It’s Saturday and time for all the stuff that didn’t make it into my blogs this week. It was a wild week with some passionate responses about the Like button. Almost 600 views on that post. Who would have thought something so innocuous would garner so much interest? My experiment with cleaning up my WordPress Reader and getting off all the tonnage of emails is churning along slowly. I continue to add all of you to the blogs that I follow and I’m finally starting to see some familiar faces showing up in my Reader.
And while I’m on the subject, how does everyone feel about WordPress’ new Daily Post look? I’m hating it myself. I like seeing how people responded to the daily prompt. Or I used to. I think the page is a mess. They’ve replaced the pingbacks, which are hyperlinks that changed color after you’ve viewed the page, with little snapshots of your page overlaid with the post title. Now I can’t figure out what I’ve read and what I haven’t. How do you feel about it?
To me, the fun of the internet is all about discovering new things, sampling other cultures, and being inspired. Here are two favorites of mine from this week:
See and hear the amazing things a human voice can do. Exploring overtones…
I’d like to introduce you to an amazing woman, Gabby Giffords. Gabby is a retired American politician, and the wife of an astronaut. On January 8, 2011, a week into her third term, Giffords was a victim of a shooting which was reported to be an assassination attempt on her, at a supermarket where she was meeting publicly with constituents. She was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head. (We will gloss over America’s ongoing debate over gun control and focus instead on the incredible spirit of a woman who just wants to do the impossible and make the world a better place for all of us.)
Tune in tomorrow when we talk about introverts and curiosity. I hope you have a wonderfully quiet day. Hugs and blessings!
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. Look for my ongoing series celebrating introvert talents (Sunday), the Introverts Blog Quietly (IBQ) weekly writing prompt (Wednesday), introvert cartoons (Thursday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime. Come and share with like-minded introverts. I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.