Dear Gentle Reader,
I think that writing a blog is an exhibitionist phenomena.
"Look at me" we proclaim.
Here is my story! See my pictures! Link to me! Love me! Leave me a note...
Of course I also think that reading blogs is a complementary, voyeuristic counterpart to the exhibitionism of writing them.
For those that are keen on Travis' "my town Mondays" I have viewed my town in a different way.
I wish I were viewing "my town" in a William Gibson cyperpunk way, but I am only viewing "my town" in a post-modern e-way. However, for someone who writes in e-cuneiform, an e-way seems OK.
My town is the world, because anyone who can read this is connected to me, even if briefly and unwillingly, and here is a look into some of the windows in the world that I peep into.
The shots might lack focus or context. The foreground or background might be missing. But, you get to see into someone else's world and what they consider important enough to share. There is even a boudoir in the list...
A very few porthole portals follow:
An apparently ended photographic conversation between Mr. P & Mr. D
Two entries from Junosmom (the first is an excellent reason to blog and the second is about cicadas, which I read about as a kid, and loved when I lived in Japan, but I had never known about the damage they do to plants as they aim their crèches for the ground (or the damage said crèches can do to horses who are one clown short of a circus, but that was a different post)
Bea, Norway's preeminent monster-maker/tamer
Karen writes on Frida Kahlo and an exhibition
PicaMiel has a slew of fantastic blogs (she must also have a time-tuner to write them all, here are samples from only two.)
Simmers lets us peer into his visit with his nieces (and I don't know who is luckier, the nieces or their uncle)
an expository commentary on revealing character by Paul
OxyJen, geeking on some crystals she found
MTM Travis remembers his younger, athletic, mobile ankle days
Audrey, allowing us into her boudoir, also allows us to remember the joy of discovering somewhere new
Cloudia suggests we look at the joy in our now
While Tifighter relates having a tough time keeping up with the now
and Steady-as-rain stops me cold with
Heck, the response by lyzzedee found in the comments section of one of the entries of my blog is fun to read, and imagine, and I think it is a microblog in and of itself... (ps its the second comment by lyzzedee, you have to scroll down...)
I could provide far more examples, but I doubt that people will even click on a quarter of these. But that is OK, although you are missing some good stuff...