I was just feeling overwhelmed by how many, many New Orleans blogs have appeared since Katrina. Then I got bitten by this viral linking campaign from Link Think New Orleans. So I suppose I should say a thing or two about myself.
Yet, in another sense I have been blogging for even longer. I just didn’t know the word “blog” back then. I’ve always had an impulse to keep journals, and I’ve always had an exhibitionistic streak, and I’ve been a fan of the web ever since I first surfed it. Check out, for example, Stone Cold 97, a collaborative journal I kept with my dad.
Good lord, that was ten years ago.
Then there’s ROX which is kind of like a blog, except it’s a television show with mixed drinks. I’ve been producing it (with my friend and compatriot J) since 1992, and we just finished our 93rd episode.
Other things you should know about me: I have been married to Xy for a dozen years and we still don’t have any kids, which is kind of amazing. We have three cats. I live in Mid-City. Our house was flooded but it’s a raised basement style so we’ve been living there since November. I work at a university here in town. It’s historically black and also Catholic. If that doesn’t narrow it down, you must not be from around here. I gave up alcohol for Lent but I’m not actually religious.
But back to the explosion in the local blogsphere. How am I supposed to keep up? How can I read all these blogs? It’s impossible. I can’t do it. So you will have to do it for me. I’m linking to two New Orleans Bloggers and hoping they will do the same.
And there are so many more, but I’m going to limit myself to two as suggested by Link Think New Orleans. Pass it on, y’all…