Blog Magnet

November 21, 2007

Does this happen to all new bloggers?  I come up here to my (still chaotic, after the move) office, intending to do work, and end up sitting for over an hour reading other blogs.  If I’m not reading other blogs, I’m reading about blogs, looking for answers to my (many) questions on WordPress’s FAQ. 

I’m learning about a whole new world of incredible writers and fascinating people, so many of whom seem to be connected to each other.  Having done this for less than a month, I’m already familiar with so many blogs that seem to appear on almost every blogroll:  Smitten Kitchen, Orangette, 101 Cookbooks, The Wednesday Chef, Kalyn’s Kitchen, Becks and Posh, and, of course, the piece de resistance, the one that started it all, the very apex of cooking blogs, Chocolate and Zucchini.  There are more, there are so many more. . . how to find the time to read them all? And how do all these people find each other?

 And yet, I am inexorably drawn to reading them, so enjoy immersing myself in this strange, isolated-yet-connected, online world.  I still have much to learn, about RSS feeds and avatars (I think that’s what they’re called) and widgets and trackbacks (still can’t figure out what the heck those are) and everything else blog-related.  I just discovered NaBloPoMo (which, at first, my murky memory rendered as “NaMoFoBlo”–how rude of me!), and am so sorry that I’m too late to qualify (unless I cheat, which I won’t). 

Ah, so much to learn.  And so little time.  Now, for instance, I must reluctantly turn to the 200-plus assignments that await marking.  And I think I could use some chocolate.

And by the way, Happy Thanksgiving to my American cousins. . . both literal and figurative. 🙂