I remember when I first heard of SITS. (Does that make me sound like an elderly person nostalgic for earlier days? Sorry, I can't help it--I can be nostalgic about things that happened yesterday; that's just how I am.) I had just started reading Tiffany's blog after she somehow found me and commented on a post about my experience with postpartum depression, and she was so encouraging and honest that of course I wanted to subscribe to her blog.
And then I "met" her friend Heather, who is a sweetheart and so much fun. The most important way they changed my life? They got me hooked on "crackliture," specifically the Twilight books, which took over my life for a while (not that I'm complaining.)
I knew these girls had plans for something that would increase their blog traffic, but I didn't really make the connection when mysterious posts began to appear that simply stated "The Secret is in the Sauce." It made me think of the Special Sauce on a fast-food hamburger, to tell the truth!
Then when SITS launched, I thought it was a great idea. The site features the blog of a member four days a week, and three of the blogger's best posts are linked. It's a lot of fun to get close to 100 comments on a post. I know I enjoyed it when it was my turn! And it's interesting to check out the featured blogs every day. I will never get tired of reading about people's lives--y'all are fascinating. Seriously.
On Friday Heather or Tiffany picks a blog to spotlight that is not on the list--usually it's a blog with a special theme. I especially liked The Pink Teapot, an online guide to etiquette.
Through SITS, I've found some great blogs to read. Hot Tub Lizzy is such a fabulous gal, so warm and funny and supportive, plus she's running for President through her very own Plaid Party.
Melissa at Stretch Marks is one of most hilarious writers I have ever read. There's no funny like Southern girl funny. Plus she has a new baby whose adoption was a miracle for their family. I'm getting verklempt just thinking about it.
I can't forget Jill at The Perlman Update! I love reading all about the life of an American family living in India.
There are so many more--but let me just say that if you can pass up a blog with a name like Killing a Fly with a Ukelele Is Probably the Wrong Thing to Do, then something is wrong with your curiosity!