I've updated my Blogroll, the list of blogs I read daily. I've been meaning to do this for a while but just haven't gotten around to it (I don't know why not, it took all of 5 minutes).
I have a system for reading new blogs. First, I find a blog. Sometimes that comes from another blogger who comments here and I follow their link. Sometimes it's a recommendation from someone else, sometimes it's a comment on someone else's blog that I like and follow that way. Once I find a new blog, it gets put in a bookmark folder marked Temporary. I check the temporary blogs regularly to read for content and see if I like what I see. Once a blog passes muster, it moves to the Blogs bookmark folder. These are the blogs that I read daily. Once the blog is moved to the Blogs folder, they graduate to my blogroll here (or at least that's how it's supposed to work).
Several people have just been promoted and I thought I'd call them out:
Awful Plastic Surgery
This is a site dedicated to, well, awful plastic surgery. It's hilarious, yet horrifying to see what people (mainly celebs) have done with their bodies. Everything from bad boob jobs (Christina Aguilera) to too much collagen injections in the lips, called "trout pout" (Meg Ryan) to cheek implants...well, you name it, it's there. They don't update it as often as I'd like, but it's really interesting to see all of the before and after pictures.
Annastazia came to me as a commenter on this site and I've loved her site ever since. She's "my kind" of blogger--that is, she's more of a personal journaler rather than someone who does a lot of political punditry or links to a billion other articles. You know, like my blog. So if you like me, you'll like Annastazia.
Suzi also came to me as a commenter here. She's a nurse in Northern California and her blog is a mix of personal commentary, interesting articles she reads, and currently, funny pictures of cats. She's also on a mission to destroy all Spyware, and hey, how can you not like that?
Life of Dave
I went to college with Dave and while we weren't close, I always thought he was a funny guy. We shared a bonding moment one night at Pizza Hut when he said, out of the blue, "If I had a hammer..." I turned and said "I'd hammer in the morning." Dave is also living the expatriate life in Paris, so it's interesting to see someone who is in the same position as I am.
Mom With Attitude
I found Michelle by seeing her blog on someone else's blogroll. I thought, "Mom With Attitude? What's there not to like?" Nothing, apparently. Although we have basically nothing in common (like...she's a mom, I'm not) I find her posts to be entertaining and touching. When I have kids, look for a blog just like this from me.