7 and 7 on Saturday: July 15, 2017

We have an amazing crop of blogs this week, and they really deserve your attention.  As per our Saturday formula, I’ll list seven blogs from my community blogging friends at the Times Union, and then seven blogs from my blogroll.  And if you have any suggestions about blogs or bloggers that I should include in this list, by all means let me know.

And let’s start this week with the Times Union community blogging team.  There’s some really strong ones this week, including:

  1. Pete Bardunias’ blog, “‘Sara’ Heads South – Destination Guadalcanal.(Read this first.)
  2. Mary Martin’s “A Good Enough Life” blog, “What old people do all day.
  3. Lawrence White’s “Field of View” blog, “Uh-oh, it’s Junior.
  4. David Kalish’s ‘The Ruminator” blog, “Trump crackdown on immigrants shakes Upstate New York economy.
  5. Rob Hoffman’s “Hoffman Files” blog, “A stranger in a strange land. (How to kill two days in Portland, Maine.)
  6. Jaye McBride’s blog, “The one where I’m supposed to apologize.
  7. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn’s “There Will Be Bread” blog, “Invitation.

And now, let’s check out the blogroll for seven blogs by friends of mine who definitely merit your attention.  I added some new people to the blogroll, they will have yellow text in the listing below, so go check out their works.

And this week’s independent blog recap includes …

  1. Rob Madeo’s “Keyboard Krumbs” blog, “Maddy, Not Daddy(Read this first.)
  2. Silvia Lilly’s “DelSo” blog, “Don’t tell me what to eat.
  3. Daniel Berman’s “FUSSYlittleBLOG” blog, “What’s wrong with this video?” (I’m betting it’s using cooked shrimp in a saute pan…)
  4. Roger Green’s “Ramblin’ With Roger” blog, “Not squeezing more in.
  5. Joe Geronimo’s Adirondack photo and running blog, “Running on Empty.
  6. Sue Rock’s “Not The Life I Ordered” blog, “Little Things.
  7. Carl Johnson’s “Hoxsie!” Albany history blog, “Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

And there’s your Saturday recap, everyone.  Have a great day and enjoy the weekend!


3 thoughts on “7 and 7 on Saturday: July 15, 2017”

  1. Zombie Blog Update – 250 words a month is that so hard?

    A total of 19 Zombie-qualified blogs this week. The most egregious examples of the Times Union’s absolutely juvenile editors who apparently just do not bother enough to do their job:

    1) Winner of the “TU Webmaster Must be A High School Student Because This $#!t is Juvenile Award: “The Observation Deck” says it has not been updated since 2/1/2017 – but Jay Jochnowitz posted something in July.

    2) Winner of the “Ok, Enough Now” Award: Dowd on Drinks Last Update: 12/15/2016 – It was his farewell blog. I think everyone got the memo by now.

    3) Winner of the Erin Pihlaja Memorial Award for Assiduous and Conspicuous Underachievement In WHAT IS YOUR JOB Award – We have two finalists this time: The Guilderland blog Last Update: 9/14/2016 and Bethlehem NY Last Update: 9/14/2016

    Complete List:
    1. Albany Improv Last Update: 12/27/2016
    2. Warren Roberts Last Update: 1/2/2017
    3. Dowd on Drinks Last Update: 12/15/2016
    4. Recipe Box Last Update: 10/5/2016
    5. Susie Davidson Powell Last Update: 4/4/2016
    6. Suddenly Senior Last Update: 8/11/2016
    7. News Now Delmar Farmers Market set to open May 6 Last Update: 4/30/2017
    8. Hot Topics Last Update: 3/14/2017
    9. Carl Strock Last Update: 3/13/2017
    10. The Observation Deck Last Update: 2/1/2017 (only the date was not updated, but new dates are what drives hits)
    11. Ken Screven Last Update: 1/20/2017
    12. The Colonie blog Last Update: 3/21/2017
    13. The Guilderland blog Last Update: 9/14/2016
    14. Bethlehem NY Last Update: 9/14/2016
    15. The Davenport Chronicles Last Update: 4/5/2017
    16. Reece T. Williams Last Update: 1/29/2017
    17. Transgender Talk Last Update: 3/30/2017
    18. Paul Burgdorf Last Update: 1/20/2017
    19. The Green Blog Last Update: 11/15/2016


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