...fairly short posts most days. I don't have a lot of time in the morning. If I'm going to visit a dozen or so folks, their posts have to be reasonably concise. Sure, we all need to say something longer once in a while. But on a daily basis I don't have time for sermons.
...and links. This is the truly magical difference between blogs and print media. To make the post short enough to catch my attention, yet maintain the all-important detail, I need links.
But not just links. I have a slow, dial-up connection and I'm not going to invest the time in clicking a link if I don't have a clue that it's leading to something I care about. Give me a sentence or two describing what's interesting about the link.
Considering all that, my new best blog friend is Mental Multivitamin. For one thing, her logo is irresistible.
And I like the "On the Nightstand" feature. Here's mine.
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile, Verlyn Klinkenborg
The Canon, Natalie Angier
Assault on Reason, Al Gore
Like M-MV, I often resolve not to go to the library or buy more books 'til I catch up on the stack on the nightstand. But I never can keep the resolution.
Like me, M-MV is a mother, pianist, birder, photographer, seeker of truth and much, much more.