There aren't a whole lot of males in the blogging world, or at least the area of the blogosphere I frequent. But, I've found a handful of men bloggers whose sites I enjoy reading. Daily.
The man who's been in my life the longest, is Jeff from A Word In Edgewise. He's hilarious, sincere, and such a loving father and husband. He has these great mystery photo contests (which I have won!) and you can get an award for the funniest answer (which I won also!). He's also a writer and has a cool new writing exercise on his blog you should check out.
Not long after discovering Jeff, I found a new man. Ron with Vent. He's hilarious as well with a more dramatic flair. I think the first time I commented on his site I offended him, but we moved past that and have become friends, I'd like to think. He's had a million occupations, so you never know what you're going to learn from him, and his site is a place for him to vent and find humor in it. Check him out.
I think David McMahon came next with his site Authorblog. He's a Melbourne-based journalist and internationally-published photographer. He was born and educated in India and has lived the last 20 years or so in Australia. His website is full of great photography and witty posts. He cracks me up with his Verse and Worse posts which are "random wit, errant rhyme. Not a literary Crime."
The next man in my life, Tent Camper, popped up because I read the love of his life's blog, Insane Mama. I'd never met a couple who both had blogs before, and I was instantly intrigued. I love how they comment back and forth on each others sites, and at one point they were both sharing the intensely emotional story of how they met, yet I was reading each one's different viewpoints on the others blog. It was fascinating! They're a unique, fun and sexy couple. So, check out Tent Camper at I Pee in the Wind for some great writing, great humor and great fun. He's also my top commenter right now. :o) A man with such good taste, how can you now check him out?
The next two men are the newest men in my life. Trooper Thorn from Dogs and Jeans sucked me in with his hilarious Olympics commentary. He was inventing new sports, observing the ins and outs of all the various outfits/uniforms the athletes wore and had me laughing to the point of tears with some of his posts. He also recently asked me to come up with a picture to illustrate "shame" after seeing one of my posts about animals that I gave one-word labels to. He's a man who's turning his life around and having a laugh along the way. Lots of laughs. Check him out!
And, Trooper, here are a couple I have come up with so far. I'm still looking through my animal photos for a good one:
Finally, last but not least, the newest man in my life is Black Hockey Jesus at Wind in Your Vagina. I had seen the name of his blog around, but never visited it because I was turned off by the name. It sounded pornographic. But, eventually someone turned me on to him, and now I'm intrigued. First of all, his name is so creative, you can't help but wonder how it came about. Black Hockey Jesus. He's a dad, a husband and a writer...I think. He writes crazy, yet insightful, thought-provoking stuff. I can't really pigeon-hole his writing except to say he has an edge. A scary, razor-sharp edge that will either cut you or dare you to dance along the edge.
So, these are my men. I'm willing to share. Enjoy them, if you dare.