It's almost 2 in the morning and I have a meeting in a matter of hours, but before the weekend starts, I'd like to ask everyone a question. My brother Sean just posted the other blogs he reads every day, and it prompted me to think of mine:
First off, everyone in my family, which means Sean, Michelle and Kent's links at left. Also my nephew Sean Patrick (Kent's son) who rocks.
Then my friends:
The Budster, whose words of wisdom I've trusted since I was 18
Carla, whose love for music is greater than most musicians I know
Mac Rogers and Dan Kois, Carolina grads from Sean's generation who have taken their talents and done New York the absolute right way
Peter and Steven, my favorite Canadians (except for the band Loverboy)
And then some politics:
Kos, who has taken the mantle from all comers
Lisa Rein, who is always Josephine-on-the-spot with Daily Show videos and other mpegs determined to bring down our monkey president
Electoral-Vote so I can dare to dream
...and then it's off to the races, too many other links to mention. But my question is this: what blogs do you read daily? And if I may be so bold, what brought you here?
Posted by irw at September 23, 2004 11:03 PM
You probably know that I read yours because I absolutely loved 13th Gen, and a few years after Google was finally available to the masses, I wondered what happened with your other writing projects and Googled and found this. I'm a bit too obsessed with the pop culture from my youth, as well as the psychological implications of everything that happened in friends' childhoods, but both writing-wise and politically, I like the way you think.
Several of my friends have started blogs in the last year and linked to mine, so I read those. There are disadvantages, as in, one friend will write about how a few of us took a road trip last weekend, and then other people in our 'circle' will read it and get mad because they weren't invited. So one has to be careful. Ah, the new social dilemmas of the '00s.
I read a few literary blogs to keep up with literary gossip & news, like www.bookslut.com's blog and www.beatrice.com's blog and some by other writers I know. King Wenclas, a literary gadfly whose group actually disrupts readings by writers, just started a blog 10 days ago that promises to tear down people like Dave Eggers. While I don't agree with all of his philosophy, and I think people bash Eggers because they're jealous, I'm too curious to look away.
And I read your siblings' blogs from time to time because they're interesting and thoughtful.
The blogs I don't read are ones where people ramble a bit much. Pithyness is next to godliness in a blog.
I had never even heard of a blog until I was randomly Googling a few months ago, trying to verify a rumor that Julianna H. from Manly Dorm had become a newscaster. . . I came upon your blog and have been reading it ever since. It was interesting to see a somewhat familiar face from 17 years ago and to read about the good things that had befallen him. It makes me laugh to think back to my freshman year at UNC, 1986, when I was Sarah W.'s roommate and Julianna's friend, and I would see you every now and then on your way to visit Julianna. Who would have thought that, fast-forward 17 years, I would be a daily reader of your blog. Anyway, thanks for introducing me to the world of blogs!
I enjoy your sister's blog because she is very thoughtful and has interesting insights (Hope your kitty cat feels better soon, Michelle!)
I enjoy dooce.com because both you and Michelle mentioned her site in your own blogs, and I love the photos of her dog Chuck.
I also enjoy themommyblog.com and suburbanbliss.net. Can't even remember how I found these sites. . . very funny working mommy/stressed out mommy humor!
Fond memories of "Wednesday's Child" and the infamous "why I hate dook" column sent me googling for WC and IW. I've confessed before that I'm probably the oddest loyal reader within the Xtcian ranks given my somewhat conservative beliefs and faith, but I can't help but admire and respect your writing as well as your passionately-held beliefs. You also make me laugh (the map entry) and cheer (anything about our beloved Heels).
Plus if we're playing the IW version of the Kevin Bacon game, I'm only one person away from Campbell Scott. *swoons* ;-)
Let's see, I also enjoy Sean and Michelle's blogs (another shoutout to the health of Fezzik!).
My secret guilty pleasure is celebrity gossip, so I also read www.gawker.com, among other similar blogs/sites.