I have no staying power when it comes to creativity. The problem springs from a nightmarish lack of confidence, working a full-time job along with part-time work (which tires me out by this date in my life), and past life hoohah. If you believe in past life hoohah, that is.
I was doing random "Next Blog" clicking today (in between watching CNN coverage of Pakistan and Guatemala and skimming through a multitude of political blogs), just to get of sense of what people and collectives are doing around the blogosphere. I'm a librarian, so I can randomly click a lot of things and find something fascinating. It's a librarian thing. You wouldn't understand.*
A Trip Around the Blogospherebutt shots, like the site I saw this afternoon? (I was rather happy it was an equal opportunity bum page!) Maybe a military blog, one in Canada, another in Iraq. Some folks blog to be creative, others to express the "existence of no one but the lone human occupant."
Hell, you might even meet a Western professor teaching on Environmental Studies in China or see a scary Halloween cake. And then there's the blonde girls who made me want to gag. In fact, the entire family was just so... so... blonde.
I saw a bunch of other sites in languages besides English, including Swedish, Turkish, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
My second favorite site (besides the bum shots) was Pets on Crack.
And that's my trip around the blogosphere today.
*In fact, archivists are talking about Blogs as online diaries and how, in the future, we could be losing potentially vital information regarding how we live today; much depends on how information will be, should be or can be archived in a relatively ephemeral medium as the Internet. ACLU assistant archivist Catherine O'Sullivan wrote a recent American Archivist article (v. 68, n. 1; Spring/Summer 2005) entitled "Diaries, Online Diaries and the Future Loss to Archives; or, Blogs and the Blogging Bloggers Who Blog Them." Good luck finding the article. It's not online yet unless you pay for it and the American Archivist is mostly only available at academic libraries and archives.