Currently ... Reading: 4 blogs to make a part of your morning routine

pdonohue@beaufortgazette.comFebruary 22, 2013 


Work may be a constant for all of us but our work days tend to start differently.

Maybe some of you watch the "Today" show and feel your brain slowly atrophy.

Some of you might hastily stuff your face full of carbohydrates and pump legal, addictive stimulants into your bloodstream.

Not me. I start my workday by reading. OK, that sounds more pretentious than I intended, so let me clarify.

Each morning, I comb the Internet for the finest, weirdest and funniest stories in sports, arts, food and pop culture to share you with on our Currently Playing blog.

This involves a lot of reading, much of it about the different uses of kale. Kale is the Justin Bieber of the leafy greens blogosphere. It's inescapable.

This week, I thought I'd share with you some of the blogs that make my mornings so enjoyable.


I'm admittedly a little obsessed with advertising and the creative process involved in tricking us into buying things we mostly don't need.

AdFreak, a blog run by staffers at AdWeek Magazine, covers all of the bases. The funny, the brilliant, the bizarre; it's all there.

EATER CHARLESTON If you're a local foodie and you're not reading Eater Charleston, you're doing it wrong.

This local offshoot of the popular Eater blog will tell you everything that's going on in Charleston's dining scene.


Want to know what snarky thing Anthony Bourdain tweeted about the Travel Channel? The Braiser is the blog for you. Think of it as your go-to source for all things celebrity chef.


USA Today's Game On! blog has quickly become my favorite sports blog on the Internet. This is where you're going to see that obscure Canadian volleyball video before it ends up on SportsCenter.

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