I have found that I have a new addiction. It used to be that I was addicted to Craigslist. I was always looking for that great deal or something I had to have, or I was looking through my house for things to sell. I am now off that crack and on to bigger and better things. I am now in love with the world of blogging. It makes me so happy to follow along with the many blogs I find interesting that other people are writing. I love to check for upddates and it is like a party for me when someone posted something new for me to read. I have a variety of different blogs that I read each day and will soon be posting them on my blogroll. Some of them are craft related, education related, family/ pregnancy/ ivf/ surrogacy/ related, and some of them are just on a variety of different topics. One of the reasons I have discovered that I love reading them, is because it follows someones life and usually the people don't mind sharing lots of details. I must admit that I do have a bit of a nosey streak and this is a way I get to find out lots about people. I will probably never meet any of the people whose blogs I read, but after you keep up with their life, you start to feel like you know them. Recently, one blog family had their first baby. I was so happy for them since I had been following along for months during the pregnancy and kept checking in all day to see if they had any updates on the baby.
Matt calls this addiction of mine "geeking out". Our usual routine is after we put our son to bed, I head straight downstairs to check my blogs. It is so easy for me to lose track of time while I am down here reading. It is also very relaxing. It doesn't take much brain work to sit here and read, and I also like to relate them to reading in bed. I like to do that before I go to sleep a lot, so I don't really see a difference in reading a book, or reading online journals.
For today I will leave you a top 5 list of some of my favorites (not in any order, just top 5 faves) and hope to add them to the blogroll list tomorrow on the side. If you have a favorite blog you follow, post it in the comment section for everyone to see! (well, all 3 readers of this blog anyways!- Shout out to Mo, Ashley, and Laura!)