As I was perusing some favorite blogs just now, it struck me that I haven't added any new blogs to my daily(ish) reading list in quite some time. The blogs I'm reading are good blogs, but some of them have begun to bore me, perhaps because I'm getting to know the bloggers so well that I'm no longer finding delightful surprises when I click over.
I am not talking about Terry Teachout, a kind, classy, sensible guy who remains my gold standard for bloggers. Neither am I referring to Joe Carter, who consistently delivers the goods. Or Neil Gaiman, a bloke who could take out his trash and then write a fascinating post about it. Or The Amateur Gourmet, who daily offers up food and nonsense, with pictures. I still have lots of favorite blogs. But I have just deleted a handful of yawn-inducing blogs from my RSS reader (it's not them, it's me) and am looking for some new thrills. Maybe some of you are feeling the same way.
So. Have you read any good blogs lately? Here's your chance to sound off on the ones you've found particularly helpful, inspiring, or entertaining. Leave a comment here and list as many of your faves as you like. (Don't forget to give us the URLs so we can check them out.)
Another thing you might do is tell me what you'd like to see on this blog. I'm open to suggestions, but I'll save us all some time by mentioning two things I'm not willing to do, no matter how sweetly you ask:
Post book reviews. Sorry, but I absolutely stink at writing reviews. I either like a book or I don't. I either finish it or I don't. I can't go on for paragraphs about why I loved or hated a book. Those of you who can have my admiration.
Post pictures of cats. Not in this lifetime. I don't like cats. If that offends you enough to delete my blog from your RSS reader, so be it.