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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

I thought and thought until my head almost imploded about what to do for the letter I and decided to write about blogs with a lot of I words thrown in LOL.

I like/love all kinds of blogs.

Some blogs I read let people tell their stories of injustices that happened to them.  I think these are very important issues and may help someone.  At times, they are very intense and I want to hide my eyes but I don't because if they are brave enough to write it, the very least I can do is be brave enough to support them.

Some blogs I read about women who are alcoholics.  I find these woman to be very impressive and incredibly  inspirational.  That they would tell their stories in hope that someone may identify with them and would get help and not feel isolated.  I think the people that write about injustices also have these same traits.

Some blogs I read for fun. I love irreverent and sarcastic humor.  Although sometimes I don't always get it LOL.

Some blogs I read seem almost invisible.  I don't understand why.  There are bloggers who are really good writers with interesting stories to tell  but not a lot of readers.

Some blogs I like to read are considered niche blogs.  You know the food, decorating and craft ones.  I enjoy these not because I usually make the food, decorate or craft like they do but I still find myself going to the blogs to look at the indescribable things they do.

Some blogs I read started out slow and became influential.  I've just recently deleted one from my google reader.  It sort of became a one woman boycott that I'm the only one that knows about ;-).  Although I'm still checking to see if the thing that irritated me has been addressed - so far no.

These are just some of the types of blogs I read.  I'm sure I left out tons of other types I read but I find pretty much any blog I read I can learn something from.

I often wish I could go to the start of everyone's blog and read from the beginning.   But I don't think there's enough time in a day, week or year to do that.

Go over to Jenny's and see what others came up with for the letter I --http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/03/alphabe-thursday-i.html

29 comments:

Debbie said...

Well that was incredible and witty!!~ and I do hope you come and read mine:)!

Charmingdesigns said...

Isn't blogging Interesting!!

Linda said...

What a great I-opening post!

Steph said...

I like reading and chasing links to a variety of blogs myself. There is so much interesting stuff out there. I like your "I" post. What a good idea.

Riet said...

Blogging Is so much fun, I love It.

My name is PJ. said...

This was fun to read, Viki. And you're spot on about the different types of blogs and blog posts. I liked the ones you said seem 'invisible' because they're fabulous, but have a small following.

You continually do a great job on Mrs. Matlock's assignments!!

mbkatc230 said...

Great idea for your I post! I love reading alot of different blogs also. It's amazing what is out there when you start blogging. There are a couple of blogs that I've gone back and read from the beginning, but it's really time consuming. I have a hard enough time keeping up with the ones one my reader on a daily basis! Kathy

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Of course, the word I starts with the letter I. I like to read blogs too...wish I had more time.

Julie Schuler said...

A wonderful ode to blogs!

Kelly Howard said...

I think I enjoyed this one most of all! Really got me thinking! Come visit when you get a chance!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Your I post is very relevant and I thank you for writing it to share with us. I am reflecting on what you wrote and I am glad that I am not alone.

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Cathryn said...

Your post was interesting! I love to chase around different blogs and read various things myself! Pretty cool!

MrsJenB said...

I totally understand what you mean! It's incredible that there are so many, many people out there with so many stories, interests, passions...And blogging gives us a chance to meet each other and share! It's an amazing time we live in, isn't it?

jeff campbell said...

Love your first person narrative...cute and crafty:-) "I" really appreciate your visit and comments about my Insect blog..."I" must go now...

Jenny said...

Hi Vicki, I am so relieved that I am not the blog you boycotted because then I would have missed this Insightful I post!

I really enjoyed your observations.

Intriquing thoughts!

A+

Amy said...

I read a variety of blogs too. There are so many interesting people in the world!!

mrs. c said...

I think you are right, we read blogs for several different reasons and some of yours are the same as mine. I also wonder why some people even blog? i love to take photos and its fun to display them, I also have friends and relatives that don't live nearby that read, but mostly I have other women, like you that find the need to express themselves and I enjoy learning about how diverse people are!

Jo said...

That was Insightful ... and interesting and a wonderful tribute to blogs ... oh if only there were enough hours in the day, i would read so many more ... Thanks so much for the visit to my blog!

laterg8r said...

so many interesting people to read :D

Wanda said...

I like to try and read my favorite blogs from start to finish too, Viki!

Amy said...

I agree it is amazing what kind of blog you find out there. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I had to share. have a great day..

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Blogs are wonderful and very addictive! Sometime I wonder where the day went..yes I spent hours in blog land. Thanks for sharing. Warm hugs, Esther

Mami said...

Many of blgs and bloggers gave me something new inspirations too!!

Have a nice weekend!!

Vicki said...

VIKI, I loved your I post this week. I wish I could read blogs all day..but I, like you, just don't have the time. I think you chose good for an I (o:

Mumsy said...

Wonderful post, Viki!

I share the same "reading" like yours..I think you've covered many of types of blogs out there. It's fun to experience different things.

Christy said...

very clever and a great way to get to know you. the one-woman boycott cracked me up ...then it made me paranoid thinking it could be me...then it made me say stop being so self-centered why in the world would it be you!!! (hahaha). isn't the blog world great!

Melinda Cornish said...

so many incredible and interesting blogs, so little time.....

mub said...

Great post! I'm intensely curious about your one woman boycott. I thought I was the only one that did that ;)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I agree! So many interesting, intriguing blogs! And I used to try to read every single post of every single blog that I started following, when I first started...whew! that is not possible! I am just so happy if I can at least post one a week and keep up with the most recent posts on my blog reading list...

There are a handful of blogs that I actually was able to read from beginning to present (but that was when I first started blogging and not working full time...and also a couple of them were brand new :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
so...here I am a wee bit late on this wonderful meme...trying to "catch up"...story of my blogging life!