Thursday, January 11, 2007
Delurking, making new friends
I read at Wannabehippie that it is national delurking week, so I thought what a great way to find new blogs to read, and potentially make new friends. When I first started blogging I never realized how huge the blogger thing was, and how many interesting people with similar interests (as well as not similar) you can find out in the internet world. I first found blogging through clicking on a link on a Yahoo group post. I noticed that posters would put a link under their name at the bottom of the post. I think I initially did this with an unschooling group, so the first blogs I read were unschoolers, where I found many great blogs about the daily lives of unschoolers like SandraDodd, where you can find many other great unschooling links, Learning in Freedom, Unschooling blog ring. After that, I found many mommy blogs, and from there, many creative, artistic, be it writing, painting, gardening, knitting, sewing, scrapping, photography, and even thrifting, there are way too many to name. I've also found many really funny writers such as OhTheJoys, TheDigression. I've made new friends which include Amanda at Growinggreengrapes, Betty at Waya, and kept in touch with old ones; Crystal at DaikiniCrossroads. This internet world is amazing. My only problem is finding the time to do it all. You can really get wrapped up in it. I tend to go in in the mornings before the girls wake up, and occassionally will have a late night just staying up reading all the interesting blogs out there. How did you find blogging? What do you think about it? Have you made new friends? Any negative experiences. How did you find me? Come on, it's delurking week, so let me know what you think. And, if you haven't commented before but have read my blog, "it's nice to meet you!", I'll check out your blog when you leave a post.