Thursday, March 22, 2007

Internet Time Capsule

I caught a glimpse of my internet past yesterday. I was having problems with the Firefox browser and was forced to bring up clunky Internet Explorer, for the first time for non-work purposes since last spring. The vintage bookmarks were an interesting reflection of what I was reading back then.

My Blogs bookmark folder was merely a subfolder to the Entertainment category and hadn't sprawled into zillions of links. I'd started reading Mary P, but hadn't found HBM, Mom-101, and Mayberry. I hadn't run into the BlogHers or been reunited with elementary school friend Mir. Lady O and Lara had blogs, but we didn't talk about them much. I was reading a lot of sites by writers from Television Without Pity, the best place for entertainment snark online. NBC seems to agree, since TwoP was purchased by Bravo Channel this month.

Mostly, I realized how many friends I hadn't yet met. As various folks have discussed whether blogging encompasses too much navel-gazing, I would say that a little self-centeredness in a safe place is just fine, and the community is darn terrific. Thanks, bloggy friends!


Photo time capsule from the autumn: Q learns how to enjoy a slide - with abandon!

7 comments:

Mayberry said...

Aww! It's amazing, isn't it...as my Bloglines list grows longer and longer...

Bon said...

i figured you might be up for playing with the bloggyfriends, so i tagged you with the music meme. come on over. :)

Smiling Mom said...

I'm at the beginning of this fun blogging experience. I look forward to looking back in a year from now too!

Mamacita Tina said...

Amazing how many blogging friends we've made in a year.

Q, I bet you look back at these slide pictures and think, "Ha, that slide is way too little for me now. Challenge me!"

Bones said...

how we lived without tabs, I don't know. iViva la firefox!

Sandra said...

No, thank you! The blogging world of friendships is pretty amazing.

Lady M said...

So many happy thoughts!

And yeah, life without tabs is unimaginable.