Blogs I really enjoy reading and think you might too, or that are at least worth you taking a look at. I'll explain why I think said blogs are worth reading, so you can gain some idea as to whether you want to check them out or not. I'm not doing this simply as a favour to other bloggers, nor am I expecting such recommendations about my blog in return, but to you, my followers, and others who may wander onto my blog, I am giving you the chance to gain a glimpse into yet more minds (:
(Please note that these are not in any order, they all have their merit for different reasons and thus are not justly comparable to one another.)
#1. Paper Cranes & Paper Smiles, the blog of Car Crash Hearts. Her name is derived from lyrics of her favourite band, Fall Out Boy. Although she is indeed a friend of mine, I sincerely believe her blog is worth a look, and following. For those of you who think I am a competent writer, her talent far outshines mine. While I for the most part limit myself to prose, and you can check out why by taking a look at the posts under the category "bad poetry", she can write great prose, free verse, poetry; she is currently writing lyrics for a mutual friend's band to already composed music. I'm lucky enough to have had a song written about me by her, something I find to be highly flattering.
I love her writing in general, while sometimes, abstract, shall we say, it is always poetic, if not always making obvious sense. But only in the best way!
She is nothing if not brutally honest, emotive and heartfelt in her writings. Trust me, not as her friend, but as a fellow writer, this 17 year old has maaaajor talent. So go find out for yourself. (:
#2. Comic Book Superzero by Phil
While Phil doesn't post often, or maybe that's just by my insane standards of once daily, as a minimum; what he does write is highly entertaining, with stories of random funny events in his life, for the most part. And of course, the lower the number of posts, the easier it is to not miss anything. It's great for a laugh, well written, and makes my day to read. He comments and follows too (:
#3. Diary of an Old Fart by Mulled Wine. I've recommended this before, so merely copy pasting recommendation, and probs deleting that singular post...
It was titled Never Judge a Book By its Cover
Okay, while there is some merit in the old phrase, we do tend to pick up books with covers that catch our eye.
But when it comes to this blog, definitely don't make the mistake of judging it by its title...
"Diary of an Old Fart" is the blog of a 64 year old (i think?) man and is a brief account of events in his day to day life...
While the title isn't the most flattering, he writes in a quirky, thoroughly entertaining and at times, thought provoking way; never going on too long, as I am continuously guilty of.
There is a lot of reflection and it's an insightful look into his life, I enjoy reading it, and part of the attraction is that it takes so little time, I can read it quickly and still get a lot out of those few paragraphs.
I love it, you have got to read it for yourself! (:
#4.Do You Hate It Too> by Michael.
Do You Hate It Too is a blog where Michael writes about all the different things in life that he finds frustrating, from Turnstiles to Crocs [the shoes] to people's reactions to different things. It's entertaining reading, at least, and slightly thought provoking at best, as we consider how our actions may impact others. At first it irritated me how many complaints he had, but now I find it amusing and interesting even when I don't find the action or object in question to be irritating.
#6. Graze If You Want To, But Don't Eat Dirt by Crazy Sister
"Crazy Sister" is an Australian mum of two young children, and her posts about her children and daily life are entertaining and amusing.
#7. Swing Life Away by LittleJ
This is a new blog but I like it, its poetic and most of the posts are named after colours and describing why the day is like that colour. It's great [I'm saying that too much this post aren't I?] (:
#8. Where the blog are you? for all those Aussie bloggers out there. Yay we have a community (:
#9. My Pointless
The funniest true stories of the dumb things people do
#10. Your Beard Is Good
Funny Indian Guy
#11. Surviving Myself
#12. Pearl, Why You Little...
Just do it
#13. Keep Believing
Truly inspiring. The wife of a man who has been dying of terminal cancer for years. He has only recently passed away. Her story.
#14. Baking With Plath
Hilarious. Like a female, non Indian version of Rs27 or whatever from Your Beard Is Good
#15. I Need A Martini Mom
Funniest Kindergarten Teacher, Mother, and Wife ever, but also sweet.
#16. Confessions of a Twenty Something Year Old
22 yr old Cheryl. She's funyn
#17. No Ordinary Rollercoaster
Absolutely hilarious, you have to check this out