Fun Monday, Caught in a Web(site)
Ann, For The Long Run, is today's FUN MONDAY HOST. What she asked:
I want to hear about a web site and not just about any old web site. I want to hear about a web site that's changed your life. A web site that you can't live without. A web site whose inventor you'd like to see win a McArthur Genius Grant.
Maybe you want to sing the praises of a dating web site for helping you meet your spouse. Maybe the only thing getting you through the dark days of winter is an Internet comic. No story is too big, no story is too small - I want to hear it all on Monday.
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This was NOT an easy Fun Monday assignment. There are so many ways one could take this subject. I'll try not to become garrulous.
A web site that has changed my life?
This has to be my own blog. It demands my time and energy. Writing and taking photographs made me more observant and caused me to look deeper into the world around me. That includes probing my own responses and feelings about things.
Nope - can't live without my blog. At least, as of this writing, I feel that way. (My eldest daughter, Karmyn( Dreaming What If's...) can be blamed for introducing me to this addiction.
Because of it, I have many new friends. I still cling to my very first blogging acquaintances.
Peek at the list on the right side bar (My First Dustmites and Dust Reads.) I read and enjoy many others, but, I haven't updated my blogroll. Many of those people started their blogs about the same time I did. I believe that beginner blogging buddies (say that three times) find each other and swarm like bees. Eventually some resign their blogs and I can't bring myself to delete their abandoned link.
As for Who should win a McArthur Genius Grant? I would have nominated them all. Really! However, one blogger who has truly mastered the craft is Pioneer Woman. When we met (in cyberspace over at Once Upon a Blog, who has morphed into A Dingo), she was just feeling her way like the rest of us.
She has since won a coveted blogging award and turned her blog into a career. On days she has a photo naming contest she receives thousands of comments.
A Dating web site? I don't think so. Contrary to what my grandchildren think, I did go through that phase in my life. There were no computers, there were no cellphones, and if you wanted to listen to music - well there were LP's and Stereo's that took up the whole side of the room.
We wrote letters on paper with pens and had phones attached to the wall! (Does anybody remember Party Lines?)
I appreciate reading the news at my convenience. The weather web sites are great (but their forecasts still undependable) . Some of them are even Out of This Word!!
Who can't be enticed by web sites such as You Tube. The extent to which intimacies and experiences are shared around the globe aren't all positive. But, this and many other entertaining sites get you through the dark days of winter.
I have been reluctant to add the more recent gadgets to my life (Facebook as an example). The world is moving too fast.
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