Recommended reading

Happy February, Roadies! Here are the blog posts I liked most from this week.

As I’ve written before, we’re in the post-blog era. If you don’t already have a popular blog, you are not going to be able to build one. Ann Althouse considers the once-mighty mommy blog and how it has fallen, and wonders what happened to blogging in general. Read Whatever happened to blogging?

M. B. Henry tells the fascinating history of the city that lurks under the city of Seattle. Read The Seattle Underground

It may be strange to contemplate, but the midsize and large American sedan may be doomed. Edward Snitkoff, writing for Curbside Classic, does a solid analysis of why Ford’s Fusion might be in its last ever generation. Read Future Curbside Classic: 2013-20XX Ford Fusion – Is This Ford’s Last Midsize?

Mark O’Brien uses a sous-vide immersion heater to get precise temperatures for his film development. He explains how to do it in his post. Read How to cook your film

The Super Bowl is tomorrow, up in chilly Minnesota. If you’re going to the game, friend of the blog Heide has the straight dope on how to look like you’re from the land of 10,000 lakes. Read How to pass for a Minnesotan

This week’s camera reviews and experience reports:


14 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Heide says:

    Ann Althouse’s piece comes as I’m mourning the migration of a once-favorite blog from WordPress to Instagram. Please promise me you’ll never abandon your writing in favor of fuzzy photos from your phone, Jim? Sigh. And thank you for sharing M. B. Henry’s fascinating post! I’d heard about Seattle’s underground on a History Channel podcast years ago but had never seen photos. Fascinating stuff (even if anything underground gives me the willies in earthquake country). And thank you especially for including my goofy bit about Minnesota among your other selections this week; it’s always an honor.

    • Yes, your blog will almost certainly never be popular, at least not at the level where you’ll have tens of thousands of readers. Sorry! Those days are gone.

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