January 1, 2010

Fill My Google Reader

I've got to be honest, my Google Reader is full of shit. Okay, not "shit" per say but blogs I've read a long time that I really don't read anymore. I log on, read a couple posts, and find myself hitting Mark As Read a lot. I have a few blogs that come directly to my email and I've even pared those down lately. I've found that there are some bloggers that I love but I almost never read their blogs. And on the flip side of that - there are blogs I simply love but probably could not stand to be in the same room as the writer. Does that make sense to anyone but me? Maybe my taste for content has changed and maybe, MAYBE, some blogs just started sucking. I'm certain some people feel the same about Martians. Trust me, I watch those stats like a hawk. You delete me from a reader or cancel your email subscription, I know it. Anyway, back on track, I'm ready for some new stuff. So tell me who's in your reader, who comes to your inbox, who are you reading that I should be reading?

If you read Martians and pay even a tiny bit of attention you'll know what I'm bound to like and not like but let me go ahead and set up some guidelines. I like funny, sarcastic, sassy, possibly a little mean even. I like drama. I don't really want to be in the drama but a front row seat suits me just fine. I like crazy. Like for real. Real women who fight depression and anxiety and the urge to tie their kids up, those are people I can relate to. And men! I want to read some superbly funny male bloggers. Nothing is scared to men and that makes for funny. I don't read exclusively dieting blogs or exclusively book blogs or exclusively review blogs or exclusively celeb watching blogs. Photography blogs are okay as long as there is some witty content between the photos and travel blogs will work if it they involve some sort of snark.

So there it is, find me some bloggers who are funny, sarcastic, mean, crazy, or mentally ill. And anyone who will make a complete ass of themselves on YouTube. Bring it on!


Unknown said...

Yes, snark is absolutely essential. I spent last night redesigning my blog and deleting blogs I don't really enjoy from my list. I decided to leave a couple of the "I bake bread from scratch and create fabulous treasures from dumpter junk while training for a marathon" blogs because I know they just don't have kids old enough to speak yet, and I'll enjoy watching their transformation. There WILL be snark!

The Wrenns said...

I think Pulsipher Predilections is funny (adamandkristinapulsipher.blogspot.com), and Wiping Up Snot (wipingupsnot.com). Neither one post that often though.

adrienzgirl said...

You know, I have a shitload of blogs that I read that I am not sure why I read them. I like the people I guess, not necessarily the writing. Sad, I know. Then there are some who I find wildly amusing but know that I don't like the writer as a person, at all. I really do know what you are talking about.

Most of the people on my blog roll are funny. I don't read too many that don't have parenting styles like ours, you know, one's that include duct tape for days when you just need some quiet time! ;)

Kritta22 said...

that Pulispher chick is a Mormon. We are out to get you! :)
Have you read realworldvenusmars.blogspot.com? I used to play there but had to quit cuz I got el prego and sick.
I'll look through my list.
That's a good idea to go through my reader though. I just open it and click read.

Crystal said...

I know what you mean, there are a lot of blogs I still follow but don't really read anymore, but I don't want to unfollow then cause I don't wanna miss anything. Oh well. You might already read it, but Heather at http://queenofshakeshake.com/ is a pretty funny/snarky/crazy lady.

Another one I like is Beautiful Wreck at http://lotsoflaundry.blogspot.com/

http://www.randommemo.com/ is a good one too. She hasn't posted a lot lately, but some of her older posts are pretty funny.

Anyway, I hope your year is off to a good start. I'm gonna try to get off my ass and post more this year, so don't delete me just yet ;-)

CynthiaK said...

Wow, nothing like making a person worried about maintaining you as a reader!! Krikey!

I'm going to be watching your comments here because I, too, really want to find some great male bloggers. Totally need some manly reads in my bloglist.

Happy new year!

The Red Headed Mama said...

I just cleaned out my google reader, so I'll be stalking this post.

Two I read all.the.time are:

Maybe if you just relax and
Ravings of a Mad Housewive

and you, obviously :)

The Red Headed Mama said...

thought of another one.

Yellow Trash Diaries

Ms. G said...

If you haven't read it try www.reallybadparentingadvice.com It is one of my favorite places to hang out.

Vicki said...

http://lifeandothermusings.blogspot.com !!!

Sara Elizabeth said...

I need to clean out my Reader too.

My new blog is real, real depressing! Well, atleast now anyway. So, if you feel like reading me being depressed . . . follow along. :)

Cassie said...

yes well I know I'm awesome so don't get rid of me!

The Red Headed Mama said...

How about "Mom To Bee"

and I'm off to check some of these others out :)

Lorie Shewbridge said...

One really funny, snarky chick I think you'll like is Fairy Blog Mother: http://www.fairyblogmotherblog.com/
Then there is Nanny Goats in Panties, totally funny lady:
A grat guy blogger is Telling Dad:
And a mom with duct tape, Alexis from Running Away, I'll Help you Pack: http://mom2mycrazy2.blogspot.com/
As for a medicated mom, Manic Mother: http://www.manicmother.com/
That's all I can think of for now... hope you like them. But there is only one YOU!!

The Red Headed Mama said...

Do you read thebloggess?