Holy shitballs. No seriously. There’s no other way to begin this post. Them there was a LOT of blogs you had me looking at for the past few days.
My cat slept on my head last week by the way. Literally splayed on my face with her uterus right on my forehead. This totally isn’t relevant at all, but I wanted to tell you before I forgot. My biggest regret in life is that I can’t go back in time to let Laura Ingalls know that a cat makes a surprisingly comfortable sleeping bonnet.
So last Friday I composed a partial list of 10 of my favourite websites. Spots 9 and 10 were left open for suggestions. And you suggested. A lot. So I spent an entire day looking at all the sites.
I discovered a few things about myself. I have absolutely no attention span and it takes something really bright and shiny to get my atten … OH MY GOD OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD. Sorry. What was I saying? I was distracted by … I can’t remember. But it was … oh who knows. What? Who the hell are you and what are you looking at me for?
Oh right … writing a post.
So, yes. I have no attention span and I’m easily distracted. So the blogs that held my attention tended to have really great layouts or really great pictures to hook me in immediately. And simple. Too much going on and I immediately felt like I was developing Bells Palsy. So I had to leave.
I also found myself drawn to sites that were completely different than mine. It’s not that the sites like mine weren’t good, it’s that I live with this site every minute of every day and sometime’s it’s nice to go somewhere completely different.
Having said all that, I did come up with 2 favourites. The first was a hands down winner and the second was an absolute struggle.
Everyone drumroll on their thighs please ….
#1. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com I couldn’t explain this blog if I tried. You’ll have to go and see. FUNNY.
#2. http://www.notmartha.org/ I really, really struggled with this one because it’s such an established blog. Hardly a “new find”. She recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary as a blogger and it hardly seemed fair to compare her blog to yours, or mine for that matter. It’s in a whole other category. BUT that’s what this list is. A list of the very best. And this site certainly is.
Since there were so many sites I looked at I couldn’t help but find a bunch more that are also great. Ones I will definitely be visiting again to see what they have to offer. All of these sites grabbed my attention immediately for one reason or another. And that’s the thing about bloggity blogging isn’t it? With so many out there, unless there’s something to peak someone’s interest immediately, they’ll be gone and they’ll be gone forever. It’s worse than television this racket.
So I have for you a list of honorable mentions. I couldn’t help it. These sites were too good to go unnoticed.
~ Design ~
~ Crafts & People Who Excel at Crafts ~
Great iPhoto tips! REALLY great iPhoto tips. Plus good pics to look at of knitting and stuff. And flowers. And that sort of thing.
~ Funny ~
Funny with a capital F. U.
Really good, funny writing but without being all “look at me, look at me, I’m funny! Watch me wear this lampshade on my head and talk with a really bad, fake British accent!”.
~ Food ~
And finally you have to go and see this particular post from Aubrey and Lindsay.
The idea is SUPER-SMART and I tried it within 1/2 hour of reading it. Yes I had the ingredients on hand. What of it?
And that is all I have for you today. Now I have to go and practice getting really good at food photography. I give it 1/2 hr. before I get bored and just eat the food. Or get distracted by a shiny bit of sauce.
Have a super fantastic (long if you’re in Canada) weekend!