West-By-God-Virginia. Say what you will about the Mountain State, it boasts a beautiful landscape and some fine, fine people. Here are some home-grown West Virginia blogs:
WVA Fur and Root
W.Va. Fur and Root is a self-proclaimed “hillbilly diva’s” blog (or, as she says, “blatherings”). Connie writes about whatever she wants, thank-you-very-much, and the title of her website comes from a sign that came with her old home, which she says is pretty much an old barn. She talks about nesting in that great old structure, but also talks about current events, TV, music, and pretty much whatever comes to mind. With terms like “Agog-O-Meter” I find her particularly fun to read, and so will you. She hasn’t posted in about a month, which I guess is because she is busy gardening, but read her older posts for a taste of something special.
>>WV Fur and Root – wvfurandroot.wordpress.com
West Virginia Ville
A beta multimedia magazine, WestVirginiaVille is chock full of news and opinions. Started by a real life newspaperman, the site is a place to house multimedia and feature work, as well as a place for West Virginians and wanna-be West Virginians to get a taste of what life is like in the great state of West Virginia (ville).
>>West Virginia Ville – westvirginiaville.com
Granny Sue’s New and Reviews
Granny Sue is a storyteller in West Virginia. She makes appearances and has a performance schedule on her site, so if you happen to be at, say, the Migration Celebration at Little Beaver State Park in Beaver, WV, you could meet Granny Sue in person. Her name is Susanna Holstein, and she has perfected the art of storytelling, storysinging, and is generally all-around awesome. She has another website that tells more about her, but this blog is her daily blog, where she’ll share thoughts and recipes, and that’s why it’s the one featured.
>>Granny Sue’s News and Reviews – grannysu.blogspot.com
My Home Among the Hills
This is the blog of some people who live in Charleston, West Virginia and they sure do love it! They are outdoorsy types, and are into everything from beekeeping to making their own cider, to attempting to install a solar furnace in their home. Their blog is a wealth of information on a variety of topics, whether you’re from West Virginia or not.
>>My Home Among the Hills – myhomeamongthehills.com
The West Virginia Hot Dog Blog
This is a whole website about West Virginia hot dogs. According to these folks, a West Virginia hot dog is presented on a steamed bun, topped with mustard, chili, chopped onions, and coleslaw. This website is dedicated to give you any and all hot dog related news, as well as reviews of hot dog joints all around West Virginia. The contributors sadly do not list their email addresses, so I cannot inform them that they’ve been featured here. If you know them, tell them I love them, OK?
>>The West Virginia Hot Dog Blog – wvhotdogblog.blogspot.com
The Glamorous Life of a Hausfrau
This fine lady, known as the “Evil Twin’s” wife, is from Saint Albans, WV. If you don’t know where that is, but you DO know where Charleston and Huntington are, it’s between those two. Closer to Huntington. She is a wildly interesting human being, and even though she chooses the profession of “Hausfrau” she has a degree in Advertising Journalism from Marshall, so she knows what she’s doing online. She’s a pleasure to read.
>>The Glamorous Life of a Hausfrau – eviltwinslife.blogspot.com
The West Virginia Surf Report
This guy, even though he doesn’t technically live in West Virginia anymore, is a born and raised West Virginian, and his website is mostly filled with his humorous musings. Since some are related to being a West Virginian, he makes the list, mainly because he is hilarious and fun to read. He has a small team of people who write for his site, and the people who comment on his blog posts are absolutely fantastic. Check him out for a good read.
>>The West Virginia Surf Report – thewvsr.com