to acknowledge the community bloggers when the newspaper does its “Best of the Capital Region” contest, and to include at least two community bloggers as selectable voting choices, not just as “write-in” candidates.

So after you’ve dealt with your auld acquaintances that were forgot and never brought to mi-i-i-i-ind…

Kick back and enjoy these blogs from my fellow TU community bloggers.  They include:

  1. Jeannine M. Trimboli’s “Real [Fit] Life” blog, “2015 The financial adventures of a single mom. ‘Losing everything.’
  2. Andrew Gregory in the CRUMBS local music blog, “Two kinds of Powerful Friends.
  3. Azra Haqqie’s “Muslim Women” blog, “Stateless, homeless and jobless.
  4. Brad Shear’s Mohawk Hudson Humane Society blog, “Dogs, a part of our lives.
  5. Chad Polenz in the “Beer Nut” blog, “Top 10 Worst Bears of 2014.”  (Really?  Utica Club Light was #1?  No Schultz and Dooley souvenir mugs for you for Christmas, boy-o!)
  6. Gina Marie’s “Wellness” blog, “Affirmations for January.
  7. Dan Lyons’ “Classic Cars” blog, “Rear View Mirror: 1960 Chrysler 300F.
  8. Rob Hoffman’s “The Hoffman Files” blog, “The last album I bought was…
  9. Sonja Stark’s “PilotGirl” blog, “Simple climb up Stissing Mountain.
  10. Brian Huba’s “Cat’s Pajamas” blog, “2014 Time Machine.

And there you have it.  Ten well-written blog posts by ten of the Times Union’s top community bloggers.  When you read these, let them know that you do appreciate what they write and that you’ll come back to read them again next time.

I know I do.


5 thoughts on “Best of our TU Community Blogs, January 1, 2015: Ten for Thursday”

  1. Jango’s Zombie Blogs List (blogs not updated in at least three months):

    1)Best of the Capital Region 2014 Last update 6/19/2014: The results are in! – Apparently the “staff” at the TU have no interest in maintaining this Blog.

    2)Books Blog Last update 9/16/2014: Long live the bookstore — but this blog is apparently dead.

    3) Marketing and design Last update 8/12/2014: Epic marketing failure

    4)Soccer as Life Last Update 8/25/2014 : Dead on Arrival – Apparently it is impossible to find a professional soccer game anywhere in the world to talk about.

    5) The Runners Blog, Last update 9/9/2014

    6) Eat Local Last update 8/21/2014

    7 East Greenbush Last update 9/22/2014

    8) Albany Last update 9/9/2014

    9) Valerie DeLaCruz, Last update 5/10/2014

    10) Jason Purvis, Last update 9/8/2014

    2014 Special Award Categories for Outstanding Lack of Achievement:

    The “Meh, I couldn’t be bothered to find a staffer to write something up I can put my name on that updates Albany County residents on the financial complexities of running a modern 21st Century County – oh wait – that couldn’t possibly be Albany County so forget it I got better things to do” blog award: Michael Conners, Comptroller, Albany County, Last update 9/28/2014

    “The election is over so there’s no point in insulting those who disagree with me politically until 2016” blog award: Christine Benedict, Minority Leader, Albany County Legislature, last update 9/18/2014

    The “This author used to be a working journalist and is now letting a free opportunity to promote her dying city in the area’s most read local media platform go to waste” Blog of Shame: Troy Business Improvement District Last Update: 5/21/2014 Author Erin Pihlaja, executive director of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District.

    …And announcing the winner of the 2014 Jango’s Zombie Blog list 1st annual Official Mike Huber Award for distinguished and exceptional ignoring of your duties as a blogger – or the “COME ON! You’re only writing about freakin’ basketball not rocket science how hard can it be to post an update in seven months?” award: House of Hoops Last update 3/2/2014 House of Hoops Auth


  2. Happy New Year to you! Thanks for this list, every time I see your post, I go read a blog that I had not read before, learn something new – what gifts you give us!


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