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2.19.13 Blog Fishing

19 Feb

  fishing_lg_scnBlogging to me is what I imagine fishing may be to people who like to fish.  It is calm and relaxing, and every once in a while, you hit upon a wonderful catch, a blog that just makes your day or you write one that you are especially proud of.  I have been trying to read more blogs lately. There is so much to enjoy and learn out there in the cloud.  My enjoyment comes in a leisurely stroll on my computer, from one blog to another to another.  And reading, oh my, there is so much wonderful stuff to read!

The stress point for me seems to be keeping up with all the great stuff out there (there are so many fish in the sea to continue the metaphor)?  This challenge appears to come from my old way of fishing.  taperecorderMy half-century plus brain was trained to think in an analog fashion. I tend to go from one thing to the next in an orderly manner, read a whole article before I move on for example.  Not that I don’t multitask, because I do, but my mind works more like a serial reel-2-reel tape recorder (some of you probably remember them). You had to move through a whole song before you could listen to the next song; you could fast forward, but you still had to wait because everything was recorded in a line.  I am a rotary phone, a VHS tape (No, I am not an 8-track, I refuse!).    Today everything is digitized and  random access:  you want it, you go there.  No waiting.  I am R2-D2 in the world of Androids.  Do you still go channel by channel on the TV to see what is playing (which takes a long time with over 900 channel. And why is there never anything worth watching?)?  

Strolling along peacefully in the random access world of information appears to work best when I know how to ask a fuzzy but simple question of a search engine.  I need to be decisive.  (My next Google Search: “What spot should I fish in to catch the most Wide Mouth Bass?”)  For me knowing what blogs I want to read today, before going and exploring new ones would probably be the best fishing strategy (that still sounds pretty analog of me – doesn’t it?).

For those analog folks that don’t want to search, there is always the Fishing Channel (there is a channel for every possible thing you could imagine).  A person could park their analog brain/body in one spot and just watch fish 24/7 until the answer they are looking for is shown to them on one of those silly shows – if they are still awake.    

I love the digital age of information.   I have always loved technology and adore everything social and digital.

How do you handle your digital fishing?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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23 responses to “2.19.13 Blog Fishing

  1. ilovecats

    February 19, 2013 at 00:37

    I’ve got blogs from WordPress I visit. It’s quite a challenge sometimes.. but reading others blogs is the relaxing part. It’s how I end my day and begin it. The moment I can focus on the writing and learn.

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 07:44

      Good strategy.

       
  2. jmgoyder

    February 19, 2013 at 01:54

    What a great analogy!

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 07:42

      Thanks

       
  3. angelswhisper2011

    February 19, 2013 at 02:45

    I put my paw in the water and catch, while granny is surfing from one blog to another to catch up 🙂

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 07:42

      So, your a catcher and Granny’s a catcher-upper

       
  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    February 19, 2013 at 05:08

    Reading blogs could take over your life as one leads to another and to another. I follow by email when possible, and during the course of the day read, scan, browse, and look at pictures in random order. If I don’t get to some of them during the course of the day, I don’t try to catch up. I just start fresh the next day.

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 07:41

      AH, a new day. A new start. I like that.

       
  5. Animalcouriers

    February 19, 2013 at 06:59

    Love the analogy – some days it feels like you’ll never reel them all in though!

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 07:40

      …and you just don’t. I guess that is part of the learning.

       
  6. themisadventuresofmisaki

    February 19, 2013 at 07:41

    I follow most by email, some days I keep up with them, some days I don’t. I suspect I’m an analog reader too:-)

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 08:06

      Good to know I am not alone.

       
  7. Vicki Flaherty

    February 19, 2013 at 08:53

    Love your post. I can so related! You are always a must stop for me!

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 09:15

      Thanks Vicki. Glad to be on your must stop list.

       
  8. Ann Paws

    February 19, 2013 at 09:20

    This is a wonderful post. As I find more blogs out there, it becomes harder to keep up with all of them! There are times when I can’t visit everyone, but I try to visit them all as often as I can. Reading other blogs can be great inspiration for your own as well.

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 09:39

      Absolutely, and yours is a great learning for me.

       
  9. Jodi

    February 19, 2013 at 09:43

    The google reader is my god send! I can skim through posts and then click on the ones I want to comment on. All my favorites are right there in one place and I can read them in any order I want.

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 13:37

      Yes – you told me about Google reader last year, but I could not figure out how to get all my blogs in it. Do I need to open each one and then copy the URL?

       
  10. catchatcaren

    February 19, 2013 at 09:56

    I think keeping up with everyone’s blogs is a challenge that prevails for all of us. I handle it by only following blogs that I can follow via email.
    The other thing that I do, (which might be mean) is, if I see that I am following someone who NEVER comments on either of my blogs I will unfollow. I don’t expect people to read every blog post (because I certainly don’t) but I think that people can make an effort at least once a week.
    It is give and take.
    Soooo….if I never see a comment from someone I follow, they are GONE 🙂

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 13:33

      Oh my, good to know. 🙂

       
  11. bumpyroadtobubba

    February 19, 2013 at 19:09

    I follow by email too, and then if I’m getting too far behind I try to save my favourites and read them all at once. Kind of like saving the tastiest part of your meal for the end 🙂

     
    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2013 at 21:05

      Yum

       
 
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