Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thank You Women Bloggers Whose Blogs I Read


This here is a shout-out to all the chicks that write great blogs.  If you are on my blogroll, I read you.  If I’m following you I read you and am just way too lazy to get you on my blogroll.  The shout-out is to thank you for being funny, intelligent and able to write about a variety of topics.  Unlike the women in my very informal research.

For kicks, I clicked on Denver in my blogger profile to get a list of other bloggers in Denver.  I thought I’d see if anyone local had a blog worth reading.  I went straight down the list, male and female.  But I got distracted from looking for a good read to noticing that a vast majority of the women write about food, fashion, their super loving beautiful family (including many professionally taken photos of everyone in matching outfits holding hands and posing in a field of fucking daisies, thereby causing me to fight off a gag reflex – says the divorced guy), religion or some combination of this list.  Seriously, it became comical.

I started writing down the title of the most recent blog post from these random Denver chick bloggers:

Almond Poppyseed Bread
My Outfit
The White Christmas Ball
Tiny Spaces
What a Friend I Have in Jesus
Valentine Gifts for Him
Crafting Week

In my five minutes of clicking and clicking, I only left out one title that sounded good and I forgot what it was – something about explosions and it turned out to be about her son being potty trained which I can totally relate to.  I scrolled a bit and she looks like a classic mommy blogger.  I’m giving her a hall pass cuz explosions in the potty are always funny and as a father, I’m okay with mommy and daddy bloggers – I just don’t read them very often (and many of my posts could label me as daddy blogger, which is why I make sure I write about shaving my balls and other good stuff like that).

Compare those titles above to the ones you see in my blogroll.  It’s a moving feed, so I’m not sure what is over there now, but here are some random pickings from while I’m writing this that show I have great taste in chick bloggers and they are awesome entertainers:

The Side Effects are What’ll Get You
Soft Core Friday
WTF Wednesday
Wine is Bottled – I Forgot What I was Saying
This is Not the Face of an Angel
I am a Spartan Warrior but not From Michigan
Is That a Baby’s Leg Sticking out of your Gut or are You Just Happy to See Me
You Had Me at Merlot
Smiling at Strangers
Vengeance is a Dish Best Served Fat

Even the weekly theme bloggers have cooler shit going on than the typical Denver chick blogger in my little survey.  I love writing blogs and often get inspired by what I read from others.  So thank you awesome blogger chicks.  I wish you could show the women of Denver how it’s done!

PS – Who are some of your favorites that I should check out?

41 comments:

  1. I don't write about clothes or fashion or "girly things"! Is this awful self promotey? Probably. Oh well. Here's a recent one that's about a very very serious problem effecting countless people right now: Running out of wine. http://mayorgia.blogspot.com/2013/01/five-stages-of-wine-grief.html

    Okay, i'm done awkwardly pushing my blog on you now. I'll be in the corner pretending I'm texting with someone.

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    1. I follow you. And I read you (a little bit - sorry!) I need to get you on the blogroll so it's easier to click over. You do the cartoony stuff - definitely nothing like what I saw during my short Denver blogger chick survey!

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  2. The Denver chicks- What a bunch of boring crap, other than food, but we all know there are plenty of food blogs as well as recipe websites to be found.

    You follow my blog though I rarely see you posting there. It's all good. I get it. I don't even post there much either.

    Kellie at Delightfully Ludicrous is a good read. Highly recommended.

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    1. I'll check her out. As for you One Bad Pixie (if that's even your real name), if you posted more than 1-2 times a month, I'd know to get over there more often!!

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    2. Hahaha! I have 3 for January. Barely snuck the last one in under the wire. Is it sad that I had to go check before posting this?

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  3. i personally don't enjoy reading all the schmaltzy, girly stuff women write about...i like funny...which is why i read your blog. so..if you want to read about everyday nothing in the life of a woman...check out mine...here's the link to my gynocologist visit

    http://jpcouchtalk.blogspot.com/2012/08/vagina-dialogues.html

    hope you enjoy!

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    1. I love it when a woman invites me to her gyno visit, per se. That was funny - great post and waaaaaaaaaay better than the Denver chicks!

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  4. Gweenbrick. If you're not reading him, you need to.

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    1. I think I am following him - or at least was referred over there before. Sounds like I need to read regularly.

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  5. SO YOU DONT CARE ABOUTA WHOLE BLOGOF CUTEE SHOES. I THINK MY PUPPY IS EATING HER OWN POOP DURING THE NIGHT WHILE IN HER CRATE WHAT SHOULD I DO?XOXO MOMO

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  6. I have noticed that the vast majority of blogs the world over are boring as hell and mostly neglected. And as for local Memphis blogs, I gave up years ago. In fact, for a long time I proclaimed myself the only blogger in Memphis. No one showed up to argue with me about it for a very long time. I can think of one Memphis blog off the top of my head besides my own and that is Minxy's blog. She's awesome. We even did lunch together and contemplated the utter lack of decent Memphis blogs. I think its sort of up to all of us who read each other to maintain a network of blogs that don't suck. And I say 'us' with the assumption that I would be allowed into that network, although honestly I don't really know. Either way, blogs are like the TV channels - there's tons of 'em and most are crap. Thank God for the funny ones!

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    1. Haha yes! Local Memphis blogs stink. I think we should start a network of bloggers that have actually met, you know, to verify we're real people and not pretend people. This network consists of 2 people at the moment - me and Memphis Steve. :o)

      But anyway, my fave female blogger is Year31, aka TB. But she just changed her blog to http://terilynnbrown.blogspot.com/ so we all must go and update our links. Myself included!

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    2. You two are the only Memphis area bloggers I know of and try to read regularly. It doesn't really matter where everyone is I guess, but I thought it was weird that I couldn't find any locals worth a read. So I guess I'll stick with chumps like you TN folks! :)

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    3. We are a street gang of 2 here in Memphricatown. But you are welcome to join us. We usually do lunch around 11:30. I realize it's a bit of a drive for you, but its totally worth it. We have Elvis!

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    4. I will only be in your gang if there is a secret handshake.

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  7. Hey! I saw one of my post titles in your awesome entertainers category! Well now I feel kind of like a hot shot. Wait... I think saying "hot shot" dates me... Ah, whatever. Shout outs like that make me feel better when I think I have nothing to say or when I feel shitty about a post, so thank you - you're awesome. Also, two things: (uno) How in the world did I miss the shaving of the balls post?? and (2) I am shocked at the boring posts from the Denver girl crowd... maybe they are all high?
    --A blog I think is freaking hilarious: www.thebeardediris.com. Just started reading www.filing-jointly.com, and that's pretty funny, and also www.peopleiwanttopunchinthethroat.com.

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    1. I don't know any of those - I'll check 'em out! Where is my FB friend request!!?

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  8. Would you mind providing the link for the What a Friend I Have in Jesus? Pretty sure that's one I'd like to follow.

    And thanks for the shout out on the second list. I was very happy to see that although I don't live in Denver, I was not added to the lame ass blogs that suck unshorn balls list.

    And also, thanks for being one of the few dudes who blog who I actually get excited when I see a new post up. Does this sentence even make sense? It's Sunday morning and I'm not quite fully functioning yet.

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    1. As a Utah-ian, I might have to adopt you as a local blogger (close enough). Although if I adopted you, you might leave a hershey's kiss of poop on my driveway and challenge me to non-stop tequila duels. I'd have to watch my step with you around more often, but I'll take my chances in return for the fun factor.

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    2. It will probably take me another 36 years to work up the mental fortitude to poop outside again so you're probably safe.

      ...probably.

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  9. i like blogs that tell stories.

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  10. I'm a dude so I realize I don't qualify but the influence of P.T. Barnum on me can't help but recommend Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls enough.

    Also, I recently did the same thing by checking out my home city of San Diego to see if there are any good blogs being written by someone who could potentially be my neighbor. I now follow a few. I have had better luck checking out the blogs of people who leave comments I agree with or find funny.

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    1. I concur- checking out bloggers of comments I liked is a great way to expand the reading list. I'll check out your recommendations and your blog as well. By the way - I love San Diego. I go there about once a year. I have trouble-making friends there that are always worth visiting. Cheers!

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  11. The lovely Heather at Creative devolution (http://www.creativedevolution.com/) regularly makes me cry and cry with laughter. Real tears with real salt.
    Julia (http://julia.typepad.com/julia/) is very good - she's a "Mom", a very funny, very intelligent and well observed Mom.
    I like Mayor Gia too, I see that she follows you in a lovely and satisfying circle of blogginess.
    Lastly Hyperbole and a half is wonderful, but I'm afraid that she might not be in action anymore. But honestly her previous blogs are ALL worth reading. Every one. This is a link to one of my favourites: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/dogs-dont-understand-basic-concepts.html

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    1. If you'd write more often, everyone would be recommending you!

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    2. That would require the type of dedication that I would like to be known for. But am not.

      I updated recently. Like two weeks ago. Just because you're some prolific writing guy. Sheesh, set the bar too high why don't you...

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    3. I know, I read them, silly. Just cuz you write real stuff that gets produced and appreciated by the paying public doesn't mean you can't blog a little more!

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  12. Oh hang on, female blogs that are totally awesome? I neglected to mention any. There's one that used to be the funniest female blogger on the net and then she retired. But she came back somewhat sporadically on a new blog. It's this:

    http://suburbiansiren.blogspot.com/

    Once you get to know her, you'll love her. Maybe if enough of us bug her she'll come back fully again? She was the absolute best back when she was into it.

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    1. This is true however your hairy chest grosses me out.

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  14. Multiply your Denver bloggers times 4 million and that's most of the bloggers on the net. Seriously, I'm not sure I need another chicken soup recipe or poop story.

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    1. We need more bloggers like you. The problem is there is nobody quite like you!

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  15. I miss Denver so much, but if that's what happens to the bloggers there I think I'll stay in the sticks. :p Thanks for being part of my inappropriate inspiration for writing. It's people like you that make it fun!

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