How do you go about reading a new blog?
I approach blog reading as I would a new book. When I first started reading blogs back in October/November, I was the type of person that would read and while trying to decipher the lexicon of said writer, I’d end up confused because in the majority of cases, I had no idea what the writer was talking about. After a couple times of doing this, I decided I would have to start from the beginning, which meant my digging through months, sometimes a year or two’s worth of archives. As I read the entries, I slowly started to gather an understanding of the blog and the blogger in addition to their motivations for putting their lives out there for the world to see.
Usually, I’d find a blog through another blog, bookmark it, and then sit and read while I’m at work. About a week ago, I stumbled onto Yeah…I Said It, which is ListenToLeon’s spot. I browsed the FAQ’s and the Greatest Hits, and it’s definitely easy for me to say that dude is hilarious, and that his blog is definitely something worth reading. Earlier today (since I called out of work sick yesterday), I decided I would head over to Leon’s spot and read the archives from then, all the way up until now. Sounds easy right? I read through Sixty’s and J. Dakar’s archives in a day, and I read through Monnie’s and LH’s archives in two, so this should definitely be an easy task, right? I sure hope so.
Leon’s spot has 106 pages worth of archives. Lemme repeat that…106 Pages which equates to 49 months worth of blog posts. Someone put on a pot of coffee. I’m gonna get this done in 3 days max.
Random Thought of the Moment:”20 Minutes to go…”
The Song of the Moment: “Cloud 9” by Rahsaan Patterson