Monday, January 26, 2009

All Kinds of Blogs

I discovered the world of blogging a couple of years ago. Before that, I had an ancient PC with a dial-up connection. It took forever to do anything, so about all I could do was send and receive emails. Then I got my MacBook, and my world opened up. Through blogging I can visit with people all over the globe. People write about what interests them, and the variety is endless. I guess I am addicted to reading blogs. This is about the ones I like to read.

Mommy Blogs: Although I've never had children, I enjoy reading the stories of parenthood. They share the good, the bad, the frustrations, and the joys of parenthood. Sometimes they are serious; other times they are hilarious. I find mommy bloggers to be honest and entertaining.

Cooking Blogs: I am attracted to cooking blogs because I love to cook. People who love to cook share their recipes. The variety is endless... food from all over the world.

Some of my favorite blogs are "Pet Blogs". People show photos of their pets and tell stories about them. They are always heartwarming and often funny. Sometimes, of course, they are sad, as pets get sick or go missing. I am an animal lover, and I have a soft spot in my heart for other animal lovers.

There are so many gorgeous blogs devoted to interior design and decor. They show beautiful, awe-inspiring photos. It inspires me to see the imaginative ideas of designers.

I spend a lot of time looking at Craft Blogs. Quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, so much inspiration. So many awesome people doing beautiful work. I especially enjoy quilting, and I often find myself envious of how talented these people are.

Some blogs are pure artistic inspiration. Designers, poets, philosophers, writers. They blog about literature, art, ideas. They are thoughtful and wide-ranging in their interests.

There are funny blogs. These people look at the lighter side of laugh and share their often quirky sense of humor. I like quirky... quirky is good.

Some bloggers blog about gardening. Often they pair this interest with an interest in photography. They show beautiful photos of their gardens and amazing close-ups of flowers. Now I know what a macro lens is used for.

During the past year, lots of bloggers have been blogging about politics. Political blogs can be controversial. They often set off a barrage of comments coming from all sides. Often, the commenters get into arguments with each other. I think it requires a certain amount of courage to put up a political blog.

There are many other types of blogs, and some incorporate elements of several or all of these. Many bloggers just blog about whatever they are feeling that day. Readers leave comments and bloggers respond. Relationships are formed at a distance. People find kindred spirits, help and encourage each other. It's a new kind of community.


Jenn Jilks said...

And one that shows that it is a small world, after all!

Natalie said...

And your blog is one that makes me feel like I have a neighbor friend, one that would sit with me and share laughter and tears. I really enjoy Your blog.

judy in ky said...

I feel the same way about your blog, Natalie. I wish we lived closer.