Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I'm Not Naming Names...

Let's just say that there are several BIG and POPULAR and READ BY MANY blogs that I think sort of suck... or, to be kinder, ain't worth the bother.

Am I alone in this assessment, or do you read the BIG and POPULAR and READ BY MANY blogs and think, wow, that blogger is kicking ass!  Or, do you think, meh, what's the fuss all about?

Don't be mean, I don't want any titles or urls.

** let me just address an email I received... NO URLS and NO TITLES please!  This isn't personal, it's just a casual conversation.

*** more edits... if you are reading a great blog and I think I should add it to the Ever Growing Links List, by all means, let me know!

22 comments:

jennie said...

There are a few of the BIG ones that I read and really enjoy. Then, there are some OTHERS that seem to have quite a following that I read for awhile but abandoned. In most cases, I just didn't care for the writing or the tone. And a few just seem like the person they present themselves as cannot possibly be who they actually are.

jenontheedge said...

In general, I'd have to say that the famous bloggers are as good as they think they are, but sometimes I need to take a little break from the 'tude.

Los said...

I usually don't go to those blogs - I like to feel important.

Kristin said...

Jennie - I will give props and say that a blog like Amalah is always good... she's funny and charming and I think she is worth everyone's adoration... but, on the same token, there is one in particular that I just can't wrap my head around!

Jen - Maybe that's what I am picking up... 'tude... man, I have 3 kids, spare me!

Los - Hee Hee... you are a Big Man in Blog Pond!

furiousBall said...

i don't either, i like the comments to be a sort of conversation on my blog too.

Anonymous said...

Yes! I won't "name names" but wtf on a couple of them?

Marisa

Kristin said...

FB - I will admit to being too overwhelmed by some of them... they're like machines!

Marisa - wtf indeed!

Phoenix said...

There are a few blogs that I read just because they are big. Only two of them, do I actually care. I wonder how come they're so big anyway. But whatever, it's all subjective. A few of them used to be way more interesting.

Lisa and Tate said...

I will agree with you... some of the "popular" ones I just don't get. There is one that I will read only when I can stomach her disfunction.... Now she has a book out? What does this say about our world when we are willing to pay good money to read when it is free disfunctional blogging?

Kristin said...

Phoenix - Me too... with the wonder.

Lisa - You are too funny! Free Dysfunctional Blogging... right here, baby!

jennster said...

you KNOW i've posted about this more than once. it pains me how "popular" some blogs are- when they truly fucking SUCK.ASS. they aren't fun, funny, entertaining, or even worth the time it takes to read- so i don't understand why so many people seem to enjoy them. i am obviously missing something. LOL

ps- this is not for all popular blogs.. just some.

Kayce said...

Funny you should post this topic. I'm currently reading a book from a blogger who "hit it famous" and I don't believe it's the one Lisa is talking about...Anyway, the book is funny, but it seems quite far fetched to be real life. I'm still trying to figure out how she did it...

Kristin said...

Jennster - I know... it's a weird thing... some of these bloggers are so amazing and then there are those few... and I don't just mean Mommy-Bloggers here, that are kind of well, not amazing.

Kayce - It seems that there are quite a few bloggy books out there... some of course are better than others and in fact I have one of them sitting on my bedside table waiting to be read and reviewed... I am a fan of the editor so I assume I am going to love it!

Anonymous said...

Funny blog you aren't reading - hippobrigade.com

Kristin said...

Anon - Becky? Is that you? I love Hippo Brigade and I read it faithfully!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Wait, I thought *you* were one of the big and popular blogs! ANd I love you! But I mostly don't read the popular people cuz I was never one of them...

Mel said...

I do indeed read several BIG and POPULAR blogs, but I think it's like, say... a liking for spinach. Or seafood. Some people love the hell out of some things, while others loathe the very sight of the same things.
I'll say that there are a few BIG ones out there that bore. Me. To. Tears. and are so self-indulgent, even for a BLOG, that I can't take it. But the rest? I can see how they became big reads.

Kristin said...

Lisa - some are better than others... I will name names here because I'm being positive, but I think Derfwad Manor and Bossy are 2 of the best blogs out there... they deserve every reader they have and should probably have a hundred more...

Both of their links are on my blogroll.

Mel - I think you put it perfectly... "self indulgent even for a blog..." just what I meant!!

Kristie said...

I don't read any of the big ones... well besides yours and mamarazzi ~Lmao~ of course I'm not sure what you mean by big popular ones... cuz I do read about Rose and Marie all the time.. We love them in our house ~smiles~ as far as the rest are concerned, I guess I'm not up on the great popular blogs...

I was thrilled to see so many posts this morning... I swear I was on here yesterday morning and rereading old stuff ~lol~

Thanks

Kristin said...

Kristie - Oh, we love Rose and Marie too... I have tried to kidnap Marie in the past, but to no avail...

& yes, as to the many posts, well, when it rains it pours...

Amanda said...

I just found your blog through Hippo Brigade, and I must say, my blog is pretty fantastic. Just kidding...but not really. :)

gorillabuns said...

I like funny and entertaining blogs (even ones that are deep) not indulgent look how completely fab I am and your not.