First, you have to know a couple of things about us:
Some days we start out with a plan. We have several plans to choose from:
Plan A - Visit our Mayor Frankie Furter first because he is so good at keeping us informed about the goings on in our little corner of Blogville.
Plan B - Visit the blogs that commented on our most recent post, if we haven't already.
Plan C - Go to Google Reader and start at the top and work our way down.
Plan D - If there's a Blogville Event going on, for example - the Fiesty's Three's luau, we'll start there.
Plan E - If someone pops into our heads first, we'll start there. For example, if it's Monday, we know Shawnee has a post about her weekend hike.
You get the idea.
BUT - Regardless of which Plan we choose, our blog reading and commenting session always ends up like this:
Here's how a blogging session might look to an outsider: (The following examples are hypotheticals only and used for the sole purpose of illustrating our point although the events might have actually occurred at some point in time but not necessarily in the order or at the time stated below. This should cover us against libel, slander or defamation.)
Sometimes we all gather around the computer and read and comment together. Obviously, this is a slower process and we don't get to visit nearly as many blogs during these sessions. But, most times it's just 1 or 2 of us because someone's got to guard the perimeter and someone's got to stand watch in the kitchen in case there's any activity there.
Okay, here we go. Click on Google Reader and start at the top. Oh, look, Frankie's first on the list so we get to do Plan A and Plan B at the same time - you know, two birds with one stone. Now, taking this route means we intend to go to Frankie's place, read, comment, then come back to Google Reader and go to the next blog on the list, right?
Visit Frankie's Place - Where we find out the latest news about Charcoal and get a peak at Frankie's beeyootiful garden and find out the Fiesty Three are having a luau soon. And there's a photo contest for biggest bug on the planet. Leave comment -
"Oooh, beeyootiful garden, Frankie. Charcoal is looking better. Looking forward to the luau. We're sure South Carolina has the biggest bugs on the planet!"
Gosh, we've got to pack for the luau and get plane tickets! Oh, and let's look through our photo library for some bug pics. Spend the next hour looking through our photo library. There's a few bug pics, but none that are outstanding. Get camera and go outside hunting for humongous bugs. Blogging session over for the day . . .
NEXT Blogging Session - We promise ourselves this one will be better - we'll stay on track and visit lots more blogs. We're really behind on commenting and we haven't visited Ms. M and Mr. B in a while OR the Grey Ladies and Morgan and hey, is Puddles back yet . . .
Okay, let's get to it. Focus, focus, focus! Go to Google Reader. Start at the top.
Great! There's our pal, Pip, at the top of the list. We start there. Oh, look how adorable Pip is in his sungoggles! Oh, wow! They sold their house! Yippee! (We're hoping this will be true soon!) Leave comment about how happy we are that Pip will have his very own yard soon. Oh, look, there's a comment from Wyatt. We need to go see what's growing in his garden. And we're off . . . Google Reader abandoned.
Visit Wyatt. See all the gorgeous flowers! Wyatt and Stanzie are helping their folks with some important gardening projects. Leave comment. Wyatt always reminds us of George (although we know they're not the same breed :), so we head over to George's to check out his steps. Leave comment.
As we're leaving our comment, we get distracted by the list of blogs he follows on the right side over there AND there's pictures. There's Frankie with pic of a toilet plunger. Oh, that's gotta be funny. There's Sam and Pippen looking adorable. Oh, there's Sarge! Okay, we'll visit those three and then get back to Google Reader.
What's that? Shhhh. Did we just hear a peanut butter jar opening? Let's go check it out. And we're off . . . Blogging session abandoned for the moment.
False alarm. No peanut butter. Back to blogging session. Where were we? Can't remember. Back to Google Reader. Scroll through Mom's arts and crafts blogs looking for our blogging furiends. Oh, there's Corbin and it looks like Oreo's back. And those beautiful Sibes! And, oh, look out the window - did you see that beautiful cardinal? He was SOOOOO red. Ack, is that a SQUIRREL on our fence. No, no, no, focus, focus, focus. Ah, there's Roo on his boat. And Mayzie . . . Oh, WHERE do we start???
What? Dad's calling us to go play! How will we ever finish our blogging session?
So, you can sorta see how this goes pretty much every day. We just wanted to explain and we hope you understand our bizarre blogging habits. We LOVE ALL our blogging friends even if we don't get around to visiting as often as we'd like!
The Road Dogs