Friday blog love

20 04 2012

By Julia Indigo/@juliaindigo

I confess: I’m not much of a blog reader. I have a double handful of writer blogs that I subscribe to, and I read them from my inbox. For someone who got her geek cred when she hackintoshed her Dell Mini netbook with OSX, you’d think I could figure out how to use an RSS feed. But no. They are opaque to me. I rarely comment. I know, horrible HORRIBLE blog etiquette! But I do read the blogs that I subscribe to, and one that I adore is Lani Wendt Young’s blog, Sleepless In Samoa. One of her recent posts is a fav of mine: A Piano Fell On My Head.

It was like a piano had fallen on my head. This is just not good enough.  I know I’m a hermit. I know I’m rather anti-social. I know that I have loser interpersonal skills. But after 52 weeks worth of Sundays with very welcoming, friendly, supportive and fun people – I should be better at this. But I’m not. Because I keep thinking that “I’m going home soon. I’m not going to be here for very long. This is not my REAL church/neighborhood/community. I don’t REALLY belong here. My REAL church/neighborhood/community is at home in Samoa.” So therefore I don’t REALLY need to make an effort. Because why bother?

I’m also a hermit, Lani. I need to put myself out there more, too. I can so identify with this! (and I did try to comment on that post, but the sign in was so frustrating that I gave up.)

Another blog that means a lot to me is Guinevere Gets Sober. Guinevere is in the UK, and her thoughts on addiction and sobriety and recovery are actually applicable to just about everyone, addicted or not, because recovery is about being human. And, as a bonus for me, her thoughts help me flesh out those of my alcoholic, sexually-addicted main character, Steven Canelli. More on him next week. Her post, Running With Athena (her friend, not the Goddess!) let’s everyone in on her insecurities… and how they are being healed.

Imagine, someone thanking me for running with her. Bloody hell.

My life is changing without my even trying.

And, if you want gorgeous pics to salivate over, try A Certain Slant of Light Photography. I have no idea how I found this blog, but I’m ooohing and aaaahing all the time there. Lovely stuff!

What blogs do you subscribe to, and why? What turns your crank?


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22 04 2012
Row80 update, 4/22/12 « Julia Indigo

[...] insane – and I’ve been a depressed, but on Friday I came out of it and actually wrote a blogpost! Will wonders never [...]

28 04 2012
therunebug

I’m a hermit too, so I know where that’s coming from.

Hermits unite! No wait.

28 04 2012
Julia Indigo

LOL

1 05 2012
Ginny Bales

Thanks for sharing these connections from other blogs. I am just beginning to grasp how enormous yet intimate this blogging world is and how much we can gain from reading the thoughts of other writers from all around the world!

1 05 2012
Julia Indigo

Thanks for commenting, Ginny.
I’ve blogged for about ten years now, though my other blog is set to ‘private’ now. It’s nice to put it out there, and to have a record of one’s thoughts for so many years.
I was not that connected to other bloggers with that blog, but with this one I’m finding that I quite appreciate the sharing that goes on in the blogosphere. I guess the time was right.

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