Debra Roby had some great thoughts and questions on her blog today. It was mostly about our Artful Quilters Ring. She says she reads through the whole ring every day. Wow! That's a lot of reading. Last I checked, there were 51 of us.
I read through the ring every few days. I stopped used the pitiful "next" button. I go straight to the list and just click right on down the list. Of course, there are a few I check every day. Those are the ones that really delight and inspire me.
I have a blogrolling list on my blog at the bottom on the right. It is also pitiful. For instance, Southeast Main never makes it to the top of the "new" list though I know there is always something new from June and Jer. In fact, I think I'll delete that list. Besides, there are some blogs in the ring that have not been updated in several weeks. And that's fine with me, but I don't need to have them on my list for now.
One thing I'd like to see more of is discussion of big picture topics.
Sonji wrote a very interesting post about pricing. I would love to hear what others think about this topic. I'll be writing about it myself soon.
Melody's link about How to Be Creative is brilliant. If you took time to read the (very long) link, you've got lots of meat to chew on, so you can tell us how it tastes on your blog.
There is a very thoughtful post about blog ethics on In A Minute Ago (you have to scroll to March 27 to see it, I think). It includes some questions about posting pictures of children which I have certainly considered and I'm still not sure I know exactly what is right for me. (Though, as you can see, I continue to post pictures of my kids in the mean time.)
I try to keep of list of topics I'd like to write about. Sometimes I wish I made more time to be really thoughtful, well-written, slightly snarky, and without misspellings and dumb errors. If I set the bar that high, I'd never post anything.
And I love the occasional short post about just what's going on -- food, blooming plants, pets, American Idol. You can see my guac recipe below. That's just for fun.