Calling all bloggers

If you’re an old-school blogger you already know my friend – the fantastic Asha Dornfest – but you may have missed her post calling back all the writers who may have fallen out of blogging over the years.  You should go read it because it’s awesome and also because I’m suddenly seeing so many of the people I loved come back to blogging.

Blogging is hard.  Sometimes you have shit to say.  Sometimes you don’t.  Your words can be powerful or silly or ignored.  You can share too much or not enough.  You can be hurt.  You can be saved.  You can share pictures of your cat.  You can change the world.  All of these things are true.

But mostly for me blogging is a way to say, “Hi.  I’m here.  You’re here too.  We’re a little less alone than we were yesterday.”

So today let’s celebrate blogging.  If you’re an old-school blogger or new one share your blog in the comments.  Visit each other.  Grow the communities that we need to make the world a better place.

And if you don’t have a blog, share the blogs that you love in the comments.  Sometimes encouragement is the only thing that keeps tortured writers writing so let’s love the shit out of each other, y’all.

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  1. I’ve been struggling to make myself keep up with my blog lately, so maybe this will give me a little jump start!

    emilypageart recently posted Meet Hinton.

  2. But I fell out of writing forever ago and I am having a hard time getting back to it……………….

  3. I’m not even sure I can still log into my old blog. It’s been years since I last wrote anything. I’ll have to look to see if it’s still up.

  4. Love this post! 💝

  5. Hi! I’m a blogger. Not sure if I’m old… depends who you ask? I love connecting with fellow bloggers and I’ve been following YOU for a while!

    And What a Mom! recently posted Mamas, It’s Time To Stop The Judgement.

  6. I formerly was a “daddy” blogger at These days, I rant and rave about politics at 🙂

    Jon Zal recently posted “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” -The Blue Wave.

  7. This is me. On and off. I should turn back on! Let’s do this, people! xo

    Jenny Williams recently posted Silvia.

  8. My blog hasn’t been updated in a while, but it’s

  9. Oh, I love your words here so. Thanks, Jenny. I blog real, raw, honest relationship stories (including surviving infidelity in my marriage) to help us all feel a little less alone in our own, over at Utter Imperfection. Looking forward to reading the rest of you brave, beautiful bloggers as well.

    Jodie Utter recently posted Feeling irrevocably stuck? You’re likely forgetting to remember to stop and do the most essential step in healing from your trauma..

  10. There were two, I’m trying to decide what I want to do with them, if anything. General blog and photos mostly montly letters to my son, which I stopped posting publicly when my (now ex)-wife and I separated…

  11. I used to blog about a million years ago. There was a ton of blogs I used to read and I wonder where they are now…

  12. I talk about media stuff (movies, books, etc.) sporadically at my blog. Latest post is about Stan Lee.

  13. Your blog is the first one I’ve ever followed, and the only one I’ve stayed with. Thanks for being here!

  14. You are so spot-on – I haven’t written anything since July. And I know I should.

  15. I recently decided to re-focus on mine and start a regular feature or two. Watch this space. <3

    melstery recently posted Into the Sparkling Gray: What’s Next for Melstery.

    This is a blog I wrote for a year following TXRD (Texas all girl roller derby) through their season. It’s a little bit “inside baseball” but if you know a little derby, it’s a fun read.

  17. Took the summer off, but just came back a few weeks ago.

    jono51 recently posted Winter is back!.

  18. This is freaking awesome. Thank you. I’m an old blogger and a new blogger, because I have started and stopped blogging about 358 times over the past 10 years. I’m not quitting this time, because, “Hi. I’m here. And I have some things to say.” Thanks for an encouraging call to all bloggers!

  19. Well it looks like I have some writing to do. I haven’t posted in ages…

  20. I am an old school blogger starting over and I have no idea how SEO works or what my Google Analytics page says, but still I write because it’s what I do.

  21. Huh. It’s been a year since I last posted an update to my blog. Maybe I should do something about that.

    recently posted Winterborn.


    I’ve been meaning to start up again, this may be the boat I needed.

  23. I have one, but I struggle with it.

  24. I’ve kept up my food blog, Bready or Not! Every Wednesday, I post a new recipe. Today featured Macadamia Nut Caramel Chip Blondies.

  25. Love this! Thank you for being you. I need to get back on the horse. I keep falling off. I’m at

  26. Not mine, but a lovely blog about mental health, ptsd, and life in general by a young man who writes beautifully

  27. Thanks Jenny for this. I’m a long time food blogger. I focus on living alone and cooking for one.
    My blog is at

  28. I’m not a blogger, but I follow Jen over at Epbot:

  29. I am a now and again kind of blogger…Take a gander on over to The Glass House Retreat.

  30. Only for you Bloggess!

  31. Oh god. I’ve been gone forever and mostly do my post on Patreon now. It’s easier not to flake when you know people are expecting something from you.

    Kate George recently posted Now for something completely different: The Orgasm Gap.

  32. I keep getting trapped in the “thinking about a post so much I dont get to actually write it-cycle, or short: perfectionism and fear of failure.
    Apart from that I write about the dark corners of the psyche!

    Monsters’ Closet recently posted Horror helps relieve Anxiety.

  33. I’ve been blogging on and off for 14 years, recently I’m “on” again. I aim for funny semi-educational travel writing and occasionally I feel like I hit that mark.

  34. I am I blog a lot about my zoo animals.

  35. plan on coming back very soon. see you there.
    (and a super fun project will be at

    neither of these is launched yet. I pay for hosting next week. waiting for cyber Monday deals. 😉 so in the month they’ll be up and running!!

  36. I have one I do wonder if anyone ever reads it…

    margomusing recently posted Chained Library Tour, Wells Cathedral.

  37. I started blogging about 8 years ago because I read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Until then I didn’t know there was space for writers like me.

  38. I’m attempting to bake my way through the Great British Baking Show and blog about it. But, it’s not really about the baking – it’s about me trying to learn and grow and sort through shit and all of the other sort of things people normally do in blogs – plus, there’s cake and lots of silly GIFs:

  39. Been blogging for about 2 years – so I’m late to the game! My favorite blogs are this one (natch), the departed but very much missed,,, and – which might be the only thing keeping me sane some days.

    Shannon Grounds recently posted Now Read This! Victorian Lady Detective Edition.

  40. Thank you for this post. I’ve been struggling to believe my blog is worth anything lately. I haven’t kept up on my goals to be the “better person” I set forth in the creation of my blog. I often feel I have nothing worthy to say. But this helps me remember that any bit of positivity and truth I can put into the world is worth it these days.

    I’m also ready to go love on some of my fellow #bloggesstribe bloggers! <3


  42. I blog sporadically. I start things I don’t always finish (on time…or at all…).

    coffeesnob318 recently posted Day 7 – If You Were a Hat.

  43. I blog about books much more sporadically than I’d like. I also talk about my extremely cute baby.

  44. I blog sporadically. It isn’t very cohesive. It’s a mix of dogs, Legos, and ponderings.

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  45. Blogging since 2006! Welcome all bloggers new and old 🙂

    Mel recently posted Hiking Elephant Back Mountain in Yellowstone National Park.

  46. I’ve been going on and off on drafts for my blogs.. this is lovely. Thank you!

  47. 51
    Melissa Cynova

    I’ve just moved mine from to The posts are slowly migrating. 🙂

  48. WOW. Thank you for this. I just went back to my old blog. I literally haven’t posted since my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He’s the little guy in the pic. He’s graduating from high school this year. Ironically (or magically) today is also World Diabetes Day. I no longer have tales to tell from the carpool, but I do have some fascinating tales from having two (soon to be three) college kids attending school and living at home. I just might need to revive this blog for sure. And if you have a loved one who has diabetes,I stand with you in your efforts to help them manage a chronic disease.

    Lori recently posted Diabetes is the New Black.

  49. I’ve been blogging for 2 years now, mostly about singleness and the church. Come visit me at 😁

    Fawn Kemble recently posted The Melancholy Necessity of Autumn.

  50. Definitely ‘new’, but definitely here!
    Thursdays at 6am Pacific 🙂

  51. I haven’t blogged in the longest time, and I don’t even have a good excuse. Would love to find that community again.

  52. I have been behind this last year but I am changing stuff in my life and will be posting soon!

    If anyone wants to connect -let me know – i am also on twitter @ MYONLYSECRET is my name

  53. I struggle with consistent blogging, it is literally my last priority. When I try to constantly put something out I start running out of ideas and everything goes sideways. So I will go through months of no posts, and then one month with 5 posts. I have been editing a lot of photos that took over the summer and then just sat dormant when I crashed from a hypomanic episode, so those should be up soon and I’m going to Jamaica and should have photos to post from my experiences there as well when I get home. But in the meantime if you want to check it out visit

    The Suzzzz recently posted Warrior's Way Falling and Commitment Clinic.

  54. Yo!

    I have had this blog for a few years now, and slacked on it when I had a really oogy day job. A year and a half ago, I arbitrarily decided on a Big Project just to get myself into a chair and writing on the thing again: “The Movie Crash Course”, which is my attempt to watch EVERY movie that has ever been in ANY edition of those “1001 Movies to See Before You Die” books. (Including all the movies means my list is actually 1210 movies long now.)

    The movie stuff has gotten big enough that I’m going to soon be rolling it out onto its own separate blog, but I’ll be keeping this original one for smaller and more personal things. I will of course have links to the Movie Crash Course blog when it goes live (hopefully within a few weeks God willing)

  55. I’d love to see Lauren of “Lauren Filing Jointly…Finally” back in the blogging game.

  56. Love this 🙂 I always say the #1 blog post I see is “sorry I haven’t blogged in so long.” So many bloggers fall out of it. But that’s the nice thing about a blog. You can take a break and then come back when you feel like you have something to say again. Or start as one thing and completely change, which is what I did. I had a costume/cosplay blog for about 10 years before doing the “mom blog” thing now –

    Candy Keane | Geek Mamas recently posted 5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums.

  57. Definitely ‘new’ but definitely here!
    Thursdays at 6am Pacific 🙂

  58. I have a blog at and have been regularly posting things, but not so much words. Other stuff. Thanks for the reminder to post more words!!!

    Jenny Bristol recently posted Marginalia No. 18.

  59. I have taken a little hiatus over the past few weeks, but I started up a personal blog/mess of a thing earlier in the year because of feeling so inspired by Furiously Happy and hoping someday I’d be able to do what you, Jenny, have done for me and so many others. Just let people know they’re not alone. Passing along the weird solidarity, as it were. If nothing else, I’ve posted some snoopy photos of my neighborhood squirrels and that might appeal to some.

  60. I needed this today. As always, THANK YOU!

    I write about dogs and childlessness and general absurdity.

    Becky recently posted Lest you believe I have it together ….

  61. I blog about the awesomeness of libraries and my journey to become a librarian at

    Library Heather recently posted In which I discover libraries supporting health and wellness – Part 3..

  62. Trying to get consistent with blogging. So if anyone wants an accountability partner, I’m your girl.

  63. I’ve been blogging for years and years. It has changed so much, and gotten so incredibly hard to reach an audience. And yet, reading blogs is still what I love to do. I’m tired of tons of videos, and flashy stuff. I love reading about real people, real life stuff.

    Mine is:

  64. I recently (re)started blogging. No followers, kind of an online journal regarding placing my daughter, who has mental health issues, in a residential treatment center.

  65. I’ve neglected my blog a bit lately…a combination of writer’s block and lack of time!

    Jen Lawson recently posted You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.


    I haven’t been able to bring myself to write in almost a year because my life exploded, but I’m actually working on the start of my next post 😊

    onthefencemama recently posted Unexpected Emotional Strength.

  67. I blog about mental health, and I feel like it mostly goes unnoticed. I want to make a difference, but I don’t know how. I’d love more readers if anyone is interested!

  68. I love your consistent generosity, Jenny. You’re always supporting fellow writers. My blog won’t be up for another week. But when it is, it will be at:

  69. It’s been so long since I blogged that I can’t even remember the name of either of the 2 I used to write. That’s pretty sad.

  70. Just posted last night, but it’s been a slow blogging year for me overall. I need to get my mojo back: “Every Breath I Take” at

  71. Only blog I follow is Jenny Lawson, who calls herself The Bloggess.

  72. about trying to get through my tbr pile, but I haven’t written a post in forever. Great kick up the arse!

  73. I write about supporting LGBTQ kiddos and cultivating inclusion. Thanks for the reminder to share!

  74. My favorite blog, been following Linda for…..gosh…..a decade now? Plus i’ve read all of her previous blogs that I could find. She’s an amazing writer who has been extremely forthcoming in her struggles with kids, addiction, social anxiety, and cats. Plus tons of other things that are silly, deep, sad, heartwarming, all of it, seriously cannot say enough good things about her and her blog.

  75. I have 2 blogs :). I blog about “lifestyle” content at And I blog about books (mostly reviews) at

    Liz recently posted The Friday Five, 11/9/18: 5 things I've been up to this week.

  76. I haven’t blogged here in 8 years but it is a true labor of love that I want to return to.

    Emily recently posted Madama Butterfly.

  77. I had a blog for a couple months years ago. I posted on it a handful of times then stopped. This year has been a journey to embrace writing no matter the capacity. I put up a new entry last week and hope to continue using it, even if it feels like I’m yelling into a void.

  78. Have been writing this blog since 2011. Still just a tiny little blog, and there are times when I can’t write, don’t have the words or the mental energy and there are other times when I write almost too much. But quiet or busy, I just keep plugging along. Thank you for this reminder, Jenny ❤️

    Allison recently posted Money Woes Lead to Money, Whoa! – The Results.

  79. I think my brain thing is getting worse, and that makes making the words harder these days, but I’m all for signing up to read all the others here and the others will (mostly) have to be satisfied with some archive from me. For now.


    DayLeeFix recently posted Schedules, String Cheese, and EmmA's Homework.

  80. Just saw Miss Asha’s post recently, and dusted off my old blog because of it. I miss blogging!!

  81. Haven’t blogged in awhile. But my blog is focused on my breast cancer journey. It’s

  82. Haha it would help if I posted a link to my blog!

    Ashleigh recently posted And still I was broken....

  83. I’m still here! Still kicking and doing! However, I’m a bit greener than I was when I started snort

    Leah Segedie recently posted What They Didn’t Tell You About the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles CAN Hurt You–Rocketdyne.

  84. I’m more of a middle school blogger (started after blogs were a thing) but have always been a writer. Anyway, I write about life and raising a kid with a disability and trying to be a writer and such…

    Phoebe recently posted Realizing my limits.

  85. I’m mydangblog and I write a weekly humour blog with posts every Sunday. Here’s a recent sample that I hope might give you a laugh!

  86. I haven’t blogged for a few months because life, but I’m wanting to get back at it


  88. I write about my life. My struggles with mental health, my children, pets, my pending divorce. Sometimes I write days in a row. Other times it could be weeks. I don’t know if I’m heard or not. But it helps me cope.

    Amanda recently posted Panic Attack, Med Doctor, Halloween, Husband, New Dog.

  89. I used to blog over at Open Salon. But unfortunately took a hiatus during the time they were shutting down the site and lost everything. Sucks.

  90. I have been around since 2010 and I need to get back into the talking about my family kind of blogging. I miss that. My blog is

  91. And (sighs, laughs) I didn’t include my own blog.

    Shannon Grounds recently posted Now Read This! Victorian Lady Detective Edition.

  92. I have such a hard time finding my own voice in my writing. Thats part of why I’ve always loved your blog Jenny! This is such a good reminder that I’m not the only one who feels like its hard! thanks for sharing the love today.

  93. I post when I have art to share.

  94. We’re in our fourth year of living full-time in an RV.
    And we’re not old people.
    And a metal chicken travels with us, because Beyoncé.
    And I write about other things too, because I’m not trying to be an RV expert, but we want to Own Less, Do More, and living in an RV just happens to be the way we’re doing it.

    OwnLessDoMore recently posted Born to run? You’d have thought so, but no. It was harder than that..

  95. I’ve found so many great blogs just through the comments on this site! This Bloggess Tribe is definitely a place that feels like home.

    My blog is and as my site tagline will tell you, I am often comically pissed off about things.

    Our wonderful Bloggess was also kind enough to give me the starving artist/struggling writer rate to advertise right here on her blog (over on the right side of the page), and I’m already getting so many more readers on my blog from it. I am forever grateful for her and this community!

    romcomdojo recently posted The Love Boat Promises Something for Every Neurosis.

  96. Hi Jenny, thank you for posting this today. Quite honestly, you could have posted pretty much anything and I would have been thrilled, it’s been a rough week and you always cheer me up!

    My blog is my stories, for better or worse, addressing my planning tendencies as well as recipes, DIY and more – hope someone stops by to check it out!

    aliaselle18 recently posted Halloween Planning: My 2018 Costume – Little Dead Riding Hood.

  97. I have two blogs, one old ( and one newer ( that I haven’t written on in quite a while. This might be the kick in the pants I’ve needed as I feel like I’ve lost a spark that needs re-lighting.

    Sayre recently posted And so, it begins.

  98. I blog about being an older mom with anxiety, raising a son in a meatless and godless household. Pretty specific but also not.

  99. My food blog has been going strong for eight years now! Focus on Upstate NY restaurants, but I post about places all over the world.

    Shelby Cohen recently posted Dispatch from Denver: Binghamton Son Shuns Spiedies.

  100. I gave up on blogging. Too much work, competition, and aggravation.. nowadays I’m just happily posting gaming screenshots on tumblr where I know at least SOMEONE will see what I post.

  101. Could use some inspiration… always needing to get back on the horse…

  102. An occasional blogger about the pitfalls of dating. I stopped for a few years and am trying to get back into writing more regularly. Just like to do it for fun. Wouldn’t claim to have any writing skill!

  103. I have been blogging for 11 years.

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  104. I’ve been blogging for over ten years and write at least once a week. I’m a pretty random blogger — I live in a van, so I write about the van & places I go, food I cook, my adorable dog, and whatever writing I’m doing, at I love my blog, actually. Sometimes I think I should be an organized blogger, less random, more professional, but nope. It works for me!

    Sarah recently posted Cici and the Curator.

  105. That post, And so, it begins at the end of my comment? Sounds like me, but I don’t know if it is. IF you want to actually read my newer blog, click on my name. That’ll get you there. my latest post is called “Alone in the Pew”.

  106. I haven’t blogged in awhile. Maybe this will inspire me.

    Shari recently posted LMT and New Jewellery!.

  107. Been blogging for about 10 years. It’s all about my life as it changed from living in Dallas to living in Fort Lauderdale. “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Texas anymore.

    recently posted 11/11/2018 One day after art session and fired up.

  108. My favorite thing about blogging is the community. My current blog is new but I’m an old-school blogger at heart.

  109. i actually just started a new blog recently, will cook for board games.. i talk about my two hobbies in denglisch (usually englisch but sometimes german) i don’t have many followers, so if you do stop by, i will notice 🙂

    xate recently posted monday menu: soup and samosas.

  110. I have definitely fallen off the blog wagon because life. I did a 365 day adventure blog that I was super proud of in 2009 (working on turning it into a book), then another 52 week adventure blog in 2010. Both were lost to the great WordPress crash of 2012. The I revamped my blog in 2013 but MBC doesn’t care if you’d rather write than feel sick, so it has been neglected. Just little spurts of writing here and there. I’m a bad blog mom. But it’s still there! =D

  111. I still love my little blog – that’s where so many of my online friends (many of whom have become real-life friends!) showed up. I need to have more adventures about which to write!
    Come see me (and my favorite OTHER blogs are in the sidebar, almost like a Blogroll!)

    Shannon akaMonty recently posted I got to read it before you so HAHA IN YOUR FACE..

  112. Oops, I’m not anonymous!

  113. I loved my blog but because of my in-laws I had to give it up. I hate that I gave in because it was no worse then what was written on FB . But by doing so it gave my husband peace. It’s a shame really but I have not written a blog post since Feb-Mar 2013. I deleted it all. The good the bad and the ugly. I really miss it.

  114. So weird how timing can work. I was just struggling with where I’m headed (or not headed) with my blog, and my writing in general. This feels like a bit of a push to keep moving in some direction…which for me usually looks like a drunken meander anyway, so right on track!
    Or find me on the panel to your right.

  115. I have a blog about my running my kiddos and my dogs.

    Cassondra Coleman recently posted Sander's Saunter 25K 2018.

  116. So great that you’re doing this! I have one blog that I’m using as a space to do a sort of “final draft” of my manuscript: The other blog is for my random stuff: Both need better styling and branding, but I’m working on that!

  117. I follow your blog of course. I’m a knitter and The Yarn Harlot is basically a goddess so I read her blog daily. I’ve often thought about blogging. Maybe I’ll start today

  118. I’ve had several blogs that came and went over the years, but this one I still keep, even though I haven’t posted in awhile. I need to start writing again, because I do love it.

    Barbara in Colorado recently posted Funny Office Coffee Mug Not My Project Not My Deadline by BabbselasDesigns.

  119. Thank you–I am trying to find topics other than my cancer to write about, but I am trying.

  120. I’ve been blogging since 2009, and I can attest, it gets hard to come up with new things to write about. I’ve already told all my best stories. And it’s like, I’ve already said everything I have to say on so many topics, it’s not worth saying again. But then our current president came along and suddenly, there’s a whole lot of new ground to cover.

    bluzdude recently posted The Week After.

  121. There’s a vibe in the air. Been getting back to blogging myself lately. Even if you don’t imbibe, if you want to join in the crazy craft cocktail hijinks with me and my dear departed undead dwarf hamster/blog admin Boomer, well, I’m pretty sure we’re the only ones on the web with this shtick:

    K. Muse recently posted Impromptu: Cashew Chicken Fizz.

  122. Not much time, but I post when I can. I’m an old blogger, both in age and in internet longevity. I’ve had several blogs over the years, starting on Journalspace (yeah, I know) 1000 years ago. Writing keeps me sane – mostly. 🙂
    Green Tea and Gratitude:

    wsquared recently posted Popeye and me.

  123. I blog mostly for myself and to share recipes, meal planning, try to stay consistent and post on Friday morning.

  124. I am a new blogger. is the address. Adulting Reluctantly is the title.
    I couldn’t find anyone out in the world with all the same crazy interests as me so I just started writing about all of them. Thanks Jenny for being you and for writing here. You are my inspiration many days when I want to quit.

  125. Jenny, I found you on the same day I launched my blog. It confirmed I’d done the right thing and that I would possibly find my tribe in this world, and I truly have. I’m only 16 months in, but the Old School bloggers have been so supportive and encouraging. 2 redundancies in very quick succession kick-started it all. My blog is my therapy, digging deep for humour to keep me sane. And I’ve found so many funny and insightful peeps in the process. This is me; 😊

    The Lockwood Echo recently posted Treat.

  126. Blogging since 2012 about the transition from wife to widow to single.

    marlene ford recently posted BETTER THAN SITTING ON THE COUCH!.


    It’s been a steady place for me, while other forms of blogging and internet-based social interaction have led mostly to frustration.

  128. I blogged like a banshee from 2008 – 2013. And then people I didn’t really want to read it found it and corrected me on how I remembered things and then I got told it was sad how much attention I needed and then, well. There it sits. Thank you for this. I really loved it and made so many internet friends doing it. Maybe I’ll fire it back up, five years later. Love you Jenny.

  129. (I already posted a comment but then it never made it into the fray so if this is duplicated… haha, just par for the course)
    I’m the person behind “I’d Like Cheese on My Entire Family” aka da Cheeseblarg ( but it takes so much energy to write and illustrate posts that I haven’t had the drive to with only a handful of people ever reading or responding, since I barely have the energy to live with my chronic illness getting worse and my chronic political anger. There are tons of silly posts to read before I became a ball of angst, though.
    And I hope to regain some traction eventually, but like… I can’t even make myself bathe daily.

  130. 136
    Ruffian Spamson

    I probably should have a blog, but I haven’t the faintest idea how to go about it. Like for instance, this morning I really wanted to ask the world what it is with all the redbirds in my yard. Cardinals, that is – scientifically and redundantly named cardinalis cardinalis. Do they migrate? Hide out all summer and emerge when the weather starts getting cold? Pull each other from another dimension like linked scarves from a magician’s top hat?

    And why were there so many of them in my yard this morning? I counted 3 on the feeder, 2 eating berries on my nandina bush, 14 on the ground, and lost count of the ones fluttering about from shrubs to trees to lawn and back again. There were so many cardinals in my yard I wondered if I should be watching for a puff of white smoke and waiting for them to name a new Pope.

  131. I blog almost every day and have been for 11 years. It’s been sad to see so many blogs fall silent. Been looking for other blogs to follow. Will explore some of the links above.

    Keith recently posted The rest of the ramble photos.

  132. I’m a new blogger (knitting) where there are already so many bloggers.

    But I believe in the power of the written language and will continue to write, even if few read it. I also figure it’s my gateway drug to fiction writing in the future (I took Creative Writing years ago at university but everything is a bit rusty – this is a great way to flex my writing muscles!).

    Katherine recently posted I’ve got big balls.

  133. I don’t blog, but I like reading (it’s about disability experiences and disability rights, as well as other anti-oppression topics)

  134. My book blog Bibliognome, Been in a reading slump lately but slowly getting back into it. 🙂

    Becky B. recently posted My Life as a Fictional Librarian: Special Program for Clowns.

  135. I had a blog years ago before elder care ramped up for my parents. With those duties and working full time, I seem to get greater pleasure from a warm meal, clean laundry, a shower and/or a nap.
    Please don’t ever stop being you. . . I get so much joy out of your postings. And frankly those pictures you post of Ferris and Hunter seem to give me a chuckle just when I need it the most. You’re pretty blessed! In this month of Thankfulness, I’m thankful for you and your musings. 🙂

  136. I am a new blogger. is the address. Adulting Reluctantly is the title.
    I couldn’t find anyone out in the world with all the same crazy interests as me so I just started writing about all of them. Thanks Jenny for being you and for writing here. You are my inspiration many days when I want to quit.

    Mel recently posted Who adopted who?.

  137. I LOVE this! I miss the days of blogging back when it was new and sharing your stories on the internet with “strangers” felt daring, different, and delightful!

    I started out in 2000 on OpenDiary, which has made a triumphant return!, I’m back on there as OrangeLady for anyone interested. Then I made the jump to Live Journal like everyone else. I’m still on there too, but I don’t check it nearly as often.

    One of the many attempts at blogging was with two of my friends for a blog named “Fantastic Spatula”, because why not? All the old posts are still up, and my friends were far better writers than I, but it was a lot of fun and I honestly miss it. Maybe that’s a sign to get back to it!

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    I use to blog, then one day I didn’t and nobody seemed to notice and I never got back to it.

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    Mary Aalgaard

    Cool. I’ve been blogging for nine years. I write theater reviews and post about life and include pictures. I’m part of the Insecure Writers Support Group.
    Mary at Play off the Page

  140. It’s not as active as it used to be, but here it is in all its gothy glory:

    Cobwebs recently posted The Best Little Link Dump in Texas.

  141. So funny that you mention this – there must be something in the air. I blogged quite a bit from 2004-2011 and then lost steam, but started again a couple months ago. I’m at for anyone who might be interested in ridiculous photos of a chihuahua named Glen and the unsolicited opinions of a reading, writing, baking, knitting, middle-aged mother from Nova Scotia.

  142. I used to just blog about my excruciatingly boring life, and I still do from time to time, but I recently signed up for a blogging course run by Jon Morrow and company, and my blog will be changing in 2019. I’ll still be blogging about mental health, but less about my own life and more in the personal growth space. My new blog is not expected to be posted until a few months into 2019, but I still post on my original blog from time to time, especially during vacations and holidays. Thanksgiving is coming up and I’ll be visiting my crazy family, so I should have a few more posts done before the new blog comes out (as yet nameless), but I hope you visit the site I have up now and enjoy the posts that are up now. I try to take a humorous slant on mental illnesses, using my own as a template.

    Vicky recently posted Buy, buy, buy.

  143. I just write a book review blog with a friend, though she’s gotten super busy with, like, real life, so it’s mostly just me. And I don’t write nearly as often as I should. I’m pretty sure I have 5 reviews to post but I just haven’t been very motivated lately…especially since my last several posts have not been great 🤦🏻‍♀️
    Oh well.

  144. […] TODAY Jenny Lawson (she of posted an EXORTATION to all bloggers to celebrate  and renew their commitment to […]

  145. I’m sporadic at blogging, but have been at it for 15 years. This one is my latest.

  146. I haven’t done anything with my blogs in like, forever, I’ve even been paying for hosting on a few urls. I think I might just get something started up again.

  147. I hear you loud and clear, Jenny, and I’m still here, still blogging about the best kids’ lit out there today!

  148. So, I have a blog as well but it’s not informative, there is no photography advice, I have no recipes to share, no tips on raising children or fashion opinions. Basically, there’s nothing here but me and my Viking and two cats, one of which is kind of like The Chainsaw Massacre guy (don’t ask me what his name is because I’m too much of a pussy to actually watch the movies).

    What you WILL find is humor. Lots and lots of humor. Almost ALL of it at my own expense. I’m writing a book about our adventures when we Invaded Europe for 7 weeks but that’s still in the development stage. So, come and join me. I’d love to meet you. 😘

    Mrs. Completely recently posted A Viking Hissy Fit.

  149. Been around for awhile, still doing it. Even met you through blogging. 🙂

    (warning: political)

  150. I started out as kind of a homemaker blogger and have ventured into witchery instead – still feel like I’m kind of talking into the dark, but I’m making myself stick with it! Looking forward to checking out others in the comments as well!

  151. Thank you for this! It’s hard to keep your humor or your momentum going during rough times but it also can be the most important time to speak. I’ve been itching to get back into it and I think it’s time for a bit of ribaldry!!! Love you Jenny!

  152. Well. It didn’t include my link. Damn it all to hell.

  153. It’s refreshing to see many folks who used to do it, but willing to still peek their url’s out there. I know that the blog segment I was in (beauty) really & truly changed when “influencers” really became prominent. It was difficult to stay motivated as a full-timed employee blogging as a hobby when there were so many folks blogging full-time, rapidly & multiple times daily. The joy was lost to the slog of competition. I’ve tried other iterations over the years, because I continue to feel like I want to put my voice out there, but, not certain I have the drive to “start over” or even be consistent. It’s a tricky thing to find the balance between “am I doing this for myself?” or “am I doing it for the reader?”. Ugh. Crap. Sorry. See? I clearly have things to say. I should probably just put it on my own blog… Ha!

  154. Baking/Great British Bake Off humor blog. Humorous to me, not necessarily anyone else. 😬

  155. You asked for it! It’s been just few days since dusted off my old blog after a 10 year hiatus. The old posts are still up. I remember the guy that wrote them, but he’s long gone. Hopefully the new guy is still worth reading.


    Maybe this will get me writing again.

  157. I’ve been blogging on and off for years all the back to the days when LiveJournal was all the rage. My latest blog has been going strong now for a couple years- it’s enjoyed a nice little weird life. You can visit it here:

    Josh Gunderson recently posted A Girl Is Arya Stark of Winterfell and I’m Going Home.

  158. I have been blogging since 2009, but my writing took an unexpected turn in 2015 when my daughter was stillborn. Now I write about grief and loss – even now more than three years later. Because the pain of losing children never really goes away…

    Anna recently posted The Heavy Months.

  159. Okay then, the random thoughts blog:

    And the new-ish writing blog:

    tbaumgartner911 recently posted My Dog Only Eats Meat (Unless It's On the Counter. Or In the Trash).

  160. My last blog post was a catch up on the past several months. With a promise to share a recipe within 2 weeks. I posted it 10 days ago. Sh*t. Better get that recipe post finished.

  161. I love She fosters kittens and always has shenanigans going on in her house. She also has a lot of permanent residents. I never get tired of cute kitten action shots!

  162. I just started a blog about date night activity ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to share my blog!

  163. I have always wanted to blog, but was never sure about how tech savvy you need to be, the cost, whether or not people want to know what I am thinking at any given time… Instead, I joined LiveJournal, which I highly recommend, if like me, you hate writing in a journal, but love the act of getting shit out of your brain.

    I would LOVE any recommendations on where to start a free blog…

  164. I’m really struggling to get back into blogging. I revamped my blog so I’m finally happy with the look of it – now it just needs more content. But if anyone wants a fairly eclectic, unthemed cooking blog, here’s mine.

  165. It’s been too long since I’ve blogged, maybe this will inspire me. Thank you!!

  166. The frequency of my posts waxes and wanes, but I keep at it because of a few (really, three, including my mama) loyal readers who read every word I write. Today, I posted about how I came to buy a pair of gloves that look like octopus tentacles

  167. Mine is called “Lost In America”, and click on my name to go to it. I write randomly about the random shit that makes my life pretty damn random.

  168. I used to use my blog to participate in flash fiction writing challenges. But now, I use it to showcase children’s literature, to talk about education (I am a recently retired elementary school teacher from Canada) and to talk about Life. I hope to write children’s books in the future. Blogging helps to keep my writing muscles in shape. Thanks for providing everyone with the opportunity to network and celebrate being bloggers.

  169. It’s been way too long since I’ve updated my blog. Hopefully this will help my find some inspiration again, thank you!!

  170. I blog about books; some reviews and my own writing. I’m also a plus size runner so I talk about that, too. 🙂

  171. […] The Bloggess echoed a post from Asha Dornfest, calling for old-school bloggers to return to the […]

  172. I’ve started writing again encouraged by a NaBloPoMo Revival group on Facebook… come over for a visit!

  173. It’s been way too long since I’ve updated my blog. Hopefully this will help my find some inspiration again, thank you!!

  174. I guess I should have added, my blog can be reached at

  175. My partner writes an art and life blog, it was Phoenix-based before we moved and they are novellas, but he is funny, fun, sharp-tongued and intelligent. The name also tells you everything: Artbitch

  176. This was my first blog post. A personal story about a life changing event. Would love feedback. Pete x

  177. I started blogging recently. It’s about my weird life, not about horse mishaps.

  178. I’ve had a few different blogs over the years, but my latest endeavor is at

    Mike S recently posted Has it been a year?.

  179. I’m a broken toy. New to blogging, I started about a month ago. The bloggess was my inspiration. Very much alone in the blogging universe.

  180. Thank you for asking, Jenny 🙂
    My photography blog

    ms recently posted Autumn.

  181. I absolutely love this. Once again you just get it, like sometimes there’s TONS to say and sometimes it’s weeks between putting thoughts into a post. Mine is an author/personal blog

  182. I have two blogs. One is Bipolar Me It’s about bipolar disorder. The other is Et Cetera, etc. It’s about whatever I feel like writing about.

    Janet Coburn recently posted The Tender-Hearted Carnivore.

  183. I just gave my blog a new name and restarted for Nano. People, the new entries are SO bad. SO BAD. Don’t read those.

  184. I’m actually taking photos for a post today…. first post in FOREVER. I’m baking gluten free cinnamon rolls… fingers crossed they turn out tasty!

  185. You just gave me the kick in the tuckus I needed. The Circus Serene is back, for good or ill!
    Here’s the brief and boring announcement to get started:

  186. I started blogging six, seven years ago(?). I did make some lovely friends along the way, but then a few years ago I slid into a huge depression, and then 2016 happened, and Gah! I’ve gradually started writing again. Baby steps.

  187. Fun! Baby blogger here. Not about babies, but about food, drink, dogs, books, and theatre. Will always follow back and interact!

  188. I love this idea! I mostly don’t manage more than random attacks on posts about baking at 5000 feet in the high desert, but I already see half a dozen in this list I want to follow. This is me:

  189. I’m an older woman but a newer blogger. Blogging helps me feel less alone as a widow, and reading your books helped me write one of my own.
    I blog at

  190. Getting back into it! Where Young Ladies Meet Confidence & Courage

  191. Ugh. I have got to write something soon!!!

    Julie recently posted Santa Brings Joy and Cheer, Not iPads.

  192. I started a blog fairly recently when someone told me I should have a YouTube channel to help & inspire people. Being on camera isn’t really my thing, so my blog came to life. Encounter Soul doesn’t have many posts yet, but maybe by “speaking” this out to the Bloggess world I’ll be able to inspire myself!! I’m at and I would love it if you stopped by! Remember, our therapists say to cut out all that negative self-talk!!

    Andrea recently posted Stressed….

  193. Been blogging almost everyday for the past 14 years, most of it here (it’s in french, but I’ve got a very pretty banner ^_^):
    I simply could not imagine stopping, EVER. Blogging has always been enormously cathartic for me. Probably saved me thousands in therapy 😀 I wrote about my father’s cancer and death; I regularly write about my chronic anxiety; right now I’m blogging about the fact of being an out of work freelancer. Every time I realize through the comments that I’m not alone, and it helps. Plus, putting things on paper has always been a very good mean to distance myself from them. I also blog my idiotic conversations with my partner, and it makes people laugh, which is a win-win.

  194. I blog, inconsistently. I would like to blog more regularly though and often feel stuck. Maybe I should just write to write. 🙂

    The latest is just a collection of epic Twitter moments.

    Bree; ©BMLeach recently posted Life Peak.

  195. Oops. I entered a url for my blog mentioned above #192, but it didn’t work. So here is the most recent post from a few days ago. “All those Young Lives”

    marydpierce recently posted All those Young Lives.

  196. My martial arts blog is usually serious, but my most recent post is a funny cat thing.

  197. Thank you for doing this, Jenny! I love your blog and think your book is amazing!
    I write my blog to share my experience with Multiple Sclerosis – I try to only post about things that help me or about how I can see things differently to help me live well. It’s called, Keep Doing What You’re Doing,” and the web address is

    Stacie Prada recently posted Guest Blog for Northern Lights Life Coaching: Weakness, Wisdom & Finishing Strong.


    I’m not dead, just have to work and between that and the ongoing battle with depression I’m just exhausted. But I have posts in the works. Don’t give up on me.

    Captain Optimist recently posted Update.

  199. . Sewing, embroidery, occasional bitching about life with fibromyalgia and arthritis. Cats. Two of them. I try to post weekly, but haven’t been successful with it lately.

  200. I’m not very good at it yet and only a couple of friends read it, really. But it makes me feel better when I do share something new. I am long overdue to write something new.

  201. I started a blog to talk about kindness, living in small spaces and travel.

    Donna recently posted Good bye Lisbon…. Hello Praia da Rocha.

  202. I haven’t blogged in a million years. Way back on LiveJournal – and I tried a lot of different ones, too. I need to do more than share tweets, though. (Also on Dreamwidth,

  203. I haven’t posted in a while but maybe this’ll be a kick in the pants.

  204. Even the really good, consistent bloggers have been posting less in the last few years. I am not sure if I ever had a chance of trying to stay on top of my blog!

  205. While I have the best of intentions…follow-through is not so much. 🙂

  206. It can be a real chore writing about a niche musical sub-genre (punk-infected blues music) based within a niche genre. I’ve been doing it since 1999, and I’ve made “friends” all over the world and have seen the scene grow and thrive…but it’s a self-indulgent and mostly thankless job, and I often get pretty damn tired of humpin’ it uphill. But then a band I’ve written about tells me it was their dream to be on the blog…and that makes it all (almost) worth it. I nearly closed it last month and did what I thought would be a final post but the band was thrilled and it helped them get gigs and sell merch so how do I say no? I guess I don’t.

  207. I had a blog many moons ago and returned to blogging this year. At my current blog, I share my favourite recipes as well as photos (mostly of my kids and cats).

  208. This is actually my third blog. My first one was a “Deadjournal” (a goth alternative to Livejournal) and my second was a Livejournal that I had for years. I went away from blogging for awhile because it got hard and I got sick of being shit on by trolls.

    I came a different blog hosting site (WordPress)..because I’m a writer. I don’t write novels or anything even remotely interesting. But I have to write. It’s who I am. It’s what I think about when I first get up in the morning. It’s what I wish I could get paid for but I don’t.

    mommatrek recently posted Gluten, I wish I could quit you.

  209. All I want to do is give stuff away.

  210. my blog, which is not kept updated as often as I’d like due to my chronic illness, is dSavannah Rambles at

  211. I have been too sick/stretched to blog the last couple of years, but I’m starting to write again, so my old blog (which has been going since about 2012) will wake up soon. Thanks for sharing the love and encouragement, Jenny! <3

  212. I’ve been blogging 3x a week for almost 7 years now. Sometimes it’s hard and sometimes it’s easy, but it’s always kinda silly. I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait to check out some new reads. Thank you for this!

  213. I’ve gone through various blogs that died natural deaths, but I always moved on to the next one. I am currently to be found at 🙂

    waves at all Bloggess Pals

    PS. Jenny, I still have your yesterday’s post as unread in my RSS reader because I keep on laughing uncontrollably EVERY TIME I re-read it – so far, I think, six times and counting!

  214. Jenny Lawson, I’ve told you this before and I stand by it—you’re doing the Lord’s work. You and your non-hyperfocused blog hasve been a real inspiration to me. xoxo

    Here’s my blog—Stories, back talk, hippie stuff:

  215. I don’t blog much, but I do help create blogs for others as a WordPress developer. 😊

  216. Mine is It’s hopefully an entertaining read. And safe for work like 85% of the time.

    Thomas (MJ) recently posted Age Before Electric Youth.

  217. I’ve been struggling with blogger burnout off and on since last year, but am trying not to pressure myself too much, as that only leads to more burn out, It’s a bit of a vicious cycle! Always enjoy your posts and your videos. Thanks for this opportunity. Cheers!
    Debbie @ The Doglady’s Den

    Debbie D. recently posted THE CRUISING LIFE | DREAM TRIP PART II.

  218., where anything I’m too embarrassed to say in real life gets blogged ASAP. Yesterday I blogged about having a panic attack while driving on the highway, Jesus take the wheel style:

    anne nahm recently posted Some domestic confessions, embarrassing primarily in their pedestrian nature..

  219. I have a blog, but haven’t posted on 2014. The last post was about the time i got stunk by hornet. Twice. While going to the bathroom. Did i mention it happened at work? I pretty much stopped because i didnt have any readers besides my mom. She still blogs though, you can find her at

  220. I’ve not been keeping up consistently with my homeschooling blog:

    I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been working harder on my writing, which was true last year, but I’m not even being consistent with my Patreon account right now. I sometimes remember to update things on my writing blog: but mostly post announcements on social media these days.

  221. I assumed blogging would make me famous and wealthy and cause random middle-aged single women to knock at my door, but none of it happened. Then that piece of shit got elected and everyone with a political opinion started hating each other even more and I wasted time commenting on FB political pages and everyone whose blog I treasured (all but one or two) stopped blogging and so did I and I have fallen into a funk where I realize that loving my child is the only contribution I have to offer the world and nothing else I do is of any difference. Plus, when you work for a living, you either are the type of person who sets the world on fire each night with hobbies or family life or a second job, or you’re the type whose body and brain tell you that you’ve done enough for the day, so you never have time, energy or ambition to write stuff that very few people ever care about anyway. I trust that I thoroughly depressed anyone who read this.

  222. Thank you for expanding our circles! I follow you mostly!
    I have 2 blogs 🙂 is about surviving depression, PTSD, rape, childhood sexual abuse and way too many auto-immune diseases. is just me trying to spread kindness from our own neighborhoods out to the rest of the world.

  223. I’ve written a blog for years in various forms. I mostly have craft tutorials and travel posts up now, having deleted my more personal posts in a fit of dramatics. I keep thinking about writing for myself more again–maybe this is the push to do that. Does anyone want to read about a 40 year old with too many kids (four) who fights with her brain every day?

    It’s been four years since I’ve written anything. Thanks for the reminder to get back out there! Please stop by and comment on one of my old posts, and I hope to get a new one up tonight!

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    Ellen Zachos

    I’ve been blogging since 2007, does that make me old? For the last three years I’ve been here: writing about wild foods.

  226. This blog is a collection of all the things I hear in my head…

  227. I have two, believe it or not! This is my blog as an author:

    This is the blog for the support organization I’m building:

    Nicole Gilbertson recently posted The funeral book background.

  228. I started to launch precisely one year ago. Wtf happened?! I tell myself it’s because the plants are thirsty and the floors are dirty and fluffy butt needs brushed again. Really, it’s because I’m chickenshit. But if a stranger reads even one of my posts and and doesn’t threaten to “unfriend” me, I might just jump off that cliff. Sure, I’ll piss my pants on the way down, but it’ll be worth it, right? 😬

    Marni recently posted The Top 3 Reasons to Enjoy Your Coffee Black and Up the…What?.

  229. I’ve still got Mommy Wants Vodka and Band Back Together up and running!


  231. I’ve recently started a blog, and I’m still finding my voice. I would love it if anyone wanted to visit and maybe provide feedback or share their own blogs!

    These are some of my favorite blogs: And just for fun here’s my favorite daily comic:

    doublerhomestead recently posted Silver Linings.

  232. I literally started blogging because I love my job as a School Counselor, however I can’t keep it up. It actually makes me quite anxious. I am actually pretty embarrassed about it- oh well here it is…

    Vanessa recently posted 5 Influencers Every School Counselor Should Follow.

  233. Love this idea! Grad school has eaten up most of my time but my blog is

  234. I don’t always have things to say but when I do this is my blog 😊

  235. Really trying to get my blogging mojo back …

  236. I recently revamped my blog it is It is a work in progress like me. Cheers


    My blog post style is no more than 12 minutes, no spell check, no edit, no rewrite, my own pictures

  238. So many blogs I have loved over the years have gone silent, and while I understand why (life happens), I would love to see them come back! My blog doesn’t get a ton of readers, but it starts enough conversations to make me feel less self-conscious about talking into the void.

  239. I’m an “anything goes” blogger, but I tend to focus a lot on my spiritual journey and my mental health struggles (depression and anxiety, and I was recently diagnosed with PTSD). My blog is currently on hiatus in November while I work on NaNoWriMo. I’ll be back to blogging in December.
    Some of my awesome friends have blogs that ARE updating in November, and you should all check them out:

    Adie // The Cupcake Witch recently posted On Vacation, with Love.

  240. Oh gosh yes, bloggers are my lifeline! Bloggess, you have saved me from losing it so many times!

    I’ve been blogging on and off at for years now about my disability and educating my kids.

    Kathleen recently posted The Struggle to Test 2e Kids.

  241. This is such a great idea!

  242. This is awesome, Jenny! Love your generosity and I CAN’T WAIT to visit these blogs and connect with their fantabulous owners 🙂

    Mona Andrei (aka Moxie-Dude) recently posted The Writer’s Retreat Experience: One of the best things you can do for yourself.

  243. Thank you, Jenny! I just started a blog, so I’m still trying to find my bloggy legs. It’s about looking for ways to become a non-starving artist. “Middle of the Blue”

    leahsoha recently posted Spoonflower Power, Part 1.

  244. There’s some great links here! 🙂
    Here’s my blog.

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    Renaissance Heart

    I blog about wellness:

  246. Old school blogger here, Time to get inspired to write a new post! I do so miss reading posts from my favorite bloggers.

  247. – it was “a lifestyle blog for those without a lifestyle” now it’s just “come for the nonsense, stay for the realness”. Mostly humor, some realness, some “podcasts”, me shit talking about my wife and how she keeps me in my place. That kind of stuff.

    The Midnight Goose recently posted Podcast #2 – The Chief.

  248. I was inspired by Lewis Black’s the Rant is Due and started typing my shit into what we could call a blog. Recently moved from Wix to WordPress – – and kicking myself for not doing it long ago.

  249. Great, inspiring post! I’ve been blogging on my new business account ( and that helps but I have a folder full of blog subjects for my personal account ( that need to see the light of day soon.

    suzucreative recently posted A Spiritual Workout.

  250. Love your blog today, Jennie! I love it everyday, Bloggess! But, today I wanted to comment. We do need to share our thoughts, ideas, and feelings. And, I love that they are raw sometimes…at times I laugh, other times I cry. So many great blogs out there from the heart. Love you all!

  251. I am loving these blogs and feeling very inspired by this post. Thanks Jenny! I blog about living and parenting with depression and anxiety, and I design free animal monthly mood trackers.

  252. I write a (mostly) humor blog.

    Kat recently posted Thankful For Things That Don’t Suck.

  253. I stopped working 2 months ago, in preparation for our upcoming PCS. I told myself I would blog every day…instead, there’s been lots of Investigation Discovery and coloring. I. Am. Not. An. Adult.

    Sammi Sidetracked recently posted Pass the Spoons.

  254. Hi! Been blogging for almost 7 years as of this year. Sometimes it’s pretty erratic, as this year is. But I’m still here!

  255. 262

    My blog, titled Only Googlebot Reads This Blog” is at I’ve been maintaining it for well over a decade, off and on – mostly on.

  256. Thank you for this. I’m looking forward to connecting with the thoughts of others in the community. I’ve never managed to sustain my own blog, but I do have a monthly spot with bp Hope.

  257. Ooh, this is great, can’t wait to go through all the links. Hi, Bloggess friends! I’m Linda and I’ve been periodically plugging away at my blog since 2002:

  258. Sometimes I blog about nonsense here:
    More often I blog about food I make and recipes I’ve tried here:

  259. I don’t think I can even access my old LiveJournal anymore, but the longer I’m on Facebook the more I miss the old LJ.

  260. I haven’t written anything here since a year last September. Trying to work through a lot of stuff in RL has taken me away from it. I hope to go back soon, I’ve been posting here more regularly but I know I could do better.

  261. I wouldn’t have time to blog! But behind you and Jen from Epbot is Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff. Hysterical woman! She’s always knee deep in something that was only supposed to be a quick minute. 🙂

  262. I started a blog almost two years ago with a goal for others who were struggling to come together in a community of support. Through my writing, I found that what was also important is that we come together with our inner child to learn how to love and nurture ourselves. I haven’t pushed my blog…yet. Still haven’t leaped out of the comfort zone of staying in the shadows. However, for myself, my writing has helped me heal from my own struggles with addiction and acceptance of my pending divorce. Who knows, maybe some of the stories will resonate with your readership too.

    Thank you Jenny for your vulnerability and uncanny way of always making me smile. Here’s a Wednesday Share Day Blog I had written over a year ago linking to one of my all time favorite blogs of yours. I need some towels that say Knock Knock Mother Fucker too. And yes, I followed suit and got a rooster for my wife. Guess she will end up with my cock after all when the divorce finalized.

    Thank you for blessing us all!

  263. I blog about hangovers. Yeah, it’s a thing. No, you shouldn’t judge me! Some very sage, and fuzzy advice can be found at

    Julie recently posted Hair of the Dog.

  264. Stories about me and my family that I enjoy telling…whether anyone reads them or not. (But it’s better when people read them, for sure!)

    Johna recently posted A little bit of everything....

  265. Holy moly this post seems to speak to me personally. I JUST started blogging again after a new name and a new brand and an approximate ten year hiatus as the blog formerly known as MOMMYHOOD: the blog. Before that I simply went by Kristina Says after a favorite song of mine and I’m happy with the direction things are going, although I often have so much to say and then forget or find myself in the bottom of an emotional hole without a shovel to get out. My posts aren’t as regular as I’d like, and I feel like my voice sounds forced rather than as smooth and natural as I used to be. It’s hard writing to such a small audience at first. You feel weird talking to no one in particular. But I made a pledge to start this year and a resolution to be more organized in 2019.

  266. Yep.
    Blogging is so much fun! It’s like talking to yourself and spam-bots day-in-day-out for years.
    ( 2,463,754 spam comments since 2004)

  267. I do miss it tbh. Happy Meals & Happy Hour

  268. This was amazing and definitely what I needed to read today. I’ve just started a blog after wanting to for years. Jenny, you are one of the writers who has so inspired me and who I aspire to be like. I’m in awe of how honest and brave you are, and your humor is amazing! I’m blogging about my countdown to forty and trying to get organized to wire a blog from the POV of a fictional character. Here’s a link to one of my favorite posts.

    knockingonfortysdoor recently posted A “Fun” Recipe.

  269. Here’s my tiny space.
    Actually, I’ve seen several of these types of calls to re-engage in “old school” type blogging. It appears the great majority of us are missing that sense of community. In fact, I know that there is one group of old school bloggers in the UK who have started a new community as well.

  270. My friends and I started a movie review blog about a month ago, enjoy!

  271. Oh boy, I guess I’m an “old blogger” because a couple of years’ hiatus is basically a lifetime. But, I blog(ged) poetry about heavy shit at

  272. Well I tend to blog weekly, but that’s because I’m constantly building something and I have the compulsive need to share how well I’ve done or how badly I screwed something up. And I have a list of people I love to read on the side of my blog.

    Sheila recently posted Lighting, Magnets and Baskets....

  273. This post was the beginning of my accidental manifesto. I’m not sure anybody reads it but it’s very important to me.

  274. I’ve blogged for over seven years to connect with others. I’d love to meet you too!

    susielindau recently posted Holiday Tips and Tricks from the School of Hard Knocks.

  275. Hi friends. Been a semi-absent blogger for the past year or so but I’m doing NaBloPoMo to get back in the habit of posting more often. Daily drivel now available throughout the month of November. I can’t promise quality writing but I can offer swears, silliness, and the occasional coherent thought.

    Spoken Like A True Nut recently posted Random thoughts on a Tuesday afternoon..

  276. Howdy. I’ve been around since the old LJ days and never lost the bug. I’m at Feel free to drop by. Cheers!

  277., and

  278. +1 for acknowledging all bloggers! It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who can struggle with content sometimes. <3 For any runners or whisky enthusiasts, here is mine:

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    Emily (formerly of

    Some of my closest friends I met through my blog and I often wish I hadn’t let it fall to the wayside.

  280. Been a big slacker this past year…not even sure where I’m going with my blog yet, but here it is

    Lita's World - Jen recently posted Santa Cruz Coast Walk.

  281. Hey, I blog mostly about books and nerdy bullshit.

  282. I’m at – it’s all about being a music therapist…and some pictures of my cat, of course!!

  283. I have been blogging for almost 9 years and I’m in my dryest stretch. The traction isn’t tbere anymore and it’s hard to motivate. I appreciate this post!

  284. You might’ve just given me the jolt I need to sit my butt back in front of the computer! It’s been awhile. Thanks Jenny – you’re the best and YOU are the only blogger I follow!

  285. I’m not as bloggy as I used to be, but I still write some about running, crossfit, and the stuff of life:

  286. Oh hey! I write about books I read and my life in general. I’m a grad student studying for my Master’s of Library Science and I’m teaching English in Japan. I’m also American Indian and I write a lot about how I feel there too… My blog is kind of a mess, but that’s okay, I am too.

    Catherine recently posted Book Fifteen.

  287. I am a little lapsed, but will try to use this as a jumpstart.

  288. I miss Sarah Brown from queserasera all the time.

  289. I write a blog about mental health and my experiences with depression, anxiety and trauma.

  290. I miss the old school blogging, a lot. I recently decided that I’m getting back to it, other people be damned. I crave that community we once had, and since you need to be the change you want, I’m going for it. I was trying to do NaBloPoMo but haven’t quite been able to keep up.

    onecrazykid recently posted Going under Cover- Music Monday.

  291. Here’s mine. Thanks for the opportunity to share. Humor writing is tough. There’s a very real “BE FUNNY OR BE NOTHING” vibe out in the world. I sincerely hope I’m mostly the latter. Here’s a link to my maybe best post: The one appended is just me whining about the cold.

    rubberchickensociety recently posted Nipping At My Toes.

  292. I needed this kick in the pants to get back to it. My little blog has been badly neglected.

  293. I blog for work. (BORRRRING business stuff). This one is for fun. so to speak.

  294. Hi, I’ve got an old school blog. Where did they go? I just always am at the edges of social media, usually crying out into the void, so I just do my own thing. My blog is not gonna change the world, it’s just a veterinary blog, but if anyone has an interest in dogs & cats, rescue, veterinary medicine, all with a hint of snark or at least an attempt at humor with heart, feel free to check me out. (most recent post, since WP can’t seem to find it)
    Cheers, y’all. Jenny: you’re incredible.

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    I may have heard about this blog here on your site, Jenny; but in case not:
    It’s great.

  296. I REALLY need to get back to my blog. I used to love it. Then I got a job blogging for a corporation and the last thing I wanted to do was blog for myself as well. I got back to it after that and began enjoying it again, but then I fell into the Slough of Despond and I’ve only posted once or twice all year. So…yeah…thanks for the kick in the butt!

  297. I have a small blog, much neglected, about museums and the public.

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    Jeanne Kasten
    Okay, maybe I’ll update it. The poor thing has been neglected.

  299. Thanks for the nudge, Jenny. After nine years finally I trailed off in July because it seemed nobody read my blog. But actually, I do! So that makes it worth it, right? I’ll have another go…

  300. Thanks for the nudge, Jenny. After nine years, I finally trailed off in July because it seemed nobody read my blog and I was disheartened. But actually, I read it! So that makes it worth it, right? I’ll have another go…

    TravelSkite recently posted XX-rated.

  301. I blog about my struggle with depression and anxiety, and I was inspired to start writing because of your work, Jenny. I don’t have any taxidermy animals for you so I’ll just leave my latest post instead (and thank you for all you do!)

  302. Hi. I’m at I write about whatever pops in my head. Sometimes every day. Sometimes more sporadic. I look forward to reading everyone when i have a day off.

    theycallmetater recently posted The Simple Life.

  303. I’m trying to learn SEO and have no idea about it. Writing is hard but at least I know how that works!

  304. I’m new to blogging…since January this year. I’ve always had respect for those who blog consistently and now even more so. I look forward to knowing what is going on with you (and others).

  305. I gave up trying to write all the time so I started a vlog. Visit my channel on youtube

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    Cammie Pentalis

    I gave up trying to write all the time so I started a vlog. Visit my channel on youtube

  307. I just have to add an old-school ZOMG & a SQUEEEEE! Also, to add my link because back in the day, I blogged it all. Now, I just blog it some. Also, to add that I love you & Asha & all the amazing bloggy folks I’ve been lucky enough to befriend along the way. I’m glad we’re celebrating because our community is something special! xo

  308. Not 30 minutes ago I was telling my husband that it’s been too long since I wrote on my blog (my last post was on Halloween- things have happened since then!)

    I write infrequently about shopping, and anxiety, and politics, and rage, and the intersection of those things.

  309. I started a blog this year- its on homebrewing beer. I wanted a space to be a woman brewing what I want. So much of the rhetoric I read was about chasing, the best, biggest, bravest beers. I just want to write about making tasty beverages with minimal fuss:

  310. I have a blog. It’s a little different because I draw comics and tend to write more like I’m telling a story (real stuff though, real thoughts). Here:

    (Also, thanks for doing this, Jenny! I’ve been struggling with writing about my life lately because of some stuff that’s happened. Finding other blogs could be a good way to refresh my brain a little.)

  311. Wow! What a great idea! I’m off to check out some of these other blogs and hopefully make some new friends! Jenny, you’re awesome! <3

    Lisa Orchard recently posted Be Kinder to Yourself, You Deserve It.

  312. Nice idea! I’m a new blogger and I know is not easy but it is so nice “meeting”, reading and learning so many new things. My blog

  313. Old school rocks. Blogging daily since 2009 and still going strong. Some Assembly Required can be found here:

  314. I have a facebook page called Zoloft and String Cheese.

    It’s my own blog I’ve had for a few years. I talk about being a foster (then adoptive) mom of our kids (who are Black) and my struggle with depression. Like a sitcom, but I say “fuck” a lot.
    Thank you! I LOVE your work!

  315. I’m an old blogger – started my Typepad blog in 2004 after a short-lived navel-gazey one on some service that doesn’t exist anymore. For years I posted a couple of times a week but in the last few, it’s dwindled. I’m working on starting a website in my name and recently launched a public Facebook page that’s my new blog for now at Old blog is the linked post below. Not sure what I’ll do with it now. There’s a lot of life chronicled there, from 27 year-old Evangelical spinster to 41 year-old agnostic married mother of two.

    Lori recently posted Look how far you've come, you filled your heart with love.

  316. Just the inspiration I needed! Check out Life After Normal at

  317. I’m trying really hard to prioritize working on my blog right now but I keep forgetting to actually POST the entries. I blog about writing and mental illness, mostly my own.

    Lydia E. Winters recently posted I’m a Nanowrimo Failure: Why You Should Be One Too.

  318. I fall in and out with it, but mostly because I already contribute to Madison Moms Blog as a writer.

  319. I used to write on my blog – what happened? I started it as more of a travel journal than anything else. Then we started getting things to giveaway to people and that was fun. But I felt myself getting jealous when other people got things I didn’t. It made me feel bad about myself for not being chosen, and then bad for myself for being jealous because that’s not a trait I admire in myself. So I decided to only write when I feel like it instead of looking for giveaways to do.

    I’m sitting here shrugging and rolling my eyes at myself because I think I started for the right reasons and got distracted – then disappointed. I started to feel like people wanted to mostly go to blogs who were giving away things and I just wanted to connect with people.

    Anyway, my poor mostly-abandoned blog is at

    I’m here too. 🙂

    velezita recently posted Ten Amazing Things You Can Give People For Christmas They (Probably) Do Not Already Have.

  320. I don’t write as often as I used to… But aI write about losing my brother to suicide and my own struggles with depression. So helpful to share it with others.

  321. I stopped writing when life became to painful to open up and examine. But I’m trying to build back the habit in other ways. My old self at Real Life and Other Randomness.

  322. I have a select group of friends who almost always get these posts first, in the form of quasi-obsessive emails where I dump the contents of my brain. I thank them for giving my words a place to land. Everybody else, come on over!

    débora Ewing recently posted Marketing is Hard. That is All. (Whiney Artist Alert).

  323. Mine is I write about parenting, chronic illness, knitting and anything else I think of. Sounds boring, but I just like getting the thoughts out of my head and into somewhere else.

  324. I think blogging is still big in the online art community though. I still try to update mine once a week, but since crossing into youtube, it feels like an afterthought. Which is unfortunate, because lots of people just don’t want to make time for videos with sound. Reading with pictures is much more accommodating sometimes!

  325. Link didn’t work on my last comment.

  326. My blog is on Facebook. It is called Running Downhill.
    Would love someone besides my husband to read it.

    I would love to include a link, but my luddite brain is in the way.

  327. I’m a hobby blogger mostly about crochet.

    Melanie recently posted Learning to Knit.

  328. I guess I should throw some shit at the wall and see if it sticks…

    Chuck Baudelaire recently posted Nirvana vs. Hendrix: Radio's Battle to Win GenX.

  329. I so totally took Asha’s post to heart. I am posting every day in November.

    Magpie recently posted Be Prepared.

  330. Jenny, thank you for this. I’m dancing a little jig over here! I’m also starting a new Feedly category (REMEMBER FEEDLY, PEOPLE?) called #NetPositiveBlog and I’m adding everyone’s links. I can’t wait to read (and write) again. You guys, what if…what if…we change the world? We did it before.

  331. Also, @Magpie gets some sort of medal. She has been writing up a storm and it’s awesome.

  332. Live and Learn by David Kanigan

  333. I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time but don’t know how. There are something’s that I need to share with the world like the time someone asked the Disneyland worker if the water on splash mountain was real water while watch people hit the water or the time a 15 year old asked the meat department at the grocery store what they had that had protein 🤦🏼‍♀️ Mostly I just want you all to feel my pain 😂😂😂

  334. My blog is probably not as much fun as yours, though.
    I’m jenndesi

    jenndesi recently posted Redemption Race.

  335. Hi Everyone! I’m another new blogger struggling with the commitment end of blogging. No excuses, just an admission. Call it a writing block, anxiety, whatever. I started blogging when my son left home at 18, and my nest has been empty for just over a year now. I’m still finding my identity online and sometimes my fear of sharing stops the flow of words altogether. It’s a work in progress. For now, I mostly like to write about the relationship between us writers and our muses. My website is and I have a related Instagram account called @inspiredforaliving.
    I’m so excited to check out the other blogs listed here! Thanks Jenny!
    🙂 Darlene

  336. I haven’t posted to mine in ages, but maybe this is the motivation I need to get writing again! (mostly about knitting!)

  337. Not been posting (or writing) much lately but this is me:

    Thanks, Jenny, for the gentle nudge.

  338. yes! blogging! i do it…ocassionaly…

  339. We’ll be reading forever! Yay! I’m happy to see familiar names in the comments!

    Corinne recently posted Giving back when having previously taken away.

  340. This made me happy! I’ve been blogging since 2011. Sometimes I have a lot to share. Sometimes people even read and comment. 😀 I’ve made some good friends over the years, people I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Thank you for being there for all of us!!!

  341. Thank you for your encouragement and for giving everyone an opportunity to lift up their work! There is wisdom to be found in everyone’s stories. I write about travel experiences, divorce, being a woman (because how would anyone know what hot flashes are like without me), and anything that tickles my brain but won’t get me fired from my day job. PS: “Knock knock, motherfucker” are three best words ever put together, so thanks for that as well. 🙂

  342. After a long pause, I am breathing life back into my blog recently (with presence and words). I miss the connection, and I’ve been told people who used to visit when I wrote consistently miss it, too.

  343. I have blogged off and on for years but lately I furiously scribble to avoid furiously scratching (I have chronic eczema and am experiencing topical steroid withdrawal). My blog is

  344. Here is me:

    Screaming Into the Void recently posted The Finger Saga Continues.

  345. Gosh, I haven’t haven’t posted for MONTHS on the blog I share with my alcoholic unicorn.
    I should update with all the darkly hilarious reasons why not…..

  346. I’ve been blogging for 7 years. I’m worn out but I keep going for some reason.

    Cheers to all of us!

    My blog is

  347. i host a vintage toy blog here ~
    & i have a dark side, so i post about everything dark & psychological here too ~
    welcome all.. 🙂

  348. My blog is new-ish because it’s only coming up on a year old, but I’ve written nearly every day and I hope to have it potty-trained soon. Mix of humor and raw mental health stuff. It’s the least of these listed here in these comments, but I was told I’d get grumbled at if I didn’t list it. See, dear? Grumbling rights REVOKED. Take that. And Jenny, thank you for always bring us together to each other.

    Lille recently posted cramps like thundering hooves.

  349. I used to blog on a wonderfully fun site called Open Salon that was run by Kerry Lauerman. I was always thrilled to be chosen for Editor’s Pick and be featured on the front page (85% of the time and such an ego boost!). It was shut down and I went on a several-year blogging hiatus. But I’m freshly back here at

    The interrobang should be added to the QWERTY keyboard for all of life’s WTF!?! moments.

    I love your writing and books. Please keep doing your wonderful work and on your bad days, you’re in so many of our hearts. And on your good days, you’re still there.


    It’s for middle & high school social studies teachers. But occasionally it amuses other,non-social studies teachers.

    Tracy Newman recently posted Context.

  351. I have a blog that I posted in regularly for a couple of years many years ago, but I haven’t really posted in it much since my Dad died five years ago. At that point (having lost my Mom, my cat, and my Dad…my three loves), I just kind of gave my ADD free reign and got nothing accomplished over the next five years except staying alive, which is a decent success all things considered. I’m finding myself kind of missing that communication and interplay now, so maybe I’m ready to start writing in it again. Feel free to check it out — it’s pretty random and ecclectic…and I’m still waiting for life to being.

  352. I started this about a month ago. It’s ridiculous and self serving. It’s kind of funny. so far my biggest accomplishment is telling the story of how I’m trying to make friends with Ting employees through email. Part 3 is coming soon It’s very much inspired by you.

    Melody recently posted Part 2: Gramma Sammy; Joining Ting; Stranger Friends.

  353. I have two that I really want to get back to because I tell myself I just write for me but also I miss being able to socialize through blogging more easily and I feel like there’s no one out there sometimes and get discouraged but here’s a whole giant list of new people to meet so I am here for this.

    I knit:

    And I cook:

  354. The Awful Things I Endure on Account of Being Me — I post every day because I can’t seem to stop myself … 2, 275 days in a row …

  355. Soooooo, I’ve never blogged before! Have recently gotten to a decent place after TMS treatment. I was always afraid of the judgey bottoms out there and could never bring myself to break down walls and not give a horses bits. What is the consensus amongst you magically awesome peeps about blogging for a newbie? I

  356. I’m new to all of this and COMPLETELY overwhelmed by SEO and analytics. Currently tearing my hair out over the reach of my fb page and the utter randomness of it….

  357. I just read your most recent post and am now going to work “don’t try to hide behind an emoji” into more of my text conversations!

  358. I have a blog that I keep as part of my yoga and meditation teaching and often have to force myself to come up with topics, but once I start sharing, I find it very satisfying.

    kcronkrite13 recently posted Tired Intentions.

  359. […] after seeing a tweet this morning from The Bloggess calling bloggers back to active duty, I realized that it had actually been a year since I last […]

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    I’ve been trying to resurrect my blog after a hiatus at the end of my marriage. It’s been difficult battling with finding the words with what feels like a new voice in a new person. Am I the same me? Who am I anymore? So I write a lot of things(like recipes and crafts) until I can find the courage to really write and be “me” again. What I’ve come to realize though? Is how much I’ve missed the community. So so much.

  361. We have blogs (Dean writes, I edit, and we both take photos) . is the best place to find all of it.

    Mindy recently posted All the posts: November 5 - 10.

  362. I try to do at least 1-2 posts a month, humor and the occasional book review. My most recent one was a rumination on why haiku are confusing.

  363. I blog about Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Invisible Illness. You can find me at


    Started as a way to release the words scrambling my brain it has become a collection of poems, observations and short stories that are self actualized therapy.

    Work has slammed me and I’ve not managed a word on paper in months.

  365. I had a blog several years ago that I loved, but life got hard, so I took a break, and now life is totally different and I can’t really go back to it, for which I’m very sad. (
    But I’ve started a new one that I also enjoy.
    Both have cat pics, so there’s that 🙂

  366. I haven’t posted in…um..a while, but I’m old school and I am definitely still here!

    alianora recently posted I Won’t Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, and I Cannot Be a Teacher with a Gun.

  367. It’s not my blog – but my mom’s – she’s new to blogging and is tackling what she loves: reading and knitting. I love that my retired mom is being all bloggy, it’s wonderful to see her try to get everything just so. If you like to get a book review on a knitting book and a few cool knitting ideas, this is the site:

  368. I’ve recently started blogging again. I’m not even sure why I stopped. It can be quite cathartic, even if I do only have about 4 readers plus my mom. 😀

    Jeanie Tortoisefly recently posted Lanterns - Enterprise Edition.

  369. So wonderful to see all of these bloggers! I miss it so much! I kept paying for my blog, even though I stopped posting – so there must of been a reason.. This inspired to start blogging again. Hugs to bloggers!!

  370. 381
    Jen McAllister

    From 2003 through 2008, I blogged pretty consistently at Prepare to Meet Your Bakerina. Law school threw a big dent into my writing time, and then a massive server kerfuffle wiped out literally thousands of comments, and it just hurt to think of all that lost communication. I do miss blogging, though.

  371. I post two different blogs on my website: the personal one is and the one that’s mostly old SNL reviews is

    I’d love more people to read both and leave comments, but I really think the personal one needs more love; I talk about depression, anxiety, LGBT stuff and a wider variety of topics there. I’m also doing NaBloPoMo this month.

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    I miss reading blogs so I’m excited to see so many people still blogging and look forward to reading them.


    I thought I had to make my blog look more like an online magazine to be interesting. But no matter what, writing in it saves me.

  374. I unpublished every post on my blog. I keep meaning to start again…

  375. I have a blog but I don’t consider myself a blogger. I read blogs and it seemed like the best way to share pictures of my quilt projects with my mom, who refused to use FB or IG. It’s works great, and your welcome to stop by and see my projects too.

    AA recently posted Currently Working On:.

  376. Thank you for this post. I love it! I have a blog I need to get back to. I’m not writing as much as I should or want to, but I am doing videos with my bf on his site, I get to play with toys and eat yummy stuff. Definitely need to get back to the swing of things.

  377. I’m so happy to be doing it again. It’s like coming home.

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    AJ-The Short One

    Don’t have a blog and this is the only blog I read. From all of the comments, though, perhaps I’m missing out on an experience. Maybe there is more to it than vanity.This blog is anything but.

  379. Thank you for the opportunity to share. I’ve been blogging for 6.5 years and I have ebbs and flows with my writing. I wrote about my life with kids, products we like, and breast cancer. I was diagnosed in 2015 and shared my experience and recently it returned and is now terminal.

    Renee recently posted Thank you!.

  380. LET’S DO THIS. Can’t wait to go through these comments and find new writers to read.

  381. Blog for content and social media for invitation is something I’ve been mulling over for a couple of months. I’ve let my own blog wither recently partly because I’ve fallen into the bad habit of the quick and easy social media post. This may be the boost I needed to break my own bad habits.

  382. 393

    OMG. Yes! I’m still blogging albeit not like the old days. I’ve re-branded a few times over the years but I think I finally know who I am.

  383. The Angst Files: how i stay nice in real life

    Chronicling the outrageosities of being alive since 2010.

    Dodo recently posted Dear The Gym,.

  384. Thank you! Blogging is so awesome when we read each other’s stuff. I’m at

  385. Thank you! I have met so many wonderful humans through blogging.

    Kari O’Driscoll recently posted Where is God?.

  386. […] one of the blogs I follow shared a link to a site called Parent […]

  387. I’m 🙂 I’m a funny lady who writes about parenting, mental health and family fun.

  388. I’m blogging again after a long absence. It’s fun again! Please come over for a visit. 🙂

  389. I’m not sure if counts as a blog, but I definitely use it to participate in the blogging community so shrugs

    Satsuma recently posted Some math on bread pudding.

  390. Blogging saved me during my hubby’s cancer days, but it got harder to write about the mess after cancer (because hello, remission means life is normal and perfect, right?). But I’m missing out by not keeping it up.

    Jenny Clark recently posted Full.

  391. I was actually inspired by you. As I was recovering from a mental health crash and burn I saw Furiously Happy in an airport bookstore and I was immediately smitten. I decided to write my own book as a way to work through everything I was going through, but since it will we about 72 years before I can finish it, I started my blog. Between my own mental health, the stress and challenges that come with having a genderfluid husband who has recently come out, and having a black son in this freaking insane world we live in — my blog has been an amazing outlet.

  392. Basically I’m still writing about how I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up and how I don’t know how to be a good mom and a whole person some days.

  393. I’ve been blogging since 2003 in various places. Although I only have all the content going back to 2009. I’ve never actually stopped blogging for good. I’ve had times where I’ve taken breaks etc, but never completely stopped.

    Hope recently posted Instacart order success!.

  394. “Blogging is hard.” So very true.

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    Oh wow. Obviously, I’ll say you, Toothpaste for Dinner, Hyperbole and a Half, and maybe Haute Macabre.

    As for me, I put the old in old school from the days of LiveJournal to now. I’ve been frantically bookmarking the people that have posted above me as I’m excited to broaden my horizons and maybe find some other classy goofballs like me. 🙂

    I just wrote this post because I think marketing is sleazy. Or do I? I don’t know anymore and I think that’s a good thing.

  396. I’m a new blogger. I use blogging as a platform for my swords & sorcery short stories, reviews of fantasy books, and observations about writing.

    Toby recently posted Anti-Heros, Villains, & Evil Sorcerers.

  397. Hi. My name is Cindy but peeps call me Cin, I have a blog that I should tend to a bit more than I have in the past few months. Well ok, since inception. But I have an excuse; I have terminal cancer. I also have a youtube channel where I vlog more than I blog which is rather ridiculous because I would rather hide behind my written word ( regardless of how pathetic it may be) than show my mug in front of a camera for all the world to see. But my cancer is rare and some part of me believes it is more important (and easier for me right now) to speak than type. My blog is and my youtube channel is….well shit, what is the link? I will find it but in the meantime, you can search youtube for “the not so secret world of cin” and you should be able to find it (unless my drugs have kicked in and I am totally off my rocker, that should be correct). In any event, thank you for looking, listening, stopping by…or not. I would love to meet you – have loved your books and your blog for what seems like ever. That was a compliment by the way :-). You Rock, Bloggess!

  398. I LOVE this plan! I have been blogging for a little over a year, ever since I moved from Michigan to Germany. Lots has changed, and lots has happened during this time. I am looking forward to finding some new blogs to follow here!!

  399. Thank you for your insightful encouragement It’s been a few months since this middle-aged sassy American woman (living in rural Korea for 5 years now) has done some blogging. Thanks for the support!

  400. Thank you for the roll call. I have recently begun giving more attention to my fledgling blog. Your post is serendipitous.
    My words can be found at

  401. I had a blog for about seven years and I’m still friends with a lot of people I met through the blogging community, but that blog finally died a show neglected death.

    But recently I’ve felt the urge to write again statred My Messy Junk Drawer, which is how I describe my brain. It’s here: My most recent entry isn’t my best work, but hey, they can’t all be winners.

    Leandts recently posted Figuring Me Out.

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    Steve Nazarian

    I’ve been writing the for more than 4 years and inspiration certainly comes and goes. Come see what I have to say.

  403. I’ve been writing about things like knitting and sewing for a little over two years at

    Chris recently posted Another Knit Basket Liner.

  404. I run a crafting blog, that tends to be a bit more of a sewing blog!

  405. I have been blogging off and on since 2011. When I keep it up, it helps me to motivate myself to continue working on my creative stuff when the lies depression tells me makes me want to crawl in a hole and stop trying.

  406. My husband says I should have a blog, but I don’t. The only blog I follow other than yours is

  407. I’m here, I’m here, I’m here! Falling in the trying to save the world category, person by person, laugh by laugh, tear by tear.

  408. I’m just high school English teacher with a degenerative brain condition trying to tell a story. Doing work at

  409. I’ve often wanted to have a blog but haven’t been brave enough to give it a shot. Here are the two blogs I read after I hit TheBloggess.

  410. My writing has slowed down with life and setbacks but I try to plug along. I’m on my 3rd year of blogging and writing isn’t for the faint of heart thats for sure! Here’s the most recent which is from just over a month ago. Thanks Bloggess for the opportunity to post and share. You can visit me at or check out the latest blog about mean girls.

  411. Your post could not have been published on a more opportune time for me and our blog. In my notifications, on top of this is one from WordPress saying “Happy Anniversary! You registered on WordPress one year ago!” Still struggling to get some traction on our blog and feeling depressed about it. So thank you for this! You really are the best, Jenny! Xoxo

  412. I’ve had a blog for 3 years now about my art, music, books, misc creative projects and general thoughts. It’s at

    I also love Austin Kleon’s blog (a fellow artist and Texan!), The Postman’s Knock (calligraphy blog), and oonaballoona (an actress who sews and is wonderfully eccentric).

  413. I am a blogger, but I don’t post daily -sometimes a week or more passes before I have something to blog about.
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  414. Well poo! I didn’t close the tag

  415. Your post could not have been published at a more opportune time for me and our blog. In my notifications, on top of this is one from WordPress saying “Happy Anniversary! You registered on WordPress one year ago!” Still struggling to get some traction on our blog and feeling depressed about it. So thank you for this! You really are the best, Jenny! Xoxo

    P.S. Our blog is Would love if y’all could check it out!

  416. I blog about ADHD, depression, anxiety, and dumb shit my family does here: Come say hi! xx

    Rhubarb Swank recently posted victory.

  417. One-off my favorite blogs is

    A lovely woman who blogs about cooking for people she lives, making it simple, and approachable. She’s vegan, but if you aren’t, don’t let that stop you from checking it out.

  418. For me, blogging is therapy and your taking the people who read your words into therapy with you, whether they want to or not. And this “therapy” is funny sometimes but sometimes it’s real, and emotional and sometimes it hurts to write. But all in all it’s a way of connecting. Cheers everyone and Happy Blogging!

    thehuntress915 recently posted Part 7………..The Discovery of Relational Stockholm Syndrome and Lestat Rehab..

  419. I’m a blogger too! My blog is Wolf of Words with non-spoiler reviews of television and movies, creative writing, and a lot of other stuff.

    Wolf of Words recently posted Media Update 11/15/2018.

  420. Life Hacks on
    Carol Lennox on

  421. Yup! I’m old school as hell! I haven’t written since March of this year because I ran out of things to say, and I’m not one to write just to write. And I’m totally not into the “influencer” and “branding” thing that has taken over the blogging world. Thanks for the link to that amazing post, for the platform to post a link to my blog, and for giving me a small jolt of energy to possibly start up again.

  422. I blogged about Jenny in one of my posts, “To Be Ir Not To Be …Hopeful.”

    Carol Lennox recently posted Living In The Present Beats Living Anywhere Else.

  423. I’m doing the same thing as we’re all doing… blogging into the void.

  424. I love your blog and really think that you always have something to say, even if it’s just “Hi. We’re here together.” A few of the blogs I read:
    Raising my Rainbow:
    Renegade Mothering:

    We love you, Keep writing!

  425. YASSSSS! I’ve been blogging since 2006 and for the last several years it’s been screaming into the void. Except an actual void is kinda cool but blogging void is cold and lonely.

  426. Thank you for inspiring me to blog, Jenny! You da bomb!


    Ok, I’m in. Used to love blogging. This is a great wake up call!

  428. I REALLY hope this movement brings back my bloggers I have missed so much! Yes, blog readers are still out here, old schoolers!!! Come back, please!

  429. I started my first blog in 2010. I’ve blogged off and on, sometimes leaving for months. Now I have 3 blogs! -is mostly inappropriate humor. -I make dollhouse miniatures. -mom life and kid crafts and activities.

    Brandy Wilcoxen recently posted I Have Social Anxiety.

  430. I’m jumping in here again because it’s Thursday, which means a new post!

    I’m going to have to revive ‘Quiet Coyote’…

  431. I’m just getting back into the swing of things too!

    Kimberly J Whalen recently posted breathe.

  432. I miss blogging. I started teaching full time and fell out of it. (I also lost my blog and had to rebuild it, so that sort of took the wind out of my sails…comments lost forever. I’m still adding in the old content that I fortunately saved.) My last few postings are about how I coped with my multiple miscarriages, so if you or anyone you know is going through the same and doesn’t want to feel so alone, send them my way.

  433. Over the last year, dealing with taking care of a sick mom, I’ve not been keeping up with my blog at all, but it’s here:

  434. It is funny how the Universe just yells at you real loud sometimes to get your shit together. I used to blog and I loved it. Then life kicked me in the chin a little bit and it was all I could do to brush my teeth everyday much less blog. But I’m back on two feet and in the last three weeks,a little voice keeps saying, get back to it. Then it seemed like everywhere I looked there was something else saying DO IT. Thank you for this post.

  435. I loved reading, which became She hasn’t posted in quite a while. I sure miss reading it.

  436. You have got to read Book of June (! She’s hilarious!

  437. I was active on a listserv group in the days before blogging. Life happened, and I forgot to update my email address with them before the provider changed hands. And now I can’t find them because that PC died an ugly death and my email archive is in a format I can no longer read.

    Anyone out there from the old Culinary Herbs & Spices list?

  438. This is so exciting! I wish I had started blogging back in the day, but I started a few years ago. I write about all sorts of things. I hope you enjoy!

  439. This might be the inspiration I need to start mine back up. If nothing else, it’s a way to put off NaNoWriMo.

    Small Pond recently posted Happy Riley Day.

  440. I just started blogging on golf topics, it’s called “Making the Turn” at

    I’m enjoying it so far…I may expand to a more personal blog at some point.

    Dean recently posted Should I Buy New Golf Clubs?.

  441. wahoo for mental health advocacy in a funny way!

  442. ! I blog about the quilts I make. (It’s way more exciting than it sounds. Promise.)

    handwroughtquilts recently posted Send help!.

  443. Thanks for the reminder that no one will listen if we don’t speak up in the first place. I’ve been talking about doing a blog for years, now is my chance to get it done.

  444. I started blogging stories of my adventures so when I get depressed I can remember the things I have done and know that whatever I’m going through, I’ll get through. I haven’t been able to write much lately, home stretch of university is taking up most of my time. I’m trying to add when i can, but the farther back you go i think the better my writing is.
    (I apologize for weird format, commenting from my phone is difficult).

  445. homeschooler-ish, used to post about cloth diapers, parenting, etc. Only a few recent posts, need to get some time back to myself! (oh and most recent post is TW: miscarriage. )..

    Jill S recently posted The Storm (Eye of).

  446. Wow, I haven’t posted on my blog in four years! I always intended to write another post, but it was always for “next week”. Depression has gotten worse and I just let it go… I was writing on the 7 Sins of Writing and procrastination (sloth) was on of them. I guess I succumbed to my own vices. Now is a good a time as any to get back to it! I blog about my writing and will also be discussing mental health.

  447. Hi! I recently started a blog. This post has encouraged me to get another post going. Always love reading your blog!
    Come visit!

  448. 461
    I hope there's still hope

    I stopped blogging when anxiety started hitting my kids. I thought anxiety was something only I would deal with, my husband doesn’t have it so why would my kids. At first I thought I’d just take a break till it passes, but things have only progressed. Reading your blog and books help me feel less alone. Thanks, Jenny.

  449. I blogged a lot in 2006-2008. I’ve tried to write like that since. I should try again. I remember making badges for Nablopomo.

  450. One of my faves is “That’s Inappropriate” . Funny stuff about the struggles and joys of parenting.

  451. I’ve been blogging on and off for years, at differing levels of engagement, but now that I’ve finished graduate school (my most recent post talks about that accomplishment!), I can focus more on my blog in my downtime. I started a book blog last year for the sole reason that I wanted it to make me think about the books I was reading, but I also wanted to share recipes I’d tried and some stories I’d written, too. It’s kinda fallen by the wayside in the past two months since I’ve been working non-stop on my thesis defense, but now I’ve finally been able to get back into it.

    I’ve been reading your blog for over six years now, and I want to say that you have helped me so much with my anxiety. It makes me realize that I can conquer it, that I can get over those social situations (although while I say I can do it, actually doing it is another thing entirely!). I even stood up to my mother today for the first time and told her I was setting a boundary and would not be crossing it. You are the cause for so much of my bravery, and I thank you so much for everything you’ve done. I can’t wait for your next book to come out, and I’m hoping you go on tour somewhere a little closer to me at some point in the future so I can meet you in person and give you something weird to add to your collection.

    Lauren @ BAOTB recently posted Thesis Defense in Review.

  452. I’m definitely an old school blogger. I’ve been blogging for about 20 years. My current passion project blog is Old Ain’t Dead at

    Virginia DeBolt recently posted Review: Ackley Bridge, season 2.

  453. 466
    Nicki Sanchez

    This is so strange.
    My mother has recently been urging me to try writing a blog again.
    I am struggling on so many levels right now. Scared, underemployed, recently divorced, lonely, and at a loss for what to do with myself. Every time I say I don’t know what I should be doing, my mom tells me, “You should be writing! All my girlfriends tell me how smart, and eloquent, and hilarious you are on Facebook and Twitter! You should pursue that!!!”
    You have touched on some of my fears about it.
    What if I can’t think of things to write? What if no one wants to read it? What if all the hate I have for myself bleeds through, and it makes more people hate me?
    Even considering it scares me, because what if I try, and the one thing I still enjoy ends up being ruined, because it gets colored with the failure that paints everything else in my life?
    I don’t know what my point with this comment is. Just seems like another one of those same universe pushes.

  454. My blog is a combo or my weird adventures and photography. Mostly pictures. Some book reviews, some travel and lots of road side attractions and animals.

  455. I had been blogging about my art, and then I stopped blogging, but not making art. So, maybe this will encourage me to do two things: blog about my art and write more about the pieces to give them context.
    Any feedback would be most welcome.

  456. was I ahead of the curve? I JUST STARTED POSTING AGAIN. Thank you for this post and for EVERY THING.

  457. I’ve been blogging since 2011 (and reading them for even longer) and nothing will make me stop writing or reading blogs. I absolutely love it.

  458. Was posting regularly to my blog when I was out of work for several years. Once I was hired in the publishing industry, it’s been difficult to find the motivation after 8 hours of work and 2 hours of commute every day. But it’s all still there, if a bit abandoned, and I’ve been thinking about picking it up again. Really wanted to start a new one for the “Real Gilmore Girls” (my daughter and I – we have quite the story) but can’t get WordPress to work right, and again… just have trouble finding the motivation to work on that after a full day at work. Meh.

  459. 472
    purple_monkfish I blog about dolls and depression, it’s a curious mix.

  460. I try on and off to do a baking blog at but I get stuck in a cycle of doing a bunch, eating the things I make, gaining weight, and having to stop for my health’s sake… I’ve been wanting to jump back in but haven’t found the oomph again.

  461. 474
    Marjorie J. Birch

    I don’t have a blog, but I just ADOPTED TWO KITTENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  462. 475
    Anne Holloway

    Just started a blog with my daughter called It celebrates our shared loved of cooking and writing! Kind of scary to put yourself ‘out there’ but I figure everyone on your blog seems so wonderful and supportive and, well, you asked us to share our blogs so here it is!

  463. i stopped writing my blog when my dog (the true author) died but it is still up there at – i’ve tried a new one ( but i just don’t seem to be as funny as my dog was…

  464. Thanks for the kind reminder! I’ve blogged a few times on my site, and welcome the encouragement to do it more often!

    Lindsey O. recently posted Baby Love!.

  465. – Old school blogger from 2006 here!

  466. Thank you for this!! I’ve been blogging since 2007 but now I post sporadically, at best. Lately I’ve felt like I have nothing relevant to say, but maybe I need to rethink that attitude. I would love to have the same kind of community I felt back when I first started my blog – that’s when I discovered a self-confidence I never knew I had.

  467. This December 2nd will mark my 17th blogiversary, but I admit that I’m not quite as active as I once was. I’ve been making a bigger effort to get back into it as of late. I once had a fairly decent following, but I’m down to just my hardcore subscribers these days.

    I can be found at Stupid Evil Bastard (

  468. I have been having trouble writing lately, but have this post from September. Will try again to organize my feelings and my life… but I have found it to be incredibly difficult. Sometimes it is hard to find your place in the world. Sometimes the world as it is, just does not make any sense. Thank you for understanding and for encouraging me today.

    Ann Ramer recently posted Autumn Awareness and a Nutella Summer.

  469. I’ve had a blog for a few months at It’s about my life and getting over suicidal ideation.

    Maya recently posted The Gay Purge (insert ominous theme music).

  470. is my book blog, which I update regularly. Okay, I didn’t for about three months this summer because my brain fell into a bad place, but I’m back now. I also have, my craft/sewing/gardening blog, but I haven’t updated in… months. Possibly more than months. Although I’ve sort of promised to get back to it…

  471. I just added a blog section to my website: I am a violin teacher and wanted a space to talk violin stuff (like how people do product reviews for Sephora… I wanted to do that for violin stuff!) I’d love to hear from you all!

  472. Old-school here. I haven’t posted anything in 6 years. I should return, though, right?

  473. Oh, jeez. Now I need to post something…

  474. 14 years this February — mostly in fits and spurts the last few years. I miss having the daily chronicle of life and loved this call for blogging when I saw it a few weeks ago (I think through Karen). I’m motivated to try.

    Julie recently posted There and back again.

  475. Ugh! I am so stressed that I can’t leave a post about what I’m blogging on a cheerleading blog post my my favorite blogger. Wahhhhhh!!! I am not even close to being a Part-Time Sunshine right now and can’t figure out the bug. Blog away, dear bloggers. I’m out there too and recently wrote about getting pulled over for speeding, and who the hell cares about that, right? Well, serves me right to not get to show you…

    Please know that I make comment on many of your assignments. You can see this notification as “thought bubbles” next to the graded assignment. Let me know if you have issues.

    Also, I am adding feedback to all of your college application essays. In order to see what I write, look at the upper right and you will see “recent feedback” and/or “view feedback” — I will make some comments there as well as point out any errors I see. I am not explaining each mistake because I think you will avoid it more, if you can figure out what you did wrong there (i.e. misuse or needed comma, apostrophe, capitalization, punctuation…). This will be pointed out with a “blue bubble”.

    Please let me know if you aren’t seeing this feedback. I’m spending a lot of time on it to help you.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you.

    Mrs. Lucas

  476. I’ve been trying to get back to posting every week but I’ve lost my much needed social support for blogging.

    Teaching can steal your life if you let it.

  477. Oh, wow, this is pretty cool and thank you for using your platform to give us a bit more reach.
    In the old days, I blogged at Diary of a Network Geek:
    And The Fantasist’s Scroll:
    But, now, I’m starting to blog again at

  478. I have been hard at work on my book blog for 8 years and luckily I still love it. I hope you will, too!

  479. I took up the challenge when Suebob asked some of us to do #nablopomo with her again, and then Asha’s post just made me fully jump into doing it.

    Natasha recently posted Board-Approved Non-Instructional Days.

  480. I blog about the books I read, and lately it’s been a struggle to want to keep the blog going, but I do and it helps.

  481. 494
    Emily B. Andrews

    I started blogging about eating disorders and other things that keep me down, but it’s tough. It’s so hard to write about such depressing things. I don’t know how people stick to writing when it’s that difficult.

  482. 495

    What a great call to keep us putting ourselves out there. Terrifying and thrilling. I blog about God, my doubts, faith, counseling and theology at Writing has saved me life. Thank you, Jenny, for your work. ❤️

  483. You can visit my little farm and my donkeys at I used to write nearly every day, but have been struggling to find words lately. Stop by for a visit and I will try to make sure there is something fun to see.

    Kris M. recently posted Wild Enthusiasm.

  484. I’m not blogging nearly as much as I was in 2009 but I’m still doing it! (NaBloPoMo this month, even!)

    Melisa Wells recently posted First Time Going to Maui? Here Are 12 Travel Tips from a (Former) First Timer..

  485. I started blogging because of YOU! Someone recommended your book saying you reminded her of me. WHICH IS SO NICE of her to say because you are amazing!

    recently posted Judging Moms on the Farm Field Trip.

  486. It’s a bit of a hodge podge and I feel like I’m usually just talking to myself, but I suppose that’s how most blogs get started.

    Zane Ewton recently posted Three sea lions.

  487. I keep taking photos of every project and preparing tutorials… and not posting. But I miss it. I have such plans for this year. If you’re into nerdy crafts and tutorials (like Minecraft heads, propmaking, cakes and coloring) feel free to come for a visit:

  488. I always start out with great intentions about posting to my blog at least once a week, but then it stretches to two weeks, or a month, or several months… And I’ve got even worse ever since I started playing round with vlogging. But there’s something very satisfying about a blog post – I really must make more of an effort!

    My blog doesn’t follow any of the “rules” about sticking to a coherent theme, or optimising all the SEO and analytics stuff you’re supposed to do, but I like it:

  489. Just a silly blog at . I’m over 220 blog posts, and I keep trucking along… 3 a week for over a year. Every week. All 3. No politics. No religion. No sex. Just entertaining things from my life. I only use my own name in posts for people’s privacy. I talk about gardening, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling, writing, Keto eating, and anything that happens that I find particularly funny. Oh, and our wolfdog Tundra because he’s adorable. 🙂 Drop on by, I’d love to meet you!

    reneewittman recently posted Week Two: Wholesome Yum Keto Meal Plan.

  490. A friend leant me your book Furiously Happy and that’s what brought me back to blogging. A bit. I could also say a psychological breakdown brought me back to blogging, but that would be less deservedly flattering, right?

    zivadoestricks recently posted I have strong opinions on buses.

  491. I have several blogs, which I’ve only just gotten back to recently, after some long breaks due to ill-health and other issues. is my food blog, with a focus on allergy-friendly cooking and ridiculous cakes. is my Australian politics blog, currently analysing all the tiny political parties ahead of a state election. And is my fiction blog, currently on hiatus, but which I hope to get back to soon. The goal is to write a story for every Metro station in Paris.

    Catherine recently posted Note to email and RSS feed subscribers.

  492. Hi. Started a blog, but now in the psych ward so had to put a hold on it. Darlinglizzie.blogspot.

  493. Blogging is not dead! is a blog about no bullshit dating and relationship advice for women. It aims to help women gain happiness and respect in their relationships with men.

    Feel free to check it out and leave a comment.

    Ash Pariseau recently posted Yes, You DO Have Something To Offer.

  494. In an ironic twist of fate, I run a blog that covers dead blogs. (I’m currently on a short hiatus.) If anyone knows of some cool blogs that are no longer posting, let me know! I would love to write about them!

  495. Mine is over in the list on the right: The Hot Bid. It’s about cool stuff coming up at auction.

    Went live today with a piece about a Maxfield Parrish illustration in a Stanford White frame.

    Next Monday I’m featuring the Picturephone from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Yes, the actual one. The guy who consigned it is the same guy who rescued it and other Pee-Wee’s Playhouse props from studio storage. Click there or here:

  496. Second try. I had to log into my old blog to leave a comment linking to it! Sigh… I loved blogging back in the day but have mostly given it up. You’re inspiring me though. Maybe I’ll give it another go…although I think it’s hard for the rest of us to get readers nowadays. Everyone is too busy shouting at their Twitter feed. If you do check out the old blog, I will say my archives from 2010 and before are the best–from when I was raising a family in the Sahara desert.

  497. I blog about Fantasy and Sci-Fi books at

  498. Love this!

    These two make my heart sing. Also, they give me aspirations for my declining years.

  500. Okay, I haven’t updated since 2013, but I swear the last entry was funny. The next one will be too.

    Nancy Lorenzen recently posted Stitch Fix: The Styles We Feel Like Sending You, Delivered.

  501. Hi, I’m Ned and I’m working on getting started again at The Bathtub Diaries! I write about books and depression and queer stuff and trying to figure out how to do stuff and LIFE. There are sometimes more jokes than sense.

  502. Definitely old school, definitely haven’t blogged in a while. Maybe it’s time to get back to it

  503. Some times I think I want to live in town!! But If we lived in town in a neighborhood We would have a cow Pinned up in the back yard goats in the front yard people would have to call and tell us to come get our sheep out of their yard because they’re free range miss April your sheep is in my yard eating my flowers again and I can hear it now bah bah dan in the background on the porch (no shirt)yelling DONT FEED MY SHEEP 🐑 Julie in the side yard making a pond/puddle for the gold fish! Mavis is in the other neighbors house eating their dinner!! Cops pull up what are y’all running here??!!We are outside town limits people no if and butts about it!! 😀BUT A GIRL CAN DREAM

  504. Love.

  505. I used to blog all the time, but went into a dark place. Only recently did I come back to blogging because I realized how much it helps me!

  506. I don’t blog, but I love to read others’! A Halloween facebook page brought my attention to Dinosaur Dracula’s youtube channel. That led me to the facebook page, which led me to the blog. Get ready for 80’s nostalgia and a lot of laughter!

  507. […] morning, I read something that Jenny Lawson wrote about blogging. The Bloggess talks about how people write blogs for various reasons, ranging from wanting to change […]

  508. Until you inspired me to write something today, it had been almost two months since I posted anything on my blog. Every so often, I’ll sit down and start to write, and end up deleting everything instead of posting. Doubts and anxieties suck.

    Paul recently posted Hello again.

  509. Thanks so much for doing this! Really needed it today.

    Jen recently posted On Accusations and Lies.

  510. OG blogger here! I remember meeting you at Bossy’s road trip get together in Houston.

    I’m blogging here:

    It’s about infidelity and stalking and it’s true. If you read it, know that we’re long past this and I’m not talking about anything that makes my husband uncomfortable. I’m writing about it because I write shit, and it happened, it was insanity and we survived it. So y’all should know that when you try to destroy a writer’s life, that shit will come back to haunt you.

    Start on Day 1 if you decide to read it.

  511. What a great post! I’ve got The Tellergram ( Been struggling to get back into it for months now but finally published something last night – keep pushing, folks! : )

    Nadia Williams recently posted Spice Girls Reunion Tour? Zig-a-Zig Nah.

  512. I have a blog but I think I am the only person that reads it.

  513. This is so great! I’m definitely going to go through all the links posted here. I’m struggling with my blog lately because of a breakup and depression, so this may be just what I need. Thank you <3

    A Measured Life recently posted Recipe: Greek-Style Cauliflower Steaks Over Black Lentils.

  514. This is great, Jenny!! All of you bloggers are so inspiring. My blog is

  515. I’ve been thinking about getting back to blogging after feeling like I had nothing to say. I originally started because I finally got a diagnosis for my disability and when you can no longer work, it was great reading and meeting others who were going through similar circumstances. Found out quickly that I had to blog about other stuff because we are more than our disability. So, there’s also recipes I found that I liked, photos of cats because cats, weekly quotes posts (the one on self-respect has been the most read lately), links to stuff I found interesting and just stuff.

    This is it, and your post got me started by getting it ready with a new theme because that blogging itch can’t be denied.

    sunshine and chaos recently posted Self-Love Sunday: Stay Hydrated.

  516. I’ve been at it for 10ish years…living the rollercoaster of occasionally losing my words and zest. Your blog has always been one of my faves.

  517. My daily blog stops are here,, littlegreybungalow and

  518. Thanks for posting this! I used to love blogging and then life got in the way. Need to start back up, even if I’m the only one reading it lol.

  519. Well, that’s timely. I’ve been thinking I should get back into the blogging habit and that post may be the little shove that I needed. Hopefully, the conversation will mostly be about chocolate going forward, but who knows?

    One of the Sarahs recently posted Snack Attack.

  520. I like to say, “It’s not a blog; it’s a website, but I happen to be using blog software to add articles because it’s convenient.” But over the years I’ve turned on comments, linked up to blog carnivals, and otherwise acted more like a blog, so I don’t know.

    Thanks for the encouragement. I’ve had less time to write since starting a new day job, and I’ve got something of a writer’s block going now that I feel like I have to finish writing what I need to say about the synagogue murders (which happened in my neighborhood) before I can write about anything else.

  521. It’s interesting that you post this, a blogger I follow wrote a post about how he was going to try to get back to blogging more regularly.
    Mine’s (although, with next month being crazy for the holidays, I was planning on taking it off, so might not be new posts until the new year. LOL)

  522. My blog is I’ve taken a break from it, but you’re inspiring me to get back in the blogging saddle!

  523. I blog pretty regularly about life with a special needs kid. I liken it to the Griswolds (from the Vacation movies) if they had had a kid with special needs. 😉

    Joanna Reidy recently posted When Tin meets Yin....

  524. I’ve tried to get back into blogging (or at least posting something) this year and I haven’t been successful. Maybe this will help 🙂
    You can maybe find me at

  525. Well I guess I’m late to the party, but I write stories about parenthood and smoking and bums etc. at

    You’re funny as hell, Jenny. Thanks for writing.

    Ryan recently posted Why I Still Smoke.

  526. Thank you for this! Sometimes I think I’m the only one who reads my blog 🙂 Been blogging for about 10 years about anything and everything that interests me. Trying to limit it to just writing stuff now but it is so hard, I want to talk about so much more! Always struggled with finding blogs to follow but the replies here are filled with so much fabulousness, I’m spoiled for choice! I blog at

  527. I’m mostly a knitting/crafting blog but I do try to write at least once a week.

    Sarah recently posted Even a Few Minutes Will Add Up.

  528. Against all advice from most blogging tips I’ve read, I don’t stay in one lane. I write about anything that crosses my mind. My blog is

    I’m excited to settle in with some wine, tonight, and explore these other blogs.

    Thank you for the encouragement and exposure. As many have said, I need to get back into it.

  529. I’ve been debating whether or not to blog again. I was naively hoping to receive some kind of sign from the universe to help me make the decision. I guess I’ve received it! I could blame my blogging hiatus on my kids and busy life, but I know that doubt and insecurity are the real culprits. Even now, when I see how many talented women have commented about their blogs, I wonder if I should bother adding one more. I worry I won’t have anything important or entertaining to say. But I have to remember I’m not in competition with everyone else. I’m a person who loves to write and wants to do more of it. Thanks for the kick in the pants and the inspiration for my first post in four years.

    Jessica Ebert recently posted Life is not a contest.

  530. I love Enjoying the Small Things by Kelle Hampton, because even small shit can be shit that needs celebration or acknowledgement or just a “Hey, look at this badass bug I saw while living my day-to-day sometimes awesome, sometimes suckass life”. Plus, she’s equally as real and crazy as us all 🙂

  531. The Homesteady!!! DIY, cross stitch, knitting, daily life, from one of my favorite people on the planet <3

  532. I blog. Have done for years. Current blog on ‘slight’ hiatus due to shifting focus. I miss many of my old blogging community who have gone their separate ways. But I will always love the process. With readers or crickets, either way…

  533. I update kind of sporadically these days, but if you want to see my little (and not so little) adventures, here you go:

  534. Thank you so much for this! It is good timing for me. I have had a bog for years, but I’ve just puttered around with it. Sometimes I’ll post a bunch in a flurry, and then I’ll go months without writing on it. I have only recently decided to up my game and commit to blogging at least three times a week, like a job. It’s a leap for me– for many of the reasons you outlined on why blogging can be hard. But I’m doing it, I’m showing up. I have to do it for me. It’s my voice, it’s what I have to give. I hope to connect more with others through this process. You can check out how I’m doing with it over at:

  535. […] Bloggess opened up her comments section for all of us to post our blog links because blogging is fun and cathartic and no one who enjoys it cares that it’s allegedly […]

  536. […] been here for what, four years? But Jenny Lawson asked me to fire up the blog again, and you don’t say no to The […]

  537. Wow, that’s kind of not something I’d thought about for a long time, but sure. Okay. Now’s as good a time as any.

  538. Hi, I’m an artist relatively new to blogging but here goes: all about beautiful skulls and art and anything else I need to talk about. Love your writing Jenny!

  539. Thanks for that!

    I have been putting off my writing for years always saying “I am not a writer”.
    But with that blog I have decided that I am a writer.

    Even if no one reads it – I write so therefore I am a writer.

  540. i LOVE this. THANK you, jenny. i’ve been struggling SO MUCH lately with whether my voice matters: in bible study when i’m told you’re all over the place; in blogging when i write a post and get no response and someone else writes that same sort of post and gets twenty comments; in just going out and about in my day, when people look at me oddly for something i’ve said that was meant to be interesting and perceived as too unusual or when i accidentally let a thought slip that, yes, might have been a little inappropriate because i forget to consider that others’ preferences are different from my own. and then, again, with my blog… i’ve written on it for thirteen years… i don’t know what else there is that i could say.

    but it’s mine. and i think it’s a pretty good one, and giving up on it feels like giving up on myself. so i persist…

    and now i will spend the majority of my weekend visiting these sites. thank you.

  541. I used to write a bit about my disability, Spina Bifida. Then I got divorced and wrote a little about that. Now I’m focusing more on mental illness. That’s scary so I haven’t written much, but I really want to. And maybe this is the push I need. Thanks Jenny 🙂

  542. Just checked the link and it should actually be:

  543. Late to the party as a commenter and blogger (just started last year), but

    KAHS recently posted When Nature Attacks.

  544. I’m blogging my RV adventures.

    Suebob recently posted Two Roads Diverged.

  545. I’m doing NaBloPoMo this month and am fully back on the personal blogging train, although I’ve technically been doing this for 15.5 years straight:

  546. I’ve been feeling this too, and am delighted to see all of these new blogs to check out. I’m so tired of the hate on FB and need some more meaningful community interaction. Thank you so much for posting this.

    I blog about books and reading at with my good friend Elise.

  547. I’m sorry but I disagree with your premise that EVERYONE should have a blog. In truth, most people aren’t interesting writers, and most have little to say. An example is your link to the Asha Dornfest blog. I went there upon your recommendation. And there found the most generic, meaningless words perhaps ever received from other sources: “Our blogs could once again be that, writ large, distributed across geographical, political, racial, religious, ethnic and gender lines. No silos, no algorithms. Just real people sharing real stories so other people can read and comment and feel a part of those stories and be reminded about what connects us.”

    Your blog, Jenny, is original and interesting. I often come here to learn to think in a different way. But, for example, the Asha Dornfest blog is completely the opposite: utterly trite and generic and exactly the reason why no one wants to read “mommie blogs,” either then or now. Why promote such mundane tripe?

  548. Oh thank you so much for this gentle nudge! 🙂 I throw out words playfully and recklessly….as well as more seriously ( sometimes) about my life with autoimmune connective tissue disease, anxiety and what-not….at

  549. 565
    Tom Benedict

    I’ve been blogging since the last millenium, but I don’t even know if I can log into my first one anymore. Around 2009 I switched to WordPress and lost the login. The two I’m currently writing are: and

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    Larry M Magoon

    WHERE is Allie Brosh? I miss her terribly!

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    Hope Smitherman

    I’ve been blogging since 2007 and have never had much of a following. Most of my posts share the crafts and jewelry I make along with what’s going on in my sometimes-not-so-creative life:

  552. I used to blog… mainly about obscure (but fun) movies, though there was cooking stuff for a while.
    And then my job expanded to fill all available time. :-(((

  553. Hey everyone!!! I am super new to the world of blogging. You can probably tell my level of enthusiasm based on my triple exclamation marks. I would love to hear your feedback or any tips and tricks you are will to share, like the nice little human that you are 🙂 So, holler at your girl… just not in a creepy way, ok.

    luckymush recently posted Attempted Murder: A Cookie Story.

  554. It’s mostly about education and technology, plus some other stuff.

  555. Hi everyone, I am just trying to show my works to people out there to know if I am good. I would to hear from others on how the post is.

    This post is about a friendzoned lover.

  556. It’s just a blog about our family, mostly our kid these days.

  557. Literally just started. I’m excited to click through these comments!

  558. I always vow to blog more every new year, and I always fall short of my goals. I blame life. I keep trying, though, because my blog is older than two of my for kids. I have over a decade of memories on there!!

  559. […] lately, I’ve been getting the blogging itch. And then I read this post by Jenny Lawson about blogging and starting or restarting your blog if you consider yourself an old-school […]

  560. I’ve been in relationships with special blogs longer than I’ve been in marriages, which is really saying something since none of these blogs do a thing for my lady area, unless by “lady area” we mean my heart strings. Your blog is one of those, and it makes me mad sometimes that we can’t be friends, as I’m sure it does a million other people, but I know there’s no way of weeding out the weirdos — takes cat tail she’s been sucking on out from between her lips —

    Really, i’m not that weird, maybe just a little tipsy, which I also like to call “splashy” because it’s descriptive and more accurate.
    Anyone, find me here,, which is NOT a porn site despite it’s very careful attempt to trick you.

  561. I love the sharing of intelligent thoughts. I read yours here, but mostly I share on our club site BARF. There are a lot of good sites; it is difficult to contribute to them all. Our BARF club site, is a pretty awesome motorcyclist club in the San Francisco bay area. Come ride with us if you are in the area.

    And stay Furiously Happy.

  562. These days with Youtube, Instagram and other fancy stuff. Blogs are often buried. They are often the last thing that one read in the modern society. However, that doesn’t mean that one should give up blogging. To have a space that one can express their own feelings, bond with other community and find friends that agree with you or get help from what’s in your head is a great feeling. It makes me feel less alone. Less crazy. It made me feel like I belong.

    To all the bloggers!

    Shi Hui | IreviewUread

    ireviewureadsh recently posted SnackBoom Unboxing and Tasting (October 2018) Korean Snack Subscription Box Ft. XY Hotel Bugis.

  563. Ok, I’m back in… And just in time to get some of the weirdness going on in my life up on my blog. How wonderful! Darkstarian Discourse

    msdarkstar recently posted You misunderstand….

  564. I haven’t blogged in ages, but here are a few bloggers I really enjoy following (in addition to you, of course!):
    Epbot, for all things geeky and glorious.
    Julie Zickefoose, musings about life and the wonder of nature.
    New Hampshire Garden Solutions, no longer about gardening but weekly walks through the natural beauty found in New Hampshire:
    The Styling Dutchman, a mix of fashion, beauty and travel

  565. My blog feels indulgent, so I’m not expecting internet fame or anything. But I am looking forward to looking through these comments!

    Leann recently posted Remembrance Day 2018.

  566. I had it up for months without adding anything because I was stumped on what to write about. Just a few weeks ago I managed to find my courage and inspiration, so I managed to get two posts up. It’s a place where I talk about food; stuff I’ve grown in my garden, stuff I’ve cooked, stuff I butchered, and stuff I’ve preserved. It’s a place to share my happy place, aka food.

  567. Wow!! Lots of fellow bloggers here. Keep it going like a game of hot potato!! I recently found a blog that I adore and did something I never do and shared her post on my blog. I only allow myself an excuse to not blog if I’m writing something else, like a book!!

    askyermom recently posted “This Old Patriot Stood His Ground” — “Your Dying Charlotte”.

  568. I’ve started and stopped many blogs over the years. I’ve just recently quit drinking and am writing about it at I would love to get to know some new blogger friends. 🙂

    soberingtruths recently posted 30 Days Sober – It Wasn’t Pretty.

  569. Thank you for this. I’ve also recently started blogging again. I miss the people. I miss the community. I’ve felt, too, like it’s time for a resurgence in old-school blogging. I used to write at Wanderlust(lust) but now write at

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    Margot Williams

    You are right, we NEED to do this. Facebook is more and more selective and poisonous; it’s stifling our voices.

  571. […] Recently I’ve seen others raise their voices on the topic—Facebook groups bringing together former bloggers, writers dusting off their keyboards and posting anew, bloggers wondering aloud if it’s time to raise the flag again. And earlier this week, the Bloggess, that matriarch of fuckallyallquittersimmakeepblogging, issued a call to return to the fold. […]

  572. I stopped blogging after having surgery last year. I was too stressed, depressed, and restless to blog. I am trying to get back to it. I write about running and teaching.

  573. Agree! My blog has been sadly neglected and I have roughley rpost it notes plastered in random places of bits and bobs I have wanted to post about. Stop by, see my trial and error at trying to be an adult and feel WAY better and not so alone in the Universe. ( I just blew up eggs trying to boil them)


    Becky Boo

    Becky recently posted Comment on That one time we were in a music video…or hell..or… by Tammy.

  574. I love this idea! I’ve been wanting to find more blogs to read and now there’s so many for me to try!

    And I’ve recently started blogging again, and if anyone is interested in checking that out, it’s

  575. Right you have encouraged me to get back on my blog, I used to write every day back in 2012 and have fallen off wagon, but here I go…………

    Have A Laugh On Me recently posted I have moved…...

  576. My blog is I write about my adventures living in Mexico and other random things. I really enjoy it! I would love to have some visits!

  577. I started 7 years ago, met the man who would become my husband – through YOUR comment section, btw – slowed way back for a couple years, and have been back at it regularly for a couple years again. But most of the following who followed our blogosphere relationship are gone now. 🙁

  578. This is the one I admire:
    Lovely interviews with interesting people enjoying slow living.

  579. Thank you for this motivation and encouragement! In the current state of our nation, I’ve felt discouraged from reflecting and writing my blog on all of life’s domestic details: parenting, love, family, friends, loss. But they are all that matters. I am going to get back to it!

    ebeauvaisblog recently posted Treed.

  580. […] week one of my favorite bloggers, V in the NW, wrote a post in response to The Bloggess, who wrote a post in response to Asha Dornfest, in which there was a call to return to blogging. […]

  581. Ola. On another topic, if my Texan Jewish sister purchases a gift card from for me, the Mid-Atlantic Catholic, can I spend it in your shop? Just checking, before we get ourselves into a multi-state, cross-religious, cyber-mess….

  582. Moving from – New medial issues call for a new writing home base. Stay tuned, lots more coming up.

    Sherril Johnson recently posted Nerve Damage on the Vaginal Cuff After Total Hysterectomy.

  583. Does a gift card from work in your shop? Just checking.

  584. This made me think of all those blogs I read, gosh, 10-15 years ago? They were the ones who made me want to start up one of my own! I hope they see Asha’s and this post and come back.

    I just checked and was shocked to see I started my blog in 2010! Does that make me an old lady of the internet? I recently changed my blog to reflect my passion for books and writing.

    wishingforhorses recently posted New site, new bookmark.

  585. The Self-Care Enthusiast 🙂 Love this!

  586. I struggle to post regularly now that I’m a mom of two. Keep on swimming.

    Psychobabble recently posted Suspended in Joy.

  587. I don’t think I have been blogging enough to be considered ‘old school’ but I definitely crave the community concept! Thanks for getting this started! I blog about the never-dull life of being a mom to 6 kids and a wife to a man who works crazy-long hours and other humorous stuff. I swear a lot, don’t drink enough, workout a ton, deal with celiac disease, and am up to my eyeballs in my kids’ Irish dancing competitions and basketball teams. Hope you check out my out!

  588. I’ve been blogging since 2007 and still going. It’s an interesting journey. I’ve lost 100 pounds twice and am now trying to prevent a second regain. Stop by anytime.

    Lyn recently posted Diet Wrecked, Too?.

  589. I’ve been thinking about adding a comment for the last few days and finally am going to go for it 🙂 I have written two things I’ve published in the last … um 4 years … (it was more, but I just deleted a lot of stuff about my ‘old life’) but maybe this will be the kick in the pants I need!

  590. Exploring Winnipeg and beyond

  591. I last wrote anything on my blog in April last year! I would really love to get back in to it 🙂