Kick-arse funny blogs? Helping you keep up with the cool kids.
So I have to admit that I spend more time than is healthy surfing. No, not the cool, wind in your hair, look at me I’m in Puberty Blues type surfing, but more the I’m a nerd who spends too much time on the couch at night looking at the laptop when I could be catching up with world events type surfing. I justify this in by insisting that it’s my job. Well, if you called being co-editor of a blog that makes no money but is personally fulfilling a job. Which to be honest, I’m not sure that anyone actually does. But they probably should, it would make a lot of people feel much happier about the use of their spare time.
Anyway, so it’s my job. Also, it’s fun. There is SO much stuff out on the www there that does not involve me using my credit card (minds out of the gutter, I was thinking of my current Amazon overdraft) – I could read all night every night and still need to come back tomorrow to check what Elaine is going to do about the break-up of her first real relationship. I subscribe to so much stuff, my in-box is OUT OF CONTROL. Kids, today I got 232 emails. I don’t have a job to justify that much email. Possibly I need a job. Then someone could PAY me to look at all these blogs. That would be awesome. If somewhat balanced in my favour rather than the employer’s. Unless of course my job was reviewing bad blogs. There are lots of those – believe me, Elaine’s break-up is actually quite compelling when compared to say – LOTS of the blogs out there.
So in no particular order, here are some of my favourite ‘mummy’ blogs that do not have anything to do with stories about people’s children’s christenings, pictures of children doing wacky things with flowerpots, anyone’s battle with being a transvestite single dad or a vegetarian starting over mother (all blogs which I have unfortunately stumbled upon during my working hours). In other words, funny blogs by women:
- www.mamamia.com.au– given her readership, I suspect that most Aussie readers of this blog cannot fail to be aware of Mia Freedman’s excellent blog. It has evolved from a mostly-Mia-musing blog into a site of ‘inspiration, community, pop culture, opinion & news’. Once you start commenting, it is genuinely like a little community – there is some amazing support there. Witness one of the regular commentators who has had a well documented nightmare few years with family injuries and illnesses – one of the mamamia commentators sent her a large sum of money to assist. Anonymously. The only site where I have ever done the commenting thing – I’ve actually found it a great experience.
- www.dooce.com– similarly, if you’re an American, you’d be hard pressed not to know about Dooce. Even if you’re not American, you’ve probably heard about the world’s most famous ‘mommy blogger’ – who has over 5 million readers per month. One of Forbes magazine’s “30 Most Influential Women In Media” in 2009. She’s entertaining and writes about her life, her children, depression, being a mother and her ex-Mormon life. A LOT of comments and nice pics – it’s interesting to read.
- www.thebloggess.com – a comedy genius, I LOVE her. She’s ultra cynical, rude and random. She has a child, but her site is nothing to do with them. For an example of why she is funny, read this post then look at comment number 271 and 272. http://thebloggess.com/?p=635. And then start reading her blog.
- http://stfuparents.tumblr.com/- a.k.a.please be quiet parents. If you’ve ever been astounded by someone’s inane facebook status update on their children (Kerry can’t believe what a big poo David did today – well done mate!), then this is the site for you. Totally rude and the updates people do are EXTRAORDINARY. I cannot look away.
There are lots and lots of other blogs I follow that aren’t funny which include www.libertylondongirl.com, www.babyology.com.au and alphamummmy but please, I have the hours between 1am-3am currently free – please send me all new and fabulous website/blogs that I have to read.