Last night I came across a delightfully peculiar site called Forty Faces: Who Just Blogged? It's a collection of--yep--forty black-and-white headshots of bloggers who have recently updated. This from the site:
Photos from the following 92 bloggers are included whenever they write something new.
Mouseover the photos for the bloggers' names; click on 'em to go to the blogs.
There are a handful of Big Name Bloggers on the site (so I think Terry Teachout should get his mug up there), but most appear to be ordinary folk like me. I hardly think this is likely to bring a lot of traffic to my blog, but the idea was just goofy enough to make me want to get in on the project. So on a lark I e-mailed my photo and my blog's address to Mr. Lenssen along with an observation that he didn't have any women's faces (except, as I recall, LaShawn Barber). He thanked me for the photo, said my next blog entry (this one) would result in my photo going up on his site, and then he asked if I had any female blogging friends.
I do, as it happens. So how many of you would like to do something a little silly today?