When I look through my blog list I can find no common denominator. There are blogs for mothers, for Americans living in Canada (which I am not), artsy blogs, wacky blogs. I could add more everyday. I think that is why I like reading random blogs I find on other people's lists. You never know what you are going to get. It opens up a whole world that I would otherwise have never been a part of or never would have know existed.
Some are inspiring, some hilarious, some downright bizarre but they all exist out there in cyberspace and they come from a person sitting alone at his or her computer putting fingers to keyboard just like the olden days when people put pen to paper. How quaint, we think but not so very different. It gives the average person a chance to vent, to rant to praise, to be heard. I love the photos, the recipes, the clever names, the random links to other blogs and websites. I can get lost for hours (unfortunately, for my family's sake) but it also keeps me sane in the depths of winter, at home, working on trying to figure out why it is so hard to get boats to Boston in February.
It makes me feel like I am writing again since I gave up keeping a journal years ago and I haven't written professionally since before my kids were born. I wish I knew how to make my page look more interesting but I am learning and experimenting and maybe one day I will have a custom-designed blog that really reflects who I am. For now my words will have to do.
I loved this comment one blogger attributes to her husband. "Blog like no one is reading." That is my blogger mantra.
THE tale as old as time - For years my uncle, Eugene Brock (namesake for our 4th child) rounded up writers to share op-ed for our home-town newspaper (Wichita Falls Times & Record N...