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Blog Envy: List 5 Blogs You’re Jealous of

You know you have blog envy. That’s the feeling you get when you go to a blog and start getting those feelings of inadequacy. It might be because of really good design, maybe the writing is just incredible, it could be that they’re better at breaking stories or any number of other reasons.

Blog Envy

I’m no different. Here are mine and the reasons why:

Web Worker Daily
Web Worker Daily
It’s not just the great content, or the perfect design… It’s the whole package and it makes me angry just to go there. Part of Om Malik’s “GigaOm” network, it has thoughts, stories and tips on how to work from a mobile environment.

Coda Coza
I’ve been envious of Coda’s brilliant blog design for over 2 years. Don’t let me get started on his photography skills, comparing myself there makes me feel absolutely pathetic. Please teach me how to be a Coda-clone so that I can die happy.

Thinker’s Room
Thinker’s Room
Anyone who averages over 35 comments PER POST deserves credit. I’m extremely jealous of his ability to create community, not to mention his ability to write “funny” (though you have to be from Kenya to catch some of it).

World Changing
It’s like crack for someone who is interested in development and technology. I can’t go to World Changing and just read one story.

Creating Passionate Users
Creating Passionate Users
No one manages to get an idea across better than Kathy Sierra. This is where I go to beat myself over the head learning how to create simple graphics that you instantly “get”.

If you would like to participate in this exercise, please tag your post with “blogenvy” and list 3-5 blogs that create deep feelings of envy and jealousy.


  1. Um…so you completely left mine out!! I can’t believe you! And you call yourself my brother! 🙂

  2. Hey, I’ve been trying to work my way up to starting my blog again. You have no idea how much this post of yours is pushing me in the right direction : )

    Thanks so much!

  3. Kathy, your blog is one of the most important blogs that I read. You’d be surprised how much your name and the images you create show up in the different meetings I have, and in the small talk that takes place with creatives around the world.

    Please, for the love of god, start up again! 🙂

  4. Thanks hash, you’re very kind!

    Kathy: I haven’t found the courage to remove your feed from my reader yet! Glad to hear you’re working on it. Hope to see you back up again soon!


    Tree Hugger (Design+Function) – http://www.treehugger.com/
    – I don’t actually read this blog – not a fan of radical leftists

    Engadget (Addictive) – http://www.engadget.com

    White African (So Relevant) – http://www.whiteafrican.com

    TMZ (Deliciously Scandalous) – http://www.tmz.com

    Thinker’s Room (What does one have to smoke to be this funny?) – http://blog.thinkersroom.com/

  6. Thanks for the tips…I’m on my way to check out all of them.

  7. I’ve been reading (discretly) your posts for a while and I MUST post on this one. Your blog is REALLY REAALY great, for sure I blog envy all the ones you’ve selected but you can add yours on my list as well.
    I’m looking forward to post more so you can get the 35 comments per post you deserve, lol!!


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