Each of the blogs on the Elderbloggers List on the left sidebar has been carefully selected for its quality. If forced to choose just one to recommend, I could throw a dart and be pleased with wherever it landed.
However, the list is up to nearly 250 now (with more waiting in the hopper) and I don’t have the time to keep current with them all. I don’t think anyone does, and random clicking on blog names that are appealing leaves out some that you might think are gems.
There was a time a year or two ago when I “reviewed” one blog every week, but now it would take several years to get through the list and given the rate at which elders are joining the blogosphere these days I would never finish the job.
Still, I would like us to get to know one another better, so here’s a little project to help us do that.
- Choose a blog from the list (no, don’t use a dart) that you have never visited or have not visited in a long time
- Take a look around the blog, read some new and some old posts, check out the features, get a feel for it
- Then come back here and in the comments section, tell us about the blog you chose
- Keep your “review” to about 250 words or fewer so the rest of us can be sure to have time to read them all
To give it some form and ease of reading, we’ll create a format. Start your review with a header that is the name of the blog in bold and is also a link to it. Here is the html to do that:
<strong><a href="URL goes here">Blog name here</a></strong>
Just copy and paste the html into the top of the comment form and fill in the two blanks. Be sure to not lose any of the carets, slashes and quotation marks – they are necessary. Then hit the “enter” key twice for some space and start your review.
Since this isn’t Secret Santa and we’re not pulling names out of hat, some blogs may get reviewed more than once and inevitably some won’t be mentioned at all. As an old lady I knew a long time ago liked to say, them’s the breaks. If we like this idea, we can re-do it every few months or so and choose blogs that haven’t been written about before.
I’ve started us off with a "review" of the first-listed blog.
[At The Elder Storytelling Place today, there is - for me - a special story because it is as much a part of my personal history as it is the writer's: A World Remembered by Rabon Saip.]