I have been reading a goodly number of new [to me] stitching blogs over the last few days in addition to my usual Stitch Bitch, Glory Bee, Yarn Harlot, Dragon Dreams, and Artistic License ... all prompted by a post on 123stitch asking folks to share their blogs. There are so many gifted people out there, which doesn't surprise me much. But what does have me standing in awe is the large number of people who are so technologically adept that they have slide shows, tutorials, musical accompaniment, quizzes, contests, PIFs and Lord knows what else on their blogs. So many also seem to have hooked into some sort of blog central that poses questions of the day, challenges and all sorts of other communal activities. Where does one find these things? I am a raw novice compared to so many others. Having only recently learned to post photos on my own blog, I feel somewhat inadequate - especially when I consider the quality of those photos. In any case, some of what I have read is brilliant, some cloyingly sweet and some actually annoying but it has all been a learning experience. I'll keep visiting all these new blogs for a little while longer; then, I'll cull the number down to just those I wish to add to my regular line-up of must-reads. It is also my modest hope that someone, anyone, will add my blog to a must-read list. The few times I have had comments attached to a post have made me feel like a conversation has been started. Nice feeling for a lone stitcher 50 miles and a toll bridge away from the nearest LNS.