Faded pictures in my scrapbook
Just thought I’d take one more look
And recall when we were all
In the neighborhood
From In the Neighbourhood written by Lieber & Stoller
Part of living anywhere is to get to know your neighbours. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes not. Living in a condo for 6 years in Toronto I can honestly say I never knew my neighbours, whereas I grew up spending every Wednesday afternoon at one neighbour or another.
When I started this blog I didn’t care much about the neighbourhood: as I mentioned before I’m not a huge fan of social media and I’m an introvert. It takes me time to get comfortable around people and start exchanging with them. I’m more of a lurker – someone who reads but doesn’t comment – until I feel confident enough. So it took me something like 6 months to start commenting on people’s posts.
On the right side of this page, I have a widget that randomly advertise some of the blogs I follow. I should mention a few that I particularly like as well.
- Chronicles of an Anglo-Swiss: the author has just the perfect dose of sarcasm and sass. She makes me laugh on a daily basis. It’s a refreshing perspective on a lot of topics. Love it.
- Linda G Hill’s blog: I particularly love Linda’s stream of consciousness prompt and how she invites people to share while giving a lot of herself on the blog too.
- Harsh Reality by OpinionatedMan or OM: if you have seen that blog yet, you should. It’s sarcastic and caustic. You’ll be offended at least once a week and you’ll find some beautiful writing.
It would be hard to speak of every blog I enjoy but these are among the first blogs I followed and I’ve enjoyed every single post ever since I started reading them.