Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Member Mixer

New members continue to trickle in, as evidenced by the gradually lengthening blogroll, but the VRP is a fairly intimate community. Most likely, it will remain so for two reasons: 1) I haven’t had time to publicize it, and 2) our mission is decidedly counter-cultural.

However, as long as you’re small, you may as well enjoy it.

I’ve explored the VRP blogroll briefly, but as time allows I intend to become better acquainted with each of your sites. My ulterior motive is to discover the secret quality that compels people to join up. Besides the obvious prerequisites of good taste, humor, etc.

But as an aid to “exploring,” I invite each of you to post a quick bio-comment here; tell us what you blog about, why you write; link a favorite post or two; mention your favorite book, locale, or type of coffee—whatever. (Anything but your favorite rap song, as this might necessitate expulsion.)

You don’t have to be profound, but along with whatever else you say, give us an idea of what we might find at your blog. If there are enough takers, I may post a permanent “bio” page.

Have at it! Go on and intrigue us.


Blogger Andrew Simone said...

Epiphatic Exhaustion:
I am a seminary student with a good classical education who loves hipster music and words. This all bears fruit in my blog. It was originally started to test response on an essay, in the works, about Postmodern thought regading relationships but I get easily distracted. There is poetic justice in that if I were to ever write more on the subject of distraction.

My site will have the essential links to read

8:55 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I blog poetry mostly, or about poetry, or about my chapbook of poetry, although lately I've been preoccupied, to the point of obsession, with blogging about all matters related to the grief support site and charity I'm launching for bereaved parents. I vowed not to make a momblog of it, and though I do mention my kids and their activities, they aren't the focal point of my (online) life.

When I write poetry, articles, reviews, things of that nature, I write with vocabulary, grammar, structure etc... in mind. My basic blogging is often rife with typos and lazy vocabulary.

Blog entries I'd want you to read are Why Poetic Acceptance? and maybe a poem or 2, like Leaning on a Fencepost or To Grief

1:56 PM  
Blogger littlepeace said...

I am one of those people who organize their computer contents within an inch of their life (whether the content's life or the owner's life is currently unknown) but are extremely disorganized in all other aspects. My point in saying this, in case you were wondering, is that I have four blogs, each for a different aspect of interest (general observations, photography, poetry/essays, fictional writings). I'm a college sophomore who hasn't quite decided whether she wants to major in Journalism or English (linguistics/literature/creative writing. See? Even there I have too many options!) I love language and words, but don't use substantial words in everyday speech as much as I should.

Posts on "Through a Glass Darkly" that I would recommend would be East Coast Adventurers, Joe the Freaky Cosmetologist, and And they crackle as they crinkle . . .. :)

2:41 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

BitterSweetLife features my takes on life through a "duo-tone lens" - a perspective that notes the bitter and the sweet, how they merge, what it implies, and how it all points back to Christ...

A few taglines:

Poetic, ironic, eclectic, electric.

Culture, photos, life's nagging questions.

Why is life bittersweet?

Glad you asked.

(This is probably the blog's defining statement.)

2:48 PM  
Blogger martin said...

A Few Words features my occasional news comments, book reviews, silly jokes, parodies, and links to web sites. Complete and utter poetry has, well, guess. My day job involves technical writing for the web and so I am obsessed with clarity and brevity.

My Self Portrait is probably as good a place to start as any.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Belinda said...

I have never journaled in my life, despite being told at least several dizen times by different people how much I would enjoy it and how important it is.

I only recently started blogging, and I write about anything and everything that touches my life, it seems. I hope that it will give my daughter, in future years, a glimpse into who I was at various points in time.

I just love reading, words, and language. I have a special affinity for the language and literature (and literary dialect) of the South. Eudora Welty is a heroine of mine, to be sure, along with, naturally, Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor (it's a home-truth still that if you give "white trash" money, they will just spend it on motorcars and Coca-Colas...I know we do, dang it), Mark Twain, Ellen Gilchrist...I could go on and on.

But I'll spare you all, and not.

Glad to be part of this.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

Um, that first sentence, there? That word should be DOZEN, not DIZEN. Great start, Belinda.

3:34 PM  
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6:42 PM  
Blogger Waterfall said...

I don't blog so much at A Sort of Notebook now that I've started my teaching career. I love words. I don't have a huge vocabulary of fancy words, but I do try to use the most concise words I can to express whatever I'm trying to say. Hopefully I'll teach my students to do the same. I'm teaching English and composition--both for the first time.

7:08 PM  

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