Blog Log: The week in local blogging

Hey, remember when blogs were called “diaries?” Those pen-and-paper throwbacks filled with personal stories and incidental observations? Well, in what could be our favorite emerging trend, bloggers are posting old diary entries on their blogs. Wheels within wheels, people.

We already told you about the time How to Take a Fall posted an essay about journaling, complete with revealing entries. Now Virtual Inanity has gotten into the game, posting samples from a friend’s diary. But we missed the accompanying event in which people read aloud from their diaries, which we’re sure was awesome.

And it’s all about stories, right? That’s what we’re here for. Be they touching tales or rants, the blog world is all about sharing stories we wouldn’t run into otherwise.

Like Restless Mama’s awkward conversation about pot, involving her kid and an 8-year-old.

Then there’s the conundrum posed by Trapdoor into Dinosaur Pit: Did I leave my car somewhere or was it stolen? (Hint: It was stolen. UPDATE!: And found.)

A World Born has this excellent account of a house concert that the cops totally did not bust. Punks rule! Except the ones from Lansing, Mich., sleeping on the floor.

The Avant Garden has his tallest rock stack yet, but only a blurry bear,  while Asheville On the Ground, contrary to its name, is sitting in chairs while keeping vigil at the magnolia tree.

And if you are ever wondering about the day-to-day activities of a human statue, Mountain Circus Arts has this story.

To the diarists, thanks for the memories. And bloggers, keep ‘em coming.

Brian Postelle, staff writer


Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.