A Somewhat Random Post

iStock_000008227068XSmallThis is a somewhat random post.  I just learned from the latest member of my growing support team, my new blog SEO guy, Glenn, that my blog design is horribly out-of-date.  This news sent me into a tailspin.  So, Glenn.  What you’re telling me is that now I don’t just have to write a book, see clients, be a good wife and dog mother, write for my blog, work on video content, come up with a theme for my animated logo, go to the gym, etc., etc. but now I have to REDESIGN MY BLOG.  Oy vey!

I didn’t think people really read these things.  I just thought that they helped with search engine optimization.  Really.  All I wanted was to keep my website up in the rankings.  You don’t have to read this.  I don’t know if you even need to look at it.  From what I understood it was content, content, content.

As part of my homework, Glenn suggested that I search online for some samples of blogs I like.  This was hands down the best assignment I’ve been given in a long time.  I quickly saw how behind the curve I am, because my search up an entire, unknown (at least to me) universe of blogs, one more fascinating than another.  There are blogs on every subject known to man and woman.  Some are funny, some are raw, and many are shockingly well written.  One of my favorites is http://www.geezersisters.com/ You don’t want to miss entry, “The Devil Wore an Orange Tie,” where author, Ruth Pennebaker, talks about how she had the terrifying experience of going to a Karl Rove lecture on Halloween.

Other favorites are:

http://www.bloggingdangerously.com/

http://catherinette.wordpress.com/

http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/

http://www.weirduniverse.net/

I would welcome your suggestions of other beautifully designed, funny, or original blogs.   I know I’ve only scratched the surface.  Hey, who needs television?