There's a stat counter attached to my blog. It's fun to see that people have checked it out, and occasionally I recognize a friend's visit. Lately, though, a lot of folks have passed through as they zip along the information highway of the blogosphere. I've often had ten or twelve visitors a day from all over the world, but usually they don't stay long enough to browse these posts. It looks like they're hitting the "next blog" button at the top of the page -- something I've done, too, just to see what's out there.
In my random visits, I've found a few Blogger blogs that I wanted to keep reading. Here they are, in no particular order:
Cake Wrecks -- fall-off-your chair hilarious, sometimes "adult" humor
Educated and Poor -- insightful, funny, real life, sometimes "adult" content
Settling in Gently -- honest insights on trying to fit in, in paradise
The World According to Gaber -- beautiful watercolor paintings, but only a few posts
Then there are a couple of other blogs I've found one way or another:
Add Humor and Faith... Mix Well -- warm, witty remembrances and photography
Planet of the Blind -- pithy, poetic, meaty musings on life and sometimes disabilities
There are many more blogs on my favorites tab, but these are the ones I most wanted to highlight for you, dear reader. Somehow, I don't feel drawn to read stuff that's very similar to my own. That's true of the books I choose, too. I'd love to have the clarity of thought or funny material that some of these other writers do, but I can only work with what I've got. That's okay.
When I see that folks from Sweden, Brazil, Spain, United Kingdom, Argentina, Indonesia, Russia, and India have wandered through the dog's blog, my imagination strays to those locales. I might pull up Google Maps and zoom in on a random spot on the map in one of those countries. It's all the better if I can find a street view. Just yesterday, I had a lovely drive through a French village. On a recent visit to London, I couldn't get my eyes off those wonderful cars. I've spent a little time in New York City, as well.
That's all quite entertaining for me, but this isn't doing much for my readership statistics. Oh. This blog started out as a class assignment, then morphed into something to share with friends and family. Every person who takes the time to read my ramblings is a valued guest, even if I'm only a minor attraction on the side of the superhighway of the ether. See you on the map!