Bloggerhood Etc. 6/8/15

Oh no, baby GODZILLA!

Photo: Jeff Wysaski.

Best Photoblog.Prankster Replaces Pet Names With New Labels In Local Pet Store” by Jeff Wysaski at Sad and Useless (via Obvious Plant Care).

Best Diagram.The Shape of Story” by Christina Wodtke at Elegant Hack.

Best Comic.Beer” at xkcd.

Best List.5 Steps Toward Making Friends Out of Enemies” by Benjamin J. Corey at Formerly Fundie.

Most Mind Bending. “The Moon Terminator Illusion” by VSauce (via YouTube).

Best Dad Post.Duck, Duck, Sloane” by Gary Mathews at Skipah’s Realm.

Best Special Needs PostHer Fight, Our Fight” by Laura Smith at SLP Mommy of Apraxia.

Best Request.Dear Donald Miller: Thank You, and Please Stop” by Emily A. Dause at Slivers of Hope.

 Most Tragic.Two Lanes to Accockeek” by Michael Graff at SB Nation.

Best Cover of a Cover.Mad World” by Peter Hollens via YouTube.

To catch up on all the great posts I’m reading online and to get a sneak preview of future candidates, check out my Around the Blogosphere board on Pinterest.

Bloggerhood Etc. 8/11/14

Exit 152. Bucksnort, 1 Mile

Photo: Spencer Hall/SB Nation

It’s been an eventful week here—and not in a good way. But now that the drama has settled and life is returning to normal, it’s time to get caught up. So here’s some of the best from around the blogosphere from the last two weeks in an extra-large edition of Bloggerhood Etc. …

Best List.Staff Picks: Worst Highways in America” by Spencer Hall and the SB Nation staff.

Best Demand.I Want My Christianity Back—Without the Ugly Baggage” by Mark Sandlin at

Best Realization.Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed” by David Cain at Films for Action.

Best Correction.They Call Us the ‘Nones,’ but We’re So Much More” by Courtney E. Martin at On Being with Krista Tippet.

Most Empowering.Geared Up For Robotics” by Haley Hanson at Huff Post Impact.

Best Dad Post.Hunting Live Dinos” by Don Jackson at Daddy Newbie.

Worst Examples.The Lavish Homes of American Archbishops” by Daniel Burke at CNN Belief Blog.

Best Review of a Bad Product.SPAM” by Spilly at SB Nation.

Best Devotional.His Glory Appears” by Cara Strickland at Little Did She Know.

Best Comic.Outbreak” by xkcd.

The outbreak started with Patient Zero …

Outbreak (Panel 1)

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Bloggerhood Etc. 7/21/14

Anatomy of a diaper

Photo: Lunchbox Dad

Remember when you had a little one in diapers? Those of us who look back fondly at those times are guaranteed to have all their kids potty-trained! Now on to the source of the above photo, and the rest of the best of the week.

Best Dad Roundup.29 Essential Pieces of Advice for a New Dad” by Mike Heenan at HuffPost Parents. (Reads like a “Who’s Who of Dad Bloggers”—great stuff!)

Best Guest Post.(De)Tales: Paddleboard” by Kelli at Cara Strickland’s blog Little Did She Know.

Best Travel Post.Nobody’s Leaving This Fun Family Vacation” by Evelyn Shoop at Momsicle.  (Side note: We took our coast vacations the same week and even ran into each other at Cape Mears Lighthouse.)

Best Special Needs Post.Why Are We So Afraid of Disability?” by Ellen Stumbo at Not Alone.

Best Bad Comic. “Champion” by James Breakwell at James Breakwell’s Unbelievably Bad Comic.

Bravest Post.Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach” by Lorne Jaffe at Huff Post Healthy Living.

Strangest Story.The Cornish Beach Where LEGO Keeps Washing Up” by Mario Cacciottolo at BBC News Magazine.

Best Question.Who Will Hold the U.S. Accountable for a Rush to Deport the Most Vulnerable?” by Shaina Aber at Ignatian Solidarity Network.

Best Parable.Jesus and the Attempted Exodus” by Mark Sandlin at The God Article.

Best Advice.Brave, Brave, Be Brave” by Ashley Larkin at Draw Near.

Best Commentary.Unfinished Houses” by John J. McLaughlin at America.

Best Satire.Mile-High Baseball” by Spencer Hall at SB Nation.

Best Video. “Fun Healthcare Alternatives!” by Glove and Boots (via YouTube).

Bloggerhood Etc. 3/24/14

Giant Burt Reynolds!

Photo: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Spring is in the air and March Madness in on TV. It’s Monday. Time for the best of the week from around the blogosphere.

Best Parenting Post.Why all those years of lost sleep spent parenting are worth it” by Lisa-Jo Baker at Surprised by Motherhood.

Best T.S. Elliot Reference in a Headline.A Turbulent Priest Awaits the Conquest of Crimea” by Simon Shuster at

Best Social Media Post.When You Don’t Make the List” by Addie Zierman at How to Talk Evangelical.

Weirdest Concept.2014 NCAA MASCOT DEATHBRACKET” by the Staff at SB Nation.

Best Special Needs Post.Happy World Down Syndrome Day (Thoughts on Growing Up With a Sister With Down Syndrome)” by Melissa Otterbein at Like Birds on Trees.

Happiest Post (and Cutest Video).Pharrell – Happy (Puppy & Doggy Version)” by The Pet Collective (via YouTube).

Most Nostalgic.Let’s Talk About the Music From Mystery Science Theater 3000” by  Chaz Kangas at LA Weekly Blogs.

 Best Comic.If You Find a Baby Songbird Out of the Nest” by Rosemary Mosco at bird and moon.

Best Question.Can Your Daughter Accept a Compliment?” by Michelle Cove at Huff Post Parents.

Best List.5 Reasons Why Your Partner Doesn’t Actually Want to Go to the Farmers Market with You” by Anjali Prasertong at The Kitchn.

Best Solve.Wheel of Fortune: Amazing Bonus Round Solve!” on Wheel of Fortune (via YouTube).

Bloggerhood Etc. 8/12/13

A perseid streaks across the sky

Photo: Thomas Grau,

Another week around the blogosphere. Here are some highlights.

Best Meteor Shower. “Peak of Perseid Meteor Shower” at Cute Calendar. Also the only meteor shower. It peaked early this morning and will continue through August 14.

Best Comic. “Students” by xkcd. Every college graduate has this dream. Lately, I’ve had a variation where I’m teaching a class in a subject I know nothing about and try to teach myself in an hour. It’s usually some kind of advanced, abstract mathematics. The weirdest part—in the dream, I think I can pull it off.

Most Encouraging. “Don’t Give Up” by Michael Woods at Not Alone: Finding Faith and Friendship for the Special Needs Journey. A short, poetic devotional for special needs parents.

Best List. “Top 10 Parenting Hacks” by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker. Lots of good advice and good links.

Favorite Back-to-School Series. “Taking Apraxia to School” by Leslie Lindsay at Speaking of Apraxia. Leslie is running a similar back-to-school series on her other blog—I featured it last week— but this one is specifically for apraxia kids and parents.

Best Question. “Discipleship: The Human Face of Jesus” by Natalie Trust. “Are you reflecting the face of Jesus?” Another beautiful post from Natalie.

And saving the best for last, because this is just stunning.

Most Likely to Restore Your Faith in Humanity. “OMG! Best Use Of A Billboard I Have Ever Seen” by Ray Flores on Upworthy. Disregard the “OMG!” and just watch the video (via YouTube)—this is extraordinary.