By Deborah Taylor-French on Dog Leader Mysteries
What makes a blog great?
- Go to the library.
- Read a book we had.
- Play inside with our dog.
- Go swimming.
Summer library visits felt like walking into a forest of books, books alive with new adventures. I never left with just one book. No, I walked out with my chin on top of a stack of a dozen to twenty books. Now that I read blogs, I feel a similar tug, like the library. Naturally, I want to explore new blogs. Reading much on the Internet cuts down on my writing. But I cannot deny I still have many interests, nonfiction on animals, history, mystery, literary fiction, short stories, and travel blogs or books.
Greatness stands out like a two hundred year old live oak on bleached California grasslands. We know greatness when we see it because the uniqueness stops our wandering gaze. Our restlessness halts as we look or read.
We breathe in greatness. People near us may pull in a long inhale as if lifted on wing to another world. Photography and visual arts prove arresting. We only need to allow ourselves a suspended moment to meet greatness with a natural revery. Our literal word packages go beyond “a breath of fresh air” or “you had to be there.”
How Do You Know You Are Reading a Great Blog?
What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?
Trackbacks & Pingbacks
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