Yesterday was BlogDay, and the indefatigable Badgerbag hosted a small “SanFranSocial” gathering where we sat around with laptops and commented on the interesting sites we were finding (and made fun of some of the less interesting ones as well).
Here’s what I found and how I found them:
My only foreign language competence is decades-old classroom French, but I thought I’d see what I could do with that. I found two blogs I wanted to share:
I couldn’t tell too much about this blog, but this particular entry, because it’s formal poetry, was easy for me to read, and a lot of fun. You can run it through Google’s translator if you don’t have enough French, but I will tell you that the next to the last line, after all of this recounting of how falling in love on a train might go, is “next time maybe you will take the bus.” I love it!
More in the Body Impolitic line is this entry from Belgium. Even after the Google translation (“Chair Which Rolls Does Not Pile Up Foam”), I confess that I’m not 100% sure whether this is about the writer’s wheelchair or her friend Rico’s wheelchair, but I can follow most of the rest of it, with delight.
Returning to English, I went searching for blogs in South Africa, that being an English-speaking country with which I am hugely out of touch. I found this excellent blog, which taught me a lot just in one reading. It also has one of the funniest “about” pages I’ve ever seen.
I then wandered through African blogs and wound up somehow on an Arab aggregating blog, which led me to this. I do have a queer Arab friendly acquaintance, but I don’t read much outside of what my friend writes, so this one felt interesting and important to me.
From the Queer Arab blogroll, I got myself into some American Christian blogs; as they were (not surprising, considering the link source) progressive Christian blogs, they didn’t count to me as unfamiliar. Following links from them, however, took me to someone else’s BlogDay post. I didn’t want to rest on her laurels, so I followed links from her choices until I got to Two, a delightfully written blog from Nigeria.
And then I started to write the post, so it would go up on BlogDay, but I was sidetracked by Badgerbag’s son, who wanted to play … so you get this post one day late.
I hope you enjoy the links as much as I enjoyed finding them.