Sunday, September 14, 2008

Welcome, All Black Boxers!

I discovered the Black Box yesterday and immediately became riveted to it. My fiance already has expressed worry about my compulsion to the press the "decide" button. It's a good thing that "Black Box Anonymous" doesn't exist (at least not yet!), or I think my fiance would be dragging me off to meetings. And this within 24 hours of discovering the Black Box!


It is heaps of fun, though. I'm particularly intrigued by the consistent patterns emerging in the results that the Black Box produces. With only one possible exception, all of the "mystery blogs" to which I've been directed (and there have been many!) are penned by people who have a deep appreciation for the written word -- everyone is a professional writer, an aspiring writer, or has a "favorite book" list that is a mile long. Also interesting is that almost all the blogs I've discovered through the Black Box are written by Brits, and the remainder are written by women who live in Africa and who have a real talent for painting with words. On top of that, it appears that several of the bloggers I've discovered through the Black Box were commenting on one another's blogs even before the Black Box made waves. Wow! I think I've found some new "blog kin!"

For those of you who got here by way of the Black Box, welcome, I'm glad you're here! My blog is less than month old and I could use some more readers! If you have the time and inclination, by all means let me know that you stopped by.

14 comments:

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Well I can solve two of your mysteries. The writers is because it was developed to promote a writers new book launch and so the literary world is pushing it. The Brit' thing, well she's a Brit', as the the box htmal designer and so are all their friends!

But I was on the first day and now it's going farther and less focused on those two things.

Nice to met you through it and yes I'm a Brit' too but that's sheer coincidence!

trousers said...

Yes, the Black Box doodah brought me here. Good luck with the blogging, I see it's early days - have fun!

Lane said...

Hi Adrianne. What a nice place you've got here. Your posts are beautiful.
I'm glad the black box connected us:-)

Reya Mellicker said...

Can't
Stop
Playing
Black
Box


!!! Are you going to put one on your blog?

dlyn said...

I found you by the black box :)

Kaqth said...

Isn't it fun? My sister and I write our blog together and she is presently at the cottage on dial-up so she can't play just yet. I can't wait for her to get home so I can put the widget up on ours!

Smilingsal said...

I found you by black box. I grew up in D.C.

Come visit!

Joe said...

It is, indeed, addictive. I've noticed that my productivity has dropped dramatically of late. In part, that's due to the "decide" button but it's also do to the great blogs I've come across - including yours!

Thanks for dropping by earlier and for your comment.

Nik's Blog said...

Hello from another British writer! Great blog, Adrianne - I'll be back...

Nik

GreenJello said...

Hello, direct from the Black Box... :)

I keep getting sent to writer/reader blogs, too. Very interesting!

HelenMH said...

The black box brought me here. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging :)

wvfarmgirl said...

Here by way of the black box. Not a brit, and not a writer, but used to work in DC. Great blog, keep it up!

Virtual Voyage said...

Black Box - will come back - also a Brit. Welcome to blogging - good to have a stir up of the old favourites pool!!

willow said...

After I chose "grime" while black boxing today, it sent me to my own blog. Hmm. Is this a suggestion? Too much BBing and not enough cleaning. Could be.