So I finally found out how to go under the settings tab and clear out my reading list. This is awesome because I don't get to see the blogs and bloggers I love because like most of us, I went on a "following spree" upon first learning about blogs. A lot of the blogs I was following weren't right for me, and now that I've thinned out the list I will actually be INTERACTING with the people whose blogs I love and read. My actual blogging friends, of which there are many and all of them are amazing women.
It's funny how out-of-the-norm I am when it comes to blogging, from my perspective at least. I get "minus points" for lacking all of the following:
-a happy marriage or "LOVE OF MY LIFE" or some other significant other whatever.
-ability and want to craft
-ability and want to cook
-ability and want to DIY ANYTHINGGGG and I mean anyfuckingthing
-inability to stop using the word "fuck"
-an addiction to pinterest
-an addiction to twitter
-some cool neat cliche thing that I'm obsessed with like foxes or owls or dinosaurs or candy
-ability to do hair and makeup
-love of thrifting
-a tripod for posting 100000's of photos of myself in thrifted/Modcloth dresses
-vanity to post aforementioned photos
-a link in my sidebar for some religious affiliation, more than likely Mormonism
-good scheduling for posts (i.e., weekly features, I fucking suck at them)
-reviewing products. I just don't give two fucks to yell out my opinion to the virtual world.
-not making fun of gingers despite having glaring artificial red hair
In addition to the things I DON'T have that make up your stereotypical blogger, I also possess THESE qualities which keep me 'out of the norm':
-disgust at the thought of having children
-disgust at relationships
-disgust at life in general and everyone and everything in it
-the love of the word "fuck"
-Rammstein and porn are actually the same thing to me
-actual video gaming nerd. Not like the LOLZ IMA NERURD girls. I actually game.
-staunch, Hitchens-esque approach to atheism and rustling the jimmies of those religious
-rustling jimmies over anything really (aka I'm an internet troll, lol)
-an inhuman obsession with Sweden
-If I could get away with it I'd probably own a Swede
-but I think that's illegal
-hatred of Portland, hippies, 70's vintage, thrifting and interior decorating, and people who wear Native prints who are clearly Caucasian or other races not pertaining to the Native American culture
-Parks and Recreation
There was a time which this all discouraged me and I hardly bothered writing because I thought that no bloggers would want to read it. In addition every blog I searched out seemed to have that stereotype to it. Feminism! Political activeness! Body Acceptance! Fashion! Yeah I don't care, deep down. But going through this list of blogs I follow reminded me that no, that's not how it is. There are others out there who have just as terrible of a sense of humor, or some blaring "blog deformity" about them and those are the women I adore and online stalk. Writing this list actually made me feel better...and now that I'm out of DIY/Craft land (for the most part) I am happy to have a blog feed reader that's full of non-cookie-cutter blogs.
If I'm not on your followers list and you think I should be, fucking tell me woman! Leave a goddamn link in the motherfucking comments and I will check your shit out. (The cursing helps weed out imposters.)