I’m detecting a trend here, toward multi-topic posts. I don’t know whether readers like them or hate them, but I often have a number of things I want to comment on that aren’t substantive enough for individual posts. It’s also a good way to keep the blog active when I’m not so active. The brain isn’t alway capable of deep thinking.
I saw an actual flock of robins this morning. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen more than two or three at a time, so it was mildly exciting. There’s snow on the ground—again—which is probably why, after a little wandering around, the birds congregated on the bushes outside the sunroom’s south window. I’ll have to try to identify the bushes when they leaf out in the spring. There are small thorns along the branches, and they’re covered with tiny berries. Tiny because they’re naturally small or because they’re dried out and shriveled? The birds didn’t hang around too long, but it was a pleasure to see them for that brief few minutes.
Book reviews Ah, there’s nothing like a new reader digging up old posts and exposing good intentions that never came to pass. It’s been almost two years since I wrote about doing more book reviews. The truth is, I don’t like writing book reviews. Even when I want to let people know about a book I enjoyed reading, cranking out a review is like having teeth drilled.
But I intend to try. I appreciate being turned onto a book that I might never have stumbled across on my own. It’s only fair to do the same.
Pretty Pictures I also ranted about graphics in blogs. Whether they’re necessary. Whether posts need a “hook” to attract readers. I still question the necessity of a hook, and whether a graphic that has little to do with the subject of the post accomplishes anything. But I used to enjoy creating text graphics with a Mac program called Logoist. Hmmm.