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Sunday
Oct222006

Because maybe we need more junk.

“The elements of blogging, as far as I'm concerned, are already junk. Our lives, our entire world, form a heap of trivia and disaster. To some degree we're stuck in the tragic position of Klee's "Angelus Novus", unable to reach back and mend the catastrophe of history. What we do have is memory and language, which, along with a high-speed connection, is all you need to reshape it, hold it up for your readers, plunge your hand in and rip out the joke.”

Just as I was questioning this ridiculous exercise, along comes the Palinode to clear things up. Why aren’t you reading him right now?

I have a small, manageable group of blogs I read every week. I don’t venture beyond my tiny corner of the Internet nearly enough. You probably need to branch out, too. (Yes, you do. Stop looking at me like that.) So if you’ve been reading any new and/or noteworthy blogs, post them here.

Reader Comments (124)

In addition to many of the blogs already mentioned, I can't go more than a day or two without checking in on these smart, hysterically funny and sometimes heartbreaking people: Joy Unexpected, Crazy Aunt Purl, MetroDad, Miss Doxie, and Friday Playdate.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterVelma
I'm going to go with Lawyerish, as I almost always do when this opportunity is presented to me, because not enough people are reading her, and her posts are so lyrical, graceful and often hysterical. www.lawyerish.com.

And although I haven't read all of the comments yet, I love that at least the few people above me are mentioning people other than the usual suspects. Do you know how many times I see this question, only to have people throw up Dooce and Amalah? I love and adore Dooce and Amalah, but to see them presented as the blogs no one's reading always cracks me up.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjonniker
I heart Jen Lemen; sweet, soulful and nutritious; just the right blend of nuts 'n' honey.

My current blogCrush is One Child Left Behind. Not so good for me. But so delicious. His commenting community is half the fun.

October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkyran
www.uurrff.blogspot.com
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentershannon
My oldest/dearest friend recently ventured into blogdom and she rocks it, if I may say so myself. She (hilariously) chronicles her adventures living in Tanzania as a single mom with toddler twins:

Mahlers On Safari
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMom101
I second Waiter Rant, and Nothing But Bonfires. Also, MamaPop, the new blog from Amalah and Sweetney. I hope I get some time to check out some of the other suggestions.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
I love Bad Advice (http://badadvice.typepad.com)!

Jeninthegutter.typepad.com
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJen
www.frieswithgravy.bloghi.com

It's me - can't help a little self-promotion :)

Third WaiterRant & I love Owl Haven...just discovered Mary last week.

And throwing Melissa out there is akin to Dooce and Amalah, but Suburban Bliss is my total fave. Next to finslippy of course!
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFriesWithGravy
My latest blog crush is Rain on my Tirade (http://rainonmytirade.blogspot.com/).

I can't resist the urge to shamelessly plug my blog: My Mommy's Place (http://mymommysplace.com/blog/).
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie
I've recently become a huge fan of Palinode, Schmutzie and Brandon of One Child Left Behind. Witty, Witty people. Also Jonniker, who left a comment above http://jonniker.com She rocks. Period.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHeather B.
I agree with your article. That's why I started my own free, daily public blogroll....and you're on it at www.oppositegeorge.com.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Pregadio
Working moms in the TV news biz attempting to spark discussion with you brilliant, witty, opinionated blogger mammas out there:

http://newsmoms.blogspot.com

Thanks for this post and to all those who've made new blog recommendations.

And Alice, please tell your husband that even my 3-year-old enjoyed watching "Race Speedster." Very entertaining!
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNews Mom V.
I like:

http://uppahand.livejournal.com/

http://thisfish.ivillage.com/love/
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Ali Edwards is brillant! She is a life artist and a mama.

aliedwards.typepad.com

October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
Please tell me Erin is already on your list:

http://outofcharacter.blogspot.com/
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
I will unabashedly plug my own blog (since it appears okay to do that here), hoping that will also lead some new folks to the online literary magazine I write and edit for: Literary Mama. My writing is a blend of motherhood, women's spirituality, women's politics, and irreverent humor. Would love to see some new folks there. Thanks, Finslippy!
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterShariMac
Ooohhhhh! This is a tough one. So many.

Daily Mumps is freakin' hilarious.

Notes From the Trenches makes me totally want to grow up and be just like Chris.

Susan at Friday Playdate is wonderful both online and off.



October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSarcastic Journalist
of course, i'll plug myself...Cheaper Than Therapy:)

and my good pal Haley:Cheaty Monkey

October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterali
I love Anne Glamore's Tiny Kingdom.

http://tinykingdom.typepad.com/
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteramy
Got to second Miss Doxie - funniest lawyer on the planet.

http://missdoxie.com/
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterbeammeup
*raises hand* Come visit my little corner of the Internet! Don't mind the clutter, I keep meaning to clean up in there.



Also, Jac's blog is recommended.

http://www.siximpossiblethings.net/
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLaylabean
Miss Doxie makes me howwwwwl.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGT
Omigod, now I have a treasure trove of other blogs I obsessively now have to check out. I already checked out several and am now tempted to buy a recording called "Poetry Speaks" that someone was talking about on their blog ($49.95 on Amazon.com - famous poets reading their poems, including my favorite, Edna St. Vincent Millay) and I've added a few to my "favorites" list. Like I have time to be checking MORE blogs while I'm at work, LOL!
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMauigirl52
ok, another shameless plug. madpony, a blog about a twenty-something married law student. small emphasis on law school, large emphasis on life and shoes, (which, as you know, are one in the same.)
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkristin madpony

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