A message from Brigid ....

I have been a blogger since 2005. At the height of my blogging busy-ness, I had "a small stable" of blogs on different topics: social and political commentary; desert spirituality; food; waste and ....

A few years ago I called time and ceased blogging altogether - although there was an occasional post. I had called it quits. I am an aged woman these days with a couple of serious illnesses. I am not allowed to drive. I am no longer active in organisations. I think it fair to say that I am housebound. I am active on Facebook, although I am not there as often as once I was. I have decided to embark on a re-entry into the blogging world ... beginning with The Trad Pad and, possibly, a return to my food blog, Oz Tucker. I have always used a lot of photographs on my blogs ... and I miss not being out and about with my camera.

The Trad Pad has been my blog for the lovely things of life. The controversial or political has seldom intruded. Occasionally, the spiritual has found its way in, but I kept spirituality for the blog, Desert. I don't yet know if I will revive that. I will stick pretty much to food and the lovely things of life. If I have some regularity with those two categories, I feel that I will be doing well. I hope that, with this blog new friendships can be formed and old friendships renewed; new lovelies discovered; new reflections can enter into the meaning of modern life. I would love to hear from you - particularly if you have suggestions for new topics to enter into the conversation. So, it is a new year. Let's see what it has in store, what it can bring to us. And I hope that those who share the spirit of The Trad Pad can spread the message of a world of beauty, the creativity of humanity, and the joys of simplicity and tradition. ~~~ February, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2006

The tale of the blogs and the FeedDemon

Once upon a time in the Land of Blog, Miss Robyn asked:

how many blogs you have in your favourites list and how many you actually visit regularly.

Well, Miss Eagle has lots. Lots enough to have FeedDemon and have them all in categories. There are sixteen categories. Now Miss Eagle hastens to add that these are not all visited everyday. Some are what one would call reference blogs. They're there for when Miss Eagle needs to know something.

The frequently visited categories number ten. Now when Miss Eagle says frequently there is the everyday sort of frequency (unless she gets behind) and the others that always do fall behind to once a week depending on how she goes getting through the first lot.

The high priority categories are the 'Aussies' and the 'Charmers'. Well actually, as of this week there are three priority categories: 'Aussies' (10), 'Charmers' (19) and 'Charmers - Aussies' (18). (Did you guess Miss Eagle was once a very dedicated librarian?) 'Aussies' are a very mixed bag while the 'Charmers' are just that, charming. You know the sort - gardens, crafts, homes, pleasant pastures, a dash of spirituality. The 'Charmers' category got far too large - all those 'Charmers - Aussies' were getting out of hand, wouldn't you guess. Then Miss Eagle notices that Anni's Mayday is still in the 'Aussies' because Miss Eagle wasn't too sure in the beginning. But she thinks Anni should really go into 'Charmers - Aussies'. All that bit about garden gates has over-qualified her!

Then next Miss Eagle goes to the 'Feminists' (7). Now these are not all overt feminists. But they are serious high-minded women. The women whose posts Miss Eagle has to get her head around and think about them.

The next three categories jostle for priority. They are 'Food' (19), 'Progressive Christians' (30), and 'Religion' (35). At this stage there may be only a select and favourite few chosen.

The four bringing up the rear are 'Fun', 'Furry Friends', 'Peace' and 'Photos' - a combined total of 21.

So my sidebar is not authoritative. FeedDemon and actual visits are. But if you want to exchange links please let me know - and you will go on the sidebar.

How does Miss Eagle come to have those blogs in the FeedDemon? Because she likes the cut of their jib. Not to say that they are there permanently. Some stop blogging. Some change and what once had things of interest to Miss Eagle no longer do. A very, very few cause Miss Eagle to wonder what on earth, why on earth she bothered to put them on. And in case you are wondering about the diversity of the categories and the unmentioned reference categories - Miss Eagle has four very different blogs to feed as you will note on the sidebar.

So with all that going on in her blogs, in her FeedDemon, and on her screen Miss Eagle lives happily everafter.
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