Welcome to the New Year, everyone, and to the 2012 kickoff of Follow Friday Blogs. For the record, I've made absolutely no resolutions about what I'm going to share with you this year other than it will be (mostly) interesting, (reasonably) balanced, and (somewhat) lacking in hyperbole -- you know how I hate hyperbole! It will also, undoubtedly, reflect things I find personally motivating.... and don't we all need more motivation now and then?
This week starts with A Thinking Person's Buffet, a meta-blog that bills itself as presenting "Current Events as Viewed from this Hillside Hideout..." We're also cautioned by the author, @A_ThinkingGirl, not to take anything too personally. What you'll find here is an eclectic mix of articles, photos, opinion pieces and videos, all selected by the site's host in order to save you the work. A nice little one-stop shop.
Next up is a blog so blatantly in love with Barack Obama that I have to share it because I find it so amusing. Today with President Barack Obama has been "posting daily on Obama since 2008" and, frankly, there's a bit more here about him than I really want to know... plus, the site treats him a bit like you might treat your favorite youtube cat video--as just SOOOOO precious!. What is fun, though is the peppered snark (McCain Latches on to Romney; Bye Bye Michele Bachmann), along with less than useful information about the Democrats caucusing in Iowa. (Really? Why??) Still, you can't help but appreciate this kind of adoration.
Finally this week, there's Protopolitics, a blog from Paul Hittson offering "Conservative Political Thought." While Paul's apparently been taking a break since before the holidays began, you can still take the opportunity to catch up on some of his arguments such as those regarding regulations, and how character matters--but how it can also be an unfair target.
Thanks. And, as always, you can see what I have to say by checking out my blog here.