Yeah, I know, it’s supposed to be part of the blog culture. We bloggers are supposed to love finding other blogs, linking to other blogs, interacting with all the other bloggers out there in the blogosphere. Somehow, though, it’s just not all that for me. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading a good blog once I’ve found it, it’s that I don’t like sifting through all those … other ones. Sure, everyone has an occasional inspired moment, but let’s face it, most blog posts out there are not something the average person would be happy to have written in their own diary, let alone publicly, for all the world to see. (Just so someone else doesn’t say it, yes, on a lot of days, I’d include this blog on that list)
That said, my “links” list over on the left is looking a little sorry, so I spent an hour or so this morning looking for new stuff to add. In my explorations, I got a real sense of why so many people like McDonald’s: we all know it would be better to try to find something new and different, we know it would probably be healthier to have a little more variety in our diets, but we also know that we’d have to eat a lot of french fries before we find one as good as what we can get in the friendly neighborhood McDonald’s on every exit of I-95 from Maine to Miami.
For all my efforts, I found just one blog that I really like: Looka! Despite the somewhat kludgy design, there’s real life in Chuck Taggart’s writing. Actually, there’s not much of Chuck Taggart’s writing there at all. Mostly, he writes snappy little intros to long quotes. But they’re good quotes, indicating that Chuck spends much more time reading other people’s blogs than I do, and clearly has more aptitude for picking out good ones.
I know I need to add more links, though, so I’m going to try to put myself through more of this torture for the rest of this week, adding a blog a day until I build up to a more respectable number of links. Wish me luck. I’ll need it.