Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bloglines

One of these days I'm going to post a list of all the blogs I visit...Blog Visiting has rapidly become a large part of my days...In fact, I'm going to count all of the blogs I have saved in my Favorites folder right now...hang on a sec...

whew...89

I'm seriously going to have to consider setting up a blogline account so I can just click in when new posts are added to sites...

a big part of why I click to add yet another blog into my favorites folder is I find people's lives just fascinating...the day-to-day stuff...

true, I have saved some blogs whose writers boggle me by their intellectual range...others that amaze me with their ability to make beautiful objects...and yet others speak boldly about religious matters...

but the ones I find myself visiting as often as I sign onto the 'net are mostly, like I said, day-to-dayers...some religion or gardening...some crafting or other endeavors may slip in and out of the threads...but by and large, the blogs that manage to interject their writers' beliefs, talents and practices in amongst the grit of daily life speak to me...and give me a cyber-thump on the head to be mindful of the days...

I remember when I cruised amazon.com looking for a book to help me out with monkeying around with the templates here on blogger...and I came across this book...No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog...and I have kept thinkin' about that book...

one reason is, as a Southern Gal, my first reaction to the title was "how freakin' rude"...my granma used to say "If you don't care, you're nothin' but a pile of dog doo in the corner." Honestly, I have no idea where she got that from...but whenever I'd say "I don't care" about one thing or another, that is the response I, invariably, received...

and I guess it stuck...

the other reason must be that I do care what people have for lunch...I'm especially fascinated by tales of elaborate sandwiches made with lots of cheese and condiments...

and I care what colors people want to put on their new kitchen walls...

and I care about that finished knitting project..and the new mums just put in...and the latest read...

now, don't get me wrong...I don't lose any sleep about such things...but I do care...

a final reason for why there are 89 blogs parked in the Favorites Folder...what fascinates others fascinates me, too...not necessarily what the object of their fascination is, but that they are fascinated or deeply invested in said object...and then I just have to see what all the fuss is about...

I'm a sucker for someone else's obsession...

3 comments:

Belle-ah said...

Maybe it would be more truthful to say you are obsessed with other's obsessions! LOL Not very punny, eh?

Me said...

Checked out blogline and set-one-up - seems slick to me - I think I will be glad I did...Thanks!!

Maggie said...

Bloglines rule. I use it to see whixh of my favorite blogs have been updated and I usually open up the actualy blog to read the entry. I also agree that I enjoy reading about other people's lives. - Maggie from FL

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