I’ve been working on my editor’s note for the February issue of the magazine, and was inspired to write about online woodworking in large part due to the Online Woodworking Roundtable session at Woodworking in America 2013. I was (quite pleasantly) surprised to see how many people came to listen to our panelists talk about the state of/reasons for/size of/how to/etc. of the online woodworking community.
It got me thinking about the woodworking message boards I visit every day (woodnet.net, woodcentral.com, sawmillcreek.org and lumberjocks.com), the four “must-read” woodworking blogs that I check slavishly (you’ll have to wait for the issue to find out what they are) and the many additional woodworking blogs I read at least semi-regularly.
That sent me clicking over to our “Popular Woodworking Blog Network” (a somewhat silly name, IMHO – I think we should re-style it “Blogs You Should Read” or “Read Good Stuff Here” or “Blogs We Like” or…), and I found it was sorely outdated. Apologies.
I’ve spent several hours over the past few days clicking through all the links, deleting those on which there have been no new posts for a significant amount of time (with the exception of The Village Carpenter…too much good info there to not keep it) and adding new links to sites I think are worth knowing about (only the woodworking ones; don’t worry – I didn’t add “Go Fug Yourself,” “The Worst Things for Sale” or “The Bloggess“…even though I read those every day, too).
If I’ve neglected your favorites, let me know in the comments below; I’d be happy to consider adding them.
— Megan Fitzpatrick@1snugthejoiner (which reminds me…we didn’t even mention Twitter during the roundtable discussion)