review of 10 best blogs for me in 2006 & why

I just started blogging this year and have learned lots from many. I’ve even started another blog on the artful life. But here are the top 10 that helped me the most:

  1. for blog-wisdom: problogger. Thanks Darren for being my blogguru!
  2. for edgy humor: hands down gapingvoid. Thanks Hugh for the voice from the edge, challenging my status quos and inspiring edgy thinking!
  3. for colorful commentary: pergatorio. Thanks Marc for a pictorial critique of the best and the worst of evangelicalism.
  4. for personal accessibility: rebeccawrites. Thanks Rebecca for so skillfully communicating your sweet personality through the pages of your blog.
  5. for cartoon confidence: chewingpencils. Thanks Matt for inspiring me to start cartooning and to keep it up!
  6. for flow-of-crazy-consciousness: abeautifulrevolution. Thanks Andre for just being weird and unashamed.
  7. for the best tee-shirts: Tcritic. Thanks Karl for discovering and displaying the worst and the best tee-shirts out there!
  8. for mac info: applegazette. Thanks gazette for keeping this mac-lover and user in the know!
  9. for biting critique: huffingtonpost. Thanks Arianna for reminding us that honesty and transparency are important and necessary!
  10. for canadiana: matthewgood. Thanks Matt for your music as well as your cultural commentary from our unique Canadian perspective.

this list is composed as a part of a competition taking place over at problogger. take a look for other entries.

    About David Hayward

    David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

    • rebecca

      Wow! Thank you for including me on your list.

    • Brad Shorr

      Thanks for the recommendations! Keep up the great blogging and cartooning in 2007!

    • Mama Duck

      Oh, thank you, I’m going to come back and read through all of them when I have more time! What a sweet thing to do at the end of the year!

      We also participated in this project, stop on by if you get a chance!

    • Heidi

      LOVE Matthew Good’s blog. I discovered it months ago, and I love reading his take on things. I’ll have to peek at the others some time.

    • Ashish Mohta

      cool list.It will take me a while to go through it one by one!!!

    • Jennifer Lynn

      I’ve heard of some of these, but never had an opportunity to view their sites before. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Madhur Kapoor

      Nice recommendations …will check them out …

    • Scott Howard

      I really like what your doing with your site. Keep up the good work and I would love for you to check out dipnoi which is a Christian Tech aggregator at

    • LearningNerd

      Thanks for sharing these! I’ll have to take another look at your art blog, by the way. It looks very interesting. :)

    • rashenbo

      Great list of links! Thank you for sharing. 😀

      I found you on the problogger reviews and predictions participant list and thought I’d say hi.


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