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August 16, 2007 3:33 AM   Subscribe

MAKING HAPPY/one human life is a photoblog by Gayla Trail.
posted by JohnR (10 comments total)
This seems to be the kind of thing that people used to put in a diary. Now they make a blog. Nothing wrong with that, of course: seems like the kind of thing her friends and family might want to read/see from time to time. But otherwise I have to say I find it all so utterly unremarkable (both her diary-style writing and her photography) that I can't exactly fathom why strangers would be at all interested in this. Her friend's gardening boots? Some ice cream truck she saw? She had to go shopping for something for a wedding? I dunno, maybe I'm missing something. I must be missing something.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:29 AM on August 16, 2007

I think I'm missing it too.... (which, of course, doesn't mean there isn't something notable here, just that I'm not seeing it.)

JohnR...tell us what prompted you to post this, perhaps that will allow us to look past our initial perceptions of this site.
posted by HuronBob at 4:37 AM on August 16, 2007

Other than this just being a link to someone's typical blog, should I be seeing something else here?
posted by chillmost at 4:54 AM on August 16, 2007

It has been a mostly anger-filled day. Gardening helped for a while. But now I need to write something.

But I don't need to read it.
posted by three blind mice at 5:42 AM on August 16, 2007

Hmmm... maybe there's something in the source code.
posted by Poolio at 6:09 AM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]

I don't care for the navel gazing, but if you go through the archives, there are a few decent pictures.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:10 AM on August 16, 2007

I've been so quiet lately. I don't seem to write much of substance here anymore.

...aaand that's where I stopped reading. I'm willing to take her word for it.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:35 AM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]

Oh, this isn't so bad. A lot of the photos have a quiet quality that I like. The text is all interior-monologue-y which can be boring to read too much of, but goes with the photos. I think there's room for quiet and quirky little corners in "the best of the web".
posted by DarkForest at 7:04 AM on August 16, 2007

Hmm. I remember Makinghappy being more interesting, back when I used to post on Toycamera (how I found it in the first place).

I am still a total sucker for the Horizon shots, though - most of them are pretty darn good. Which only reminds me that I need to use mine more often.
posted by god hates math at 7:30 AM on August 16, 2007

I agree, the photos are worth it; they were certainly stressed in the post title not the bla bla bla jabber.
It's her blog she can do what she wants and I'm sure it's not to impress Mefites. I found it rather theraputic sounding from her perspective and did appreciate the photos. Thanks JohnsR.
posted by Viomeda at 11:03 AM on August 16, 2007

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