Sunday, February 01, 2009

Blog Additions

I don't know if any of you have noticed or not but the side bar on the blog has some new headings and links. I've been planning to do it for a while but somehow time just slipped away. I'm still thinking about some other changes but I'll try them one at a time just in case one of them decides to throw everything out of kelter.

Some of the blogs I read, like Zocalo de Mexican Folk Art really know how to use that sidebar. I've also liked the way some blogs like Same life -- New Location show the blogs Steve likes in the order of their latest blog entry. I haven't done that yet because it will take a while to switch all the blogs over to that format but I think that I will. Then I found this Follower gadget where you can sign on to follow the blog. You can remain a public or private Follower. I thought that was kind of cool, like a Facebook friend. I went through and deleted blogs that have gone dormant and added some that I've been following for a while.

But the biggest thing is I've added a new category of Other Blogs I Like. There are some blogs that just don't fit nicely into the Blogs - South of the Border or Photography Blogs. The best example of that is Jennifer Rose's blog, Staring at Strangers. Jennifer co-writes Staring at Strangers with David Leffler. Jennifer is in Morelia and David is New York City. Both are attorneys. Both are wonderful writers. Jennifer often writes about Mexico but she can write about anything including current events and politics. The blog is always a good read and will often leave you laughing. We have met Jennifer and she is a woman I like a lot. She speaks her mind so I was very happy when she included me in her list of the Ten Best Expat Blogs About Mexico.

Another blog that I read, We're Just Saying, is also co-authored. It is written by Iris and David Burnett. Iris has been involved in politics through many election campaigns and David is a nationally known photographer. Again both are good writers and take me on journeys to events and places and times that I would not "see" without reading their blog.

If you click on some of the other links in Other Blogs I Like you may wonder why I like them. For a variety of reasons, I just do.

2 comments:

glorv1 said...

Hi Billie, I think the side bars are really great. The followers links are really a great thing. Thanks for including me in your other blogs. I appreciate that. Take care and have a great week.

glorv1 said...

Hi Billie, I think the side bars are really great. The followers links are really a great thing. Thanks for including me in your other blogs. I appreciate that. Take care and have a great week.