There are thousands of blogs across the Internet. Many are beyond exceptional, balancing content and community in ways that are to be admired. And some deserve more love.
This month, I would like to introduce Linda Leinen, from The Task at Hand. Linda has been writing on her blog since 2008. Her posts are sparse, in comparison to others in the blogosphere, but there has not been one since I started following in 2014 that I’ve skipped. I’ve read blogs about the history of the traditional Mardi Gras, the Liberian postal service, and amazing essays on the sometimes bizarre and often forgotten history of the United States.
Linda’s writing style carries in it that spark of curiosity and awe for the subjects that makes even the most mundane sounding topic a treat to learn about. There is no fluff in her archives. Each post has its own weight, its own life, and its own obvious care. She doesn’t have “Likes” or “Reblogs” available on her site, yet the community in her comments thrives.
Recently, Linda finished a blog series on the history of camels in America. I highly encourage you to check them out:
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