A Few Good Hawaii Blogs

Featured BlogBlogs.com is built to showcase “the best in blogs,” and the wonderful folks at Six Apart (who are also behind TypePad and Movable Type) have been building a fantastic collection of reviews and links.  One of their key features are “Top Ten Lists,” which have been compiled by dozens of notable bloggers and blog readers (including Craig Newmark, Marc Canter, Veronica Belmont, and Alyssa Milano, to name but a few).

I was surprised and flattered to be invited to contribute a “Top 10 Hawaii Blogs” list.  I was also immediately overwhelmed.  There are 176 blogs in my “Hawaii” folder in Google Reader.  And I came up with about 30 blogs off the top of my head that I’d consider “Top 10″ material.  It was, in fact, an impossible undertaking.

You could probably identify a thousand different facets to any given place.  And if there’s anything Hawaii embodies, it’s diversity.  There could be a “Top 10 Hawaii Travel Blogs,” or “Top 10 Hawaii Food Blogs,” or “Top 10 Hawaii Political Blogs.”  Where to begin?

I decided to pick ten broad categories, and highlight a single blog in each that does a great job in covering their niche.  So in the “Top 10 Hawaii Blogs,” you’ll find a travel blog, a food blog, a political blog, and seven others on different topics.  I wish I could include another ten categories, or a handful of blogs in each… nonetheless, I hope the collection offers a decent cross section of Hawaii blogs, highlighting different sides of Hawaii life.

Have your own “Top 10″ blogs list?  I’d love to read it!

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15 Responses

  1. A Maui Blog says:

    I understand how hard that task was. You did well choosing the Top 10. Many of them are already in my blogroll – I’ll check out the ones I don’t. Thanks for the list Ryan!

  2. Jeff says:

    Great list Ryan!! I just add a couple to my favorites :-)

  3. Kris says:

    Indeed, a great list.

    They’re all new to me, but not for long…

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jim says:

    Ryan, we’re just getting started but it may be nice to see what the military neighbors are blogging in Hawaii. See
    http://www.armypacific.com
    and
    http://www.pacificwarriors.blogspot.com

    Hope you enjoy…

  5. Great list. I’ve been looking for great Hawaiian bloggers to invite to any future Qmania Hawaii events, and this list does it. Congrats on the Six Apart props!
    Qmania

  6. Matthew Goehres says:

    Thanks for the list it really helped me.

    Matthew Goehres

  7. J.C. says:

    One you might consider adding:
    http://www.trailblazerhawaii.com

  8. I actually like the list very much. I am sure it was hard to narrow down the field but well done.

  9. Jeff Schuman says:

    Excellent list. We are working hard to make our Aloha-Blog.com worthy of a Top 10 list someday.

  10. casacaudill says:

    As a frequent Hawaii visitor and hopefully one day resident, thanks for this list. I read a couple of Hawaii travel blogs but have been on the lookout for additional blogs to add to my reader.

  11. Nani Hoaloha says:

    Aloha, from the republic of Kenya.

  12. Cory says:

    Hey guys, I love reading other peoples blogs on Hawaii. My wife and I moved to Kauai 3 months ago have have been writing about our trip from the beginning. It started for just family to keep up with what we are doing, but now we love to share it with anyone interested! feel free to check it out. It is full of pictures and detail about the Hawaiian culture from the eyes of a teacher. We have documented our trips to different parts of the Island and everything else that is interesting!

    http://coryandemiliemovetohawaii.blogspot.com/

    Mahalo,

    Cory & Emilie

  13. Arun George says:

    One thing I need to warn you about Hawaii!!

    Hawaii is beautiful. I have been to 3 islands and I love the people. Whatever you do, please do not go and enroll yourself in Wyndham Vacations. I lost $18,000/- in that.

    They have an amazing office and a set of amazing sales people who lie through the teeth. I should admit, I fell into it and enrolled myself and my family into it. Now there is no support, when I call to complain, there is no formal mechanism, no one takes ownership.

    It is horrible. But still, Hawaii is a beautiful place. But dont get completely immersed into its beauty and fall into the traps of Wyndham.

  1. December 29, 2008

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