Playing Favorites

I think of blogs as the Internet version of reality TV only better.

You have all sorts of possible scenarios as the basis for the blogs and you have hundreds of thousands of cast members, contestants or participants all sharing their particular “slice of life.”  Some are informative, some are poetic, some are humorous, some are visually stunning, some are boat-rocker.  And some are the commercials.

We get to choose which ones we’re willing to spend time looking at.  Which ones entertain us?  Just like reality TV, some are 100% disgustingly moronic and you would never be caught dead reading them, yet others love them!  And some are so well-loved they become national favorites.

(Luckily, unlike reality TVwe can blog away to our heart’s content whether anyone else likes it or not!)

No matter what the reality of the blog is, there is always a common denominator that each one must include:  words and/or pictures that pull you in, get you to “watch,” and usually let you vote, “like” and even comment (can’t do that on TV reality shows!)

You can discover these hidden gems by surfing the Internet or surfing the WordPress topics bar.  But the best way to find great blogs is by “Word of Keyboard.” This is when a blogger writes about or recommends the wonderful blogs that they enjoy.  And often there is an award involved.

Thank you so much, Amy, for sending the One Lovely Blog Award my way!  I think your Afternoon Popcorn Snack is exceptional.  Just the other day I marveled at your Watermelon and Fresh Basil Margarita recipe.  I don’t drink margaritas but I’ve got to try this because it sounds so so good!  And thank you for the wonderful recommendations for other great blogs to check out—that is a prize in itself.

The terms of the One Lovely Blog award are the usual:

*thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
*share 7 things about yourself
*nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
*contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

Okay, here are my seven things:

1.  I know the true identity of Coffee Man.  (Check back on Wednesday when I reveal that.) 2.  I fantasize about being a female vocalist in a band yet I rarely sing in front of anyone.     3.  I think Daniel Craig is giving Sean Connery a run for his money for being the best 007.

Daniel Craig on a yacht in Venice during a bre...

Daniel Craig on a yacht in Venice during a break in filming Casino Royale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4.  I listen to an AM Oldies station in the car because I know the words to those songs and  yes, I do sing them.  Out loud.                                                                                                 5.  I am a founding member of a sorority my college friends and I made up in our freshman year.  (Phi Gamma Tau only it was spelled Fi Gamma Tau and the motto was “Anything for a Fi”) There were five members.                                                                                       6.  I love garlic and I advise that anyone around me can protect themselves by simply eating lots of garlic also.                                                                                                         7. I make up games and get other people to play them with me.

BONUS #8.  Half the time I am completely baffled about how to control the formatting on this thing. (Well, that’s no secret, is it?)

And the One Lovely Blog Award (interpret “lovely” any way you like)  goes to:

An Unrefined VeganIllustrated BitesA Real Food Lover,  Inspiring Healthy Living, Seed to SaladTimor-Leste ImagesCalliope’s TabletThe Daily Bubble Tea,  VeggiewitchJade Aestas,  Homemade DelishCaptain Decibel,  Go Guilty PleasuresAlaskan Dreams, Icky Yucky MuckyBy the Sea

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