Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blogs, blogs, blogs (and web sites, too)

You know that closet you keep meaning to tidy up? I grabbed a few minutes today to go through the blog rolls. Blog rolls are those little sections to the right, where we keep various links you might find useful. Bloggers come and go, and the food world on the Web changes and grows constantly. It was overdue for updating. In the top sections, I added more food Web sites that are worth visiting regularly. I check a list of 40 to 50 Web sites and blogs regularly (I'm very, very fast -- it's my old wire-editor training). Some tend to be more useful or interesting than others: Serious Eats, always a good daily stop, has added a separate web site for all things liquid, called Serious Eats: Drinks. CNN's food web site Eatocracy, helmed by Kat Kinsman and Charlotte native Sarah LaTrent, is a comer. The New York Times' blog, Diner's Journal, now runs daily links to food story (including a few of mine, a true honor). And the Atlanta Journal Constitution's blog reports on trends in that big city to our left. For local and Carolinas blogs, well, bloggers come and bloggers go. I try to keep a lively list of people who are sharing their food life in a relevant way. If I miss a good Charlotte- or Carolinas-based blog, let me know. There are rules, though: First, you have to post regularly, preferably at least once a month. Second, the blog can't just be a promotion for your business. We have a way to help businesses -- it's called "advertising" and without it, newspapers can't survive. Finally, if you ask me to link to your blog, you have to ask nicely. Seriously: I get grumpy when people ask me to link to them and they don't link back to me, or they want me to link to their blog that disses my paper. I do check on my links regularly. After all, it's my blog and I'll pry if I want to. I think that's it. Take a look around over there and let me know if there's something I should add. Happy reading.


PJ Mullen said...

The Charlotte Burger Blog ( would be a good addition. If not for them I never would have thought to check out The Wine Shop for a good burger. And, thank you very much for linking to my blog. pj

Kathleen Purvis said...

Excellent suggestion, Peaches. Consider it done.