People’s lives, in Jubilee as elsewhere, were dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable – deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum.
Alice Munro – Lives of Girls and Women
One of the reasons I love blogging is for the chance to peek in the windows of other people’s lives and so this Alice Munro quote seems apt in the context of the blogosphere. During Just Jot It January I met some new people writing on WordPress and would like to introduce you to them. Maybe you’ll enjoy looking through their curtains, too.
First, the hostess of JusJoJan, Linda Gill. She writes about her family, colouring, and posts witty, sharp imaginative stories all told in dialogue. Brilliant.
I don’t know if I met V.J. Knutson through the Jotathon but I like her poetry and maybe you will, too. She lives in Iowa where my grandma was born and bred.
At Notes Tied on the Sagebrush, Deborah Drucker writes about life. My favourite subject.
An anonymous blogger who writes from Japan at Water flowing, flower floating is an expert tatter and she writes gorgeous, introspective posts.
Then there are my ol’ favourites and you may already know them because they are great connectors:
Pauline King – The Contented Crafter – is a human light catcher
Luanne Castle, the kind, cat-loving poet at Writer Site
Joey Mottern at Joeyfullystated writes in an enviable casual voice about her family, life, and sometimes anxiety.
and Derrick Knight, the king of the quotidian.
I’ve missed so many others who are part of my weekly routine, those who visit my linoleum paved cave and who are now part of life woven here on the world wide web.
I’m done blogging for a while. To those of you who blog every day, I stand in awe.
See you in the kitchen soon.