I think I have discovered my favorite way of reading here on OS is to literally wander, rather than methodically checking out most read or most rated or most recent. I may start with a post from one of those categories, or a new post from one of the 'friends' whose writing I like to keep track of, but it's fun to start roaming widely from there.
Today I did that and was richly rewarded (I'll share some of these terrific posts at the end of this short entry.) I started with a couple of posts I found on the front page and decided if these people were writing well, maybe checking out some of their listed friends' posts would yield some fine new discoveries. And it did.
I do have certain biases...I love blogs about books, for instance, or movies. But most of all, what I dearly love are just great stories. I am a sucker for a fine storyteller. Oh, I will read the posts on writing about writing, or that are blogging about blogging and some of them are entertaining or sometimes informative about practical OS techniques and navigating the system. But I confess they are read out of mild curiosity, while I actively seek out a good story. My preference is the art of fiction, though I admire well written nonfiction (especially gracefully written memoir) and expository opinion blogs too. Oh, and I should confess I also enjoy really good humor writing, of which there is plenty here at OS. Wish I could write humorously!
Today, just poking around, checking out friends of friends yielded plenty of great reading. You can't go wrong with any of these below. I know I was thrilled to find and read each of them! Enjoy!link to sandra miller's "How it all started"