One of the benefits of slowing down a little is that I can do a little of what I'm calling "blog strolling." Normally I read my list of blogs through Bloglines, which lets you see content a blogger has put up without actually clicking through the blog. (Is this heresy? I know Blogger has a mechanism for this too, but I find the Bloglines way more convenient.) When I have extra time, I'll click into a blog and start exploring the links they've posted. Before I know it, I'm several jump-steps away from where I started. Or sometimes I'll click into someone's profile and they happen to write a blog and I'll investigate it.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I discovered a few new blogs and added them to the link list on the right, and just in the last week, I discovered a few more. I'm trying to stay away from posting every single blog I read on the right (my Bloglines list probably has over 50 blogs! Goat blogs, fiber blogs, homesteading blogs, farming blogs, funny blogs, well-written blogs, Adirondacks blogs. If there was a way for me to post a link to my Bloglines list, I'd do it). I'm still evolving in my thinking about what to post on the right-hand side of my blog, but in general, I want to post links to sites where I learn from and that represent a variety of topics. I mean, learn how to do the things that I'm trying to do. (However, that means I should really remove a few links to homesteading blogs that are just amusing to read. You can see I'm not practicing what I preach!) That means in the spring when I build the chicken coop, a chicken-based blog may enter the fray.
Anyway again, one of the links I've just added is to a blog called Our Engineered Garden, where an engineer (yay) is doing square foot gardening in Alabama. The posts look sufficiently geeky and engineering-y to make my heart warm! The other one is a blog called A Growing Tradition, by someone in Massachusetts who just this year moved to 1/2 acre and started trying to do the same thing that I'm trying to do (or close). He's got some really nice links to articles, videos and websites.
Anyway again, again. Enjoy the reading! Not like you were looking for an excuse to read more blogs, were you?
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