Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Since I've started blogging, I've become a regular reader of several other blogs. Like people, no two are alike. Some ramble through a myriad number of subjects, no particular theme to their blog. Others have a set theme such as restaurant reviews or reviewing books or quilting or caregiving.

But the one constant I've seen is that the blogger's personality comes through quite clearly. If you read a blog on a regular basis, you begin to feel that you know the person. You might even classify them among your friends.

This morning I read a new blog at http://littlehousesouthernprairie.wordpress.com/  The blogger, Emily Harris, wrote about finding a stray dog and what she did with it. I learned a lot about Emily even though the story was focused on the a poor, starving dog. Her easy style of writing drew me in, and I'm sure I'll return and read more of her postings.

Ellen Sackett's blog, http://www.goodtastebuds.com/ has me salivating more often than not, as she offers restaurant reviews. I've learned that she and I share much in our culinary outlook and that she appreciates good food and those who create it.

Jennie Helderman has many interests in her life, and her blog offers us views on any number of them. She is not a writer who stays with one subject, preferring to cover many things of interest to her readers. Find her blog at http://www.jenniehelderman.com/  Today, she offers one of her good fiction pieces.

http://www.lgurney.blogspot.com/ is a blog written by Lisa Gurney. She writes about living and caring for her 82 year old mother who has Alzheimer's disease. I've felt Lisa's frustration and admired her kindness and loyalty. Yes, her personality has definitely been on display in her blog, which is on hiatus right now.

These are only a few. You may follow several others, and I bet you have been able to discern a great deal about the blogger.


  1. Hi Nancy,
    I found your blog through Lisa's. I will definitely follow. Your words are most sensitive, supportive and insightful for writers.
    Sometimes it is hard to find any time to write, or for that matter find time to read so many good blogs, let alone simply read books. Currently I am reading Look Homeward Angel, a little wintertime project.
    Sometimes the productivity impinges in the most menacing way on the time for creativity. It can be sometimes hard to write when all the mental and emotional energy is used to produce the outcomes to manage through daily life. Sometimes there is not much left over. The real art seems to be preserving oneself and channeling all that daily life into the creation of writing.

  2. Hi,

    I replied to your comment last night but don't see it here. Just wanted to thank you for taking time to let me know you are reading and your thoughts on writing. It's definitely a 'patience and perseverance' kind of thing. Hang in there.