Monday, January 10, 2011

The Best Blogs You Aren't Reading

If you are anything like me, you are always looking for a good, new, and fresh blog to read. Not just any ol' blog, but one that makes your tummy jump when you see a new post on your blog feed.

You mean, your tummy doesn't jump? Ok, so maybe I am a blog nerd, I suppose there are worse things to be called.

Anyway, as part of my New Year's resolut-ing, I decided to 'trim the fat' and remove the blogs from my reader that didn't really excite me, didn't captivate me with their posts, and blogs that frankly, I skipped over.

I was left with some really great ones. Some from my IRL friends, and others from my bloggy friends. All great, and all must reads.

But I decided I wanted to share some of my favorites with YOU!

But before I do, here is my humble opinion, of the criteria of a good blog:

1. They blog consistently - like at least 4 x a week.

2. They walk a similar road as myself. Sorry, but I just don't want to read about "the hot senior guy that asked out Ashley A." just as much as I don't want to read about, "my 50th high school reunion." Nope, I find blogs most interesting when they are from young moms, like myself, trying to make a way in this journey of life.

3. It is very entertaining. Makes me laugh. Makes my cry. Makes me want to read some more.

And that's it. You got those three things and we are good to go.

Oh, and before I introduce you to my lovely faves, I should also preface by saying that while I enjoy the likes of some of those oober-bloggy moms, I left them off my list because, well, you probably follow them anyway.

And I like to be concise. Well, sometimes.

So here they are, my list of the best blogs that you probably aren't reading, along with a short synopsis of my personal take on these blog-tastic ladies.

Tales of the Trees.

Megan will have you laughing until your side hurts with the ironic events that happen within her life and the sarcastic tone in which she captures it all. I mean, only she could have me in stitches over a nasty-haired subway worker, a greasy shirt, and why she no longer eats cold-cuts. You'll adore her, while thanking her for all the calories burned while giggling for hours.

Katy is a nearly newlywed, a teacher, and now an expectant mom, trying to make sense of her journey ahead. She highlights decorating, photography, coupon-cutting, and sometimes just the everyday happenings of her life. She seems to love her life and the many blessings within. And I am sure she would appreciate some well-meaning tips from all us veteran moms. (And if she doesn't, then whoops, maybe she should ignore my past 6 comments.)

The Glamorous Life of a Housewife.

Whitney is a breath of fresh air in a world full of confusion and chaos. She is as sweet as honey and can captivate you with her amazing decorating, lavish party-throwing, and enchanting toddler-raising - all on a medical student budget. Her words make you feel like you are looking into a Norman Rockwell painting and she will leave you wanting more. She makes the stay-at-home mom look good.

Go check these out, maybe add them to your blog-feed, and then come back and thank me for bringing these sensations into your life.

Oh, and join in on the fun, and create your own list so that we can all relish in the joy of your favorite blogs.

Happy blogging, friends!


The Links said...

So this comment may or may not be a novel.....

I usually browse a few blogs while I'm at school during my breaks. I pick through the ones I don't really care to read and just look at the pictures. I like to READ your blog, so when I saw the title, I was excited to read it when I got home. I too need to clean out my google reader and I was excited to see some of your favorite blogs.

When I got home this evening I was completely shocked to see mine on your list. I'm flattered. I feel like I've become such a bad blogger since I found out I was pregnant, but I'm glad to know I still have atleast one reader that is interested!!

And I love hearing your advice on anything and everything baby, and I would definitely love some of your readers advice too!!

I'm off to add your "friends" (I don't know if they are IRL or bloggy) to my google reader and I think I'll work up a post on my favorite blogs!

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