Ah yes. Lists, Lists. And probably way more lists.
I totally love the majority of the bloggers that made the Babble.com list. The ones that I read completely rock. I’m sure that the other ones do too. After all, they made “the list”.
Mom-101 has an awesome list of well deserving bloggers, as well. And she, herself, made the Babble list. Rightfully so. She is an incredible and strong voice on both Twitter and within the Blogosphere.
There are tons of other lists. There always are. But it seems that it’s always the same blogs that make the lists and win all the awards. Really? I get it. Obviously they are doing something right and they touch people in various ways. Which causes their bloggy popularity.
There are SO MANY blogs out there though. And it seems that these big list makers (Mom-101 and other blogger list makers excluded) get stuck within a particular blogging clique. They don’t expand their horizons for fear? Maybe? Of getting lost in the oblivion of the internet. Or ousted by the wrong people thus threatening to diminish their clout. Who knows.
Well. I have a list for you. Blogs that are incredibly written, informative, pretty, interesting. Blogs that are flying so low that they don’t even make a blip on your bloggy radar. Blogs that are SO underrated, they aren’t even rated. Well, some of them.
There are so many rocking awesome blogs out there that it’s not even an insult to not be on a list. It’s more of a shame that they haven’t gotten noticed. So, I hope to bring some of them to your attention. Please feel free to leave your link in the comments, if I didn’t mention your blog!
Live From The Fence has been on lists but she’s one of my faves and starting to be a good friend. So, I’m mentioning her awesome blog!
Finding Yourself Despite Yourself
Code Name Mama
Putting The Fun In Dysfunctional
New England Through Yummy Mommys Eyes
The Obnoxious SAHM
Party Like A Momstar
Adventures Of An Eclectic Mind
Adventures In The 32-Akre Woods
Not to mention my own little underrated, flying below the radar blog.
I’m not going to put a little blurb next to each link. I’m just going to say that those blogs I’ve listed are some of the most well written, awesome-est blogs out there. So just trust me and go visit some of them.
You’ll thank me. Honestly.
If I missed you, which I’m sure I did. Please, like I said earlier, leave your link in the comment section so that we can go and discover your little space on the internet!
WOW thanks! I will be checkin out some of these blogs as a thank you!
Thanks Melissa for such a great list. I will have to check each and everyone of these blogs out.
And Yes your blog does ROCK!
.-= Anjanette´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.
Yay, a list of new blogs to check out! I’m ALWAYS looking for great blogs, so I’m stoked. Granted, my employer may not be as thrilled, but c’est la vie!
.-= Ginger´s last blog ..And…action! =-.
Kami Lewis Levin says
Have I told you lately that I love you?
.-= Kami Lewis Levin´s last blog ..Giving up the Funk (Tearing the Roof off the Sucker) =-.
Love your list! I follow quite a few of them, and, yes, they are wonderful!
And, yes, your blog is definitely one of the wonderful! 🙂
.-= Michele´s last blog ..Recession Beauty, Part I: Coconut Oil =-.
OhEmGee! I’m on the list. Please excuse ze moi while I hyperventilate. Tehehe.
You know I luvs you right? And ooh you and your blog. Totally and undeniably overflowing with The Awesome. The End.
.-= Brenda´s last blog ..Life’s good! oh yeah it totally is =-.
Thank you! What a great list – I follow lots of these blogs already and can’t wait to check out the rest.
.-= lz´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: The Creepy Guy in our backyard =-.
Aaaargh! Don’t you know my RSS Reader is already stuffed? Le Sigh! Now I am off to check these out and I’m betting my Feeds are about to get larger. ;p
Thanks for including my blog in this. One of my Resolutions for this year is to get back out there and take some pictures so I have something to blog about besides my boring life!
.-= Astaryth´s last blog ..Celebrations of Light and Hope =-.
Hippo Brigade says
Can’t wait to add some if those blogs to my favorites list. Oh, and I think my blog is pretty frickin fantastic too: http://hippobrigade.com
.-= Hippo Brigade´s last blog ..Wanna know how to lose 20 pounds in 5 days? =-.
Thanks for including me.
.-= WeaselMomma´s last blog ..Anything But A Silent Night =-.
Miss Behavin says
::jumping up and down ecstatically:: I’M ON THE LIST! I’M ON THE LIST! Whoo-Hoo!!!
Wow! I’d kiss you if ya weren’t so far away! Thanks for the mention, Mellissa!
Happy New Year!
.-= Miss Behavin´s last blog ..Christmas Is Not Just A Date…It’s A State Of Mind =-.
Tara R. says
You are fabulous! thank you for the wonderful shout out and thanks for some new (to me) blogs to start out the New Year reading.
.-= Tara R.´s last blog ..The Best Blog Posts of 2009 =-.
Great list! Can’t wait to check out each and everyone.
.-= Carolyn´s last blog ..It Was Wonderful Christmas — Now Let’s Get Over It! =-.
Sounds like a good list– I have quite a few on my reader, but will have to add more! Thanks for sharing it!
.-= Heather´s last blog ..The Best of ‘09 Blog Challenge: December 25-31 =-.
Thanks for noticing my lil piece of the blogosphere!
And your blog rocks! I think you’ve inspired me to wriite a list myself! 🙂
.-= Complicatedmama´s last blog ..The Easiest, Yummiest Dessert: The Cheesecake Cookie =-.
thanks for all the great suggestions! and even though no one else has done it, I’m going to pimp my blog a bit – please come visit me?
Practical Pablum at http://www.lonek8.com
Happy New Year!
.-= kate´s last blog ..Let Sleeping Moms Lie =-.
now I’m all embarassed because I’m already on the list – THANK YOU!!! And I feel like a shameless self promoter which embarasses me even more. I obviously can’t read at all. but my, you have wonderful taste in undiscovered gems, haha!
.-= kate´s last blog ..Let Sleeping Moms Lie =-.
Thanks for this list! I haven’t been reading many blogs but bookmarked this post so I can dip my toes in later this week.
.-= OHmommy´s last blog ..From Mali to Macy’s =-.
Thank you so much for including me in your list! It means a lot. Thanks also for a nice good long list for me to click away at and discover new blogs. So glad we met online and IRL! Happy New Year. May you receive many air kisses, wisp kisses and whatever other kind of kisses you wish.
.-= MomZombie´s last blog ..Fear =-.
I think this is a great list! A lot of them on there, I’ve never heard of so, YAY for new reading. The ones I do know on there, I agree that they are superbly written!
C @ Kid Things says
I appreciate this list more than the other because I haven’t read most of these. I now know where to go when I have a free minute.
.-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..Sponge =-.
I’m not a mommy blogger so mine doesn’t count, but I have one anyway. Looking forward to reading some of these.
Melisa with one S (PH) says
Thanks for including me, PH: I think this is my first list! 🙂
Looking forward to checking out the others too, and I’ll probably be cursing you at the same time (with love) because my reader is stuffed as it is! haha
.-= Melisa with one S (PH)´s last blog ..The Best of 2009 =-.
So excited to be on the list! And can tell by the names I recognize that I’m in good company. Looking forward to checking out the rest!
.-= Deb´s last blog ..Fave Facebook updates of 2009 =-.
Robin (noteverstill) says
I would love new readers! I’m going to go click through those links, and some of you come visit me!
.-= Robin (noteverstill)´s last blog ..Interstitial =-.
Momo Fali says
You have a bunch of my favorites on here! This is a great list!
Dionna @ Code Name: Mama says
I am honored to make your list and excited to make some more connections – thank you!!
Lauren @ MOMMY IS ROCK N ROLL says
I read about 90% of those and the ones I don’t read are because I’ve never heard of them but I have now! And yeah, I’m on the list too. This is the first list I’ve ever been on and I feel fucking honored.
Robin (noteverstill) says
I love new reading leads! I’m going to start clicking, and I’d love to invite everyone to check out my own radarless place, too: http://noteverstill.blogspot.com . Thanks for leaving us all a little space to announce ourselves!
.-= Robin (noteverstill)´s last blog ..The way we were =-.
What a great list! Looks like my Google Reader is going to get a little busier 🙂
Thanks also for your blog — always something here to make me laugh or think 🙂 Happy New Year!
.-= Karen´s last blog ..Is there such thing as a pre-mommy blogger? =-.
Ali @PickleSugarPlum says
Thanks so much for putting this awesome list together!
So proud to be on your list!
the planet of janet says
cool list, hon.
can i pimp my under-the-radarness too?
it’s out of this world. (oh sorry. really. that was gross)
.-= the planet of janet´s last blog ..The best line of 2009, bar none =-.
dysfunctional mom says
Whata great idea, and thanks for including me! I’m off to check out the ones I don’t already read!
Karen MEG says
Awe, thanks for the mention – love ya hun. And miss ya big time. I got a photo of us from Chicago for today’s post… I wish I were back there.
Hugs, and happy new year xoxoxo
.-= Karen MEG´s last blog ..Approaching the One-Oh =-.
How terrific of you to note these blogs. There are several of my favorites listed. I will also be checking out some of the others — thank you for sharing them.
I am new to your blog via KarenMEG. I will definitely be back — not the least of which for one of the funniest, most uniques names in the blogosphere.
All my best to you and yours in 2010.
Thank you for the notice, the shout out and the great company (this is a fantastic list)! I am so very glad you have made your way into my world -you are one of my most favorite kindered souls of blended family chaos. Here’s to another wonderful year of blending (for better or for worse).
Sigh. Always a bridesmaid…
.-= feefifoto´s last blog ..Hallelujah — Something Completely Different For Christmas =-.
Good on you mama, for making your own list! Whoo!
I liked the suggestion on Twitter from @Cagey that January should be Blogroll Reconnaisance Month. Bring back the blogroll and stick it on your main page! That’s a great way to show your love every day to whomever it is that you love. Big or small.
.-= mom-101´s last blog ..The top 50 mommybloggers who didn’t make the Babble top 50 mommybloggers list and are probably more fun anyway =-.
Looks like I will be bookmarking this post and coming back to it often as I take time to read the blogs you listed. Like someone else said, my Google Reader is already clogged with posts and really great blogs that I haven’t had a chance to read – but, hey, whats a few more? right? LOL
.-= HaB´s last blog ..GoodBYE 2009…HELLO 2010 =-.
Email From The Embassy says
Found you thru Live From the Fence. Thanks for the list – but I have a serious amount of reading to do now…
.-= Email From The Embassy´s last blog ..Eighteen Point Nine Liters =-.
Becks Davis says
Thanks for including me on your list, Melissa! I’ll have to go through the list and check out all the others.
Hey, when are we getting together again?
Sarah, Ohana Mama says
Can’t wait to check them all out. Some I read others I don’t, this should be fun!
Happy New Year!
.-= Sarah, Ohana Mama´s last blog ..Grab my button! =-.
The Retired One says
Wow. What a nice surprise to get that nice shout out on your blog today!
You are absolutely correct…there are many, many blogs out there that don’t have a lot of Followers and they knock your socks off….
A lot of people don’t twitter, or Facebook, or attend a lot of mutual back slapping or speeches…and they still have awesome blogs…even better than some of the “famous” ones…
so I applaud you for shouting out some attention to them.
Your blog is always entertaining and vulnerably honest…and to that, I say…congratulations.
It speaks for itself!
.-= The Retired One´s last blog ..Florida Vacation Trip Photos: Part TWO =-.