Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wanted: New Blogs to Follow

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels

I'm stuck in a rut. I haven't found any new blogs to read and be entertained by in quite some time. Not that I don't love all of you -- you're like my "keeper shelf", my comfort reads that I return to time and time again. But sometimes, I really want something new, yanno?

Maria Zannini was talking about why we blog, whether it's worth blogging, what causes people to comment and lots more stuff over at her blog today. If you haven't read Maria's blog, you should, btw. Not only is she a dog lover (this gives her many points in my book), she's also got some great information on being frugal, homesteading and lots more. OH, and she wrote a really great book *G*.

But on this post of hers, she asked some questions, and as I was answering I realized that I haven't gone looking for any new blogs for a while, because I really used to rely on Romancing the Blog's blog listing that they don't have any more.

So, I'm asking all of you -- everyone of you (even you folks who stop by and don't leave a comment -- would you make an exception today?) to leave me at least ONE new blog in the comments and why you think I'd enjoy visiting it.



Thanks for the comments on DD's store yesterday. She's very proud, and quite industrious. I'm proud of her, too. Hopefully she'll make a few sales (especially since Christmas is coming up) and it will give her more encouragement. This is her version of a lemonade stand, lol.

BTW, beading is hard! And, beads are a little like drugs ... totally addictive and you Can't. Stop. Buying. More. It's AWFUL. I carefully clip our 40% coupons to AC Moore, JoAnn's and Michaels every week and we go and buy one strand of beads from each place. Every week. The hardest part? Keeping it to only one strand. Dear heavens, if money were no object, I could go hog wild. I made my first pair of earring two days ago, and it was fun (hard, but fun -- seriously, we have six pairs of pliers, four kinds of head pins, two kinds of earring backs and 8 gazillion beads. Who knew beading was this complicated?) and I wish I had time to just sit and work for hours.

Next item: bracelets. We're going to start making matched sets. Or, that's the plan for now.


You Are a Blue Pumpkin

You are unique, fascinating, and even a bit mysterious. There's not a lot of people like you around.

You believe life's too short to not seize the moment. You embrace every opportunity and live each day like it's your last.

You are playful and energetic. After a hard day of work, the last thing you want to do is lay around.

You love to get your heart racing, and it's hard for you to say no to an exciting or interesting invitation.

Hmmm... not so sure about that one... lol



MJFredrick said...

I enjoy http://jillshalvis.com/blog/ and http://nataliedamschroder.blogspot.com/ and http://drunkwritertalk.blogspot.com/.

jmberrygirl said...

I chose you to receive the HOnest Scrap award. Check out my blog for the details!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks for the shout out, Marianne!

I love historicals, so I greedily read Unusual Historicals, http://unusualhistoricals.blogspot.com/

And since I'm a mediocre cook, I like For The Love Of Cooking,

A good overall writing blog is Genreality: http://www.genreality.net/

Melissa McClone said...

I've been cutting down on my blog reading. Just not enough time, but a new one I read a little of it every other day or so and it just cracks me up:


It's called "Yes, I read it. It's still stupid."

It's a critique of the Twilight books chapter by chapter, book by book. It's hilarious, but then again I feel like she does about the books. I'm finally reading them and it's still stupid ;)

Anonymous said...

Most of the blogs I follow are dog/pet related lol Not sure if that is something you would be interested in.

Dru said...

I read a lot of group blogs, mostly mysteries and one cooking blog.




You Are an Orange Pumpkin

You are a bit average and ordinary, but that's a good thing.
People appreciate you for who you are.

You believe life's too short to not forgive and forget. You try to let the small stuff slide and focus on what's important.

You appreciate the ordinary things that most people ignore - good friends, a warm home, a tasty meal.

There's so much to be thankful for in your life that you would feel wrong to complain too much!

Brandy said...

I try new blogs all the time. *G*
I can second the recommendation for Jill Shalvis' and The Lipstick Chronicles as well as: www.thegoddessblogs.com
www.killerfictionwriters.com as well as

Sounds like y'all are having a blast with the beading! Congratulations again!

Jeanine said...

My friend Kat writes a really fun blog. http://sunshineandlemonade.blogspot.com/

She homeschools one of her daughters here in GA. She is not a writer but she is a voracious reader. And she writes a darn fun blog. Give it a try