Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Four Blogs I Almost Never Fail to Read

1). Journalize This.

2).  Joe the Lawyer's Wondrous Imaginings.

3). Old Guard Gaming Accoutrements.

4).  The Grand Tapestry.

All of them have many things in common in their own distinct ways: Unique voice, out of the box thinking, creative focus, manifold curiosity and inquiry combined, a professional mind-set (though Joe might argue with me for that...), a no-holds-barred approach.  But the most striking feature of all, all of them are asking, or portraying, WHAT IF?  To me that's worth the price of admission.

I have talked personally by phone with all of these stalwarts except Lauren at 'Journalize This' and I am sure we shall do that some time in the near future.  I not only commend what they do out of a distinct understanding and appreciation for this type of mind-set, a type that just won't let go--call it part of  a perfectionist nature which drives the best in us to do better--but I heartily support their endeavors in whatever way I can, this reaction out of what is decisively being sought by all of them:  the path of creative and unending, stand-apart-from-the-rest, expression.

Whether it's personal discovery, extending your creative range, finding the humorous mixed with the serious, or a hard look at World Crafting, and sundry other subjects ranging the creative rainbow in between, you just can not go wrong with these folk and their quests.

14 comments:

Journalizer said...

Rob,
I am honored to be a part of this community. It has been a long, difficult search for me to find open minded, creative individuals that "think outside the box" and who are accepting of others.

I am grateful to find curious people who ask questions. Thank you for keeping the "Lake Geneva" spirit alive.

ttyl
;)

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

I know I caught you "Four" unaware with this post. What can I say? Thanks for not only being entertaining, but more for being fulfilling, at least for this person.

E.G.Palmer said...

Well, thanks Rob! This is very nice of you. I'm also having a great time throwing ideas out there into the blogosphere. The back and forth generated, and the new ideas that spring into being are like air for me. I tend to become a gloomy jackass if I haven't written, or created or built something new every three days or so.
All the game blogs out there are great sources of inspiration for me and I appreciate them, not least Lord of the Green Dragons. You've got a way of questioning assumptions that I find energizing Rob.

JoetheLawyer said...

Wow. Thank you very much Rob. Good company to be in indeed, and also an honor to be among the blogs you read and contribute to Rob.

And other than making sure I capitalize appropriately, and tell no fart jokes, I try to be as unprofessional as possible. :)

I guess this explains my 3 new bog followers today. :)

One of which was Journalizer. I have to admit I never read your blog Lauren, but after a quick purview of it just a bit ago, I decided to make it this evening's project. I most definitely agree with your Matrix way of looking at things.

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

@EG: You have a great sense of humor and a great creative streak and deserve more followers and commendations than what you get. Alwyas a pleasure.

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

@Joe: Heh, You keep the field honest and energized, Joe. It's a relief to not only hear the "Broadside" but to feel it as well. :)

Journalizer said...

@JoetheLawyer: Thanks for following me! I like your blog: Not just for the content but because you live in CT and that's where I grew up!
Happy bloggin'

@E.G. I also "become a gloomy jackass if I haven't written, or created or built something new..."
But luckily, I have plenty to keep me busy.
Happy creatin'

Timeshadows said...

Now I don't feel weird about commenting on this.

I agree that the others' blogs are top notch.
--I'm grateful that you included me in the roll. :D

Thanks, Rob. :)

Journalizer said...

Timeshadows,
You and your blog are loved by one and all.

Timeshadows said...

Lauren: OK, you're taking this Positive Outlook thing too far, as that is patently and outlandishly incorrect. ;D j/k :D

Thanks, hon' :)

Journalizer said...

Well, I guess I can only speak for the "one."

However, one person's "positive outlook" is another person's reality.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. -Albert Einstein

Timeshadows said...

Groovy! :D

So, are we getting the band back together to release a 2009 Greatest Hits retrospective?

Whaddya' say, Rob, E.G., Joe, and Lauren? ;D

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

I think you two are goofy! I'm sitting here writing and watching this soap opera. ;) It has given me an idea fro a new Drystaff story, however, wherein there are these two Princesses and this Dragon Lord who thought himself a writer/philosopher, only to wake up from the dream in a chocolate house around Easter time. And outside said house? A veritable stream of chocolate munchers--Giants amongst their kind--lined up to take their turns at the muniment, incisors and all, ready for such a feast/fest.

And then, in hopped the "Retrospective Bunny" who saved him from becoming an Easter-Basket-Case.

;)

Journalizer said...

So we can be saved from this insanity?

... but I guess we have to wake up from the dream first.