Why is it the ones who blog every week (or sometimes three times per week) aren’t the ones you really want to blog in the first place?
I used to have a huge circle of blogging friends four years ago. Let me clarify that: I used to have a huge circle of blogging friends who actually blogged, four years ago; we’re all pretty much still friends.
Four years ago, I would get together with these blogging friends routinely and not just for events that we were paid to attend either.
Meeting for lunches, dinners, drinks, and appetizers, parties within each other’s homes, paid events in the city (they paid us? to be with friends??).
Then there were the cool events that we weren’t paid to attend but got together in the name of blogging, like an annual IKEA trip filled with some of my most favorite people, or the now-defunct Listen to Your Mother. A stage show I was honored to be part of which featured mom’s (and dad’s) of all ages, many of whom I am still close with.
A lot of those people up there don’t blog anymore.
Man, four years ago was a lot more fun than now as it pertains to blogging.
But if it wasn’t for blogging, I never would have met them in the first place.
See? Blogging isn’t ALL bad.
Here are some bloggers who don’t blog anymore (or not enough), who I wish would come out of “retirement”.
Isn’t she freakin’ adorable? To be clear, she is now blogging more but she could blog seven days a week and it wouldn’t be enough. So many reasons I love Ani. Her writing doesn’t give me a migraine, she loves Gilmore Girls maybe more than I do, she is so damn funny, and she gives me lots of inspiration as it pertains to blog content. I swear to God, if she quits blogging, I am bringing her on over here and will pay her to write. In pop tarts or some shit because I have no payroll.
I met Becky four years ago (see? FOUR YEARS AGO) at the Erma Bombeck Writing Conference. Much better than a blogging conference, honestly, because it was all humor writers. No coupon bloggers, no DIY bloggers, none of those bloggers who only blog because they think blogging is cool and bloggers get free shit (we don’t). I met Becky on the last night of the event at the dinner and was kind of sad because she would have been fun as FUCK to hang out with all weekend. Her blog is an amazing parting gift of that conference and I have been reading and commenting ever since and so should you now. She hasn’t written a post since the beginning of September. Let’s bum rush her blog and comment over and over so she gets the hint.
Amy is another person I
paid to be friends with me met at the aforementioned Erma conference and alas, I also met her on the last night. What in the hell I was doing the rest of the conference is beyond me. But getting to meet her, Becky, Andrea (up next) were the highlights. Except for me being able to fart in front of Shannon. A story for another day…..
Anyhoo, Amy was carrying this around the conference:
I believe I said something to the effect of, I feel so attracted to you right now. She is so hilarious, so underrated, she really needs to be famous. I could read her blog daily but instead, I am reading how to make bat placemats out of shiplap, and how to get 10,000 Pinterest followers a day.
Please come back to blogging on a regular basis, Amy. Do it for humanity.
Andrea is one of those people who is just naturally funny. Even when she comments on my blog, it’s funnier than I ever hope to be in a blog post. She hasn’t written in like, a year. Click the link above to go to her blog and spam her comment box with things like IF YOU DON’T BLOG SOON, I WILL COMMENT HERE EVERY HOUR FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS UNTIL YOU TELL ME TO STOP. She would have made that much funnier. Man, I wish I were Andrea.
Sue at Diapers or Wine
I have no link, no picture, no nothing because Sue went off the blogging radar. Oh sure, she emerged last year with another blog but that too has since disappeared. Sue was fucking funny. Not just funny but fucking funny. I get a glimpse of that funny on her personal Facebook page (yes, we crossed the virtual friendship line) but her humor is completely underappreciated by her Facebook friends. I think she needs new ones. Like you and me.
Shannon at My Deepest Worth
Oh Shannon, Shannon. Shannon. I miss her blog so damn much and you know what else I miss? Her. We used to get pie monthly, comment on each other’s blogs, bitch about other bloggers over said pie, and just have each other’s blog backs (totally a “thing”). Now? I see her maybe every six months for breakfast. Not even pie. You know what breakfast feels like compared to pie? Disappointment. I need her to come out of retirement because the blog world is empty without her.
Here is her Listen to Your Mother performance to give you a taste of what the blogging world is missing:
Erin and I once made a video making a mockery out of blogging. Erin was supposed to be the Tina Fey to my Amy Poehler. Erin and I were gonna light the world on fire as it pertained to blogging.
Then she got a job with Collective Bias and now she doesn’t have time for us little people.
DAMMIT, ERIN WHAT HAPPENED???
Watch our debut here:
And my heart is falling on the floor seeing my “littles” hugging me.
DAMMIT ERIN. WHAT HAPPENED?
Bec at Little Lucy Lu
Bec doesn’t blog anymore and that is a travesty but she is a kindergarten teacher shaping young minds blah blah blah.
I first found her while I was in the trenches of DIY blogging and she was like a big frigging deal back then. If you are a DIY blogger, you might remember this project:
The infamous ladder in the laundry room project.
It went viral and some bloggers even stole the idea and sold it as their own which may have even been the reason she left blogging altogether.
But throughout all of this, she and I became friends via blogging and also in real life.
Her blog doesn’t exist anymore, in fact, if you google Little Lucy Lu, it takes you to a parenting blog but not Bec’s blog.
Her blog Facebook page is still intact but hasn’t had any activity since 2014 WHAT IS UP WITH 2014????
Eileen at No Wire Hangers Ever
One blog that is continually hysterical but completely underrated is No Wire Hangers Ever.
She is a Chicago blogger who I wish I was friends with in real life but she’s probably too cool for me.
She also teaches school, THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH TEACHERS, GO WHERE YOU ARE REALLY NEEDED, BLOGGER OR WORDPRESS.
Did that slip out?
Which bloggers do you miss or wish blogged more?