The beautiful spring weather in Washington, D.C., has me thinking about the outdoors. Especially with the pending bloom of the famous cherry blossoms, I've been hoping to spend more time outside and on the water. Intheboatshed.net is a blog about old boats, traditional boats, boat building, and repair and restoration. It's written by freelance journalist and boating enthusiast Gavin Atkin. Atkin explains his blog simply: It’s for "boat enthusiasts of a particular kind – those who like either old boats, or new boats that inherit something significant from older generations of craft. The kind of people who are fascinated by smacks and barges, old-fashioned racing yachts, elderly wooden sailing cruisers, vintage sailing canoes, classic small rowing and sailing boats, punts, beautifully crafted Thames pleasure boats, elegant motorboats, tough and simple luggers and all the other boats people once built and used when the materials, knowledge and craftsmanship required to build them were still abundant." Read the full review on PR Newswire for Bloggers.
Imagine a site with great blogging tips to help you with your blogging needs. Meet For Bloggers By Bloggers. For Bloggers By Bloggers features tips, blog design, topics, social bookmarking and networking and videos. It's written by a small team of bloggers. "We’re all passionate bloggers who know how difficult it can be to be a blogger," the site says. "Finding content to write about, deciding on a niche, what theme to use, how often to write a blog post, how to find readers – these questions and more are ones we’ve all faced at some point or other." Nothing's off the table. Even their hard lessons are fair game. "We’ll share the mistakes we made, and help you avoid them. We’ll share the knowledge we’ve built over the years on what blog tips work better than others, and help you decide what ones are best for you," the site says. Read the full review here.
Smitten Kitchen describes itself as "fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City." The kitchen is 42 square feet. That's not a lot of space. There's one counter, a tiny stove, and, you'd have to imagine, a lot of improvisation. The blog is run by Deb and her husband. And while this is a serious food blog, don't expect to see "Himalayan pink salt at $10 per quarter-ounce" any time soon. You can expect to see a great many mouth-watering recipes. Who honestly can say no to roasted pear and chocolate chunk scones? Or bacon corn hash? At this point, you should be fully taken with Smitten Kitchen. In fact, you should be drooling. Beyond, eliciting appetites, this blog is proof positive that you don't need fancy ingredients or an extravagant kitchen to make delicious food. Read the full review here.