There is Somebody Out There
We seem to be having a blog-focused day here: in a typically thoughtful post on the hard work and vageries of literary blogging, Jim Murdoch has very kindly highlighted Tonguefire — specifically the Reasoning Rhyme series — among a small handful of lit blogs of note. He has succeeded in adding considerably and gloriously to my information anxiety with the other blogs he mentions, none of which I’d come across and all of which look to be fascinating reading. They are Dragoncave, World Class Poetry Blog, Slow Reading, TerryHeath.com and Geof Huth. Jim provides a little blurb about each, along with links to the post streams he’s highlighting. The links above will take you directly to the sites, but make sure you drop by Jim’s post first.
One of the issues Jim touches on in the body of his piece is the pressure many bloggers feel to post daily so as to acquire and keep a readership — or clickership, to use the more accurate neologism he employs. Readers of this blog will know I don’t manage anything like that. I simply don’t have the time, energy or wealth of ideas. A post of any significance generally takes time to conceive and write, so only the quickest brains and fingers could produce a daily blog of genuine worth and quality. That’s part of Jim’s drift. Of course, I’d like more people to read what I post here, but I’m much more interested in comments and discussion than raw figures — I never was that sold on arithmetic — so please contribute!