In our absence… Here are some good readsDon Day | January 10, 2010
I won’t be writing here anymore – but here are a few sites I read that may not be on your favorites list. Many of these are local, and all crank out original, unique content on a variety of topics.
Idaho Ad Agencies – I think this would now be the oldest Idaho media-related blog – but still the best. Brian Harrison has a “street-level view” of marketing and ad-making in town.
Treasured Valley – The site that beat out IRN for best blog from BW this year — and deservedly so. Fun way to keep tabs on what’s going on locally – including news, politics, stuff to do and food/beer.
PR Musings – Written by the staff of Red Sky PR in Boise… and mostly by Jessica Flynn. Interesting nuggets on projects the company is working on plus… musings… on media, technology and PR. Also sometimes features local media critiques.
BoiSee – Yes, it’s written by my dad – but it’s always worth a look. Each Friday he posts a picture he’s taken for “Photo Friday,” and also puts up random observations throughout the week.
Faux Farmgirl - OK, perhaps I’m giving too many shouts-out to the blogs of friends & family (this would be three-in-a-row) but this blog from my long-time colleague Alyson Oüten is on a topic you might not expect from her. It’s a rich site loaded with pictures, simple pleasures and… food. Mmmm. Food.
Behind the Menu – A fairly new effort focused on Boise’s dining scene. News, reviews and video features blend together… to make you hungry. Mmmm. More food.
Oregon Media Central – a well-written, thoughtful site focused on primarily the Portland market.
OBNUG – Also known as “One Bronco Nation Under God.” The site is a fun, funny outsider’s take on Bronco football. Make no mistake though – the opinions and news are sharp and to-the-point.
Romenesko – This site has the pulse of the newspaper industry. A part of the Poynter Institute for journalism – it does a fantastic job covering media.
Mediaite – Mostly focused on national cable and online news. Good group of writers and great topics.
Brand New – A site that critiques logo and branding redesigns. Fascinating commentary from in-the-know folks in the industry.