The subject of ‘blogs’ (short for web logs) and ‘blogging’ (to read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal) is one of particular interest to us here at Carey’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop for a number of reasons, not least because in simple form it is precisely what I am doing right now! But finding a quality blog for any subject, let alone the niche pastime of tobacco pipes and pipe smoking, has proven to be somethng of a challenge. Too often blogs seem to veer wildly off course, becoming more about the author(s) than the content. I have read blogs that left me feeling cheated as it became clear that they were designed not to enlight, share or educate but really to rant, rave or sell. And then there are those that quite simply go off subject so fast you never quite know what you might end up reading about!
Which is why I was delighted to stumble upon Neill’s Blog on A Passion for Pipes. Blogging with real variety and intelligence Neill covers a raft of subjects on his well constructed site. Clearly based in the USA, where pipe smoking appears to be going through something of a resurgence at present, the author and co-contributors obviously have a passion for the subject and apparently no axe to grind, and its all done at a wonderful pipe-smoking pace. Well worth a look and we’d be interested to know your thoughts below… and of course if there are any suggestions of other quality pipe blogs, please also let us know.