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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Why I love blogging (now) - UPDATED!! !! !

I never really knew what blogging was until recently. My only experience with it had been in the form of political bloggers who used their forum to blather on and on about whatever opinion they had at the moment. I used to proudly proclaim that "I don't read blogs, because I don't care what other people think" and that's very true; I don't care what other people think, never cared for hearing people's opinions unless I asked for them, so why the hell would I want to read somebody yammering about whatever shit I don't care about? My other experience with blogging is that it is used to basically pour your heart out; lots of serious stuff about what's going on in your life, and I just don't have the stamina, energy or interest to keep anything like that going.

Then about 6 months ago I discovered Allie Brosh at Hyperbole and a Half (her artwork is pictured above) and I spent about 2-3 days reading every single thing she ever wrote. She is obviously both a story teller and a cartoonist, but if you go back to the very beginning of her blog (which I did) you'll find that she hasn't always been like that; she just started yammering in blog form and eventually she evolved into the format that she has now, and I thought "Fuck it, I can do that," (except for the artwork; see my logo) and this blog was born. I had (have) no idea what I was doing, but I've been chatting in various online forums for years now and I've gotten used to typing to somebody instead of talking to them, so using the keyboard to communicate is just really easy for me. But, I'm not a writer; I mean, I'm really not. My friend, H's mom, keeps telling me that I am, but I think she's full of shit and she's just saying that because she's my friend. I'm not comfortable writing, it doesn't feel natural; but I am comfortable talking, so when I'm typing here I'm basically just talking with my hands. Not like sign language, though; WAY lamer than sign language.

One thing I AM good at, though, is the snarky one-liner, which brings me to my long-awaited point. (I swear there's a point to this shit, I'm getting to it) There's a whole fucking internet community out there of people who are funny and may or may not have a point to what they write (although they seem to have much more of a point than I do), but I'm finding them as a result of this blog and now I have an entire WORLD of places in which to write snarky one-liner comments. I mean... it's a goddamn gold mine. And they're all nuts, too, so they don't mind!

And this is why I love blogging. Not because it gives me an outlet for my crazy ramblings, but because other people's blogs do. And, on that note, I would like to list for you the various blogs I visit so that you can go there and be snarky, too. I considered making my own award for these guys, but.... eh. Fuck it, I don't have that kind of energy, plus I'm getting sick and Child 2 is being a pissy little brat right now. So, if you're listed here, and you're happy about that, um.... send me some money! Sure. I mean, why not?

Mommy is Teething
Not Just Another Mother Blogger
Autism Army Mom
Little Bit Quirky
Wait. What? (great name)
It's a Lollipop World
I'm Just That Way and That's Just Me
Big Daddy Autism
Miss Melicious


I forgot my friend Kimberly at The Only Child Chronicles and now I feel like a complete tool. Let's make it up to her by going over there and saying REALLY snarky things!


Varda said...

I actually went through a phase recently where I went around cornering my friends and making everybody look at hyperbole and a half on my droid phone. Because I think that blog is just fucking brilliant. I know she has millions of followers and we are not alone in this opinion, but my friends had never heard of her. Now they have. Snort.

Didactic Pirate said...

I must dispute your central claim. You are SO a writer. Frankly, I have a lot of respect for those who, like you, are good with the well-crafted zingers. I'm not one of those folks.

jillsmo said...

Dude, don't make me punch you, 'cause I'll do it. I know what you look like now!

Lynn said...

Do you accept Pay Pal? Thanks for including me in your illustrious list! I see 4 of my peeps on there, and 4 that I don't read that I need to check out. I was introduced to Hyperbole and a 1/2 by Big Daddy. Never heard of her until just a month ago. Now I know where all the hits in the blogosphere are going...she's totally sucking the air out of the whole universe! But she is great. And yes, sorry to break it to you, but you are indeed a WRITER.

Cheryl D. said...

Thanks for including me! Like Lynn, about half of the bloggers I know and half I don't. I can't wait to check out the ones I don't know.

And I also agree with Lynn that you are a writer--a good writer! I always enjoy reading what you have to say!

Nibor said...

The writing, meh. As for snarky one-liner comments, isn't that the whole point of Twitter?

I just come here for the songs. And the artwork, of course. And because your links are the only way I know to find Allie Brosh and that pirate dude.

jillsmo said...

That's so sweet.

Big Daddy Autism said...

Check is in the mail. Right back at you by the way. Glad I found you recently. Like Lynn and Cheryl said, I know half the blogs on this list real well - the others I will check out. I like irreverent humor. Life is hard. Lets mock it while we can.

jillsmo said...

Damn straight

Kat said...

*snarky comment here*
that's right, bitch.
I made *snarky comment*
cuz that's how i rollz.

Tina@ www.theteethingmom.com said...

Just so you know, I find it hard to share you with other blogger/readers because I'm a selfish fucker and I want to keep your winning one liners all to myself.

But then word gets around, people learn about your awesomeness and you so much as fart and you get like...101 comments. Pfft.


Tina@ www.theteethingmom.com said...

Kat? Do you have a blog? I seriously wanna stalk you biznatch, fo realz.

tulpen said...

I know some of those peeps!

I cringe when people call me a writer too. Calling people names isn't nice.

LilPixi said...

This makes moi ridiculously happy. Jill, you are serious awesome sauce!! Your one-liners KILL me, and it takes one awesome, funny person to roll me over like that. I really don't know what the hell constitutes a "good writer", but there's something about the energy you express yourself with that makes reading your blog such a joy.

Kimberly said...

Ouch. You know? Just. Ouch. *pouts*

Dani G said...

I think you're a kick ass writer. Fo reals.

Golly gee, I'd like to thank you for the recognition. Wait, this is YOUR blog... Fuck yeah! Thanks for the shout out! Awwwww yeah, bitches, she likes me!

The pressure is really on to keep being awesome now. I think I can handle it ;)

Big Daddy Autism said...

I have four things to say;

A. There are no do overs in life and blogging.
2. I like that I can say "Fuck" here.
III. I left a snarky comment on "Kimmie"'s Blog.
(d). Kimberly doesn't know where I live. Right?

Kimberly said...

LOL! I was just fuckin' with you, Jill. You know I love you! :-D

Jean said...

I've just added the word "snarky" to my vocabulary...love it! XXX

jillsmo said...

Wow, 20 comments and only 1/4 of them are from me. I'm like the cool kid, but in my own house!

Happy13 said...

Did you call me nuts? That, missy, is the improper term. I think you know what I'm saying.

You're just jealous of my mobile dick.

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