So many blogs today seem to be furnishing "writers" with a platform to photograph and display their mental tchotchkes. All of the hand-painted clogs and crocheted dog sweaters in the world do not a blog make. Just because you an knit, doesn't mean you should. Step away from the Bedazzler people! (This is not to say that these hobbies are not useful. I myself knit, it keeps my hands busy so I don't pick my nose in public.) I just wish for more substance. Self-help pages sound like greeting cards. And I'd rather eat my own hand than read TMZ one more time. (But I always eventually sneak a peek. I'm a mystery.) Then I look back at this post and count seven times that I use the word "I." (Now nine.) If you have any great blog sites that are more than just fluff, tell me. Right now, my two favorites are Dooce.com and http://icanhascheezburger.com/. Non-pretentious, funny and pictures of dogs. Now that is substance.