When I hype the wonderful blogs of frog and flea, I'm not saying that yours is not as good. I'm sure it is. I just like their's the best.
Most of my blog navigation stems from visting Frogblog and One Good Thing. From those sites, I visit the blogs that they recommend. I am hoping to figure out how to put links in my blog. I have the instructions, but I don't have the time.
The way to find the best blogs is to start with one you like and then go visit the links.
Now, flea and frog are politically on the other side of the aisle from me, but that doesn't mean that I dislke them or think they are bad people. As I read their thoughts and feelings (wonderously conveyed) I think that if I knew them as "real" people, I would like them. Despite the politcal differences, I respect and share many of their core beliefs: Love and respect others, love and respect yourself, do no harm, be happy. I don't see those as political beliefs.
I read frog's blog from 7/19 about the timeline of her past relationship, and I know she is hurting and trying to come to terms with the end of that relationship. Been there, done that. And in much the same way as frog. I wish I could reach out and give her a brotherly hug, but I don't "know" her yet. I don't feel right offering brotherly support in a blog format unless I actually "know" the person.
The same with flea. I have e-mailed her a couple of times, just to pay respects and compliments, and hopefully did it without being creepy. In a recent post, she discussed a very bad "neighbor" who was threatening going to DCFS for no real reason, other than to hear herself fart. The neighbor also verbally assaulted flea's young son in front of his father! Her actions (or rather, flea's discription of them) evoked a very emotional response on my part (anger) and I wanted to leap to her (and her husband's) defense by delivering 2000 pounds of flaming dogshit on the neighbor's front porch. Of course, there is no doubt that flea and her husband can handle this situation without any help from me, but I can't help but to empathize with their plight. It's this "brotherly" thing I have.
This whole blog-world is interesting. We all have something to say, and perhaps the mere act of posting to the whole world (whether it is actually read or not) is the point. I'm all for expression.