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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nanoblo... Day Two

Yesterday I thought it would be terribly clever of me to review each grouping of participants of the NaBloPoMo and it would give me something to post about fairly regularly. The 0-1 category has 12 blogs. 12 is a nice number. It's a happy number...

The A category has 76. *hiccup* Have I mentioned today was a sucky day at work and after I put the kids to bed I decided to have a tasty beverage... or two... or five... :)

Yes, the A category has 76, did I say that already... 76... I have a five minute attention span. Do you know how hard it is to pick a favorite blog out of 76 options? It's pretty darn hard. I don't think I realized how many mothers blog. That's a lot of moms blogging out there because I think at least every other blog I visited was a mom blog! I'm a mom. I love mom blogs... but geez... I read blogs by moms, blogs by students, blogs by artists... blogs that were ... yes, I have to say it BORING! and blogs that made me giggle.

I simply can't list my favorites... but I will share with you some of the highlights of the 76, yes, 76 blogs I visited this evening. (This doesn't count my favorites that I neurotically visit numerous times each day.)

I thought Chichimama's username was clever... and how can you not be tickled by someone who actually knows how to use gregarious in a conversation?

How many people have read "A Day In The Life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn" and thought about naming their blog: A day in the the life?

Although, A Day in the Life by Quilldancer has a cute header and some interesting posts.

A Horrible Warning seems to include some humorous posts, but there are only so many hours left in day two... how many participants are already falling off the wagon?

With my um, slightly inebriated state, the blogs that really stuck with me were those blogs that had interesting layouts or entertaining titles and posts. I have to say that A Little Maryment caught my eye with the post, "I'm not a gay pirate, I have sex with my parrot all the time." How can that NOT catch your eye... and parrot activists... settle down, it's just a joke.

I enjoyed visiting African Kelli and reading through several of the posts there.
For whatever reason, it also stuck with me enough that I decided to capture a little screen shot of it to share with the rest of you.

I also enjoyed visiting Alice's adventures underground.

All eyes on Jenny seems to have some fun and interesting posts... and I liked her header and layout.

There is a student over at an eye for detail that had some interesting posts that kept my attention for a little while.

An udge and a wink definitely caught my eye when I saw mention of 8 degrees... that's friggin cold... and then I saw she or he (I guess I should be gender friendly) is in Germany.... BRRRRR
Edit to clarify the 8 is in C... not F... Duh, you would think I'd remember that.

I also enjoyed Average Jane and Avalon Landing's post on Nano'ing.

I'm sad to say I can't name my favorite... but out of 76 A blogs participating in the November blogging event... these are the ones that stuck out to me.

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Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Wow, checking out 76 blogs? Now that's something. Thanks for doing the work for us!

2:04 AM  
Blogger angela said...

If I counted them I'd never visit them Too much Maths.
Thanks for visiting. I'm trying hard not to be neurotic about if mine was the boring one!!!

2:11 AM  
Blogger Udge said...

Well, what a pleasant surprise! The randomizer brought me here, to find my own little blog being namechecked. (Those are Celsius degrees, BTW, 46°F so it's not really cold, just miserable because the heating is borked.)

Just for the record I am indeed male.

Good luck and happy postings!

2:24 AM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Hi Shelley, nice of you to stop by!

Angela, from your handle I couldn't recall your blog so I popped over. I liked it. I really liked the picture you have posted on the All Saints Day post of the headstones.

Thank you for reminding me about that temperature difference.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Loren said...

I feel a little like Udge--I was browsing around other NaBloPoMo blogs and saw someone had linked to mine! It's definitely a nice surprise.

Also, I'm impressed by your quest to read a group of blogs a day. I'll keep checking back for your suggestions!

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jessi said...

76?? Now I go through a lot of blogs on a free night...especially since this month started and I discovered the randomizer...but I'd be scared to count! Thanks so much for doing it, though, because I love seeing the reviews...and it spares me from the boring ones!

11:01 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Wow! Thanks for including me as one of the blogs that stuck out. I know my gorgeous template is the first thing to catch the eye. I an proud of it. Still, I hope my posts do it justice!

I'm going to look around a bit more while I'm here!

10:30 PM  

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