Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Other people's thoughts

When I first began blogging all I was interested in was getting my own thoughts on the internet with the goal of enlightening others with my ideas. No one read my ideas. I lapsed for a while, then started again, then lapsed again, and started again.

On my third start I stopped caring so much about what I had to say, or whether anyone read it, and started being interested in what other people had to say on their own blogs. My world has become so much richer as a result.

I've found a few that I want to go back to regularly:
Conscious Earth -- an evironmentally oriented blog by a British Columbia resident. I like the insight into Canadian politics as well as the environmental information.
The Influence Machine -- an eclectic mixture of thoughts about the environment (in the broadest sense), living simply, rural life, poetry, and other everyday yet profound things. E. R. Dunhill is the kind of neighbor I'd like to have but since he's in Maine and I'm in Kentucky, I'll settle for reading his blog regularly.
Biology of the Worst Kind -- a writer's blog about the writing life, nature and life in general from France. The most recent post (Tuesday July 10, 2007) has a wonderful poem created from 60 lines found on page 60 of 60 novels. Amazing stuff!

As I find more I'll add them to my list.

1 comment:

E. R. Dunhill said...

Sue,
Thank you for the kind words about The Influence Machine. It’s quite a compliment to be counted next to Conscious Earth.
I think you’re right-on with the idea of creating connections by commenting on other blogs. I felt the same way you did in the beginning of my blogging- I thought my blog was a chance to edify. What I’ve discovered is that my readers educate me as much as (if not more than) I do them. It’s always gratifying to attract a well-read and articulate reader, such as you.

-erd

PS: My inner cartographer urges me to clarify that I live in MD, as opposed to ME. Though, this time of year, Bar Harbor sounds like a nice alternative to the 90+ degree heat.