Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We Love to Read

As you may or may not know, I read a lot of blogs. A Lot. I am online in one way or another for most of every day, and the majority of what I do is read. Some people read books, I read blogs, online news and message boards.

I think the reason I like blogs so much is because I just don't have the time to sit down for hours at a time and read something. And I love to read - so when I pick up a book I hate to put it down until I finish it. Suffice it to say I don't read books very often. But I can get into a blog because, like a good book, most of them have a "story". But blogs are broken down into manageable snippets; I guess like short stories. When I finish an entry I feel complete until the next "chapter". And, blogs being mostly personal, hold my interest much better than a typical novel.

My blog roll in the sidebar is pretty long, and I typically visit about 80% of what's listed there every day. Others I read about once a week and a few about once a month (all based on how often the author posts). I love blogs that post every day - I tend to go to those first thing in the morning and then cruise through the rest of the list throughout the day.

Lately I have come across some brilliant and touching posts, like the one I linked to in my Saturday entry. I need to share a couple more with you.

Jenni over at One Thing (check out her new blog home!) posted this entry a couple of days ago. I read it this afternoon and about bawled my eyes out. She just gave birth to her 12th child (a few days after Port was born) and is in true baby bliss right now.

One of my favorite blogs that I tend to forget about is Mental Tesserae, authored by Julie. I say I tend to forget about it because she kind of posts in spurts. I love, love her writing and her insight and she often inspires me. She guest posted on another blog last week and I ventured over to take a peek. As usual, she wrote so eloquently that I just had to share.

I know that my grammar is atrocious and that my writing style is poor, but I hope that when people read my blog, they get as much out of it as I get out of my daily reads.

I hope you enjoy the links. More to come later.

D :)


TitanKT said...

Dawn, your writing is no where near atrocious. If it were, I wouldn't read your blog. In fact, I enjoy your blog as much as you say you enjoy the blogs on your blogroll. In fact, I like yours so much it's third on my list right behind dooce and fussy. I like that you post often (if not everyday) and you talk about things I like to read about. I feel invested in you and your family even though I've never met you.

I enjoyed the links you posted, thanks for those. And, don't sell yourself short... your blog is just as good, just as interesting and just as inspiring.

m said...

hi i am a new bloger i am more atrocious than u . I fancied what u wrote . if u read mine then ull find it very stupid , wish u could edit my mistakes . said...

Atrocious writers are those who don't get up and swing the bat at the pad or keyboard on a regular basis. You don't seem to be one of them.

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