This posting really does not have much to do with writing or being a writer. Nor is it about reading. Unless you count the writing job listings or the fact that you have to actually read the site. It is really just about finding a good, useful web site that millions of people are using.
You know how some people get when they buy a new thing - a car, boat, computer, etc. - it's like they have a new toy to play with.
I just recently - the site has been around over ten years and everyone seems to be using it so I'm not sure how I missed it until now - found www.craigslist.org. It is like I got a new toy and just have to spend all of my little bit of spare time looking at the listings.
If you have not visited craigslist, immediately leave this blog and and go to craigslist.org.
I have two sisters who both held garage sales over the summer and both listed on craigslist and lo and behold, they had a number of people mention that they found the garage sales listed on craigslist.
Aaaaamaaazing. The power of the net. Craigslist kind of looks like the old online bulletin boards of the late 1980s and early 90s. Nothing fancy. No cool graphics or sounds or talking people. Just the listings, after listings after listings.
Try it. You'll go back again and again.