Wednesday, November 08, 2006

And on the 8th Day

This NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month.........I think is what it stands for) is CRAZY and WONDERFUL. Why, you ask, would joining a group of crazy bloggers in a contest to blog every day in Nov, be a good thing? Mostly because of the Randomizer. I scroll through this amazing group of over 2000 bloggers and I am overwhelmed with stories, images, information.........

I could have scrolled through Blogger blogs anytime. Blogger has this same feature. But when I did it a few times, I was bored reading about people I had never met or wrote of things I didn't find interesting. HOW could I have been bored? I'm not sure anymore. What is it that makes the NaBloPoMo Randomizer experience so much better?? The only difference is that I am connected to these people in one way for sure.

This post is becoming long winded. What I wanted to say is that I'm totally captivated by reading all these different blogs. I've read about parenthood, traveling in Turkey and Italy, stories of a scrap-a-holic, gluten-free diets, a woman who talked on the phone with Gloria Steinem this week, voting issues in other states, colds and flu's, and quitting this damn contest 'cause their busy lives must take precedence.

And if the Randomizer wasn't enough, there's a crazy blogger who REVIEWED about half of all the blogs. They haven't gotten to my blog yet (it's in the R's) but someone named "The Crap-o-Rama" has voluntered to do our those. WOW.

There is a bit of pressure but I'm taking one-day-at-a-time. Always a good lesson. And I'm a bit worried about overloading my readers, although I'm only sure about a very few readers (thanks Mom for being my lone "commentor", for who else is the best supporter and witness of your life?!)

I just signed up for this free site meter thing to see if I can track visitors. And where did I learn of this site? None other than fussy.org (one of the organizers of this NaBloPoMo contest thingy).

5 comments:

Clay/WriterDude said...

Methinks the Randomizer is doing that very thing with your fonts/script colors. Or has IE finally gone mental on me?

A post a day? For me, that means "quality control voluntarily shot to hell". I have two major criteria for a post, and satisfying either alone will make the cut:

1) Do I truly feel it/this/that person (whatever the subject may be)?

2) Is there a chance in hell that the laugh I give can help someone's day?

If it turns out that the post in question can actually make my wife laugh instead of rolling her eyes, well, that calls for cannons and fireworks.

(PS: Who's Mom? Izzat Sandy? Send her my warm and fuzzies, even if I guessed wrong.)

My name is Heather said...

I love to change up the fonts and colors. I have to restrain myself from doing it all the time.
And yes......I've read many blog posts that include the discussion of quality vs. quantity. That's the biggest challenge, although just getting to your computer every day for a post runs a close second.
And of course "MOM" is Sandy, and she'll love the warm and fuzzies.

Rashenbo said...

I love... LOVE the randomizer. I hope we get to keep it four-ever! :) I don't think I'll tell my mom about my blog... hehe, I can only imagine the calls I would get. :D

I will look forward to seeing what the crap-o-rama thinks of your site compared to the others :)

Keep up the blogging! You haven't lost me yet.

Anonymous said...

DID ANYONE EVER TELL YOU MY DARLING HOW PROUD AND WONDERFUL YOU ARE AND I WOULDN'T MISS YOUR BLOGS FOR THE WORLD, FOR YOU AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY ARE WHAT MAKES MY WORLD SO WONDERFUL TO BE IN. LOVE AND MANY MANY HUGS


MOM

Anonymous said...

i assume that was CLAY, yes I love the warm and fuzzies.

Love and hugs MOM