This weekend I jumped in Mrs Car, put on some loud music and drove down to the BlogChicks Sydney meetup. It was a really awesome day! I met some nice ladies, ate some good food (caramel butterscotch cheesecake, anyone?) and no doubt talked far too much for my own good, which is totally something I always do.
It was lovely to meet some women who dig on blogging like I do. I’ve hopefully made some blogging-type friends and I plan to crash more events to be awkward and talk too much about myself from now and into the future, hooray!
It also made me think about what I want this blog to be, where I want to take it, why I am writing it at all. When I really think about it, I’m writing this blog for me. I mean, it’s all well and good that other people are reading it and that they maybe can take something from my garbled ramblings, but I mostly just keep at it to get all of the junk that clutters up my head out and polluting the world. Anything else would just not be ‘me’ and everyone knows how awful I am at anything that isn’t 100 per cent pure Molly at all times (like my disastrous ventures into the corporate world and all those other times I tried to get away with pretending that I’m not a complete weirdo.)
Thanks so much to Blogchicks for organising the meet and thanks to Leigh and Rah for letting me hang about long after everyone else had left, asking questions and babbling about my cats. I had a wonderful time!
Enough about me and fun shit, onto cool things to see and learn on the web!
Of course, as soon as Amanda Palmer’s TED talk went online, I rushed over to watch it and it was every bit as good as I thought it would be, because I am a fangirl and fangirls love everything that their fangirl crushes do. Go, watch! Enjoy! Get a job!
These two articles are both from io9. The first is about a breakthrough supercapacitor that could revolutionise energy storage in the near future. The second is about ‘handedness’ in primates (did you know that chimps and gorillas are predominantly right-handed while orang-utans are more often lefties?)
This really sad piece from Essential Baby tells of the huge issues faced by DOCs in Australia dealing with children at risk. From Mother Jones, an article about how corporations are fighting for new powers to avoid being held accountable for ” fraud, antitrust violations, or any other abuses of consumer and worker protection laws.”
Finally, from Slate, a review of Wool and write up on the success of Hugh Howey. The Wool Omnibus is now in stores in paperback, go out and score a copy! I saw a guy reading it on the train the other day and I wanted to simultaneously high-five him while also involving him in a conversation about how enthralling the narrative is…
Did I meet you at the BlogChicks Meet Up? Or have you come across any cool articles I should know about lately? Read Wool yet? Let me know below!