So, the internet is a pretty big place, isn’t it? (And the Captain Obvious award goes to…)
Anyway, despite my previous statement, in all its profundity, there are a few websites in particular I love to visit on a regular basis. Here are a few of them, including why I think they are so awesome.
(If you’re looking for blogs I would recommend, check out all my posts in the “Awards” category on the right hand side – a lot of the blogs I have nominated in those various posts are definitely high up on my “you should see this” scale!)
NaNoWriMo: NaNoWriMo is an awesome world-wide event/phenomenon, in which hundreds of thousands of people bunker down over the month of November to attempt to write a 50 000 word novel in 30 days. It is a lot of fun, and really inspiring to be a part of – I have finished it 3 years in a row now, and plan to return bigger and better for 2012! Check out the website for more details.
Cyanide & Happiness: I love webcomics, and spend far too long reading them. This is one of my all time favourites, written by four young guys, and updated daily. It has been going for several years now, has thousands of old comics archived, and is one of the most popular webcomics on the internet. It is also very vulgar and rude, and not for the light-hearted or easily-offended, but personally, I think it is fantastic.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: Despite the name, this is also updated daily, and features the nerdy comedic talents of Zach Weiner, the webcomics generally dealing with a range of topics from science, philosophy, religion, sexism…pretty much anything, really. The drawings are fantastic, and this is also one of the most read webcomics on the internet, so if you haven’t seen this before, check it out now!
Hyperbole and a Half: This hilarious blog by Allie Brosh also features illustrations, usually drawn badly on purpose in Paint, so as to add to the humour. In particular I would recommend reading “God of Cake” and “Party”, but they are all hilarious. This site is one of the funniest places on the internet, without a doubt.
Buttersafe: This is a silly but kind of cute webcomic that always makes me laugh. It updates every Tuesday and Thursday.
Goodreads: Do you read a lot? If so, you should probably join this website. It’s like a social network that focuses entirely on books and reading habits, and you can rate and review books on it, compare with friends, that kind of thing. A great site for bookworms!
Invisible Bread: This is another webcomic, which updates a couple of times a week. It never fails to make me burst out into laughter, and the author also writes several other webcomics (the links to which can be found on this site).
I could probably think of a lot more, but this will do for now – I’ll add more with the passing of time. If you have any recommendations, please feel free to pass them on!