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I am the first to admit I'm a relative newbie to blogging. I enjoy it and at times even obsess about it (personality flaw). There are some pretty great blogs out there, and some that are just not my cup of tea. Doesn't mean they aren't good, they just aren't good for me.

I started out reading Plain ol' Bob, and was able to get my laugh for the day. I followed a couple of people that don't even blog anymore, but the posts I read were great. Maybe they just lost interest. Then I found Kristy, well I actually found her website and got sucked into her story. That's when my perception about the blogosphere changed.

I always read articles in the news and then went down to the comments section to begin arguing with somebody else about what the author had posted. Never had I considered just reading someones blog. Between Bob and Kristy I found that I could get to like this stuff.

Others came into my scope soon after, and I'm going to tell you about a few of them. These are the blogs that got me hooked, and even though there are so many more that now keep my attention as well, these are the few that made me want to stick round and read.

I mentioned Kristy and if you haven't ever read her blog you are really missing out on a treat. She has the ability to go from organized and proper to random in .3 seconds. It's truly amazing, how quickly I can get sucked into her thoughts. Great stuff at every turn. Kristy will take you on a trip through her world. Not just her cool employer (well it sounds cool), but her exercise battles, relationship quirks, her kitty, freaky neighbor...The list goes on and on. She is also a great commenter. If you don't follow you need to check her blog out. It's definitely worth reading.
This Train of Thought has been Derailed in case you missed the link up top.

Can't get too far without mentioning Ian can you? Ian one day commented on a post of mine. I saw the pic on his profile and being the Superman fan that I am (insert sarcastic facial expression here) I decided to check out the blog. I was amazed that he had a spattering of followers. The guy writes some real world stuff. If you don't like it, too bad. He writes what he thinks and doesn't apologize. He suddenly has found a huge following after all the time he has been blogging. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving blogger. Ian is a friend indeed. We have never met in person, but I am quite sure that he would treat me like he's known me forever should we ever meet. Daily Dose of Reality If you don't follow I highly recommend you do.

Sarah Landry Writer in Making is a must read if you don't already. This is an honest upfront blog from a very intelligent young woman who is wise beyond her years. She is a bit shy at times, and doesn't see what those of us that read her blog see. She offers up perspective like very few people I know. The greatest thing about Sarah's blog it's so dang honest. She really tells you what she feels. If you are lucky enough to catch a 3 am post you will absolutely love it (keep doin those sarah). She gives us a taste of her life, the good the bad and the ugly ( check out her dentist fiasco). Great read and always worth your time. Check her out here.

Coach your Mind. Do you read Dayne Gingrich? If you don't you are missing out. This is somebody that gets it. More important he puts it into words so you can get it to. The guy is a true Life Coach... I have printed out posts of his and taped them on my desk. Yeah I catch flack from some co-workers, but they also read em too :) I can't describe all he has to say in this little summary. Just go read and decide for yourself..Find Dayne here.

There are a ton more that I read regular now. These few are the reason I continued to peruse the blog community though. Without these few blogs to keep me interested I would have never found some of the great blogs I read now.

I'm going to take the next few days and give you guys a glimpse of some of the great blogs I read. I hope you take a few minutes and check them out as we go.

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12 comments

Some great blogs. Good taste!

April 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM

I started reading Daily Dose of Reality simply because of the "Zod" button too. Simple things...

TGG

April 11, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Funny thing about the Zod thing...you associate a person with their picture, even when you KNOW that picture isn't them!

April 11, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Thanks for your review. I will have to check those blogs out. It really is possible to find some great reads out there in this big diverse world of blogging. Yours is one of them.

April 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM

I am new to the world of blogging myself. I have enjoyed writing and more importantly reading people's responses. It really is fulfilling. I am amazed at how good the quality of writing is out here in the blog world. Like for you, it takes something in the writer's prose to spark me and keep me following. I suppose it is the same as choosing favorite authors. There is something for everyone out there. Anyhow, I really like your blog..keep up the good work!

April 11, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I already follow a couple of these, must check out the others.

April 11, 2010 at 5:17 PM

I think my head just swelled up so big that I may not be able to leave the house! Thank you, it means a lot, especially coming from you. You are one of the people who keep me blogging, and reading... I always look forward to your posts.

April 11, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Good people are what keep me coming back, I too am fairly new to blogging and look forward to finding more good people like you.

April 11, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Thank you for sharing great blogs. The best way to find and enjoy a blog is through word of mouth. I wanted to share one with you that I always enjoy, in fact, I've not yet read one of her posts where I didn't laught out loud..."THE INVISIBLE SEDUCTRESS". I would say that she does have powers of seduction, but she uses them only for good, never evil. That's my recommendation, and I hope that someone is entertained by it as much as I am. I plan on following your recommendations, as well, Bendigo. You've never lead me wrong!

April 11, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Momma Fargo..thank you I think so too :)

TGG...isn't that crazy? and then he went and switched it... :/

Joe...Lol..even though I see Ian's face on FB...I still think of him as Zod you are so right.

Rae...Thank you so much...Definitely check out these other blogs you won't be disappointed. :)

DrSoosie..Thank you...I agree certain "little" things are what attract me to different blogs..I hope you check out the rest of those I put up here :)

Ms. Anthropy...After you check them out please let me know what you think..

Kristy..If your head is that swollen go ahead and take a day off..Tell them your safety guy said to :) I speak only the truth you have a great blog and I hope you keep on blogging !

Jimmy...Thanks...I hope you check out these guys you will definitely like em :)

Jan..thanks for the tip..I follow along to her as well :) Very good read..Thanks for the confidence I promise you these guys are worth the read :)

April 12, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Kristy, if your head swelled...you should see mine! And the colour of my cheeks! I had a hard time reading through this because I was blushing and seriously giggling so much out of happiness..! Thank you for the great boost, Bendigo, and you do know that I--and all the others of the Tribe--LOVE the blog. You have to know that!

April 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Amen sir! All great blogs!

April 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM

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