Five Blogs and One Website You Must Read


Not too long ago a certain lady at Life in the Boomer Lane was featured on Freshly Pressed for her piping hot word cakes that flew off the griddle and were gobbled up by hungry bloggers. I, a mere blog-troller, came along and posted a comment that was just bizarre enough to lure her to my blogging den, where—wonder of wonders—she liked what she saw and said this to me (paraphrased): “By golly kid, you got some kinda spark and I’m a gonna feature you in my neck o’ the woods sometime pretty soon now.”

And I thought that was just swell. Feature me (and others) she did, and my smile beamed a little brighter that day.

Fast forward some amount of time. The trees are slightly leafier. Children have eaten after school snacks and burned holes in their clothes while playing with matches. Gas tanks have been refilled, credit cards maxed out, light bulbs replaced, and Snotting Black was—wonders of wonders—freshly pressed, my hungover mug gracing the cover of for the longest 3 days of my life (they keep the Friday ones up until Monday.)

Apparently people liked the tasty blog pudding I mixed up that day and customers came in by the dozen and left lots of nice comments and some lies like “Your hangover picture isn’t that bad” and “You  shouldn’t drink.”

Then I remembered the day not too long ago when a certain blogger  burned her spotlight on the rest of us. Now it’s my turn. Check out these blogs I’ve found and one website that I have to promote because I love it.

The Rumpus: If you like to read or write, you need to be exploring The Rumpus like you don’t have a day job. This website is one of the best things I have found on the internet. If you want to cry, go here. If you want to laugh, go here. If you want to listen to good music, go here. If you want good advice, go here. It’s all on The Rumpus. And sign up for emails from Stephen Elliott because they will touch your heart.

Cosmic Revolutions: A blog dedicated to exploring the fascinating world of the future. Beware. You might learn something while reading here.

A Rebel with a Cause: Come for the beautiful photography, stay for the interesting prose and the worthy cause of SAVING THE ENTIRE EARTH.

Red Herring Online: Read his essay on how the English language is a sandwich. I was impressed and you will be too. A friendly and well spoken socialist, because we’re all comrades.

Dashtodine: Finally, a unique food blog concept with great writing to boot. This dude likes to dine, and makes time to appreciate food. I’m tearing out a page of his book and using it to wipe hot dog grease off my hands after I read it. Implementation of the philosophy comes later.

Girl in the Hat: It starts out as an attractive blog layout and gravatar image, but it doesn’t stop there. Read something! You’ll like it! You don’t even have to read all of a post—just the beginning is enough to enrich your day.

And thanks to all of you who read my blog, even just once. That’s time you’ll never get back and you gave it to reading, skimming, and/or commenting on my blog. For that I am grateful.

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38 thoughts on “Five Blogs and One Website You Must Read

  1. geekinacardigan says:

    Such a good list. Following them now, too, thanks.

  2. I want to go through all of these and spend all day in the bathtub reading them. I will do this someday, I swear.

    • edrevets says:

      Thizanks. I wish I could read in the bathtub, but I had some scarring experiences as a young girl….namely accidentally sticking my hand in water and getting my book wet. I always hated that.

      Also, bath beads were never as cool as they looked.

  3. Jas says:

    nice collection you featured here…. some good nuggets to chew on…

  4. Archon's Den says:

    I had to take my New computer back in for gastric-bypass surgery. Apparently it was too full of the s**t that I’ve written. Lost you in the memory of the old one, but I got you back because you are worth a daily visit. Must go and have a look at some of your suggestions, especially RedHerring.

  5. tedstrutz says:

    Emily… I quite agree about The Rumpus… do you have your mug yet?

    I’ll check the others out… thanks.

    • edrevets says:

      Nope I don’t have my mug yet, but I definitely want to purchase one. You should read the Dear Sugar post that comes from because it’s quite powerful. I hope you enjoy the Rumpus as much as I do!

      • tedstrutz says:

        Oh, I do read Sugar. I also subscribed to the ‘Letters in the Mail’, or whatever they are calling it. Got my first letter from Padma Viswanathar of Fayetteville, Ar. the other day. Pretty cool, even though I know Stephen and his pals stuffed the envelopes in SF. I’m writing her soon.

      • edrevets says:

        AHHHHHHHH I want to get letters in the mail so bad, but I’m out of the country right now and getting mail is a little difficult. As soon as I get back I’m going to subscribe. I also want to do the book club. The Rumpus is the best.

  6. Wow, imagine me standing on my head and spinning a bunch of plate on my feet. I do this for relaxation at home. Hey, I am honored that you mentioned what I did and that you have done the same. This is like that movie Pay it Forward. Except no one dies. So it’s better.

  7. artzent says:

    A very thoughtfull a kind thing to do! Thank you for this and for all of the great bolgs that you post. Keep on trucking!

  8. My, my! What good tastes you have…

  9. E, I will have to admit that you have a very good thing going here. I made sure I connected with your recommended reading, especially dashtodine. Very funny guy and the way he describes his experiences is quite unique. Total fun. Thanks again for a few moments of good entertainment.

  10. miss1sue says:

    looking forward to the day I might get freshly pressed! l read your guest post at The write practice and loved it, too bad I couldn’t come up with a spoon story so fast while in class

    • edrevets says:

      The day potentially awaits all of us—remember the wordpress gods are watching. And no worries, there will always be time to write about spoons.

  11. Clip Snark says:

    I’ll have to go through the whole list but I just stopped by The Rumpus (since I love BOTH reading and writing). Thanks for sharing!!

    • edrevets says:

      yes yes yes yes! You must read the Rumpus! I can’t stop talking about it to all of my friends, and most of them are uninterested parties. Hope you enjoy it!

  12. The Waiting says:

    And thank you for writing your blog. You are indeed a talented gal. And I will add to the camp that thinks your hungover pic is a lot better than mine.

    • edrevets says:

      hahaha well thanks a lot. I’ll also say there are worse pictures of me out there, but that doesn’t necessarily improve the quality of this one. Thanks again for reading.

  13. Reblogged this on Abdulkadirmahamud and commented:
    Great list. Thanks for sharing..

  14. I love your writing and I’m going to serve something hot from the griddle one day. Till then, you can bet I’m spending the next two hours browsing those sites till I trudge to work. Good day.

    • edrevets says:

      Yes! You must serve it up fresh and hot—it’s the only way people like it. Glad I could provide you some tasty blogging snacks to satisfy you before work.

  15. Steven says:

    Incredibly flattered that you’d throw a link up to my little troll den! Thank you so much.


    “I do my best to act dignified despite having said ‘Love Meat Dog’ a few moments ago.”

  16. Great post nice and humbling. Will chck out these other blogs.

  17. Scott says:

    Wow, thanks a ton!! No better feeling than being promoted by a great writer. I’m also flattered because I’m in such good company – the rest of your recommendations are so awesome. You’re a gem, and I’m looking forward to following your writing. Thank you!

  18. Heywaitaminute. I’m reading your list of excellent blogs and hey, that’s my blog listed there! Why, thank you for this kind nod and mention. I beam brightly and see what you mean when you say it feels swell. I will have to remember this classy act if I am ever FreshPressed.

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