An eclectic list of links I felt were interesting this year.

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks
Good fun for grammar geeks.

The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. ~Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

Web Designer Wall
Design Trends and Tutorials

Awake At The Wheel | Blogging | Self-Improvement | Marketing
Tagline: Tips strategies and conversations at the crossroads of life, work, entrepreneurship, & play.

Zen Habits | Simple Productivity
Zen Habits is one of the Top 100 blogs on the Internet, and covers: achieving goals, productivity, being organized, GTD, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, getting a flat stomach, eating healthy, simplifying, living frugal, parenting, happiness, and successfully implementing good habits.

The Art of Nonconformity
Chris Guillebeau writes about how to change the world by achieving significant, personal goals while helping others at the same time.

Seth’s Blog
business guru who started Squidoo.

Gina Trapani takes notes on using your head (and great software) to get better at work and life.

“Zombie? Let Austen Flesh It Out: To Thicken Classic Plots, Simply Add the Undead” By Monica Hesse
For example, in Austen’s work, Grahame-Smith says: “There’s a regiment of soldiers camped out in Meryton for apparently no reason. It’s not a big leap to say that the regiment is there to burn coffins and kill zombies.”

To participate in the real economy
A lovely guest post on No Impact Man on the value of thrift in an economy that only values spending. “As we sorted through each of our worldly possessions, the same questions kept popping up: What to keep, what to throw away? Do we need this thing to be happy? The answer was usually no.”

tips for reusing and repurposing

Scrabble and Other Games Have Overvalued Points –
Scrabble and a number of other games — on boards, fields, courts and ice — have overvalued points, leading to calls for rule changes.

Shutter Sisters
collaborative photo blog that welcomes all women with a passion for photography from experts to amateurs alike