Saturday, October 21, 2006

Look over there -->

I've added a few new faces, updated some links, and rearranged things a bit. There are a few bloggers over there with more than one blog that I read regularly and I've linked to each of them on one line (Hi Chris! Moxie! Moreena!!)

Andrea asked a few months ago what the demographics of our blogrolls look like and whether they are primarily mirrors of ourselves.

For the most part, I'd say that my blogroll looks alot like me. White North American Married Women who have at least one child. I do have a few men on the list (Hi Corndog! Scrivener! Overread! Laid-off Dad!) and more that I will be adding. I have a few single folks, a few who are not parents, and a few who have a whole heck of a lot more kids than me. There are some professors, and I'm a student. There are some folks who are having health issues in their families, and (knock wood) my family is currently pretty healthy -- though I am constantly aware of how quickly that could change. I am, after all, 37. My dad had a heart attack when he was a year younger than me, and though he's currently healthy, his father died when he was nine. There are folks who are living about as far away from me geographically as you can get, and here I am. There are a few home-schoolers, and my son's been in daycare forever. There are some people who are far more certain of God's hand in their lives than I and some who are far more certain that there isn't any God.

Each and every person on the list is someone I identify with and am interested in. Even if their lives are very different from mine, I feel a connection. Perhaps it's not reciprocated, but that doesn't matter to me. The blogs I list are ones that touch me, make me laugh, or cry, or both. In any case, there they are. If you haven't had a chance to read some of them, go on and pay a visit.

3 comments:

Angie said...

This is very interesting. I have been drafting a post on my own personal demographic and where I think I fit in and how I relate to those people I read daily. I was also considering in my sidebar doing a little demographics blurb because I think some people who comment in passing on my blog don't realize that I have an adult child, tween children AND a baby. The comments read as if I am seen as a twenty something mom with a new baby boy and no experience whatsoever.

SkippyMom said...

Hi!

I have been reading for a few days - I found you through Pug's Life - and I JUST noticed you are from Loudon too! Hi Neighbor!

And I am so your demographic! LOL..very keen observations!

Have a great weekend!

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Cool that you added Genevieve! :-)