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The Big Question: Bloggers’ Choice Edition | Manolo for the Big Girl

The Big Question: Bloggers’ Choice Edition

As we head into the weekend, when we can surf the interwebs without fear of angering The Man, Francesca wants to know:

Do you keep a blog, or know of a terrific blog you’d recommend?

If so, what it is about, and how can we get to it?


40 Responses to “The Big Question: Bloggers’ Choice Edition”

  1. sarahbyrdd January 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    My favorite cooking blog: http://www.smittenkitchen.com Great pictures, great recipes, all from a tiny NYC apartment. Yes you can!

  2. mdegraffen January 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    I read romance novels. The best blog out there on romance novels is http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com. They deal the snark, review books and their covers and have some great discussions and contests. Readers and authors both participate in the commentary, often to tear inducing hilarity. The authors of the blog have also written a guide to romance novels called “Beyond Heaving Bosoms”. You should go over and take a look. Romance has changed a lot since it first became popular in the 70’s and it’s not what you might think it is.

  3. JenniferP January 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    I write about movies at http://shortandbeautiful.blogspot.com, but probably of more interest I write about food at http://thegirlwhoateeverything.wordpress.com.

    I echo the love, above, for Smitten Kitchen!

  4. Kelly Reich January 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    The pioneer woman. She has a great photo and cooks amazing food and talks about her family on their ranch. http://www.thepioneerwoman.com She just completed a book tour for her first cookbook. Voted as one of the tope 25 blogs by Time Magazine here in the states.

  5. rebecca January 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm #


    Jennie is a wonderful, honest person who is finding herself. I get very excited when she has a new post up.

  6. Margo January 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    I am in mad love with http://pluseyes.tumblr.com/ & newly-discovered http://stonedkittehfashuns.tumblr.com/ (for her ASOS call-out alone).

  7. Yoli January 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    I blog… about stuff… mainly plus size, fashion, and books and such… http://divaindeepthought.blogspot.com

    also echo the love for The Pioneer Woman… great recipes… omg!!!

  8. Monica the Tiara Chick January 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    I would greatly welcome your gentle readers (ahem) at either my jewelry business White Peacock Designs’ blog , or my blog on organizing and making your stuff neat, The Clean-Up Job.

    Alternatively I adore Angry Black Bitch for keeping it real, Barbara Winter’s Buon Viaggio for those moments when you need to think outside the cubicle, and Unclutterer (can you tell I like the Neat?).

  9. Lisa January 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    Yoli–you are beyond stunning!

  10. dr nic January 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    I have a minor obsession with: http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com

    I love the description of the really awful cakes.

  11. Elizabeth January 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    My fiance and I keep a men’s fashion blog directed at the nerdier among us– we bill it as “Fashion for the analytical man.” A lot of guys completely disregard what it means to have style, simply because they don’t understand the whys behind either trends or classic concepts, so we explain fashion from the ground up and give tips on how to help guys find their own style. Most dudes I know hate fashion because they don’t want to be told to dress like someone else, so we help them figure out how to dress the way they never knew they always wanted.


    Pass it on to the fashion-backward men in your life!

  12. TeleriB January 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    I do have a blog called Mi Contra Fa: http://moeticae.typepad.com/mi_contra_fa

    I do historically informed medieval performance, medievalish poetry, and related research over there. It’s less boring than it sounds – there are dancing pork chops involved, and putting the devil into hell (if you know what I mean and I think you do).

  13. MaryAnne January 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    I absolutely adore author Jen Lancaster, and her blog never disappoints! She is hilarious, plus she’s not afraid to represent for the big girls. http://www.jennsylvania.com/

  14. Emily January 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    My BFF Bethany and I have a blog about our experiences as single, sassy, smart Christian women at: http://singlenotes.wordpress.com

    The full blog title is “Notes From the Sisterhood of Perpetual Singleness,” which comes from an inside joke we had in college.

  15. daisyj January 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    My blog is of the unthemed variety; it started as a travel blog, acquired an emphasis on shoes, and lately we’ve been detouring into hair. Also, occasionally, squirrels. I’d be delighted if anyone wanted to come pay a visit: http://halfthefun.blogspot.com/

    Of other blogs, some of my favorites are Tom & Lorenzo (the Project Rungay boys), Dave Barry, and the semi-defunct but still hilarious Fuck You, Penguin. Oh, and There, I Fixed It for home repair inspiration.

    (Apologies if this is a duplicate. I posted, it vanished, I posted again. You know how it goes.)

  16. cutselvage January 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    I co-blog with a bunch of awesome Australian fats about plus-size fashion, size acceptance and the like at http://www.axisoffat.com It obviously has a southern hemisphere bent, but still relevant for all.

  17. annie January 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm #


    Deserves a second mention!

  18. Andrea January 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I write a blog about sewing with vintage patterns called The New Vintage Wardrobe

  19. E. Nebula January 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    check out my plus sized fashion blog http://www.yumcaketheory.blogspot.com! I just did a review on a Dorothy Perkins coat.

  20. Icy @ Individual Chic January 14, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    I have a fashion blog at http://www.individualchic.com. Thanks for the oportunity ^_^

  21. Nemtynakht January 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    I’ve never pimped my blog before, so it feels kind of weird, but I’d love it if anyone wanted to check it out. It’s about me trying to become a runner. I used to be one, but then I got seriously ill and gained some weight, so it’s much, much harder, as I’m discovering.

    Yes, I do have a weight loss meter up, not because I hate myself or am beating myself up about my weight, but just because I gained a lot of weight rather quickly because of the illness, and I know I’ll be a better runner were that weight to come off. I’m not on a diet, but power to those of you who have luck with dieting.


  22. Danielle January 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    I keep a blog http://www.projectdanielle.com. It’s a rediscovering my sense of style blog. I talk about a variety of things — beauty, makeup, fashion, and fitness from the point of view of someone rediscovering it all in her late thirties.

  23. emily January 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    i do i do! i write about photos i take, recipies i try, and products i recommend. the url is http://www.wildandcrazypearl.com.

  24. Mifty January 15, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    I’m one of the co-bloggers at Who Moved My Cheese Metal? If you’re a classic rock geek, come on over!

  25. Candice January 15, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    I echo the Pioneer Woman suggestion – specifically the part of the site named “From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” where she recounts how she came to meet and marry her husband. It’s soooooo good (and that is totally NOT my type of story at all).


    I also ditto Smitten Kitchen. If you like baking, Bakerella.com is fantastic. My very fave blogger is Rebecca Woolf at girlsgonechild.net. I have my own blog, but I also contribute at We Are The Real Deal, a body image/women’s issues site (watrd.wordpress.com). It’s a new site, still finding its ground and learning, but we try. :)

  26. Bianca January 15, 2010 at 2:15 am #

    I have a blog ~ http://shortandcurvy.blogspot.com/ in which I take photos of myself being short and curvy and post them. Voila.

  27. Bobbi January 15, 2010 at 2:25 am #

    http://www.sweetsalty.com Written by Kate, a Maritimer. A mix of intelligent mommy blog andwith lit interests. Funny, well written, and includes a thread of heartbreak that is not for the weak. The author recently had her children’s lit book “The Dread Crew- Pirates of the Backwoods” published.

  28. Lisa January 15, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    Awesome blogs!!! I have added many to my feed. I keep one, but it’s a professional one and it’s not interesting to nonspecialists.

    BUT–how beautiful you all are! Quite seriously, the individual fashion bloggers are all unbelievably lovely! Way to roll.

  29. Mrsbug January 15, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    I have a couple I read regularly.
    One is Sweet Juniper, written by a stay-at-home dad in Detroit. Read it, you’ll see it’s not a ‘daddy blog’ in the least. It’s pretty amazing and he’s a great photographer in addition to being a great writer.

    The other is Zaiq.net, an Indian food blog. My husband and I love Indian food and we just started cooking it this year and I’m hard-core sold out on it. :)

  30. Jen January 15, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    I have a personal blog, http://fruitorigami.blogspot.com. Sometimes I talk about pressing women’s issues, sometimes I talk about things I love, and sometimes I just talk about me. I also have an art website on a blog, if you’re interested in cheap art for your home. The site is http://artiorgigami.blogspot.com. Some photography, some painting, some silliness.

  31. Jen Anderson January 15, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    My hopefully funny and entertaining blog is at http://www.fashionablylatetotheparty.blogspot.com

  32. Plumcake January 15, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    MaryAnne, back before Jen was an author and I was Miss Plumcake, she interviewed me Jennsylvania. She said I wrote the way she wanted to write. I’m SO glad she’s found the success she has!

  33. class factotum January 15, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    I write two blogs. The first, http://class-factotum.blogspot.com/, is about my funny used engineer husband and cats. If I had kids, I’d write about them, too.

    The second, http://diaryofagolddigger.blogspot.com/, is where I write about my husband’s parents, my evil outlaws, who told him repeatedly not to marry me, and our interactions with them. It’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth about my husband, his parents, and me – That Woman.

    Yeah, I know it’s all about me, me, me, but I got tricked into moving to the snowy north for love last year, so don’t have much else to talk about. :)

  34. Rayne of Terror January 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I have a personal blog, Rayne of Terror at http://www.devivo.blogspot.com, where I talk about whatever I care to talk about in such a way that future employers and my mom can read without my worrying about it. I’ve been working my way through a book on personality type and work on my blog and I recently posted a list of the 15 blogs I click on first when my feed reader is full.

  35. Babs January 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    Let’s try this again…I don’t see my comment posting. Apologies if this is a repeat!

    I faithfully read aagblog.com every day. She writes about sex, life, her kids, everything…she rocks!! It is a NSFW blog, though, be warned.

    I write a blog at: findingmissb.blogspot.com that is about knitting, sex and the search for self. (Sometimes all three at the same time!) It’s new but I am enjoying writing it so far!

  36. Katie January 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    My three friends and I run the blog “Interrobangs Anonymous,” a style blog that focuses on our lives as a curator, scientist, librarian, and humanitarian aid worker. Please visit us!

  37. Maria January 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I blog about parenting at http://www.lavidaevita.blogspot.com and try not to be so snarky that I irritate my in-laws.

    I like http://www.dooce.com and http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/ when the saccharine world of mommy blogging becomes too much.

  38. Sarah January 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    I keep a personal finance blog at http://ekingout.blogspot.com/

    I’m sort of a personal finance freak (when I’m not reading MFTBG). I also LOVE cooking blogs, and A Southern Grace (http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com/) is one of my favorite favorites, although I guess hers would be more of a baking blog.

  39. Kerry January 16, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    I’ve been writing Scraps & Lagniappe for a few years now. It’s a personal blog of the fairly silly variety. I write two music posts per week, write about things I find funny, and weird stories from my life. Also, lots of pictures of various and sundry things that make me laugh.

    I read lots and lots of blogs. One of my faves is Tom and Lorenzo’s blog. http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/ It’s fabulous. You’ll love it.

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