Sunday, September 13, 2009

Greeting LIS 724!

This is my blog, which I really haven’t updated in about a year—essentially since I started grad school. I needed a place where I could display some creativity because my job at the time simply did not allow for it. I had a lot of energy which I needed to expel somehow so I wrote the blog. I focused on creative things that I did or things that I thought were unusual or cool as a sort of distraction from my quasi-existential crisis. Once I enrolled in grad school, my creative energy was all needed for class, so the blog wasn’t so important any more. I may start it up someday when I have more free time, but for the moment, I’m letting it lay fallow. I found the templates very easy to use and I updated nearly every day with pictures and text. I also made the banners for site to personalize it.

I do follow some more adult blogs, but I admit my favorites are mostly just entertaining. It’s lots of fun to read the insights of other people and, while some blogs I follow are by celebrities like Stephen Fry or Neil Gaiman, many of them are just regular people with day jobs. One of the ones I particularly like is

Shreve Stockton crossed the US from San Francisco to New York on a Vespa. However, she fell in love with Montana on the way and moved there, living in a one room converted barn. At some point she found an abandoned coyote pup and simply couldn’t let him die. She has raised him like a pet to an adult and she posts beautiful photos and updates about him. The reason why I like this blog is simple escapism. It has, however, another element. I find it very relieving to remember that some people pick the less obvious choice. Some follow crazy impulses and refuse to play safe. That’s a kind of bravery I admire and one that is too readily ridiculed by those with safe jobs, marriages, and lives.


Chris B. said...

There are probably thousands (maybe millions)of blogs created for classes and never touched again. I hope you go back to yours when you have time. I enjoyed reading your comment about the guy on the Red Line. What a creep!

Rebekah.N said...

Anyone need any graphic design or blog design hit me up

Anonymous said...

Once a year ain't going to cut it. You're going to have to write more blogs than that to get your blogging licience renewed.

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