Rabbits and burning teepees

Consider this: You flip through a magazine or click through websites and something catches your attention. You stop and you read. Headline writers have long practiced this trick of snagging your attention: Two-headed rabbit saves 42 people from burning teepee. Now wouldn’t that make you curious? So you drill down. And the more you read, the more you learn, and the better your understanding becomes. Sometimes it can change your perspective, even change your mind.

If you’ve spent any time exploring the blogosphere or traveling through the humongous Internet, you realize that chaos reigns, or at least it seems like that sometimes. When I’m searching for something, I often feel like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole. It gets curiouser and curiouser — and often, more and more interesting. And sometimes I find information that I can’t find anywhere else.

What’s interesting about blogs is that, if they are well done, they are interesting, informative or thought provoking. They also can offer an inside view….the view from deep down in the rabbit hole, so to speak. It is a perspective that you can’t always get when you’re looking around on the surface. Blogs are part commentary, part news, part journal and part pictures.

There is so much down there, so much to grab and hold your attention. It’s also easy to get lost. As I began thinking about the chaos, I wondered if there were a good way to lasso some of JMU’s many great blogs and pull them together. Finding them was the first step. So I started looking. What I found was interesting and about as varied as the contents of Glen’s Fair Price store in downtown Harrisonburg.

Here is a sampling of what I found. Something for everyone — sports, science, social. Take a look.

http://jmuadmissions.wordpress.com/

http://jmusportsblog.com/

http://jmuphysics.blogspot.com/

http://sites.jmu.edu/cfiblog/

http://jmupanhellenic.weebly.com/index.html

http://jmudcchillin.blogspot.com/

http://shaeffersforays.wordpress.com/

http://info.jmu.edu/tad/blog/

Now tell us, what have we missed?

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