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.