Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Blog closing!

Well, folks! I think it's time to put this blog to rest. It's not that there isn't plenty to say about the blogging experience, I just lost interest in saying it. At least for the time being. I may come back to this later to resurrect, but for now, it's done. In the meantime, don't forget to check out my film blog, Popcorn and a Coke, and my new art blog, Visual Space.


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Friday, December 30, 2005

Day 33 - Still Blogging!

Well, I have been a blogger for one full official month! And I have to say, who knew it would be so much work!?!?! I have been investigating other blogs to see what my fellow blogger out in the blogisphere is up to, I have contributed to my own blog minimum once a week, and as a dutiful blog follower, I have spread the gospel of blog to my non-believing father (who was, ahem, delighted to receive a blog and book on blogging for his birthday.) I even read a teen novel called, "Confessions of a Boyfriend Stealer: a Blog" which was fun. As far as the success of my blog, I have had numerous regular commentators - though only friends and family so far. Though I have had one person come and comment on my blog who was a complete stranger! I have reached out to the void and found a hand reaching back! I didn't know it would be so time-consuming to become a member of your world bloggers. Writing that much regular, and hopefully thoughtful content is really a bitch! (well, maybe writing major lists of movie reviews was a bit ambitious for a newbie) I may not get all of you bloggers out there, my journey may have only just begun, but thank you for letting me get to know you. And as we leap over the precipice of a new year, here's to continuing the journey!

Happy New Year!
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Friday, December 16, 2005

Day 19 - Blogging on the road.

Am out of town today. Road trip with the parents to go see my sis get hooded for her doctorate (yay sis!). I can't resist the urge to blog on the road, just because I can! I have my free wireless internet here at Best Western, I am downloading and burning audiobooks, I am emailing the hubby to give him a status update, and I am updating my blog. Am such a cool and modern chick.

On a more bloggy note (see? the F word is not the only word that can be used in so many forms... example: "I blogged my bloggy blog"), I want to share a blog I found that I am really kind of obsessed with. Check out PostSecret! It is a blog that collects anonymously mailed, home-made postcards that each tell the sender's secret. I am so amazed at how artful these cards are and how poignant their words. It's amazing what beauty comes of simple honesty; the kind that comes from the soul. They have even held exhibits at art galleries of the secrets collected by PostSecret. They also have a book showcasing part of their collection. Check it out! It really is something. And, like me, I am sure you will be checking every Sunday to see this week's secrets.

I posted something new (the beginning on a series of posts about 80s films) on P&C the other day. It's the first of several top 20 lists of 80s films. Trouble is, I am realizing how much work it is to create and write such a list! So it is taking me quite a while to write the next one. I am in awe of my cousin Colleen's blog, since she writes something substantial every day!

Well, ok, I am done burning the audiobook, and I no longer have an excuse to blog my bloggy blog.

Just had a thought: I think the phrase "burning the midnight oil" should be updated to "burning the midnight audiobook." ;)
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Day 17 - Adding Images & Design

I am so jealous of some of the other blogs and their cool design, so little by little, I am starting to add some to mine. Check out P&C. I have added my photo to my profile, and then today I designed a new logo/title for the blog. Isn't it sweet? Ok, so I am still not excited about the blog design itself, so down the road I will mess with that a bit too. Work in progess....
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Friday, December 09, 2005

Some Evidence to the Contrary

A very moving story through blogging about a woman's experience as being on one of the bombed trains in London. The July Archive of her blog details her experience. I was so moved reading it that I nearly cried. This is also one example of how a blog can do good. Because of her blog, many of the other victims have been able to find each other , find hope, and find support. Wow. It's not all mundanity and minutia is it?
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