State of the Blog: Reading Blogs
End-of-the-month commentary on blogging. [Previous Posts: State of the Blog]
Help me out here.
The Internet stumps me on a regular basis. I see people staring at their phones for hours. What are they reading? I know a vast wealth of information lurks beneath my fingertips, but I don’t know where to start. I’m a data junkie. I should be all over this. But I’m not. I’ll do a quick tour of my standard treadmill: The Devil’s Panties, Whatever, Fat Cyclist and a handful of horse blogs. After that, I stare at my screen thinking, Now what?
Finding readable blogs is never-ending. Favored blogs either don’t post often enough. I’m looking at you Writing From the Right Side of the Stall. Or they will get caught up in writing more books (Yay!) and slow down the posting frequency (Boo!) – Inky Fool. Or the blog will end suddenly under forboding circumstances – Literary Horse: Plagues and Curses Upon the House of Hudson. Or the blog will have ended before even I found it – Ballroom Junkie.
I’ve never been a newshound. International news is dire. National news is parties slinging mud at each other. What ever happened to the ideas of loyal opposition and civilized discourse? Local news is a list of highway fatalities. None of this is conducive to my being able to sleep at night.