It is interesting how I can relate to so many people who write fly fishing blogs. Our lives are separated by distance but related in many ways. A blog is an interesting entity in itself. I relate it to waiting in line for something with other people and over hearing conversations you can totally relate too. The beauty of blogs in this example is imagine that same line of people but all of them with the same interest as you. Then to top it off instead of feeling awkward and out of place by making a comment. Your comments are welcomed and usually reciprocated. It really does start to feel like a community. You get excited when you see a blog update and after you've written a post you secretly wait in anticipation for your first comment. It's narcissistic and wonderful all the same.
I hate reading but I can't wait to read what people have written on a blog. It feels more alive because you can interact with the author. There are also serious diamonds in the rough. Authors with the ability to have their work published are hidden and often times by their own choice in the blogosphere. It's some what difficult for me to find things I enjoy for any length of time. I don't seem to have that issue with blogs. They are constantly entertaining and changing. There seems to be a new one popping up all the time and with sites like the Outdoor Bloggers Network it is only going to get better.
I'm writing this from VA. I'm in the Shenandoah Valley for my wifes family reunion. Things are fun but I seem to be the only one that has fishing as a priority. I'll have pics of my adventure later. Unfortunately many of my fishing adventures have been solo missions. I never realized how when you get to an obsessed fly fishing level a lot of people can't hang.