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Blog Challenge: Unusual Blog Subjects

This week’s blog challenge is:

What’s the most unusual subject for a blog you’ve found?

There are a lot of bloggers out there, but who have you found blogging about the most unusual subjects? Please do not list yourself. Let’s celebrate the diversity of others in blogging.

So much of the time we spend studying our little niche in the world, focusing on blogging about blogging, about WordPress, about cars, sports, and typical things. Look beyond the most common subjects. What would you not expect a blog to be about? An odd hobby, subject, animal, person, job, some off-beat subject you would not think about having blog value. Go find those bloggers.

I’m not looking for bloggers blogging about these things in unusual ways. I’m looking for blogs about odd ball subjects, topics you would not expect to find much to talk about on a blog.

How are they blogging about the strange subject? Are they writing, podcasting, video, or sharing photos? Do they make the subject interesting? Do they make you think about what you blog about and how you could blog it better? What makes their blog fascinating, making their unusual subject matter compelling?

Remember, all comments or trackbacks that feature your blog will be deleted. I want you to think about other people blogging on unusual subject matters.

I run across all kinds of strange blog topics all the time. It’s your turn to go hunting!

These are published weekly and are an attempt to kick your blogging ass. They serve to challenge your thinking and efforts in blogging and blog writing. To participate, start challenging yourself now. Today. Go for it.



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22 Comments

  1. Posted April 24, 2008 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Obsessive Consumption, where the author Kate Bingaman-Burt draws one thing a day, which she’s bought.

  2. Posted April 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I wish I had the url for this one blog I saw a long time ago. It was an entire blog about vikings. I never forgot that I saw it, because who can blog and blog about vikings, of all the crazy topics? It’s not my sort of deal, so it’s not like I visited again. But that had to be one of the oddest I’ve seen.

  3. Posted April 24, 2008 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    I have a friend who blog about this week’s treasure found in 70’s rock. I think he’s the only one I’ve seen written about LP’s as a usually thing.

  4. Posted April 24, 2008 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this challenge…
    It made me remember a blog I once found, where the blogger describes some pictures: pictures he could have taken, but did not…
    I lost the URL, but thanks to this challenge I found it after a few searches: Unphotographable
    The way he describes every ‘picture he did not take’, is so graphic, that you see the picture before your eyes, and make you wonder which picture is the best: the one the blogger did not take, or the one your imagination makes out of it…

    (And now I added it to my RSS, so I can’t loose the URL again)

  5. Joe
    Posted April 24, 2008 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    http://www.clipspringer.com is (or was) an entire site devoted to bachelor pad products.

  6. Posted April 24, 2008 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    One of my daily reads is Waking Ambrose( http://bitterbeirce.com), a blog with an esoteric group of commenter’s which uses a word from Ambrose Bierce Devils Dictionary post Bierce’s definition, then posts a definition of his own. The folks wo comment also attempt a definition of their ownr.Every day but Wednesday, where he post miscellaneous things from poetry to political skepticisms, and the weekend where he has serial stories running, both written and audio versions, with some episodes read by his readers.

  7. Posted April 24, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    JohnChow.com , he is great, he teach me how to make money by blogging activity…

  8. Posted April 24, 2008 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    A lovely, well-written blog about cremation and cremations urns: http://www.urngarden.com/cremationblog/

  9. Posted April 24, 2008 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    @ juns:

    Unfortunately, everyone copies John Chow, so I wouldn’t call him unusual or fitting for this challenge. Want to try again to find really unusual?

    I’m delighted with the VERY unusual bloggers found by my creative fans! Wow!

  10. Posted April 25, 2008 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I love this blog and don’t know why: observations about life in the form of Venn diagrams and graphs drawn on index cards. Indexed.

    Dale

  11. Posted April 25, 2008 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    @paragraphcity

    That blog is just brilliant!

  12. Posted April 25, 2008 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Hmmm… maybe it’s not unusual enough, but my blog on attracting wildlife to small outdoor spaces like patios or balconies is unique.

    It’s definitely a niche, being at the crossroads of wildlife watching, gardening, and small outdoor spaces, but, oh, so hard to keyword simply!

    Cindy Rae

  13. spaceagesage
    Posted April 25, 2008 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Here’s one: What doesn”t kill me.

    I thought this blog quite odd when it first showed up in my tag surfer, but I have grown to like it. Each post is a brief completion of this sentence, “What doesn’t kill me …”

    Examples are:
    … is inevitable
    … SHATTERS illusions
    … makes me queasy

  14. Posted April 25, 2008 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Pesan Lewat is very unique. It’s about painting on truck. Only in Indonesia.

  15. Posted April 26, 2008 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    I’ve always been in awe at:
    Strange Maps – http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/
    and

    http://www.brandonbird.com/

    the last one IS a blog… just it’s updated surrounding the main reason why people go to his site – to download a printable life-size version of a christopher walken mask…..

  16. Posted April 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    There are a lot of blogs about depression… a lot of blogs written by people chronicling their depression, but I’ve not come across many blogs that are writing about active therapy. Write Out of Depression posts exercises and then a “read about” post… something unique, I think.

  17. Posted May 1, 2008 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    I wrote about Environment-Friendly Coffin :)

  18. Posted May 1, 2008 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    @ dinu:

    Yes, but the goal of this is to highlight what OTHER bloggers are blogging about covering unusual subject matter.

  19. Posted May 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    My favourite unusual blog is not unusual in its subject matter (crafts) but rather in its presentation: http://fizzyfibres.blogspot.com.

    Susie writes about freeform crafting in a freeform style and font presentation. I find it very inspiring.

  20. Posted June 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    My absolute favorite is this, the Blog of Unnecessary Quotation Marks

  21. Posted May 26, 2009 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    On my blog, where readers can learn about my new book, Self-Disclosure Changes from Within, a very unique post concerns, “Who thinks organs speak?” This is about the idea that consciousness continues on a cellular level after death of an organ donor. It points out organ recipients often develop new habis, idiosyncracies and inclinations they did not have before their transplant surgery. Changes in personlaity can often be linked back to the organ donor. Check it out and share views!

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