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Top 100 Reasons to Love Blogging

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Next week, Mile High Mamas will be dedicated unto the glories of blogging. We will cover the why and the how as we try to lure you, Dear Reader, into starting a blog. It is all about community…and we want you to help build ours in Colorado.

Our blogroll is growing and we hope to implement such things as Girl’s Night Out, a Blogger of the Month feature and Perfect Posts (where you nominate your favorite post written by someone on our blogroll and we republish it on MHM). Don’t even know what a blogroll is? Stay tuned!

A few months ago Annie asked her faithful readers and bloggin’ buddies to help her compile a list of 100 reasons to love blogging. The list grew steadily over the next few days. During that same time she had a “Colorado Blog Partay,” where many of them met for the first time. Bloggers from Texas, South Dakota, Washington, and Utah joined the “partay.” Their get together spanned the width of the state. It started with lunch at The Cheesecake Factory in downtown Denver and ended with a meet-and-greet with Fruita, Colorado’s most famous non-human citizen, Mike the Headless Chicken.

And so without further adieu, here are the results. (For the URL to each of the women’s blogs, checkout Annie’s original post). And don’t forget to add the reasons why you love blogging as well.

Disclaimer for my # 60 contribution. Obviously I did not know it would be used against me.

Annie said…

1. When you are feeling remorseful about your new hair-do, your blogging peeps will tell you it looks great anyway.

2. You get to learn funny words and catch phrases like. “Apocalypse Peanut Butter” and “Cue the lava”.

Suzanne said…

3. I get to have daily interactions with many fabulous women so I don’t chatter my hubby’s ears off every night when he comes home.

Dedee said…

4. It gives a legitimate excuse to ignore housework.

Yvonne said…

5. You find there are lots of people out there who are dealing with many of the same things you are. Also, you get some great ideas for decorating, cooking, scrapbooking, good books, etc.

Mary said…

6. And then you learn even more fun words, like the internets and clickety

Annie said…

7. Sometimes there is nothing good to watch on TV, but someone is always posting on their blog.

8. Silly Saturday by No Cool Story
9. Psychiatric Saturday by Elizabeth W

10. You don’t have to put shoes on to eat lunch with friends. Anyone else eating Taco Bell in front of the monitor today?

Tori said…

11. I never have to put on a bra.

Thoroughly Mormon Mille said…

12. You can expand your cultural horizons by learning about things like head-covering and Bollywood.
13. You make friends who send you cool stuff like candy and bandanas and recipes.
14. All those goofy thoughts in your head can, instead of making you wonder if you’re exceptionally weird, be put on display and enjoyed (?) by others.

15. You can shamelessly beg for attention.

16. And it’ll usually work.

Jules said…

17. You allow the world to read your soul, feel your feelings, hear your thoughts and experience your dreams.

Annie said…

18. When you can’t sleep, you can blog!
19. Weight-in Wednesdays with Suzanne.
20. Millie’s Mad Libs
21. Annie OK’s Time Machine Tuesday

22. Blogging is better than Neopets.
Heffalump said…

23. You don’t have to clean your house before you can spend time with bloggy friends.
24. You can always find a blogger who has been through what you are going through.

SoDak Angel said…

25. Meeting people who you MUST know in real life, so you take off for a weekend to meet them…

No Cool Story said…

26. No need to brush my teeth first thing in the morning in order to “talk” to my bloggy friends.
27. Feeling the cyber love.
28. The priceless look on people’s faces when you tell them how your “bloggy friends” sent you Good Mail.
29. EWBL’s Gay Tuesdays on Wednesdays.

Amanda said…

30. A first-hand look at what it is like to live in Hawaii!
31. Friends that still love me even when I don’t write for days.
32. Not having to fold laundry because I’d rather be at the computer.

b. said…

30. Finding out that great minds really DO think alike.
31. Great minds are bloggers and they are scattered out all over the US and beyond.

32. Two people can comment at the same time and no one gets their feelings hurt.

Kayelyn said…

33. You can find a blog to make you smile when you are having a bad or not so good day.
34. You realize that there are more people out there who are like you and who you like.

Tori said…

35. I found my long lost twin, NCS.
36. I’ve learned a lot of computery stuff.

Carrot Jello said…

37. I can pick my nose and type, and no one will notice.

Liz said…

38. We get to be nosey in other bloggers’ lives and it is SO TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE

Yvonne said…

39. It’s cheaper than therapy.

Elasticwaistbandlady said…

40. The air of self-importance as you raise your eyebrow and tell people, “Well, I have a blog, you know.”

41. My family isn’t even interested enough in me to read my blog, but my BFF bloggy gals are. Or maybe they just pretend they are. No difference. I’m still sucking up the glory.
Sketchy said…

42. My kids have been positively encouraged to grow and develop some independent skills such as making their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, because Mama’s on the computer…”AGAIN!!!!”

Elizabeth-W said…

43. Parenting support.
44. Marital support.
45. 21st century journaling.
46. Thursday Thong.

Amanda said…

47. Meeting said blogger friends in real life! So sad I won’t be there this weekend. I hate not being able to go since I am so close to all the action. I may just spend this weekend in mourning.

Lauren said…

48. When your down, and receive really mean comments, your blog friends back you up and make you feel better…and like you matter.

No Cool Story said…

49. Your bloggy friend will travel across the country just to meet you.
50. Your bloggy friends are really women.
51. Psychiatric Saturday
52. Finding out you do have a twin after all (Online Parent Trap)

Elizabeth-W said…

53. Books? What are those? Oh, I DID used to read those things before blogging. [New form a reading material]

Annie said…

54. Because it’s not lame like My Space.

Melissa said…

55. I don’t have to shower, put on make-up, dress in my best clothes before blogging.
56. Getting to laugh at/with others every day
57. Using things like ROFLOL just to annoy Elastic 🙂

Annie said…

58. Blogging isn’t exercise.

SoDak Angel said…

59. Getting to vent, and it makes people laugh….in turn, makes me not so irritated.

Amber said…

60. It makes my boobs look bigger. I can’t explain it. It just does.

Suzanne said…

LOL at Amber and NCS’s #50!
61. Finding other people that are just as addicted as me to the computer and computer games like Zuma!
62. Being able to reach friends at almost any time of the day!
63. Seeing kind posts written to me. It’s nice to hear nice things in regular life, but they’re forgotten sometimes. To actually go back and see something nice written, now that’s a good feeling! 🙂

Jean Knee said…

64. Its more fun than playing with your collection of belly button lint.
65. You get to write stuff while saying to hell wit you punctuation, to hel wit you spell check, to hel wit you paragraphs, tense, iambic pentameter etc.

Gabriela said…

66. When my kids do things that would normally put me over the edge, I think, “hey, I’ll blog about it” and then I suddenly don’t feel like killing them anymore!

SoDak Angel said…

67. People say you are funny

68. You actually start to think you are funny.

By you of course….I mean me! 🙂

69. Sometimes you learn, really important stuff.

Elizabeth-W said…

70. Relief Society lesson help.
71. Nursery Leader coping skills.
Thoroughly Mormon Millie said…

72. When you buy something new, you can put a picture of it on your blog so everyone can tell you how wonderful it is.
73. Finding bloggy chick friends who are supportive and want to help you achieve your goals
74. Having a place for a playlist, and friends who will lovingly tell you your music sucks 🙂
75. Having alter egos.
76. Knowing who the alter egos really are and not telling.
77. Recipes! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Tori said…

78. I get to play dj and put whatever songs I want to on my blog.
79. Sei can’t say I don’t have any friends anymore

Tori said…

80. It’s an excuse to be narcissistic. (Is that spelt right?)

sara7th said…

81. NCS
82. Comments.
83. Enjoying someone else raising twins, triplets, etc.
84. Blogging regularly without a personal blog of my own.
85. Commenting first.
87. Nice to know how normal I really am…..Tacobell @ the computer etc
88. Watching my neice and newphews grow up Bo/Avee/Danyo

Lisa said…

89.Instead of obsessing over food, I can obsess over my blog entries.
90.Having a good laugh every single day.

Carrot Jello said…

91. Because some bloggers can read between the lines, and know you’re not as happy as you pretend to be some days. Then they call you.

Annie said…

92. Meeting new friends is as easy as doing the “Blog Roll Dosie Doe”. Click on someone from your blog buddies blog roll. Then click on someone from their blog roll and then click on someone from their blog roll. Round and round she goes. Where she stops? Nobody knows.

Aubrey said…

93. Having an honest to goodness LOL.
94. Being inspired by other people’s creativity.
95. I’m gonna have to second the narcissism. That might not count though.

Nanette said…

96. You get to ‘meet’ and interact with amazing people that you would probably not touch with a ten foot pole in real life. 😀

Eve said…

97. Being a blogger is the most punk rock thing I’ve done in a long, long time.
YEAH!

Suzanne said…

98. You get to find out that your online friends are just as great in real life! Thoroughly Mormon Millie said…

99. You meet really awesome people whose wonderful parents support their blogging habits and don’t think it’s weird that their daughters have invited a bunch of strange women to their house for a barbecue, who read Elasticwaistband Lady and tell her how wonderful she is, and sit around and listen to us play “Apples to Apples” and never bat an eye when you have to play the “sensual” card.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said…

100. I get to post at the same exact moment that Millie does, because it’s acceptable to interrupt in the blogging world! 😀

Annie summarized by saying, “I don’t need a hundred reasons to blog. As satisfying as neglecting housework and correct grammar may be, being able to interact with such fun people is reason enough for me.”

Happy blogging everyone and tell us why do you blog?

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Comments
  • comment avatar Kari November 10, 2007

    I don’t have my own blog yet. But after reading #60, I may just have to start!

  • comment avatar No Cool Story November 10, 2007

    That was the lest post ever!

  • comment avatar No Cool Story November 10, 2007

    lest = best!!!

    (Now with more Bs)

  • comment avatar Tori :) November 10, 2007

    Bigger boobs! YAY!

  • comment avatar Nancy Face November 10, 2007

    I’m with Amber on number 60!

  • comment avatar Kayelyn November 10, 2007

    Great post. We should get together with all the other famous women above. After Christmas, of course. No need to make things crazier.

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  • comment avatar Liz November 11, 2007

    Every mom wants to talk about what their child is doing, what’s normal, what’s worrisome, what’s cute — and only other moms can appreciate and tolerate hearing how your child spends hours every morning taking every item of clothing out
    of his drawers and piling them around the dog. We need each other.

    That’s why I blog at “What happens in Stapleton”. (stapletonians.blogspot.com)

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  • comment avatar elasticwaistbandlady November 12, 2007

    I have made my mark on the world!!!
    #40 and #41

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  • comment avatar TheBearCottage June 19, 2009

    I just love blogging. I can do it almost anytime I have a quiet moment and there is no time I don’t have something to talk about or ask about. Especially Mommy Blogging. I have found so many resources and support networks for our special needs daughter, it really can help keep you sane and in the loop at times.

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