One of the very few blogs in all the world that I read every single entry of (even if sometimes I get behind and have to spend a little while catching up with), and have for the last three years or so, is Blogography. The appeal of Dave's varied and entertaining showcase of creativity was an instant "click" with me, and this fondness has not worn off one bit as time's gone by. A large part (though not all, by any means) of the attraction, for me, are the toons. The DaveToons. They're fantastic, and I appreciate the aesthetic--clean, spare, geometric, and simple, but able to convey volumes.
The very first time I visited Webkinz World with my daughter, I thought of Dave. It's the animation. And I wasn't the only one--the first time Bella saw a Webkinz monkey in animation form, she said, "That looks like Bad Monkey!" Of course, we PREFER Bad Monkey, but there is a slight resemblance. So when we spotted a rare, retired Webkinz monkey in plush form, it was only natural that we'd want to send it to live with Dave. Bella wrote him a (kind of bossy, IMO) letter--in all caps, even--instructing him on how to adopt his new pet, and we popped him in a box and sent him on a 2,300-mile journey from Arkansas to Washington. He arrived in good condition, and Dave blogged about him.
This, as you can imagine, delighted a certain preschooler, and I documented her reaction as she read Dave's blog entry about his new "pet."
Bella Reads Blogography from Belinda Miller on Vimeo.