Read These New Blogs Now

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I know this sounds cheesy, but aside from actually needing to write in order to keep all of my feelings from bursting out of me at inopportune times, I like the community that a blog creates. I like having a few people who I can rely on to find something to say about everything I post and who can rely on me to do the same. (i.e. Tracey and Bachelor Girl)

A lot of blogs that I like end up failing, and I think it’s because they never develop a community of people who make them feel as if it’s important that they keep writing. (Not that I think I’m curing cancer here.) Mostly it’s because they never make an effort to reach out to other bloggers, maybe because most writers are insecure yet narcissistic.

What I’m leading up to is that there are a few blogs that I recently started reading and that I’d really, really love you to read, too. Because I like nothing more than to see your comments on other blogs and to publicly mock you for them.

Feast on Scraps, Tracey’s idea/inspiration blog that’s loosely related to our forays into scrapbooking but is mostly just pretty stuff she likes

Good Hair, Kim Luck, Kim’s blog about how Jesus has given her great hair but absolutely nothing else good in life

Sandy Olive, Sandy’s blog about . . . you know, stuff . . . and I’m not even sure why it’s good, but it is, and it’s often very heartfelt

Feel free to comment with any blogs you think are worthwhile, too.


  1. “…most writers are insecure yet narcissistic.”


    Added all three to my Google Reader. Turns out Tracey and I like the same stuff!

    • Obviously! You know she had a dream about you the other night, right? Well, the THREE of us, I should say.

      • I NEED to know what that was about.

        Y’all were laughing at me, weren’t you?

        • I have to let her tell you. Let’s just say it involved her being better friends with you and me being pissed off.

        • Tracey says:

          Okay, okay. So here’s what happened in the dream.

          For some reason, I was in your neighborhood, and your door was unlocked, so I snuck into your house to look around. And while I was in there, I thought, “It’s too bad Katie isn’t here with me to see this,” so I started taking pictures of your empty living room so I could show Katie later. But THEN, I heard all this talking in the other room, and I realized you were actually at home! And I felt like it would be rude to not come and say hi and meet you in person, so I wandered in to find you hanging out with some friends, and I met you, and it was great. But THEN! Katie showed up. And my first instinct was to hide, because I figured she would think it was reeeeally weird that I was there without her and that she might get mad that I was there behind her back. And you didn’t mention that I was there, either, which made things even more awkward, because it was like we were hiding something from her. But then Katie saw me, and she WAS weirded out for a minute, but I explained everything, and we all had a good laugh over it, and then we all proceeded to hang out together and have fun.

          And that’s all I remember. And I have no idea where it came from. But you had a lovely apartment in my dream. Very chic and well-decorated.

          • This is just like the time you caught me in bed with Dave Mustaine.

            OMG OMG OMG! I just typed “Dave Mustaine” into my Google search toolbar just to make sure I was spelling it right, and “Dave Mustaine coffee” was one of the results. So I clicked on it, and look what I found! Did you know about this?

            • Tracey says:


              1. No, I didn’t know about this.
              2. It is INSANE.
              3. Did you see little Electra on the site?! She sooooo looks like Dave. What I want to know is why Electra gets her own blend of cocoa, while Justis gets ignored. Sucks to be first born, apparently.
              5. This whole concept seems like something out of Spinal Tap. Do you really think Dave is into this whole project, or is he just humoring Pam?
              6. Dave’s Christmas Blend sounds THE BEST.

              • Electra has a miniature pony!

                I so wish I wouldn’t have pointed this out to you and would’ve instead just bought you Electra Mustaine’s Mexican Cocoa for Christmas.

                I would say Dave is very much into this. Just look at the picture of him on his principals page. A man who makes faces like that is a man who knows coffee.

                • Tracey says:

                  You don’t think Pam just took one of Dave’s rock star head shots and used it to sell coffee? Although, I imagine Dave developed a discerning taste for coffee after rehab when he could no longer drink whiskey sours.

  2. Serial says:

    Now I feel like an outcast!

    Just because you thought my new project is the worst project ever. I’ll show you, goddamit!

    (Not really sure how I’ll show you, or what. But I will!)

  3. Julie says:

    I’m totally secure in my narcissism. But I’ll check these blogs out, too.

  4. Sandy says:

    I’m getting teared up over here that you mentioned me! I’m Internet-celebrity-adjacent!

  5. Tracey says:

    Thanks for the link-love, baby. And now that someone in the world other than you knows about that blog, I may actually feel motivated to post something in it once in a while. Even if I do feel embarrassed by the terrible quality of my scans and photos, and even though I’m too lazy and cheap to do anything about it.

    Also, I fully expect you to use your new posting privileges there to share pictures of bunnies, bento boxes, and houndstooth capes you find on E-Bay.

    • Um, your feminist blog is totally popular, yet you never post in it. But I actually think this one will be much easier for you to update, because you can put whatever in it. At least that’s what I’m hoping.

      Those three things you mentioned reallyreally make me want to update it myself, too.

  6. Kim says:

    Katie Ett, who’s better than you?
    NO ONE.

  7. Tessa says:

    I love my life right now. I wanted to respond to this, because I love your life and writing, too, but then I realized my response would just be a thinly veiled reference back to me and my life and how much I love it right now; I’m just cutting out the middleman here.

  8. Cristy says:

    I love getting recommendations through my regular blogs. That’s how I find all the good stuff! Like I found you through BG. :) I love Kim’s site. I’ve already wasted half an hour looking through fashion week photos. Neat. Thanks for sharing them with us!