Sometimes we feel so alone. Where are all the other juggling blogs? There are blogs about every subject under the sun, but the representation of the juggling subculture in the blogoshpere is paltry and depressing. Jugglers are smart, willing to work hard, creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic–all ingredients for solid, interesting blogs–but for some reason, very few of us are willing to channel these characteristics into blogs.
That needs to change. We need more juggling blogs!
Like we said in one of our first posts:
Juggling and the internet seem like they meant for each other. Juggling is a collaborative endeavor. And now–with sites like YouTube, MySpace, Flicker, etc–it’s easier than ever to share. Any 12-year-old kid with a Macbook and a decent three ball cascade can make a video of himself/herself doing the “most awesome juggling routing ever”, ad a groovey soundtrack, and post it up for the world to see.
So why aren’t more of us doing it? Are there just not as many jugglers out there as we think? Is there not enough for the juggling subculture to talk about? Are jugglers not thoughtful and passionate enough about their skills?
A thousand times NO!
There have been a few rays of light that quickly fade away. It seems to be an epedemic among juggling blogs: They will post a few great posts, seemingly walk away for months, and eventually abandon the endeavor. Even some of the big names in juggling have started blogs that get a post once every three months at best.
So here is yet another plea to the juggling subculture: Start more juggling blogs and stick with them!
If you need some good examples here are a few people who are doing exactly what we need:
- Michael Karas–The Karasel of Progress
- Ed Provencher–I Can’t Stop Juggling
- Perry Romanowski–Just Your Average Joggler
- Jason Garfield–The Jason Garfield Show (technically a video podcast but still what we’re looking for)
- Luke and Pola–Juggling Podcasts (also a podcast)
(Disclaimer: We humbly admit that we don’t know everything, and that there may be some great juggling blogs out there that we haven’t found. If you’ve found some or if you’ve started one please tell us!)