this may take you a while.
if y'all perish of starvation before you're through reading this, i'm terribly sorry.
i read a ton of blogs. in fact, it's partly why i joined the bandwagon: to talk back, and have a piece of the community. i like it in here on the internet, we have some good people.
so, to this purpose, i'm going to list all the AMAZING AND WONDERFUL people i follow, and tell you why i like them (briefly, mind you...).
also, to make it easier, i'm going to categorize, so as to make this slightly more understandable.
BLOGS I FOLLOW BECAUSE THE PERSON IS AN EXCELLENT WRITER/ARTIST
lots of photography and general awesomeness. also has a fantastic harry potter tattoo!
great short stories from someone i correspond with (see below, in "cool people")
Crazy with a Side of Awesome Sauce
great photography (and occasional photog contests), great stories, great Sexy Saturday reads, also a cool person!
she does amazing fucking comics for free online!
Davka Deer Girl and Animal Prayer:
twin sisters who write, write poetry, take photographs, and in Davka's case at least, draw.
Made of Words
great lesbian erotica and other awesomeness!
BLOGS I FOLLOW BECAUSE THEY ARE FELLOW STRIPPERS/SEX WORKERS AND ARE THEREFORE AWESOME
The Story of Story
anonymous travel stripper (who i got to meet here in NOLA, woohoo!!!) who talks about stripping her way around the country. also should be cross-posted into the "writers i love" category as well...
a dancer with a sense of humor
Diary of an Angry Stripper
dancer with no sense of humor, which is partly what makes her funny
Let Me Give You A Hand With That
dancer/sex worker who takes pictures of her fun outfits, sometimes... notable for her descriptions of working in erotic massage
grad student dancer, has good descriptions of the characters that come into her NYC club.
Ava Adore and Confession
two friends who (used to) work in the same club. good stories live here!
San Francisco dancer, and Portland dancer. has multiple viewpoints, woo!
hobostripper is the original blog, filled with tales of living in a van and stripping all around the U.S. the Ecowhore blog is a blog you pay to read - but trust me, it is worth the moola, if you've got it to spare. amazing tales of living in alaska in a cabin and being self-sufficient.
BLOGS THAT ARE SO RANDOM THAT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND
Hyperbole and a Half.
the funniest illustrations probably on the fucking planet.
she is a blogging goddess who could be doing something amazing for charity, or talking about taxidermy, or writing a sex column, or putting up the weirdest links i've ever seen, or...
...you never know what you're gonna get.
Steam Me Up, Kid
will make you spit things out while laughing. other than that, i don't even know how to describe this blog, but trust me, it is made of The Awesome.
Mommy Wants Vodka
she amuses me. i'm not really sure why i'm so drawn. probably because purple should be a flavor, damnit.
COOL PEOPLE/THINGS I HAVE FOUND
Tara Bites Back
amazing lady with a great sense of humor about life.
Sara Swears A Lot
a fellow Louisiana blogger (at least until i move somewhere else...) who does drunken karaoke, and says vagina a bunch. also, the aforementioned swearing.
The Angry Office Manager
i can't remember how i found her, but i liked her enough to send her letters. should also be cross-posted into the good writers section, but don't fear, i put her other blog there.
other than the fact that she started Boobquake (there is a Facebook group too...), she is a super-smart science-loving atheist who also adores Harry Potter - i might be in love...
being single sucks, but somehow, cats make everything better. also, she's hilarious, and has been known to wrap her cats in saran wrap... (my dad and i always call that shit Devil wrap, because it fucking sucks to deal with, but i like this new alternative use.)
I'll Go Eat Worms
she makes me laugh.
should win the internet for coming up with the word "assmittens." besides, who else do you know who has been blogging in the same spot for the last ten years? some of the older links/pics are wonky, but whatever.
(i will now admit to blogging for a decade as well...only spread out over a whole fuckload of places, most of which i will not admit to, here. none of y'all need to see my teenage angst, natch.)
The Beautiful Kind
the best kind of sex blogging! deals with kink, polyamory, and almost everything else. also the woman who runs the show is all kinds of amazing. plus fighting a custody battle over her daughter (because of the sex blogger thing - thanks, douchy ex-husband! good job.) most recently, so please do go and support...
she's in alaska. and she's random.
Band Back Together
collaborative blog, really cool and full of support. is on a more serious note than 99.9% of what i do, however.
ever wanted to smack someone on the face with a large slimy dick? well, this is the website for you. venting lives here.
Normally, I wouldn't say this, but...
his tagline is
"Blah blah blah itchy
blah blah blah gay
blah blah alcohol."
this, and he's a fellow smoker (of the poke smot variety) so naturally i like him.
besides, he won my first giveaway contest.
and finally, the
GETS A FREEBIE BECAUSE I'M DATING HIM, EVER THOUGH HE DOESN'T UPDATE IT OFTEN, ALTHOUGH HE SHOULD
wherein The Matt talks about beer, and recipes, and etcetera.
... i want y'all to know that this list took 2 fucking hours to do...
i may never do this again! but sheesh, at least i am DONE!