Jan TiÃŸler, blogger and publisher of Upload magazine (German PDF-mag on Digital Publishing), recently asked the bloggers among his readers to write a post about three of their favourite blogs who they think have less readers than they deserve.
I donÂ´t want to miss that chance to promote my favourite slept-ons, so here we go.
Number 1 is www.zokko.de (GER) – without a doubt GermanyÂ´s funniest blog. Since 1999, the Zokko-team (consisting of a bunch of creative souls from the heart of Bavaria: Munich) has constantly published texts, poems, songs, graphics, flash-games, picture-stories, wallpapers, stickers and videos that make you laugh your ass off. Their latest gimmicks are those thanksforaddingmeatmyspace-lookalike card-graphics and cut-out Helloween-masks which were seen on Helloween-parties from Passau to Prague. But despite some random mini-triumphs, their blog never really reached beyond the borders of Southern Germany. A shame. This is Studio Braun 2.0.
Number 2 is Ross SheilÂ´s blog on Jamaica (E). Straight from Kingston, Sheil (an English journalist who writes for the Jamaican Observer newspaper and has been working for the Jamaican Gleaner and First Magazine before) gives an interesting insight into his daily work as well as the politics and the social circumstances of the country he lives and works in – a country which is too often reduced to blunted tourist clichees.
And number 3 is Frank GruberÂ´s Voidboys (GER)-blog. Nice layout. Nice topics. But unfortunately – besides the opening of the Voidshop which carries those fantastic “DonÂ´t Mess With Bayern”-shirts – it has been too quiet in the blog for quite a while now. I hope this blog wonÂ´t die but rather be back with a vengeance in 2008.