I was thinking today about all the journals and blogs I read, and asked myself why I've chosen certain ones for favorites, AOL alerts, or Bloglines.
Of course my kids' journals are first and foremost on my "to-read" list, although my son doesn't update often; blogging seems to be more of a "gal" thing, doesn't it?
When I'm browsing through the Internet looking at different blogs, I tend to look for people with a country or small-town flavor. I connect with them because of our similar backgrounds and lifestyles, and quickly get caught up in their daily lives; before you know it, I feel as though I've known them forever.
I love people who can find humor in every-day life. We don't have to have anything else in common in order to laugh together. Make me laugh and I'll be the first one on the doorstep of your blog, every time you update. (That's Remo and Mrs L, for starters.)
And sometimes, I just connect with the writer of the blog for no particular reason. I know I like them, and that's reason enough.
In my travels through J-land, and now Blogger, I've seen people overcome cancer, and some who didn't. I've held the hands, so to speak, of people who lost a spouse.
I felt the caring of dozens of people whose faces I'll never see in real life, when my husband was in the hospital.
I've commiserated with folks who lost a beloved pet, and rejoiced with those who acquired a new one. I've laughed at the antics of your children and grandchildren, your dogs and cats, your birds and your horses.
If I had to choose one thing about the Internet that I like most, it would be journals and blogs.
Thanks to all of you who continue to connect with me.