Thursday, February 11, 2010

Things I learned blogging

My local newspaper had a column this morning by a reporter bemoaning the fact that "anonymity too often emboldens bloggers." In a nutshell, he ranted about the "almost criminal lack of credibility" displayed by the blogosphere when people can anonymously present fiction as fact.

I think that he may be right when it comes to certain subjects in the blogosphere - that is why I avoid "political" blogs at all costs. But it's been my personal experience that the blogosphere has taught me many things, opened my eyes to new ideas and brought a lot of supportive "anonymous" friends my way. In fact, here's just a few things I've learned recently through the blogging community.

I solved the mystery of what creature or natural occurrence makes those little sandy mounds found throughout Florida forest areas. Thanks to blogger treeringcircus, I now know it is a Southeastern Pocket Gopher, which kinda looks like a short-tailed rat thing.

I've been seeing those mystery sand mounds all my life and did not know this creature even existed. Thanks TreeRingCircus and SuwaneeRefugee.

And if it wasn't for Florida Cracker, I wouldn't be able to identify nearly the number of Florida flora and fauna that I can now. I also learned how to re-plant bamboo and this week he taught us all how to plant horseradish.

Ok, maybe this one does deserve a fact check. (Photo copyright to PureFlorida)


Dani said...

He just can't help himself. ;)

Anonymous said...

That cracked me up. My eyes are watering from laughing. Don't forget how much FC has expanded our vocabulary!!


SandArt said...

I learned all about the finer points of blogging from you! Thanks so much my Pal!

Sandcastle Momma said...

That man is a hoot.

I think my favorite thing about the blog world is all of the fellow Floridians I've gotten to know. An interesting bunch of people all enjoying paradise.

Shellbelle said...

It took me a moment to realize what was going on in that last photo……duh! When I caught on to the joke I laughed and realized — I need more coffee!

I agree with you about bloggers, I have gotten so many ideas and great stories from my blogging friends, I can't imagine not waking up and seeing what everyone is up to. Love blogging!