It's time for me to do a little updating.
Not much more than a year ago I had absolutely no interest in blogs or blogging. I knew basically what they were but didn't think I would find anything of interest to me. Boy was I wrong!
It all started when my sister, MT, told me I might be interested in a blog she reads regularly, Farmgirl Fare, who writes about her sheep farm and posts good, healthy recipes. Then she told me about a local lady, Roberta, who has a blog on Yahoo 360 called Life at a Boarding Stable. This was also of interest to me since she often talks about local goings on that I am familiar with. I wanted to leave Roberta a comment one day and found that unlike Blogspot, where one can leave a comment without logging into an account, I had to create an account with 360. I decided to do that and started my 360 blog with the idea that it would serve as a "for sale" site for my animals. I didn't like the idea of having an inactive blog for such long periods of time, so that site has evolved into a "Daily Photos From Around Our Farm." Well, almost daily.
Well, I got hooked. I'd always enjoyed writing and I thought "I can do that". I was excited about the prospect of practicing writing because in the back of my mind I thought I would some day like to turn all of my husband's funny police stories into a book. That thought is still in the back of my mind. It's one of those things I keep putting off out of fear (that it won't turn out like I hope it will).
I started my blog with a lot of long stories about how we acquired our various animals. The stories were accompanied with a few somewhat grainy photos. It was a learning process. Somewhere in the beginning Robbyn of The Back Forty found me and I've been reading her blog every day. Eventually she put me on her blogroll, a happy and unexpected honor. Note here that I'm #1 on her list. She says it's in no particular order of preference, so I just pretend it is!
Through Roberta's blog I was introduced to Ree, aka The Pioneer Woman, who writes Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. She is wildly popular and writes very amusing stories of her life on a gigantic working cattle ranch and matches them with beautiful photographs. Ree's photography brought out my latent desire to get back into photography. I soon bought a digital SLR and I love it. It really does most of the work for me.
From a comment on Confessions I found mappersnapper via The Park Wife. She was having a "name the photo" contest and though I'm not good at that sort of thing I took a stab at it. Turns out her son was the main judge and he liked my entry so I won! (Looking forward to that Starbucks card!) She is an accomplished photographer and I enjoy looking at her beautiful photos.
And finally another new addition to my blogroll is LOLCats 'N' Funny Pictures. Maybe I just have a strange sense of humor, but the pictures are funny to me. You need to learn "teh langwich of teh kittehs" though. You'll see what I mean.
I do have a couple of others that I read regularly, but I'm not going to post them on my blogroll because I'm trying to keep it at the very least "PG" rated.