In 2021 I’m answering a list of weekly journal questions. Read about it here.
Post about your five favourite websites.
There are quite a few websites I visit regularly, and as I don’t know how to find statistics on the ones I visit the most, I’m taking a bit of a stab…and grouping them a little.
Anyone who has followed my blog for a while would know I love all things weather. Having a weather website on my list should be no surprise. My favourite is the Bureau of Meteorology webpage (it’s actually my homepage).
- Real Estate
I absolutely love looking at houses and land. These days real estate websites are fabulous because you can look through the house, the floor plan, even video fly throughs. There are quite a few real estate websites I look at, but my favourite is All Homes. I especially like that you can search for places on a map, because then I can choose places to take a sticky at based on exactly where a house is, rather than just a suburb.
It’s a reflection of the times that covid makes my list. I check in a couple of times a day, just to see what’s happened. There are three websites that are my most frequently visited. The first is the ACT covid webpage (which is the one I check daily) – the ACT is the territory I live in. The second is basically a summary of the covid live situation in Australia and the third is a map of sites where contact tracers have identified as contamination sites (as in have been visited by people who have tested positive): Covid near me.
- Hobby sites
I probably don’t get to these sites as often as I’d like, but they still rank in the sites I spend the most amount of time on. There are other sites I visit as well, but I figured I’d just pick the top two. The first is Geocaching – the real life treasure hunt – which gets me outdoors and walking around parts of Canberra I wouldn’t normally get to. The second is Page Maps which is full of layout ideas for card making and scrapbooking.
- Query sites
Query sites made the list because I am in the middle of currently querying my manuscript. There are two main sites I use, the first is Query Shark, by agent Janet Reid, which is a fantastic resource for how to write your query letter. The other is Query Tracker, which is how you find the agents to query.
What about you, what’s your favourite website/s?