Several completely random, unrelated tidbits on blogging:
1. Congratulations are in order to Rosa Pomar, who today got written up by Urban Baby Daily, an daily email "what's cool" message that I highly recommend. I love to see bloggers get publicity! And if you don't have kids (and even if you do) Daily Candy is a fun email "what's happening" to receive too. Here's a link to a recent article on Etsy, which seems to be a popular sales venue for bloggers. I'm considering putting a few of my own projects up for sale using the site; I'll keep you posted.
Nurseryworks, the site that carries Rosa's dolls, can be found here.
2. We enjoyed another amazing spring-like day here. (Global warming, for all its faults, doesn't really have me too upset this month. Just kidding. Really.) We spent most of the day exporing the city, and part of that exploration time included chatting with the owner and namesake of the Jen Bekman gallery (there's a really nice show there right now - the James Deavin photographs are beautiful), who was telling us that professional bloggers (i.e. Gawker, etc.) need to produce something like 12 posts per day. I can't imagine coming up with that much content. But in my opinion there's a lot to be said for quality over quantity. On the other hand, I'm a blog "hobbyist," not a professional.
3. "Nowadays anyone with a crap laptop and Internet access can sound their barbaric yawp, whatever it may be. But the surprise is that for every person who's got something to say, it seems there are at least a few people who are interested. Some of them aren't even related!" -Julie Powell, in Julie and Julia, on blogging.
So thanks for being interested in what I have to say. I can't promise quantity, but I'll try to make it quality. Have a good weekend.