Wednesday, April 23, 2008
It's crazy to think that only a couple of months ago I was a blogging virgin. Not only did I not have a blog or write blog entries, but I rarely even visited blogs. Occasionally some friend or other would call me and say "Did you read my blog today?" And I would think, "No, I didn't read your blog today. What do you think I do, sit around all day reading people's blogs? No, I have a life." Well, then I started blogging and now I sit around all day reading people's blogs. I have no life.
But my blog loss of virginity is about to go up a notch (that metaphor doesn't really work, does it?). I'm about to announce my first blog stalking out in the open. It's Mindi. I can't remember my first Mindi post I read. Something Tib pointed to, but I can't remember what. Anyway, I have such a good time reading Mindi's posts because she is funny as hell and her posts are nice, succinct little packages of humor, irritation, pop trivia, or life events, that I've decided to come out in the open and admit that I read the blogs of a person I don't even know.
This probably doesn't seem like a big deal to you more seasoned bloggers. But you're forgetting my #1 self-identity characteristic: I HATE jumping on bandwagons. I hate to do something just because it is popular and everyone else is doing. Especially if it's not something that really appeals to ME. That's why I resisted blogging for so long (and why I still don't scrapbook or read the Twilight books, although I gave the scrapbooking a whirl). But as it turns out, blogging rocks. I love it. It actually IS me. But I held out on the peripheral parts of blogging like subscribing to Goodle reader and blurking to try to preserve some self-respect for a while. Ah, screw it. That self-respect stuff is over-rated. I'm a blogger. I'm a blurker. And now I'm a blalker (blog stalker?).
My whole point to this post was actually so I could post a link to a video on Mindi's blog. But I figured if I was going to give credit, I was going to have to fess up to stalking her blog first. So... the fessing is done, here is the link:
Thanks for entertaining me, Mindi!
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