I spend a lot of time on the Internet both for work and pleasure, and over the years I have come to rely on a number of websites that help me with both. Here are six that I find myself visiting over and over:
1 – TodaysPhoto.org – Yep, this one actually belongs to me, but I enjoy posting the “Picture of the Day” every morning and reading all the wonderful comments left by members of the TodaysPhoto community. I hope you’ll check it out and stop by yourself as often as possible! I post a new photo every morning at 7am eastern time.
2 – Pandora – I love listening to music and Pandora allows me to listen to just the kind of music that suits my mood at the moment. I have created “stations” that play nothing but Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel and Country. If I don’t like a song (or it doesn’t fit the genre of the station) I can give it a “thumbs down” and it will never be played on that station again. If I like one particularly well I can give it a “thumbs up” and Pandora will seek out and play more songs that are similar to it. I love Pandora!
3 – Dictionary.com – This site is one of my “work horses”. I do a lot of writing and it’s so quick and easy to click over to Dictionary.com to look up a word whenever I need to (and trust me, I need to a lot!). I haven’t used a “real” dictionary in years! I also use their sister site Thesaurus.com on occasion, but I use Dictionary.com several times a day.
4 – RealClearPolitics.com – I check in with RealClearPolitics most every morning in order to keep up with what our elected jesters in DC and around the country are saying and doing. I enjoy the videos the most, but many of the articles and opinion pieces are quite interesting as well. And don’t worry, whether your political leanings are to the left or the right, you’ll find plenty of commentary on there that will either warm your heart or send your blood pressure into the danger zone.
5 – Weather.com – Whenever possible, my wonderful dad watched every weather forecast with interest, and he rarely missed one unless he just couldn’t be near a television set for whatever reason. I guess I’m a lot like him because I too enjoy keeping up with the weather. I rarely watch TV however, so I get most of my weather information from Weather.com.
6 – Facebook – Social media is the hottest thing going on the Internet these days and Facebook is the 900 pound gorilla in that arena. And with roughly a billion registered users, there are plenty of opportunities for making new friends and getting the word out about everything from what you had for breakfast to the latest “deal” in your online store. I use Facebook for keeping up with my friends and sharing my “Picture of the Day” and occasional blog posts (like this one).
Of course there are countless other websites that I visit from time to time, but my browser has these six on speed dial. Are any of them on your list?