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jun.25 {the sweet civility of virtual porch lounging}

I moved back to Blogger this past year because I've been longing a bit for the simpler, early blogging days.  There was a delicious languorous pace to things then where you took time to really delve into writing and reading blog posts, wandering for hours on end from one beckoning link to the next gathering and sharing delectable bits along the way.  There was no Inspiration Super Highway (otherwise known as Facebook) where the traffic is zooming by at such a treacherous pace you barely feel like you're up to speed or even noticed standing there on the median in your dayglo orange and waving your glittery sign at passers by trying not to get squashed.  They say the average read time on a site these days is two minutes, and I even read somewhere that experts are predicting blogs would be obsolete in the near future as everyone is now consuming their information in smaller, faster bites.  God, I hope not.  What ever happened to the civility of lounging on one anothers' virtual porches for hours at a time, sipping lemonade?  It's why I began hosting the Great Summer Blog Read a few years back.

I really want to cheer on and support the beautiful craft and sweet joy of blogging, including story telling that allows sharing with depth and heart and not simply feasting on drive-thru inspiration.  Going back to roots is never a bad thing, and simple, no fuss no muss is very appealing these days.

If you plan to read more blogs this summer, give a shout!  And I'd also love it if you'd share your favorite daily reads with us so we can be sure to click on over and say, hi.  There are no real requirements, PR, or deadlines in order to participate (it is summer after all), just go read and blog to your heart's content and spread the blogging love.  Good old fashioned comments on blog posts instead of facebook updates are always the sweeter way of saying hello, right?  Don't worry, I'm guilty of this too.  If you're a girl who likes cute little widgets, you can grab the little badge, here and link to this post.  Easy peasy.

So, come and sit on my sunny seaside dock for a while, and I'll surely show up on your front porch with homemade goodies and love.  Isn't that the way blogging is supposed to be?


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