BlogDay was created by Nir Ofir in this post which had to do with how the year 3108 somewhat looks like the word blog which somehow sparked the idea. The day was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. BlogDay was declared to be celebrated on August 31st every year.
So in observance of BlogDay 2005 here are my five recommended blogs:
TechCrunch – Michael Arrington and Keith Teare do a very nice job profiling new technology companies as well as giving weekly reviews of happenings in 2.0 web business.
Napsterization Blog – Mary Hodder focuses on positive, fair-use and legal examples of peer-to-peer file sharing, digital media as well the decentralizing effects on old analog systems and institutions, and news ways digital media can bring together users and experiences.
Syntagma – John M. Evans writes on many topics of contemporary interest including technology, business, culture and life.
Online Marketing Blog – Lee Odden offers up to date news, resources and information on the search engine industry as well as tactics ranging from search engine optimization to blog marketing and online public relations.
Fighting Splog – Helps to fight against spam blogs or splogs that are clogging up the blogosphere and search engines by exploiting them on the blog.
The last blog I mentioned strikes close to home since I created a site called Splog Reporter with the help of Jeff Johns. The site idea was inspired by reading a blog post by Mark Cuban and then authoring this post on Somewhat Frank. In the spirit of BlogDay please check out Splog Reporter and help us in the blogosphere battle against splog! We even have buttons you can add to your blog to help promote the cause.
For more information on BlogDay check out creator Nir Ofir’s post today. Also check out the wiki he has set up for BlogDay. Happy BlogDay 2005!