The By-Products of Insomnia

March 30, 2008 at 8:44 am | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers, Blogosphere, The Others | 14 Comments

I love finding new bloggers. It is so great to see what other people are reading and what they are enjoying. Last night I had a raging bout of insomnia and couldn’t seem to simmer down when I got home (we’ll blame it on the almost-ugly cry during RENT last night. More on that to come). I hopped around from blog to blog, going on the recommendation of some of my own blogging friends and I continue to be amazed at the amount of really great blogs out there.

Confession: I tend to only read and land on women’s blogs for some reason. I realize we are monopolizing the blogosphere and I do have some great blogs by men that I have found through 20 something bloggers, but the vast majority of what I read is by women.

Why? Because they inspire me to try the things that interest me, to be a better person, to see things from a different perspective. So, since all of you gave me some great recommendations that I happily surfed through last night, I wanted to give some more lovely ladies some link-love. Some I just found in the past few weeks and some I just found last night!

UPDATE: I stand corrected ladies (and gentlemen), I am now a manblog reader. I found Benjamin via a 20sb forum discussion where we were defending the “In a relationship” bloggers in a debate about single vs. coupled bloggers. I am so impressed and delightfully surprised to have found him. He will be the first man in the Google reader and the blogroll. It is high time. Go give him a shout-out. Way to go Benjamin, you converted me. Go get converted ladies!

Now, on to some more lovely ladies.

Chickbug lead me to these lovely ladies:

  • Michelle from Gooseberried – we share a big devotion to 20sb.
  • Auburn Kat – she is in the starting over phase and I can relate to her so much.
  • Just Jamie from This Is Me Now – I am really excited about continuing to read her. She wrote an amazing post about losing a loved one in Iraq and the movie Stop Loss. Go read it. I am making plans to go see the movie today. Or I think I am, I am not sure I can handle it. I will go without Hubby, of course, I know he does not need to see it. The nightmares have finally stopped, fingers crossed.

Through Jimaie Marie, who I love because her playlist rocks, led me to:

And finally, some that I adore and have recently found.

  • Are You Willing to Change? – anyone who spends her weekend running a 5K has my respect and she is a Georgia girl and us Grits have to stick together.
  • Devon from FanFrickingtastic – this girl is awesome. I started reading her last week and she has yet to disappoint.
  • Tara from Tied Together With A Smile has been so encouraging to read. She just returned from alternative Spring Break where she went to work with children with AIDS. Mad props.
  • I found Britini and Teri through the Blog Party and I feel like I have so much in common with them both!
  • Dana and her friend Danielle are also new finds from the block party and I love reading them both. Dana is a fellow 20sb who keeps it very entertaining and Danielle has the most adorable daughter Eliza, and her product reviews rock.
  • Courtney from Word Perv is also a good read. I immediately loved her dog stories. We both have similar dogs named for flowers and her stories about Daisy ring so true to me.
  • Katelin from Gorgeous Footprints in the Sand is a SoCa girl who keeps me up on all the entertainment stuff.
  • Ashley from Our Little Apartment gives great environmentally friendly tips and she is inspiring me to going back to be a vegetarian – almost.

Thanks ladies for all the great reads. Now Go. Give them comments. Tell them you came by. Tell them how great they are. Really.



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  1. I WILL convert you to reader manblogs if mine can truly be considered it that category…no tools, beer, or porn posts. I promise.

  2. I agree that most of the good blogs out there are written by women. I’ve been trying to search for some good male bloggers, but have been mainly disappointed.

  3. Thanks for stopping by! =)

    I do also tend to just read woman blogs, I really haven’t found many male bloggers at all.

  4. Totally a woman blog reader, I read ONE man blog.

    I think there are just more women out there who blog, we’re more expressive of our feelings, after all.

    I also tend to read mommy blogs. A LOT. I have no idea why, I’m 23 and not intending to have children anytime soon.

    It’s good birth control, I guess.

    (Yeah vegetarian! Haha…just kiddng…mostly 😉

  5. I honestly didn’t mean to bully you into a full paragraph of your post…much love for it though 🙂

  6. Wow! Thanks for the list of great blogs.

  7. Thanks for the shout out!!

  8. whoa!!! you TOTALLY linked me in your post, i LOVE you for that 😉

    i feel so honored and am loving that you are loving my playlist 😀

    a man blog you say? i’m going to def have to check this out!!

    thanks for the links to all the blogs, now i have something to help me fight my late night boredom, yay!

  9. Thanks so much!!! Love your coming to your Blog too!!

    Thanks for the list of others too!!

  10. Aww, thanks ladies and Benjamin. I did not feel bullied, trust me.

    Just wanted to give credit where credit is due.

  11. Thanks. I am definitely going to have to check these out. I really shouldn’t as my blogroll count is too high already but what can it hurt.

  12. Thank you so much. I love what you did in that post. What an awesome idea. I hope you don’t mind if I steal it and do my own version. Also,I have two more product reviews coming soon and a giveaway. Now, I just need my little Eliza to get better and out of the hopsital!

  13. THANK YOU for the shout-out! Means so much that people like my blog!

    Oh, and I like Benjamin’s too! 😉

  14. I have definitely become a fan of your blog too! 🙂

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