We’re back with another edition of Follow Friday, my recommendations on bloggers, writers and sites you should follow.
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I’ll start with something I’ve been linking to all week long and that’s WEEI.com’s new feature, “The Five” hosted by Kristine Leahy. She tells what’s hot on the site plus lists the top five stories the website is covering. Since she started, we’ve been Tweeting back and forth so yes, there’s a personal interest in this recommendation, but I also would not make one if I did feel the blog, writer or video was good. This has hit the ground running and look for more of Kristine at WEEI.com in the future. Also, she loves to Twitter, so if you’re on the social network like me, you can follow Kristine and exchange tweets.
FanIQ is a sports social networking site with stories and the opportunity to talk with fellow sports fans about them. In addition, the site has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year. It’s one of the sites that bears watching in regards to social networking and sports.
Sports Crackle Pop! is a blog that includes sports and pop culture. It’s a site that does not take itself too seriously as some blogs do. It has a sense of humor and is willing to laugh at most everything sports without being too vicious. I also exchange tweets with the site and the people have a lot of fun in their posts. Good site.
One site that is plenty of fun and doesn’t require a lot of heavy lifting is Hail Mary Jane. It’s a site that focuses a lot of marijuana, but also on sports as well. The blog’s focus is on the legalization of pot, but also there’s some gossip as well as sports post. Lenny aka Houroc calls himself semi-educated, but he deserves more credit than that. HMJ is a fun blog to visit.
To get the women’s perspective, there’s SportsKatGirl’s …On Being a Sports Girl blog. She’s a fellow Red Sox fan, but that’s not why I recommend her. It’s to let you know that women can can blog about sports as well. Kat is a good writer and knows her hockey as well. Visit Kat’s blog and let her know that you’re a fan.
Right Fielders Women in Sports is another blog offering the female perspective, and it also introduces women athletes. The site could look better, but the content is pretty good. I’ve visited the blog quite a bit over the last few months and the posts have been good reads.
For non-sports blogs, there’s Cherry Grrl which offers the latest and greatest on lesbian entertainment and news. It’s a comprehensive site and the look is very easy on the eyes.
Boston Radio Watch offers the latest happenings in the market that is the Hub. It was on top of the WBCN/Mix 98.5/WBZ-FM story and it also gives perspective on personnel moves, ratings and formats. Great site.
And that is your Follow Friday for this week.