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
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!