For as many blogs that I read, I’ve never been much of a follower of online magazine columns. That is, until recently. Here are two favorites:
1. Shoko Wanger writes the column Looking Forward for the Equals Record. It’s about the ups and downs of growing up in her twenties, and frankly, to me no young writer in recent memory has been able to capture the distinct feeling of the transition into adulthood quite as well as her. Shoko also writes the popular blog Sho and Tell, where, as the name implies, she shows and tells. Mainly about various curiosities, but ones that I would probably otherwise never come across if not for her blog.
2. Gena Kaufman writes the Smitten column (“Our love-hate relationship with love and relationships”) on Glamour.com, and her profile was initially what caught my eye: “Relationships writer. Lawyer turned writer who believes that when your love life hands you lemons, you should quit your job, move home, and share your dating mishaps on the Internet.” Her column is basically hilarious, light, and the comments that her readers write are often encouraging and level-headed too (which, I know shouldn’t be surprising, but it’s the internet! Comment sections on big sites tend to be brutal). Gena’s voice is an honest, refreshing one that I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future.
Do you read any online magazine columns? What are your favorites?