I fear people may be a little confused aboot this. Yes, I live in Canada. Why do you ask? Sorry – back to TLRB. There was an altruistic fervor, uh, well, maybe not fervor, but at least a do-good, feel-good passion, no, that’s too strong a word, feeling. Since then the logical side of my brain has woken up and the voices in my head have started up.
“Why”, they ask, politely but persistently, as they do ever so often.
So finally I was, as always, forced to stop doing and start thinking, so, indulge me, if you will, as you sometimes do, as I think out blog here.
Objective: Develop a platform for bloggers to widen their reach and readership. The idea was to provide a list of little-known (or Little Red) bloggers we read and who read us. By bringing them all together we’d all be able to cross-pollinate readers and gain a wider slice of the eyeballs and minds out there.
As Objectives go, it was a noble one. However, it turned out to be simply inert at birth and so the chemistry just did not work. As far as valences go, people who read it and people who didn’t were both equally ambivalent.
(What? You chuckled at the thoroughly mixed metaphor? Hmmm….send me a note. We may have things to discuss.)
So to get things started, once a month (or twice, maybe thrice, but definitely not more than 7 or 12 times) we are going to post some blogs we think you should read with some introductions for each. Blogs we think are written well, express it well and make you think and feel.
Here are the first one or two.
1. Here is a dad. A dad who is sensitive and writes with sensitivity. An outrageous dad, funny and loving and did I mention sensitive? http://mamosheman.wordpress.com/
2. And here is a writer, who writes intelligently and simply. She tells stories that make a point so gently that you can almost miss them, but you never do. Her writing is too good for that. http://josna.wordpress.com/