A few months ago, my blog list was starting to lack for substance, so I put out a request on facebook for suggestions. My friends did not disappoint and returned quite a few blogs that have become part of my daily reading. I had told myself that I would try out each blog for at least a week, just to give it a fair shot. I initially was wary of any blog that could be classified as "Catholic mommy blogger". Though I am married to a Catholic, attend mass each week, and am raising the kids Catholic, I am NOT Catholic. And even if some day I was able to bear the year-long drudgery of RCIA to become Catholic, I will never be the strict, conservative Catholic that most are in the "Catholic mommy blogger" category. Well, after the week long trial run, I was still intrigued by nearly all of the blogs suggested. I found that the "Catholic mommy bloggers" weren't all spanking and daily mass and homophobia as I once feared. They were mainly interesting new perspectives on raising a family that I could glean some insights from. I still cringe now and then at ultra-conservative posts, but for the most part am thankful for the new additions to my blogroll.
One of the things I like about some of the new blogs I have found is that they use a set format for blogging. For example, "What We're Reading Wednesday", "Theme Thursday", and "7 Quick Takes Friday". I think using something like this might help me to blog more regularly and I do find blogging to be somewhat therapeutic when I actually get into it. I'm hoping to have my first "Quick Takes" post up tomorrow!