Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Exploring the Blog-o-sphere

I came across a website Blotanical . Stop by... I've been spending quite a bit of time there this week reading and exploring some of the blogs.  (I think I know what I'll be doing on cold rainy nasty winter days.) 

One blog that I found through Blotanical that I really enjoy is Idaho Small Goat Garden .  I like the way she writes.  I spent several hours the other day reading through her archives.  (I'm so jealous of her nice black Idaho dirt.)
I also noticed that she only has a few entries for 2010.  I guess life gets in the way.  Too bad.

Another site that I've just begun to explore is Farmama.  I found this one through the blog Down to Earth that's on my sidebar.  I've read through about 5 or so entries and I'm really enjoying her perspective.

I find it interesting how some blogs appeal to me and some don't.  I feel that I'm "shopping" for good blogs.  I know that the style of writing is critically important...I'm mean if you can't express yourself and tell a good story you're lost.  And even though it's our lives and experiences and opinions that we're putting out there, we're still telling a story. 

Sometimes I'll hit a site and I'm turned off instantly.  Is anybody else like that?

I'm noticing how quickly I get turned off by sites with bad color combinations.  Mostly in the text area.  Why on earth would anyone use a black background with hot pink or yellow text?  It makes my eyes water!

Text too small or too big bugs me.  Text that runs on and on continuously...It looks like a big block of "blah" on the screen.  And it always surprises me if there's no pictures.  No pics?  (Hey... I'm not seeing a picture in this entry yet.  Here's one!)

So here's the thing...I want to toss out a great big Thank You to all the blogs out there.  I might love your blog instantly or I might spin away so quickly from your site you'll never know I was there...but one thing that they all give me is an opportunity to learn from them.

It's a great big wide wonderful world out there.  Thanks again for sharing.


  1. I know exactly what you mean! My list of blogs that I regularly visit is getting smaller and smaller lately because they don't interest me as much as they used to. There was one blog that I visited nearly every day and then their format changed. They didn't seem so edgy anymore and my interest waned. I haven't gone by in over a month.

  2. Weloome Rachel! I found your blog a week or so ago. Great site! I logged hours going through your archives.

    That's when I know I've hit a winner...I read through EVERTHING.