Friday, October 5, 2012

Where Have all the (Bloggers) Gone, Long Time Passing

We were doing a training class for our associates last week.  The training was on safety and we were watching a video.  The video discussed fire safety and went over the old "stop, drop, and roll" strategy for what to do when you catch on fire.  Good advice although I think my first respond if I caught on fire would be to yell "oh *hit!" before remembering the preferred strategy.

It got me to thinking.  Sure I was thinking how many times I almost self-immolated on my deck as I was lighting the grill but really it got me to thinking about blogging.

I have been doing this for almost 2 years now and reading blogs of this genre for about 6 months ahead of that.  At the risk of alienating my many blogging friends, there are 6 blogs that really stick out in my mind over this time.  For me they are my "stop, drop, and (read)" blogs.  These are the blogs that as soon as I saw a new post I would drop what I was doing (if at all possible) and read ASAP.

Sadly of those six only one remains, Prowling with Kat.  One of my "stop, drop, and (read)" blogs just announced it's denouement (and yes I googled that word).  Sex and the Shitty was always one of my favorites.  I think the best thing I can say about Elle is that she made me laugh.  In a tough world that is a pretty good thing to do.  I always enjoyed reading about Elle's quirky and unconventional experiences and takes on life all set to her wacky and hilarious cartoon images.  I still laugh at her cartoon image of running into the office in great need of peeing (after drinking too much coffee).  And my goodness what a wonderful singing voice.  Elle, I would almost consider treating you like crap just to get a wicked cool song like that written about myself (just kidding)!

Anyway, here's to you Elle!

And here's to my other "stop, drop, and (read)" blogs present and past. 

Sex and the Shitty by Elle
Prowling with Kat by Kat
Ashley and Me by Riff Dog
Errant Wife by Kimberly
Anatomies of a Marriage by Mrs. I
Holly in Wonderland by Holly



But if you are looking for something to read here are a few good ones:

Same Sassy Girl
Just a Pocket Full of Sexy Sunshine
My Secret Life (includes a great forum)
Marriage in the Bedroom (Ponyboy let's us know true love is still out there)



Where Have all the Bloggers Gone?

Where have all the bloggers gone?
Long posts passing
Where have all the bloggers gone?
Many posts ago
Where have all the bloggers gone?
Riff picked up too many girls
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the bloggers gone?
Long posts passing
Where have all the bloggers gone?
Many posts ago
Where have all the  bloggers gone?
Elle's to busy cleanin' puppy poo
And Holly hit the road too
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young bloggers gone?
Long posts passing
Where have all the young bloggers gone?
Many posts ago
Where have all the young bloggers gone?
Mrs I's gone for poetry now (I suppose)
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the sex bloggers gone?
Long posts passing
Where have all the sex bloggers gone?
Many posts ago
Where have all the sex bloggers gone?
Kim's gone to polyamory
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Please don't go my blogging friend!
More posts passing?
Please don't go my blogging friend!
Many posts yet to come
Please don't go my blogging friend!
Kat you better not go!
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

5 comments:

Kat said...

I'm not going anywhere, Ryan!

I miss those folks, too. I really do.

Best of luck to Elle with whatever comes next in her life.

TemptingSweets99 said...

Love your lyrics. :-)

SL said...

Funny. I was thinking the same thing last week.

I miss the ones you cite above. I would also add my all time favorite Green Silk Cord which I still have on my RSS feed. :D

Thanks for the new suggestions. A couple I haven't come across yet.

Ryan Beaumont said...

@ Kat - please don't, we are like the Wild Things. If you try to leave we will catch you and eat you! :)

@ Sweet - yes I'm always quite clever any time I can fit "poo" into a song!

@ SL - You are right Ella from Green Silk Cord was great, I did/do follow her. Unfortunately I caught her a bit late.

I did mention her here once when I did a song about women bloggers.

http://regularguygonebad.blogspot.com/2011/06/88-lines-about-44-women-bloggers.html

E. B. said...

I think what makes it hard is the particular subject that so many of these people discuss. I've changed the focus of my blog (and gotten rid of a few) I don't know how many times. It's difficult to keep it up, and I'm sure I will go away again at some point in time.