Do you have a coupon for this?

Things have been a little slow on the blogging front lately, not because I haven't been thinking about blogging, but because I've been thinking about blogging a lot, and I've been reading blogs, a lot.

Blogs, blogs and more blogs.  I decided to participate in a blog event where a group of bloggers would take a week and read and comment on each other's blogs. I have a list of 130-some blogs that I started reading last Thursday.  I have 20 more to go.

There are blogs out there about everything you could possibly think of.  I've read about:

  • investing
  • couponing
  • being a mommy
  • hatching chick eggs
  • being a mommy
  • couponing
  • field-dressing and butchering roadkill deer
  • health and diet
  • being single
  • couponing
  • being married
  • being a mommy
  • Wyoming's legislature's emergency preparedness bill to become self sufficient in case of a disaster (including printing their own currency)  
  • and did I mention couponing and being a mommy?

The two Italian blogs were a lot of fun because of Google Translator.  I suspect the writer had a different intent.

I have several take-aways from this eye-opening event organized by Blogelina.

  • There are dozens - well probably hundreds or millions - of dedicated and talented writers in the world who are very passionate about their subject.  
  • I don't enjoy blogs with tons of ads, especially if they flash.
  • Mommies feel a strong need to share their experiences and reach out to other mommies.
  • People are serious about saving money (couponing).
  • Many brave souls are not afraid to share their deepest needs and fears.
On that note, before I get back to blog reading, let me share a word I just learned, gazingus.   See what you can learn from reading blogs?


  1. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog from that event! I, too, have enjoyed looking and reading all the blogs out there. It's pretty amazing what people want to share. Thanks for sharing YOUR great blog!

  2. I should start a blog about being a mommy who uses coupons in Wyoming!

  3. Elizabeth, I followed you here from my blog. I can't tell you how happy I am to know that you learned something from my blog. I wrote the post about my gazingus pins. lol

    I love your blog! I'm so glad that I stopped by. I think I will be a regular visitor. :)