Until recently, I’ve been a blog hermit. Typing away in the dark, hitting “publish” and hoping that someone out there in cyberspace that wasn’t a blood relative would find me.
Lately, I’ve found a handful of great blogs written by people who, other than not being related to me, are funny, smart and not too famous to acknowledge my existence. It’s harder than it looks, finding these blogs. Believe me, I’ve looked. The blogosphere is populated by narcissistic fame whores who are only interested in making the front page of reddit and upping their stat counts. (Burn!)
A nice side effect to finding these great blogs and commenting on their posts, is that they, in turn, are kind enough to read my blog and give me comments that feed my ever-growing desire to be loved and adored. Win-win!
So, here they are, my new favorite blogs:
Melissa at live life. addicted writes about her life in an open, honest and funny way. With pictures!
Tom (possibly not his real name) at Shouts from the Abyss rants and raves and cracks me up. He makes me look like Mary Sunshine.
And Katie at you are what you eat…or reheat is a food blogger who isn’t pretentious and doesn’t intimidate (perfect for a bumbling cook like myself). In fact, we (along with Melissa) became acquainted over juice box wine!
Not new, but equally loved are my dear friends Alicia and Jeff who have the blogs Joyful Abundance and Of Moons and Movies. And there is my friend Stevie over at The Book of Stevie. I don’t know them personally, but Margaret and Helen are a couple of old broads who tell it like it is. Last, but not least, are Toothpaste for Dinner and xkcd which are web comics that are always good for a laugh.
All these blogs are listed over there under my Blogroll. I visit them every day and I think you should, too. I hope to continue my lucky streak of finding great blogs and add to that blogroll soon.
Also, you might notice that I added a new page up at the top labeled “Culled, for your enjoyment.” This is just a list of my personal favorite blog posts and I feel they are fairly representative of my personality (that is, they have no cohesive theme and tend to ramble). As always, your comments are welcome and obsessively read over and over.