I like it when my virtual brewing friends have web-sites or blogs because when they keep them up to date, I can see what they are up to. I don't pay attention to the forums as much as I used to and even when I did, I missed a majority of what was going on. I do pay attention to various blogs, though. If you are on the "blogs I read" section of my blog, I read all your posts within a day or two (usually) of the time the rss feed updates the information over there. I have several other blogs that I follow through rss feeds and catch most of what goes on in those blogs.
It looks like my virtual friend, author of the SNB Brewing Blog (from now on let's pretend his name is "Scott" so I don't keep having to type "My virtual friend, author of the SNB Brewing Blog" over and over), started his blog in July. At first, I was surprised that I didn't know about his blog. I'm usually on top of who has that sort of thing. The fact that it has only been there for a couple of weeks explains why I didn't know about it yet.
After I looked at the SNB blog, I let Scott know: "I don't remember ever seeing your blog before. Very nice. It is pretty much what I would picture how I would like mine to be if it ever 'grew up'."
You see, I almost always think everyone else's blog is almost always better than mine.
By the way, see the "You might also like" links at the bottom of all my posts now? I stole that idea from Scott. Very cool, don't you think? If you have a blog and want, feel free to "steal" it from me. (http://www.linkwithin.com/learn?ref=widget). He, of course, "stole" it from someone else.
Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh yes, I always think everyone else's blog it better than mine, but when I told Scott (basically) that I thought his blog is better than mine, he responded "It's funny you mention my blog vs your blog as yours was part of what inspired me to do mine." That response initially surprised me. But other than the fact that his blog is better written and the fact that he is better at making a visually pleasing artistic professional looking blog, his blog is almost exactly like mine (if mine were focused on beer instead of wildly unfocused). I'm glad I inspired him.
So, I'll be following Scott's blog. You should too.
Here are blogs of some of my other virtual friends from the Mr. Beer forum: