Blog shout-out: sairyou.me
Shout-out time again! For this post, I though I’d look at one of the first WordPress blogs I ever came across: sairyou.me, a blog run by Daniel Budiarto. Daniel’s purpose behind this blog, in his own words, can be explained as follows:
Books and the internet are full of random bits of wisdom handed to us by the world’s greatest minds. Reading them, however, is only the first step. To attain wisdom, we must transform this randomness—borrowing words from BuddhaNet—”from simple intellectual facts to real personal facts.” We must change this knowledge “from mere book-learning to real living experience.”
Sairyou.me is an attempt at doing just that; to take random bits from the cloud, to understand them through the eyes of this Buddhist left-libertarian writer, and to send them back into the cloud—in a continuous circle.
But equally, if not more, important are your insight and experience. This is why I delve into blogs—including yours—and refer to them where appropriate. This is why your comments are most appreciated. There’s a “you” and a “me” in this blog’s name.
It probably won’t surprise you that this is a blog that goes for quality of posts rather than sheer quantity. New posts appear every 2-3 days on average, though longer gaps do occur on occasion. That said, posts on this blog are consistently excellent and deal with a variety of topics. Past highlights include this humorous take on the phenomenon of spam-liking, a motivational post giving examples of people who overcame personal obstacles , and various different posts on aspects of blogging and creativity.
I would also like to draw attention to this short story, for which I sent the prompt. Said prompt was in reply to this post, which was how I first discovered the blog. The story itself is spectacularly written and I would strongly recommend that fantasy readers (or, hell, readers in general) go and check it out.
Do you read this blog? Do you have any favorite posts that you feel I’ve missed? Feel free to leave comments below 🙂