Happy Blogday to you

by Jeanne on August 31, 2005

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Hey – it’s Blogday 2005!  For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the idea is to find five blogs from other cultures, countries or areas of interest to your own.  Then, you recommend them on your blog to draw your readers’ attention to them and in the end, we all discover some interesting new blogs.

So… in the interest of the greater good of the blogosphere, peace, love and understanding, here goes my selection of five.  And there’s not a food blog among them!  You will see a definite African slant though – there are few enough African blogs out there, so it’s time they got some exposure!

This is Zimbabwe Run by the Sokwanele civil action support group, this group blog is written from inside Zimbabwe by real Zimbabweans from all walks of life.  A good source for finding out what’s really going on in a country where the free press is all but destroyed.

Apparently Nothing Fabulous photos posted every day by Lorissa, a South African photographer living in London.

Sotho Rethabile lives in Paris but his heart is in his native country, the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.  Interesting and varied posts and lots of links to all things Sotho

Mostly Africa  Regular news and views from all over Africa

My Mom’s Blog  So what’s it like being the Internet’s oldest blogger?  Fabulous, according to the thoroughly delightful Millie Garfield!

[And a big thank you to the following people who selected Cooksister as one of their 5 recommended blogs:

Farid, a French Algerian chef currently teaching in California – check out his fascinating Algerian cuisine blog

Shauna who blogs from Seattle and maintains a really cool gluten-free blog

Suzy – reality TV fan, dog and cat owner and Phd student, blogging from the UK as Maman Poulet]

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shauna August 31, 2005 at 8:06 pm

I can’t wait to check out all these blogs. But how will I ever find the time to read them all AND make my eggs on toast? (Is it okay if post it tomorrow?)
Just wanted to let you know that I recommended you on BlogDay as well. I love coming to this site!


Ana September 1, 2005 at 1:27 am

Thanks for the blogs you posted Joanne. I specially liked “Mostly Africa”. As someone born and raised in Mozambique, I still feel a pull to Africa. I’ll keep an eye on that blog.


Rethabile Masilo September 1, 2005 at 3:18 pm

Thank you for the hat-tip, Jeanne. Keep cookin’… because you really are.


Farid Zadi September 5, 2005 at 12:41 am

That’s a great list. Thank you for listing so many African sites!
You’re sounds lovely.


Beth September 9, 2005 at 1:46 am

Thanks for the great links. I will have to check them out!


Jeanne September 26, 2005 at 7:41 pm

Hi Shauna
Thanks for the recommendation and thrilled to hear you enjoy popping by! And very happy to hear you’ll be joining us for EoMEoTE, the event with no time limit… ;-)
Hi Ana
Glad you enjoyed the links. There are so few good Southern African blogs (compared to, say, the vast numbers of European or American blogs) so when I find them I like to give them a mention. Africa rocks!
Hi Rethabile
*blush* Thanks so much for your kind words! And likewise – your blog is great and I love popping by. Keep it up!
Hi Farid
Africa is underrepresented in the blogosphere, so I’m working on changing that one post at a time ;-)
Thanks for your lovely recommendation & I’ll be visiting your site regularly from now on.
Hi Beth
No problem! And please do check them out – they are all worth a visit (or ten!)


Sokwanele October 7, 2005 at 1:43 pm

Thanks for recommending us. We really appreciate your interest and support for our work. Its very motiviating to know that people are follwing our efforts. From us all, Sokwanele


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