I steal things from my wife. While that makes for a great opening sentence, the real story is that I steal blog ideas from my wife. I’m the one who wants to be a writer, but she’s the one who’s kicking my writing butt. So, I steal ideas from her. This post is a case in point. I saw that she had a post planned on different websites she visits, and the idea for “Around the Web in 80 Clicks” came to mind. I wasn’t really sure I could pull off 80 different sites, so I went with clicks instead. But, lo and behold, I pulled off 80(ish) sites. Here’s how I did it:
I’ve divided the sites I visit on any regular basis into two main continents, the Land of Leisure and the Land of Labor, with two island nations, Christology and Tobacciana, nestled between them. When I connect to the webz, I start with my homepage: gmail. My homepage naturally resides in the Land of Leisure, because I really don’t want to live in the Land of Labor.
I click on my gmail first. It will contain emails from the all the different lands, including that otherworldly land of Spam, whose emails are deleted from existence. From there, I typically click my way over to the Land of Labor to check those email accounts. I will then usually stay in the Land of Labor for some time of blogging and writing. After that, it’s anybody’s guess, but I normally return home to gmail before disconnecting from the webz.
This is by far the largest land of R.C.’s W.W.W. It contains 31 sites, or clicks, most of which are visited quite regularly. The Land of Leisure is divided into four regions: General Interest Sites, Media Sites, Shopping Sites, and Social Sites. Let’s begin the clicking.
This is the most visited land of R.C.’s W.W.W. Be it planning for a message, planning for what to share in a meeting (non-message), planning a blog post, planning a story, or planning a homeschool lesson, I’m clicking up a storm in this land. It is often used in conjunction with the island nation of Christology, which we’ll get to shortly. For now, we’ll click through the three regions of the Land of Labor: Blogging Sites, Writing Sites, and Schooling Sites.
Now we come to our first island nation in R.C.’s W.W.W.: Christology. This is where I go to read up on thoughts, insights, and teachings on Christ and His Church. I could have probably fit these sites in to either Leisure or Labor, but there were enough of them to warrant their own category. I’ve even organized them into two regions: Blogs and Resources.
This is the last, and smallest, land in R.C.’s W.W.W. This little island only has 8 sites, or clicks, but one does not simply rush through them. I spend a lot of time here learning the history of different pipes and tobaccos, plus I enjoy looking at all the cool pipes and being thankful I don’t have any money.
Well, there you go. Around the web in 80 clicks. Do you visit any of these sites? What sites do you visit that you would recommend?