Blog Reading

I was in the middle of trying to perform some apparent feat of impossibility this afternoon when I deleted my entire blog roll list.  So I screamed.

Now as I’m trying to recompile it I’m going to ask for help.

Tell me:

  • Your top 5 blogs to read.
  • Your favorite way to keep updated, ie Google Reader, Blog Lines, etc etc.

ETA: Bonus points if you include links 🙂

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25 Responses to “Blog Reading”

  1. Well the only other makeup blogs I read are phyrras, anastasias, and the tkb blog. So I’m afraid I’m not much help.

    I keep updated through the email alerts. Since I use my phone for the internet its the only non complicated way for me to receive updates.

  2. I use Blog Lovin’ to follow blogs.
    My top favorites are yours, A Brilliant Brunette, Musings of a Muse, Scrangie, Temptalia, TheShadesofU, Body&Soul, Nouveau Cheap, uhm, I could go on and on 😉 (I also love Ana’s blog but she’s not updated for a while)

  3. Hmmm.

    The Soap Bar (soap porn, soap reviews, handcrafted art and their artisans….) – yeah, I write it….:P http://thesoapbar.blogspot.com

    I’ll give you a bunch, but I’m not quite sure what kind of blogs you are looking for…..

    Joanna

  4. The Soap Bar!
    http://thesoapbar.blogspot.com
    (soap porn, soap reviews, artisan features)
    yeah, it’s my blog….

    I’ve been reading Sugar and Spite recently
    http://themorbidthemerrier.blogspot.com/

    I have more…. I’m thinking….

    🙂

  5. I haven’t actually thought to use an application to keep me updated, I’ve just been visiting the home pages and seeing if there’s a new post 😉 I’m open to suggestions though!

    As for blogs I like, well yours (duh), Phyrra’s, Lipglossiping (www.lipglossiping.com) – these are the 3 that I visit daily, there are others but I more glance than anything. I’m also in a slow process of starting my own. 🙂

  6. Are you looking for makeup related or non-makeup related? My (non-makeup related) faves are:

    Jezebel – http://www.jezebel.com
    FourFour – http://fourfour.typepad.com/ (I love Rich’s ANTM recaps)
    Hyperbole and a Half – http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/ (delighfully bizarre and hilarious)
    I am Maru – http://sisinmaru.blog17.fc2.com/ (the adventures of an adorable Japanese cat)
    Tiger Beatdown – http://tigerbeatdown.com/ (kickass feminst writing from Sady F-ing Doyle & Co)

    I lost my blog list when my PC died a few months ago. I know there’s ones I’m missing, but I can’t remember my less-frequently read ones.

  7. -Lolita Charm (http://lolita-charm.blogspot.com)
    -Cocoa (http://hellococoa.blogspot.com)
    -First-Person Shouter (http://www.firstpersonshouter.com)
    -Lipsticks and Lightsabers
    -this one

    I like keeping up with my favorite blogs through Twitter. I wish they had a way to directly subscribe to blog feeds without having to hack around with Twitterfeed or what have you. I guess for now I’ll have to rely on bloggers who tweet about their new blog posts. *gives you a meaningful look* 😉

  8. I *just* started a blogroll yesterday. I’m using google reader.

    My fave blogs:
    http://frescophyrra.blogspot.com/ (I’ve been going off her reading list…)
    yours (seriously)
    http://nymphette.onsugar.com/ (She’s so down-to-earth and fun!)
    http://jangsara.blogspot.com/ and http://msjangsara.blogspot.com/ (okay, two blogs, but same person – totally vivid)
    http://www.lipsticksandlightsabers.com/ (*sniff* so sad so long since last update)
    http://fashionedinfinland.blogspot.com/
    http://sassestampingstampede.wordpress.com/ (fun nail polish!)

    And various indie people, for updates & such:
    http://blog.aromaleigh.com/blog/
    http://fyrinnae.blogspot.com/
    http://silknaturals.vox.com/

  9. I follow blogs the old way. with bookmarks lol

  10. Favorite beauty blogs, or just blogs in general? Aside from yours, there’s:

    – Amy’s
    – ONTD (http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com)
    – Kyle Cassidy (http://kylecassidy.livejournal.com)
    – What The Hell Does A Vegan Eat Anyway? (http://veganmenu.blogspot.com)
    – Late Night Feelings (http://flngs.com)

    I use Safari’s top sites function + twitter to keep up 🙂

  11. Google Reader!

    -Lipstick’s and Lightsabers (update! please)
    -Gothique
    -Shimmer Like Gold
    -Punkelikat!
    -Yes and Yes
    -More Magic Always
    -Click, click, went the needles
    -Lovely Undergrad

    Those are my favourites! Some makeup related, some not.

  12. I must 2nd Hyperbole and a Half, it’s such a hilarious blog.

    I also like From Head to Toe as a beauty blog- http://www.frmheadtotoe.com/

    Violet’s blog is also amazing, she’s amazingly crafty- http://violetlebeaux.com/

    I follow through google reader

  13. I follow 75 feeds, all in Google Reader. I keep them in four categories, so I’ll just give you the top couple from each:

    From the “Important” folder (feminism, politics, gay rights, etc.) – Shakesville for the absolute everloving WIN, Sociological Images for awesome analysis of visual culture, and The Border House (full disclosure: I’m a contributor, though infrequently) for gaming news and discussions with a feminist/progressive bent.

    From the “Inspiration and Development” folder – Erin Pavlina’s blog, a psychic medium I’ve had a reading with and whose writing I quite enjoy, Leonie Allan’s blog (Goddess Leonie is absolutely a heartlifting joy to read, also she just had a baby!), and the ever-popular Zen Habits.

    From the “People” folder – Dooce, Snarky Navy Wife, and Margaret and Helen (infrequently updated, but a hoot!).

    And from the “Entertainment” folder – PostSecret, Questionable Content (a webcomic), and XKCD (the best webcomic in the history of everything everywhere).

    Hope this helps!

  14. Besides your blog, the following blogs i like are:
    makeup
    http://www.skindeco.net/
    padmitasmakeup.blogspot.com/
    jangsara.blogspot.com
    i know i’m breaking the rules here but this girl is amazing!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/manwomanfilm

    Non-makeup related
    http://keikolynn.blogspot.com/
    http://colormekatie.blogspot.com/
    swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com

  15. I mostly read friend’s blogs but they are all in portuguese…
    To be honest I think yours is the only make-up blog I check everyday…

    But I also read Phyrra’s (http://frescophyrra.blogspot.com/) and Lillian’s http://lillianfunnyface.blogspot.com/

    I keep track of them through blogger….

    I used to read Anastasia’s but she stopped posting…

    I sometimes read other blogs but not much….

  16. Lately, I am in love love love with Karla’s Closet. This is such an inspiring site for me because it’s so nice to see a seriously hip fashion blog run by someone who isn’t either fairy-tiny and impossibly thin or model-tall and impossibly thin. She gives me confidence.

  17. Well I guess since everyone else through in some non makeup related blogs than I will as well since my list was pretty pathetic.

    http://pacingthepanicroom.blogspot.com/ (the man is brilliant and an amazing photographer.)

    http://notalwaysright.com (for anyone that’s ever worked in retail this one is a must.)

    http://www.modblog.bmezine.com (all things related to body modification.)

  18. *unlurks* I tend to just use google reader 🙂 Some of my favourites are:
    http://getlippie.blogspot.com
    http://oxfordjasmine.blogspot.com
    http://www.lipglossiping.com
    Fashioned in Finland
    Lillian Funny Face
    Sirvinya
    Fresco Phyrra
    And about a squillion others too!

  19. Google reader and these are the blogs I read the most:

    Milk Glass Mao (my best friend) http://www.milkglassmao.com

    Indy Grrrl http://www.indygrrrl.blogspot.com

    Agent Lover: http://www.agentlover.com/blog/

    Frock and Roll: http://www.frockandrollonline.com/

    Yes and Yes: http://www.yesandyes.org/

  20. I’m loving laquerized http://www,laquerized.com – she’s got amazing articles at the moment on nail polish finishes, comparisions and how to spot opi fakes. Plus her abilities at painting are to die for,

    I also adore fashioned in finland – http://www.fashionedinfinland.blogspot.com she’s such a lovely update monkey as well

    Lovely Little Deer – http://www.alovelylittledeer.blogspot.com

    Phyrra, but who doesn’t 🙂

    Finally but not least http://thelacquerfiles.blogspot.com/ another nail blog. 🙂

    There are loads others I follow on googledashboard – like lillian funnyface <3, choosing 5 only sucks!