Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday picture


The Painter did this for me last year: I made him do it one day when he wasn't feeling very inspired after Stroke No. 1. I bought the tulips and said "There, paint those"; this probably isn't a very conducive method of inspiration but I love the result. He doesn't, wasn't happy with the photo he took and so it isn't on Minigallery and is actually languishing in his portfolio.

Yesterday I coined a phrase "blog village". I have spoken about the idea before; of online virtual communities offering something of the support that real communities once (sometimes) did.

I visited a forum that I hadn't been to in a while ( a very friendly one) and it turns out that practically none of us now visit the one where we all met, a large food based forum. I stopped visiting it after there was a lot of unpleasantness there. I also joined a forum yesterday. It's very new and I suppose the personalities are still bedding in but some of the opinions were expressed in a particularly strong way that wasn't really necessary for the level of the discussion. I will have to wait and watch.

To everyone everywhere I send a Strawbridge Smiley :{ and say have a happy Friday. Share your views don't impose them.

3 comments:

KW said...

Quite.

I like the painting, by the way. :)

She Weevil said...

Yes may just have to inviegle (?sp) it and have it framed.

Ally said...

Second KW's quite.

I like the term 'blog village'. I've been giving quite a bit of thought to that kind of thing in the context of moving to a new area and what support networks I'll have there. I definitely feel that my blog-friendships are a big part of it.

Frame it!