Beyond PR

Oct 12, 2012

Blog Notes: Random Edition

As you might imagine, I read a lot of blogs. It’s literally my job to find and promote the best blogs out there. And while most of the blogs I profile fit nicely into one category or another, often times there is an overflow of quality sites that don’t necessarily fit into one bundle. That”s not to say they’re not worth reading! They are worth it. But, for whatever reason, they haven’t been profiled here… yet. So with that in mind, I’d like to take a brief tour through some random and also awesome blogs.

August, Interrupted is the story of one brave woman’s fight with cancer. It has all the resolve, courage and inspiration you might expect from such a blog. But, what you might be surprised to find on this blog is humor. But, you’ll certainly find a lot of it. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on oncology and living with cancer. I’d also be prepared to be moved to tears. I was. Check out the full review here.

Bike Gang! is the online home for stories relevant to biking, reviews of products, cool pictures and just about everything else two-wheeled. They also review ‘real people’s bikes’ as well as promote information on best practices for road safety. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything bike related. I understand they’re friendly to product reviews, too. Check out the full review here.

The Daily is the first “newspapers” for the digital age. It came about with the advent of the tablet reader and it “delivers” once a day. But, unlike most print publications, it updates constantly. But, like most newspapers, it covers just about everything you’d want to know about. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on any topic. They seem to cover it all. Check out the full review here.

ONA Issues is a blog dedicated to the growing cadre of digital journalists. Not surprisingly, this is a growing concern. The world is going digital and so, too, is the news. But, that doesn’t mean that the rigorous ethics of journalism should go the way of the printed paper. This blog is here to keep those standards alive. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with social media and journalism. Check out the full review here.

Four Pins is a fashion blog with a  great sense of humor. But, don’t get it twisted. They also have a very good sense of fashion. In fact, I might be checking this site before I go fall clothes shopping. But, this is a blog I’d follow even if I didn’t have clothes to buy. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories not just about fashion, but about where fashion intersects with other parts of life. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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