Friday, January 28, 2011

Follow Friday Fun - detention with derryX

Another installment of Friday Fun - my own version of twitter's #FF - where I recommend a blog I think you should read. This week's blog? detention with derryX

I write here about social media. Usually, when most people think of social media, they think about sites like facebook or twitter or foursquare. Unless you're really into networking and online interaction, blogs really don't come up.

But blogs really are social media. One person who really "gets it" is derryX. I found him through his reader profile on On The Edge, followed him on twitter, and soon became a regular reader of his blog. His blog is full of posts that are smart, relevant and funny. He does everything from review local restaurants, to video games, to random stories about Larry-David-type situations and his stranger-than-strange neighbors.

He's been criticized for being "mean" or "unfair." I disagree. I think he's honest and I think he tells it like he sees it. There's nothing wrong with that. If you're looking for a blogger who agrees with everything you think or would say - well, then maybe this isn't the blog for you.

But - derryX has a keen grasp of online community (which I've written about here). He will make you laugh, he will teach you something, and you will find something relevant to you or your lifestyle. Exactly what a blog should be.

He's also a cool guy. He's funny, and he's real. Plus, he has built a very cool community of great readers and commenters. It's small-ish now - but it will take off.

My advice? Check it out now.

4 comments:

  1. I agree. He gets it and is a fun read! Good choice.

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  2. Thanks for all the kind words. I linked you back (http://derryx.com/derryx-rants/not-the-life-i-ordered/ )

    You forgot one important tidbit of information: I am the only blogger in the area who has a protégé.

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