I’ve been following five blogs for the past month. Two of them are maintained by people I know. Check them out:
A neurotic Jewish hedge fund manager’s blog about personal finance and life. James Altucher has a bold, self-deprecating sense of humor and iron-clad credentials to back up his sometimes off-beat financial advice. Most of his posts are fast, entertaining reads, making it easy to whiz by his semi-frequent typos.
Another neurotic Jew and his personal blog. Neil Kramer is a talented writer with a gentle and melancholy sense of humor. His posts are entertaining and thought-provoking without attempting to give advice of any sort.
My friend Winnie analyzes marketing messages with a keen eye and clean writing. Her posts are short, sweet, and to the point.
A personal blog about life and motherhood written by an ex-Mormon woman with lots of attitude. As a 25-year-old single non-mother, I can’t relate to her posts from recent years, but I love her blog persona from about 10 years ago, when she was my age.
My friend Larry’s travel blog, which details his current trek through South America. He has a detailed memory and a personable writing style suitable for storytelling.