Monthly Archives: June 2010

DC Blogs Noted

The author of The Dithering of a District Diva contemplates the quandaries of being African American but out of place at a South African World Cup Party. The following inclusion to the daily round-up is dedicated to everyone who ever had the displeasure of hearing something hurtful from someone who loves them: You Gotta Start […]

DC Blogs Noted

Pop the champagne! Two of DC’s own got engaged last Saturday. Huge congrats from the DC Blogs crew to local bloggers Brando of Not Enough Tequila In The World and Shannon of Disaffected Scanner Jockey. Make sure to check out their recaps of the event: His and Hers. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) And for the ensuing nuptials (and […]

DC Blogs Noted

The writer of City Girl’s Blog gets an early stage breast cancer diagnosis and shares her reaction. (Thanks to Live It, Love It, for note about it.). Excerpt: On Tuesday, I was sitting in the chair at the hair salon when my cell phone rang. I looked at the number and recognized it as Sibley’s […]

FAQ: Are bloggers virtuous?

Some bloggers use the experience of the everday to take us into ideas that go beyond it. In doing so, they tell us what they think is important. Their stories are easily missed and eventually lost because more often than not, blogs disappear. When DCBlogs began in 2005 there were islands of blogging in DC, […]

DC Blogs Noted

Clean Currently looks at the Gulf oil spill through a historical lens. According to Vox Populi, there are plenty of things to do instead of watching the World Cup, which you don’t need to watch anyway, since you’ll get billions (exaggeration, but hey) of Facebook updates about each play. A view of General McChrystal’s little […]

DC Blogs Noted

Having seen quite a few “blogger summers” in my day, I think Kate of The Big Piece of Cake has a brilliant idea: giving her blog a summer vacation of shorter, lighter posts. Who wants to make an e-lanyard with her? Always a Drunk, Never a Bride shares her tale of a, well, heartbreaking heartbreak… […]

DC Blogs Noted

MTV is looking for their first Twitter Jockey and our very own DC Blogs Contributing Editor, LiLu is among the 20 people selected by the network to vie for the opportunity. She makes her pitch for your support. Apparently, science’s ability to cross breed with unfortunate consequences has extended to the world of fashion.  Capitol […]

DC Blogs Noted

A guy from Rochester discovers something about DC while visiting a friend here. Luke. He writes: She bought her condo about a year ago … and it’s amazing. Simply amazing. I’m starting to realize I made a really big mistake by staying in Rochester all these years. I have friends that have really cool, amazing […]

An FAQ about All the Difficult Questions of Blogging in DC

With a slight update: March 28, 2012. DCBlogs is five years old now seven years old (March, 2005) so it’s time to answer a few things. Over time, on no certain schedule, I’ll offer a little history and observations about blogging in DC. What follows is entirely my opinion about this world– KOB 1. What […]

DC Blogs Noted

What’s a folkway?  How does globalization affect it? Venkatesh Rao at  Ribbonfarm.com discusses folkways in a post he has been working on since 2004. Based on identification of neighbors by lost laundry items, Average Jane knows at least one of her neighbors way too well. Just start with the first two sentences:  “It’s hard to determine […]