“Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon”; The Cramps
Let me know if the YouTube isn’t available.
When you’re logged into a WordPress account there’s a bar that runs across the top of every blog. I can never remember what they call it, but it allows users to quickly access their “dashboard”. The best part about it is the little arrow at the top right-hand corner. When you press the arrow you’re randomly taken to another WordPress blog.
There are more than 3.5 million WordPress blogs, about 1.16 million of them have some human activity every month. Just by pushing the arrow button you’re able to find blogs on Whatever from Wherever.
So last night I found these blogs…
1. Re-Percussions: run by a guy who hosts an abstract hip-hop, electronic, and dub show on The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s college radio station, KTUH… he keeps playlists from his show on his blog;
2. Operation Save Clark Kent: a collaborative fan blog which is trying to save the integrity of Clark Kent from the television show called “Smallville”;
3. I Am Thou: run by a guy in Delhi who is studying Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit, and teaching yoga. He uses the blog to store “notes from the various dharma teachings I attend”;
4. Renovation: it’s a personal blog kept by a guy in Greensboro, North Carolina who describes himself as “a twenty-something, God-seeker, post-modern, jazz pianist, gospel-believing, singer-songwriter, hannah-lover, who is grappling with life and hoping in Jesus.” He’s also helping to launch a new church in Greensboro called “Hope Chapel”.
So how freaking cool is that?
I try to find new blogs to read and to share, so my blogroll gets reworked fairly regularly. But I find we (you, me, her and him) get stuck commenting on the same blogs over and over again. Or at least blogs about the same things we’re writing about. It’s like we’re always going to the same bar and having the same discussions with the same people.
So I thought I’d bring back the universally loved No Post Day and offer a challenge. I even figured out a way for non-WordPress people to participate.
So… one questions and one challenge — your mother called last night and told me to say to say this is good for you and she’d be disappointed if you flaked out…
Question: Since most of the blogs you’ll encounter while surfing the Random Button have no readers and no comments, how long from when you started blogging did it take to get a comment? In my case it was roughly four days.
The Random Blogging Challenge: pick a number between three and ten, click the Random button that many times and leave the link you end up on here with a brief description of what the blog is about.
The second part of the challenge, for extra delicious bonus points, is to find a blog you feel comfortable putting into your blogroll.
Now… for people without a WordPress account (they are free BTW) who have no arrow button, just click on this link and wait for the magic to happen: Randomizer.