These are blogs and/or Twitter feeds that I enjoy and that I think you might too. It is NOT a popularity contest and I only add a couple every Friday, so it’ll keep growing.
I enjoy many blogs that are nothing like IBMP and I’m quite sure you do too, but I’m only posting here those that I think you would enjoy based your interest in IBMP.
Why should you care what I like? Honestly, I haven’t a clue. But here’s the list anyway.
She calls herself LGaviz and from what I can tell, she’s absolutely nuts in that “crazy-yet-strangely-rational-but-not-too-rational-because-that-wouldn’t-be-crazy-so-more-like-nutty-but-not-like-The-Nutty-Professor-kind-of-nutty-because-he’s-just-silly” kind of way. She cracks me up and she’ll crack you up too.
I’m not asking you; I’m telling you – the question mark is his. John Willey runs this blog. This guy can tell a video story with Legos like no other and his blog is a great read. He can also be counted on for some great Twitter conversation.
John Pseudonymous (Something tells me that’s not his real name) is Master of this blog. Honestly, I had no idea having twins could be so fun(ny). His sense of humour is sufficiently whacked to be right up my alley.
We’ll just call her the Ninja-Kicking Wookie Killer. She’s the genius behind, which is kind of funny since that’s my first language. She’s building a new community online centered on her non-whiney philosophy. Go check it out, read some reviews, engage in the forum and enjoy her great sense of humor.
Scotty has dedicated his life (well, when he’s not cooking, drinking beer, having another kid or blogging) to saving the world one changing station at a time. As superheros go, he’s pretty much a specialist: he’s got a nifty online database of business with changing stations in the men’s room. He’s also got lots of great recipes and a damn funny blog.
Tammy Soong somehow manages two blogs: World’s Worst Moms is a place for good moms to share their bad moments; Partly Sunny, Chance of Rain is her personal blog. That’s the one I’ll call out here, although both are worth the read. She’s funny and knows how to hit the strings that resonate with just about all of us.
His name is Justin, but the world knows him as Daddy Knows Less (DKL). His blog is both funny and thoughtful and he writes from the heart (or in one of his recent posts, from the groin). He’s also one who believes in sharing the goodwill of the bloggosphere and every week suggests to his readers a post that he really enjoyed. And he can always be counted on for good Twitter conversation as well.
One of the first twitterers and bloggers that I came across when I started mucking around in the world of blogs was Mama Crass. She writes mostly about her daughter, Isla. She describes herself this way: “I’m sarcastic, crass and blunt (to a fault) and, yes, there may be just a smidge of indecency mixed in as well.” I’d agree and add that she’s quite witty as well, but her writing is also heartfelt and betrays a soft spot somewhere inside.
JM Randolph is a permanantly temporary stepmom to 5 kids. Or temporarily permanant. Whatever. She seems to like them a lot and that’s a good thing for them. The good thing for us is that she’s also very funny and manages to find humor in, well, pretty much everything. So go check it out.
Jimmy Ettele’s wife thinks he’s hot (although my source is a bit questionable as it’s Jimmy himself). Who am I to judge? He has a job that I’d be deathly afraid of: raising girls. From what I can tell, he’s doing alright with it and clearly enjoying the challenge. He’s one of those writers that can be hilarious one minute and heartfelt the next. His blog is a great read and his Twitter feed is well worth following — he has a way with 140 character wit, trust me.
Claire says that writing is mummy therapy. Reading her blog is it’s own form of therapy as well. It’s funny with the right amount of snark and she’s not afraid to express her opinions. Plus, she’s from one of those fancy UK places with “shire” at the end, and how cool is that?
So I started following this guy because I figured he probably worked for Apple and could get me free stuff. Turns out “iDad” is just what he calls himself. Who knew? The good news, though, is that he’s well worth the Twitter follow and his blog’s a great read. Jamie Denham is a relatively new dad who’s been writing about his journey and likes to make funny pictures — often graced with his own face. He’s even started doing reviews, so check him out.
This guy’s an Army Lieutenant Colonel. I don’t know what the heck that really means, but I bet he could kick my ass. His blog is, well, a series of rants. Funny, sarcastic rants. He swears a lot, but what do you expect from a guy that blows stuff up for a living? Go check it out.
She’s got a dog she calls Wonderbutt. Do I need to say more? OK fine. She’s also a teacher in Texas and that’s all I know because she blogs anonymously. She’s got a great ability to make her everyday world our super funny read. And did I mention that she calls her dog Wonderbutt?
She calls herself Katy. I just found her blog yesterday. Katy is a self-described clumsy vegan who’s “not a dick about it” and a bit of a man-repeller (although she has one of her own that seems to like her just fine, so I’m not so sure). Personally, I’d rather she make her own baby rather than get one from a dumpster because it’s bound to be a funny, quirky and definitely interesting kid just like her mom. Go see for yourself.
16. Lorna’s Voice
This one’s long overdue. I’ve known Lorna blogistically since nearly the beginning of my tenure as a blogger. Granted, that’s only about 6 months, but still… Lorna is one of those great combinations of funny and insightful. What’s her blog about? Well, it’s mostly her take on stuff — which in many instances is her own life. Her wit is smart and funny. She always includes great pictures and captions in her posts, too. Have fun!
The next three are foks that I met through Triberr (I know, can’t anything in the world of social media just have a normal name?). Each deserves to be on this list in their own right but they’re going up as a triad because, well, they are a triad. They are the original Axis of Evil. They are the Triad of Bitchery, to be specific. (Hey, don’t get mad at me; that’s the name they gave themselves.)
Christina has a Triberr karma score of 681 in bitchery. She knows her stuff. And her stuff is funny. When I posted this, her most recent blog post title was ”5 reasons why I won’t chew my arm off.” If you’re looking for a mommy blogger with lots of great giveaways and cute product reviews, well, go somewhere else. But if you want humor with some bite and you’re prepared to have a good time whether you agree with her or not, she’s your blogger. She’s also a super sharp social media pro and shares her wisdome freely, and that’s really, really cool.
Marjorie is another full-fledged member of the Bitchery Triad, but she’s quitting smoking so she totally has an excuse. She does something she calls Fun Friday Facts which are filled with information that, if you ever found yourself in a situation where someone said, “Quick give me some information or I’ll shoot you,” would come in really handy. In addition to a smart and funny blog, she’s written tons of non-fiction and creative non-fiction articles and poetry. Go check her out.
”As long as I’m having fun and have something useless to say, I’ll be around.” Her words. Personally, I think laughing and nodding in agreement is pretty useful on a daily basis. I’ll admit that, looking at her profile picture, I was having a hard time believing that she could possibly qualify for membership in the Bitchery Triad. Yeah, well, what do I know? She has a great way of taking something we take for granted, like moving or Valentine’s Day for instance, and getting us to look at it in a totally different light–a funny light. So go have some fun over there, but watch your step–there’s bubblegum on the floor.
I like funny stuff. I like random stuff. It makes sense, then, that I like random funny stuff. Ginger’s blog is loaded with random funny bits and pieces, most often taken from the news and Internet. She has a eye for irony that I really like, but best of all, she must spend countless hours digging around the news and the Web finding random funny stuff so guys like me don’t have to. Go check it out!
Writing from high atop Mount Laundry is the Queen of Couch. Here’s why I like Her Majesty the Queen: she says what’s on her mind, in her words and her style. As with any writer that’s not just plain boring, some folks will love her style and others won’t. If you have a problem with profanity then you might be one of the latter. Her blog is full of sarcasm, hyperbole, snarkiness and, yes, profanity. But you’d be missing out if you let a dislike for profanity keep you from reading Queen of Couch because her brand of snarkasm is pretty damn funny.
I saw JB around Twitterville and enjoyed his blog for some time, but didn’t actually have much of a conversation with him until recently. The world of social media may very well be filled with genuine people but at the end of the day there’s still a wall of electrons between you and the rest of the community. Jb is one of those people that manages to make the wall so thin that his authenticity and sincerity passes through with ease. He’s a passionate father exploring what it means to be a man while being a dad and is well worth checking out.
Here’s another one that’s long overdue. This guy’s the real deal. He’s a teacher and an accomplished musician, and he’s an outstanding dad. He’s also one of the most generous and thoughtful people I’ve met–online or off. His blog is always both though-provoking and funny and well worth following. While you’re there, check out the Dad Blog themes songs!