Barefoot in High Heels

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What is the fascination with blogging, the blogosphere, the blogrolls, the bloggy carnivals?? 

(side note:  I’ve mentioned before that I really don’t like the word “bloggy.”  It reminds me of an overweight, booze-soaked, old man.  I imagine that Shakespeare’s Falstaff would be called “bloggy,” perhaps. . . .Or Ted Kennedy.)

But really, why are we so focused on the hits, the links, the page views, the comments (YAY!  More COMMENTS!!!  And from someone who is not even related to me!!!)   I say we because I’m SURE I’m not the only one.  Right?   Right?  (at least I hope not!  Then I really AM lame!)

I just started blogging a few weeks ago.  And it’s become — dare I say it? — an addiction obsession enormous time waster!!  Y’all know what I mean.  And . . . I also just got hooked online last week with Facebook.  I was amazed at all the people I knew on there!  It was a like a party I didn’t even know was happening!   And again — don’t you just LOVE adding new friends??   And the Flair . . . oooh, I just figured out how to search for all the fun flair and add it to my profile! 

But then I finally close my laptop and think . . .

Who is this person I have become?!?!   AAAGGGHHH!”

Yes, blogging has created such supportive communities of people, and Facebook has already allowed me to reconnect with some people that I was really glad to “see” online.  But I think sometimes we need to look at our own personal lives and “friends” (no, not Facebook friends — although I have almost 50 already!!  yay! oops — I digress) and reconnect the old-fashioned way.  Or make more meaningful connections with those we love, rather than racking up friends or comments electronically.

Although . . . for now, since I’m still new at all this, it is sort of fun, isn’t it??

What do you think?  Leave me a comment, because you KNOW how happy that make all of us bloggers!!  🙂    And if you’re reading this from a google or bloglines reader, click on over so that it boosts my page counts for the day . . . you know, let a girl get excited over the little things.   I am SO not the only one who thinks this way, right (or am I?)??


An award!!  For ME?!?  I’d like to thank the academy . . . or rather Michelle at Life With Three.  How kind of her!!  I secretly think it’s not necessarily that she loves my new blog, but rather because if she doesn’t show me some linky love, I could tell all kinds of stories about her that she might not want others to know!!  I mean, we were college roommates, and I remember telling her that someday I would regale her children with such fun stories about their crazy mom!!  There’s a line from Beaches where Bette Midler says “I know everything there is to know about you, my dear.  And my memory is long.  Very long.”  I sometimes feel that way about Michelle!!    So thanks for the award — rightbackatcha, girl!



So I’m new to this whole blog world.  And I have a handful of blogs in my blogroll, and more in my feedreader that I’m still getting to know.   But the rule to this award is that you must bestow it upon seven other bloggers.   Seven?!    Here we go, in no particular order . . .

Domestic Spaz would be get my vote, but I know that SHE was the one who sent it over to Michelle!   Let’s still count her as one, though.  Just because.  It’s my award now and I can do with it what I will!

The Mother Tongue.  I’ve been reading Heather’s posts for a while now, and sometimes she just hits the nail right on the head!  See the very spirited comments on her breastfeeding post, and her post on the female atheletes’ Olympic uniforms.  She took the words right from my mouth!!  I found her blog from a little blurb in Parenting magazine, because Heather was a contestant on Jeopardy.  You just have to read her comments about losing on the show!  I could link to some other posts, but I don’t know Heather and have only commented a few times to her — so let’s hope she doesn’t think I’m a stalker.  Let’s move on, shall we?

Amy at Milk Breath and Margaritas.  I found her blog and had to check it out just based on the name alone!  And she is funny!

Here’s another blog I Heart and you just have to visit:  Pocketfuls of Sunshine is brand new and she’s posting away!!  Take a look at life from a mom of two under two (and only 13 months apart).  Give her some love and tell her you how you found her . . . and by the way, she’s my cousin, too.  Nepotism strikes again!

I recently found The 3 R’s:  Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness and we share a love for books!!  Say hello to Florinda (yes, that’s her real name.  I thought at first it was maybe Linda and she lived in Florida?  But no, I was wrong.)

I’ll put one of the big-time bloggers up here, too — Dawn from Because I Said So.  I started reading Dawn’s blog during the whole e-bay phenomenon — she posted some Pokemon cards with a hilarious commentary about how they somehow got in her shopping cart when she took all 6 kids to the store!  What an internet sensation — and now she has a book deal with Guideposts, with her first book to debut around Mother’s Day 2009.  See?  Blogging CAN get you somewhere!

Well, that’s six, and we’ll count Michelle as seven, since I really do love her blog, too.   Thanks for the award, Michelle!!

For all you faithful readers (there might be 3 of you or so, including my mom — I get a lot of hits only when I participate in a carnival), go visit these bloggers, tell them I sent you, and leave a comment!  Let me know in my comment section what other blogs I should start reading, too.

Have a great weekend!