My GAWD! Slow down the blogging! I got home from a weekend of cross-country skiing (okay: confession: we only skied one day. I had to get home. My google feed reader was shouting at me to come and see what it had waiting for me) and there were hundreds of new posts waiting to be read. Wonderful posts. Posts I am so happy to read.
It’s spring out there in blogland — all that snow is melting and the blog posts are pushing their heads up like mad, reviewing books, commenting on politics, talking about writing, taking photos of the throw pillows they’ve put on their couch, showing me ways to combine tough jeans with girly tops, reminding me that there are a million ways to go green save the earth stop wasting gas raise my children listen to music watch movies ….. aaaagh.
Still, even though there is a lot of wonderfulness out there right now, it’s also a little overwhelming. I’m thinking there needs to be a Slow Blogging movement, some kind of pact among those who feel like it’s required that they post every day — a pact that it’s okay to post less often and spend more time sitting around and chatting with our families, and making slow pots of soup, and watching stuff bloom. Unless, of course, you post every day because you love it. And if that’s the case, I will always be here to read it. But I think it would be acceptable to many if the posting is less frequent. I don’t want to read fewer blogs, you see. I’d like to read every blog on my blogroll, and new ones besides. But if there were fewer posts, then I’d have more time to leave longer and better comments. More time to read the things people talk about. More time to cook the soup someone’s just described.
SO — Slow Bloggers of the World, maybe sometime we could unite and slow down. I’m not in a hurry for that to happen. I’m here for the duration — but it seems like things will last longer if they don’t move quite so fast. I know that’s not physically true, but it’s sort of metaphysically true, don’t you think?