Blogroll Schmogroll

You may have noticed that I don’t have a Blogroll. (What?! You haven’t read every page of this blog? Oh, okay. Neither have I.)

The thing is, I put off creating a blogroll because I know it will become a maintenance nightmare. Twenty years from now I’ll still have the original list, sitting there on its lonely page, unread. Yes, I plan to blog forever, baby.

Instead of creating another maintenance item for myself – and another never-gonna-read blog page for you – I decided that one Wednesday each month I will replace Wonder Why Wednesday with… Blogroll Schmogroll, a short list of blogs I think you should visit. Each month I’ll highlight two or three people who make me laugh, think and, on occasion, cry.

You can then add my favorites to your reader, subscribe to their email newsletter and follow them on Twitter. You, too, will have the opportunity to smack your head daily, thinking I need more time to read these blogs. They’re all so good. Damn Missy for getting me hooked on more blogs. Or something like that.

Look for Blogroll Schmogroll on the last Wednesday of every month, starting… today!

But before we begin, some minor housekeeping… I know, I know, always killing the fun by bringing up housekeeping.

These monthly lists are, in no way, comprehensive or conclusive, meaning:

When I say Here are blogs that make me laugh, I do not mean that these are the only blogs that make me laugh. If I say This blog is always smart and thoughtful, that does not mean that there aren’t many more smart, thoughtful blogs out there.

If you know for a fact that I read your blog all the time, but you haven’t been featured on Blogroll Schmogroll yet, please don’t be offended. Your day is coming, I promise. My Google Reader and my in box are full – FULL, I tell you – of blogs I read daily (or as frequently as possible), and I’m not going through the list alphabetically or anything. Blogroll Schmogroll will be a bit more random. Have patience. You know I love you.

So let’s begin.

As of this writing I am wrapping up one of those days. The kids were maniacs, and it so happens that I also had almost no Mama Patience today. I was blessed with a teeny, tiny portion of Mama Patience to begin with. If my tolerance levels drop at all this household immediately hits an orange, teetering on red, threat level.

Then, when dumping pasta into a colander, boiling water splashed over the side of the sink. The tidal of wave of super-hot liquid landed on me. I feel like a tool and I now have a second degree (maybe 1.5 degree?) burn near my belly button. To add insult to injury, I broke a fingernail while stain treating P’s three-billionth stained shirt of the day. I know, this is tragic stuff.

I feel the need for a laugh.

And when I want to laugh, these are three of my go-to ladies:

:: Alabaster Cow – Ericka is smart, funny, and her breasts nearly exploded in her face earlier this week. She’s irreverent in all the right ways.

:: Good Day, Regular People – The Empress is writing a series called When Someone You Love Has a Blog. It’s a must read.

:: Kelley’s Break Room – Kelley hosts a little game called Captcha Balderdash, where readers make up definitions to the captcha words used for authenticating comments and such. Go play!


  1. What a great idea! I too, am thinking I might do away with mine. There are just too many awesome blogs to read and I can’t really list ALL of them. This is a great way to feature a few favorites. I know two of the three funnies you’ve listed and they are pretty funny! I’ll have to check out the other one! Ouch, so sorry about your burn..

    • I have to admit that the burn is now quite small. Way more drama than was called for. 😉 But it got me out of helping to clean the kitchen, so you know, I had to milk it for a while!

  2. I don’t have a blogroll either. Heck, I haven’t switched to a dot com, am I really expected to keep up a blogroll? : )

    Your descriptions of these ladies are hilarious. Seriously. : )

    • I know – keeping up with things like a blogroll is just nearly impossible for me!

  3. Oh, and another you might like, my absolute go to blog for a laugh is VodkaMom.

    • Yes! Love her. Just discovered her recently and was sad I haven’t been reading her forever.

  4. Captcha balderdash sounds freaking brilliant!!!!

    • It is – you should play. I think you would rock it! So your comment got stuck in spam for some reason… crazy.

  5. OMG, TU,RT, I am all letters over here over that!!!


    You know, I live to make people laugh,right?

    Don’t know what all that is about, but, yeah, so, this is VERY COOL.

    THANK YOU, lovely sister tribe honeychile girlfriend.

    Smooch! I heart you big time!

    • This is possibly the best comment ever. :) Glad it made you happy!

  6. I love this idea Missy. Way back when I used to do Friday Shout Outs. I might need to consider doing that again. Going to check out these 3.

  7. I don’t have a blog roll either for the reason that you stated but I love your idea of ‘featuring’ your favorites.

    I came over from Theta Mom. Congrats on your feature day. :)

  8. Congratulations on your Theta Mom post. That’s the big schmeel, man. Theta is awesome and I am so very glad for you.

    I had to read this one, because I was intrigued. My blog roll is ginormous and I am the worst at updating it. I never do. I can’t tell you how many hurt feelings people have had over the fact that they’re not on my blog roll. One chick unfollowed me and told me she’d never read me again because I’d never put her on my blog roll. I was thinking of doing one of two things, totally eliminating it because I never, ever, ever want to hurt anyone’s feelings or doing what my dear dahling of a friend, Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka, does, has an entire page of blog rolls and if you want to be on her blog roll, just send her the link and she’ll put you up there.

    I don’t know. Dang, I hate politics.

    Oh and one time, I was cooking something up and I grazed my right breast on the pan. Do not ask. I’m a tard when it comes to everything. That thing throbbed for weeks. And not in a good way.

    • @joann mannix, I agree – the politics of the blogroll are no fun. And kind of ridiculous! One way or the other, someone’s feelings are going to get hurt. It’s awful! I think Becky has a good idea. (love that blog, by the way.)

      Thanks for the kind words re: TMC. :) Oh, and for the great cooking story. Nice to know I’m not alone in the kitchen tard category.


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