Back before the big J-Land breakup, before so many bloggers left for new territory, one of the first journals I discovered was Un-common Sense, a somewhat political blog where Armand shared his opinions and insights.
Armand moved to Blogspot, and I subscribed to his new journal. Then he disappeared for a long time... a year, perhaps?... while he was in Iraq, I believe it was, doing Lord only knows what.
Well, he's back and blogging again. You'll find him here. I think perhaps many of his old readers lost him after the J-land walkout.
Don't forget Patrick's Place, either. He's in the middle of a move and a job change at present, but he still has a journal, and he still is capable of making me think outside my little box.
As a Christian who can sometimes use a little prodding to get back on the right track, I watch for new entries over at the Peach Pages. You go, girl.
Finally, there's the one journal that is able to make me think and laugh all at the same time. Mrs. Linklater, nobody does it like you.
I don't participate in the Vivi's, although I have nothing against them. But if I were giving out awards, these are the folks who would receive them. Of course, then there's that little matter of figuring out what category each one goes into. I hate having to put people in pigeon-holes.
Oh, and two of them wouldn't be eligible, because their journals aren't on AOL.
So, I'm watching the awards to see what happens. With any luck, I'll find some interesting new blogs as a result of the awards.
I shall, however, abstain from categorizing or voting.