Coffee Talk Thursday
So here's a question I've been wondering about for awhile: there are sooo many blogs out there, how do you find good ones? For me, a main way I learn about certain blogs is by stumbling upon them--usually the title sounds interesting in someone's blogroll, so I click over. Then, on that blog, there are mentions of other blogs that sound intriguing, and so on. So "word of mouth" is a big factor.
I also look at entries in weekly meme/carnival lists. When you comment here (thanks!), I try as often as possible to make it to your page too. I have noticed, though, since I started writing, I have less time to read other blogs. Unless one wishes to increase computer time, something's gotta give. Funny how kids don't do well when their mother is anchored to her computer chair. :)
Right now, there is a great way to find new blogs. The Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by 5 minutes for Mom, allows bloggers to link up with their blogs, and allows visitors to discover new blogs.
On the topic of books, I find those much the same way. I listen to a lot of Christian radio programs. Many times, the hosts interview authors. If their books sound interesting, I will check it out from the library or order a copy. (To keep expenses down, I wrote about how to get a copy of a book for free). Sometimes I find great books in catalogs. We receive Vision Forum's catalog--it's great! Also, for homeschooling, I just waded through Rainbow Resource's catalog and discovered some wonderful books, for me and the kids, that way too.
Since Coffee Talk Thursday is like inviting a group of girlfriends over for coffee and a visit, I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you found your favorite blogs (and how you find new ones).
By the way, I have not heard from Hilary, who won the church cookbook. I even left her a comment on her blog to let her know she won. So, since it's been a week, I drew a new winner. Random.org picked #3--Alicia. Congratulations, Alicia! Can you please email me your address (email@example.com), and I will get that out to you. Thanks!