Thursday, July 10, 2008

My 'Hood

I've been catching up on reading my favorite blogs. I have my basic dozen or so on my list that I try to read every day. On weekends I have more time, and there are a dozen or so that I read several posts at once and try to stay current.

Even though we live a distance away from each other (except for Queen Mommy and I!) and have never met, I feel very close to my blogging circle. We share details of our lives, each other's joys and sorrows. We're a 'virtual neighborhood'.

Last night I followed a chain of links to unfamiliar blogs. Then I started to think about this online neighborhood concept.

I tend to hang out in a Mommy Blog 'hood. There are other Mommy Blog 'hoods that I occasionally venture into. It's pretty safe territory. I picture us wearing matching pink satin jackets like the Pink Ladies in "Grease". OF COURSE I picture us in pink...what did you expect from KathyLikesPink??? (and tiaras...right Melisa?)

But just like any city, there are other, rougher neighborhoods. I've followed comment links that led me to a blogging group of college kids, posting about sexual expoits, massive alcohol consumption, foolish pranks. I read a little, laughing here and there, but mostly praying Darling Daughter doesn't fall victim to this sort of behavior when she heads off to college.

I've inadvertently ended up in a "neighborhood" of men, hunters and fishermen. The language is rougher; the photos unappealing to me. Generally it's of no interest to me, but I read a bit, much like you would stare at an accident you pass on the freeway.

Then there's the 'hood of venting employees. Angry waiters, pharmacists, grocery cashiers. I learn what really makes them mad and swear to never do that!

There are other neighborhoods that I haven't ventured into and doubt that I will. The 'hoods that flash a warning of ADULT CONTENT. I back out of those.

There you have it. My deep thoughts on the Blogging World.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to take my pink satin jacket to the drycleaners.


noble pig said...

It is amazing the hoods you can get into, lol. I loved this post!

Melisa said...

Yes, of course a tiara! Wouldn't wear a Pink Ladies jacket without it!

Anonymous said...

HOW FUNNY!!! I've done that before.. and let me say, I've gone to places I never even know were there!!

Sue said...

I guess I am not a big venturer. I like to stick with my pink ladies jacket and tiara. I did, however, like your analysis. Blogging seems a bit like high school with the clicks and all.

MoziEsmé said...

I kinda prefer the pink ladies jacket myself! It's safe and comfortable here. Though there are some other fascinating hoods that it's fun to visit once in a while! Love how you've described these.

Susan said...

Great post! I'm glad to be part of your bloghood.

Anonymous said...

I have looked at some of those hoods, but tend to stay in the lady hoods. Maybe not diaper changing because I'm beyond that, but definitely the three f's.. fun, family, food! (and maybe the occasional glass of wine!)