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25 Rejected Ideas For Best Of 2009 MommyBlogging Lists

25 Rejected Ideas For Best Of 2009 MommyBlogging Lists

[Sour grapes? Probably. Still funny? I think so.]

  1. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Were Available When Bonnie Hunt Needed A Poop-Related Soundbite
  2. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Are Also Featured On Momversation
  3. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Have A Lot Of Fugly Crap In Their Sidebars
  4. Top 50 MommyBloggers With Some Form of Alcoholic Drink Represented In Their Blog Header
  5. Top 50 MommyBloggers Whose Blogs Would Be Devoid Of Content, Were You To Disallow The Words “Breastfeeding” and “Community”
  6. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Object To The Term “Mommy Blogger”
  7. Top 50 MommyBloggers Whose Predominant Blog Color Is Pink
  8. Top 50 MommyBloggers Whose Blogs Would Be Devoid Of Content, Were You To Disallow The Terms “Whisky” or “Etsy”
  9. Top 50 MommyBloggers We’re Thinking We Can Get To Agree To $12/Post, If We Put Them On A “Best Of” List
  10. Top 50 MommyBloggers That Whirlpool Corp. Calls “Fucking Scary”
  11. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Wish Whirlpool Corp. Would Call Them Anything
  12. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Would Never Beg For A Free Pair Of Crocs
  13. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Would Totally Beg For A Free Pair Of Crocs, Just Point Them In The Right Direction
  14. Top 50 Mommybloggers With Slightly More Discretion Than Courtney Love On Facebook
  15. Top 50 MommyBloggers We Forgot To Post In 2006, And So We Copied And Pasted It For 2009 Because Honestly, Who Is Going To Notice?
  16. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Hate Nestle But Still Buy Toll House Chocolate Chips Because They Are SOOO Good
  17. Top 50 Mommybloggers Who Are Also, Coincidentally, Represented By Federated Media
  18. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Have Done Some Kind Of Promotion For Yummie Tummie
  19. Top 50 MommyBloggers We Can Confirm Are Mommies, Because They Have Some Mutation Of The Word “Mother” In Their URLs
  20. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Are Speaking At 80 Conferences This Year
  21. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Are On TypePad And Think WordPress Is Scary
  22. Top 50 MommyBloggers We Didn’t Have To Call For A PR Photo, Because We Found One On CNN
  23. Top 50 MommyBloggers With Their Own Twitter Ribbons
  24. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Are Actually Dads, But You Would Have To Read Them To Realize This
  25. Top 50 MommyBloggers Who Do Not Follow @abdpbt Back On Twitter, Unless It’s Under A Fake Account

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  3. Either comment or email me at anna at abdpbt dot com to let me know you’re participating, and I’ll link you up below.

Check out these list lovers:

  1. Kerry at Clue Wagon
  2. Deborah at Fashion Plate: Hungry For Style

Comments (44)

  1. Dec 21, 2009

    I too have noticed a growing number of headers with alcohol in them. I don’t know how I feel about it.

    Tollhouse chips rock. Have you tried the dark chocolate and mint mini chips? Heaven. Great list Anna.

  2. This list had me snorting Diet Dr Pepper out of my nose at 7:30 in the morning. Thank you πŸ™‚ And thanks to Pauline, for pointing me here.

  3. Dec 21, 2009

    It’s hard to pick a favorite…but I gotta go with #15.

    My list is up.

  4. Dec 21, 2009

    #19! I win!

  5. Dec 21, 2009

    oh come on, the generic chocolate chips taste the same. What’s wrong with Ghirardelli?

  6. Dec 21, 2009

    #3 for me. Although the whole list is making me laugh laugh laugh.

    Here is my list.


  7. surcey
    Dec 21, 2009

    wait a minute. You have people who won’t follow you with their “real” identities but will follow you with “fake” ones? Is this b/c they feel too important to follow but really want to know what’s going on w/you? Man, I love the drama of the Internet. We can live in highschool 4evr!

  8. Very funny list today. And I am pretty sure I would totally strong arm for crocs even though I don’t wear them & have never owned a pair but if it meant I’d make a list well then sign me up πŸ˜‰

  9. Dec 21, 2009

    @OHMommy, I eat Nestle Tollhouse. I am aware that the store brand ones taste the same, but there’s something about how the Nestle ones are rounded on the top that I prefer. Plus, I’m evil.

  10. Dec 21, 2009

    @Rachel — LOL, so I guess Dr. Pepper out the nose is a good thing, then?

  11. Dec 21, 2009

    This is now on my list of best lists, list.

  12. Dec 21, 2009

    @Kerry, purely a coincidence, I’m sure. You’re linked up.

  13. Dec 21, 2009

    @Maria, LOL! I have a list I can put you on, if you’d like.

  14. Dec 21, 2009

    @Lisa, Ghirardelli is good, but you have to go old school Tollhouse to remind you of childhood. πŸ™‚

  15. Dec 21, 2009

    @Deborah, there is a ton of fugly crap in sidebars in this community, I’m sorry to say. You’re linked up.

  16. Dec 21, 2009

    So, I guess I fall under 6 & 7 & 11. I do have pink – and I am not just a mommyblogger. My two previous posts were actually about my new girlfriend – and had nothing to do with my daughter. But seeing as how we are mothers – I guess that’s what we are. *ppphhttt*

    And I SO DO NOT qualify for #25. You crack me up. I totally follow you with my real twitter. And you have SO @ replied back to me on more than one occasion – @missycj03

  17. Dec 21, 2009

    @surcey, I don’t know that for sure, of course. It’s just a theory I have. But it’s not too far-fetched, I don’t think.

  18. Dec 21, 2009

    @Beth, yes if you strongarm for crocs, you can have a whole afternoon of Twitter conversation directed at you! It’s great.

  19. Dec 21, 2009

    @Lisa, thanks! πŸ™‚

  20. Dec 21, 2009

    @missy, yes if we have a child and blog, we are mommybloggers. But I think it’s funny when people object to that, but still have “mom” or “mommy” in their URL. Because, um, duh!

  21. Dec 21, 2009

    Whew, thank God I’m not a mommyblogger. (NUMBAH SIX!)

    About the ‘pseudonymous’ linking/following: I suspected there is some of that but was not sure. If you love me for nothing else, please let it be for my boldness in following you under my ‘common internet identity’. You and I don’t agree on all points, but I do indeed think you make some valid ones, and they are definitely well-presented. It’s very evident that you are always working at your craft, and I totally respect that.

    ….and lots of times you’re crazy-hilarious while doing so. The Gaga thing still makes me giggle.

  22. Dec 21, 2009

    I’m glad I only qualify for #4.

    I do however, make Top 50 Mommy Bloggers: Who Are Happy To Be Low-Key, Who Over-Use With Abandon ALL CAPS, “awesome,” and “!!!” For Emphasis, and Who Don’t Mind Being Called A Mommy Blogger.

  23. Dec 21, 2009

    I love this, for many many reasons.

  24. Dec 21, 2009

    @Jett, wait we don’t agree on everything? DAMN. I should say I don’t know that people actually do that with the fake accounts. It’s just a crazy theory I threw out there, but it sounds like some other people have thought the same thing before, so who knows.

    Oh, and thanks. πŸ™‚

  25. Dec 21, 2009

    @Amy, I’m pretty sure that means that you win. πŸ™‚

  26. Dec 21, 2009

    @magpie, thanks!

  27. Dec 21, 2009

    I’m glad for the Babble list because I’ve never really looked at Babble and therefore had no idea the site was named in honor of their comment system. So many worthy topics are being raised in the comment unthreads that I have no efficient way to follow, not the least of all which is the dire need of a ghostwriter for the Dollar General piece.

  28. Dec 21, 2009

    @Deb, thank you for alerting me to this. WOW THAT COMMENT SECTION SUCKS. And I’ve got to get my hands on that Dollar General chick — she is a fountain of material, not unlike Ron Artest, only for mommybloggers, I think.

  29. Dec 21, 2009

    Heh. #16 makes me laugh and laugh. And #15 is sadly true. Am I actually to believe that the very best writers out there are those that started first? Really? There are no late-arrivals that are brilliant? Not one?

  30. Dec 21, 2009

    @aliasmother, seems unlikely, but I’m sure that babble has a rigorous editorial process that we cannot understand.

  31. Dec 21, 2009

    I read this on my phone this morning and laughed my ass off. You really crack me up. Plus I haven’t been over here in a while to argue with ya. πŸ˜‰

  32. Dec 21, 2009

    @karen too true! I need some more flare-ups in my comment section! Welcome back.

  33. Dec 21, 2009

    Don’t look at me, lady. I’m all live and let live over here. Something clicked when I turned 35. I probably looked mid-life in the eye and decided life was too short not to laugh more.
    Besides, it’s hard to argue with someone who has good points most of the time.

  34. Dec 21, 2009

    See, now you’re just flattering me. Don’t stop. πŸ™‚

  35. Dec 22, 2009

    I am laughing despite myself. Bravo. Especially #11.

    If you need more info on Dollar General, let me know. She seems to email me that same paragraph every other week or so, when she’s not posting it throughout my comments.

  36. Dec 22, 2009

    @mom101, aha! Now we know how Dollar General found her way to the Babble comment section: she’s one of your groupies. Well, I guess you have dibs, then. But don’t deny the world her story much longer . . .

  37. Dec 23, 2009

    I look forward to being left off the Daddyblogger list.

  38. Dec 23, 2009

    @homeanduncool, bwah! Yes it’s magical to be marginalized!

  39. Dec 30, 2009

    Love it.

    Although, I think I am the only one who can’t find a permalink for that damn babble post that actually takes me to (gasp!) the permanent post. Everything I click on redirects to the home page and makes my clicking fingers very very annoyed. I want to see who is on the damn list!

  40. Dec 30, 2009

    @veronica, if you click on the link above that says “sour grapes” (in the post) and scroll down, you can see the list, it’s after the blurb about Ree Drummond.

  41. Dec 30, 2009

    I did, it redirects back to babble.com.au and the list never shows.

  42. Dec 30, 2009

    @veronica, ahhh! Interesting. They only want Americans to see the list, I guess? WEIRD. Here, I’ll copy and paste for you:


    1. The Pioneer Woman
    2. Dooce
    3. Nie Nie Dialogues
    4. Amalah
    5. Mighty Girl
    6. Woulda Coulda Shoulda
    7. Finslippy
    8. Sweet Juniper
    9. Her Bad Mother
    10. Parent Hacks
    11. Design Mom
    12. Girls Gone Child
    13. The Motherlode
    14. The Three-Martini Complaint Department
    15. Baby On Bored
    16. Jessica Gottlieb
    17. Rugrat Reprieve
    18. Free Range Kids
    19. a little pregnant
    20. Rookie Moms
    21. Motherhood Uncensored
    22. Mom101
    23. Inside Out
    24. Ask Moxie
    25. Alpha Mom
    26. City Mama
    27. Play Groups Are No Place For Children
    28. Notes From the Trenches
    29. Fussy
    30. Busy Mom
    31. Sarcastic Mom
    32. Whiskey in My Sippy Cup
    33. Cool Mom
    34. Kimchi Mamas
    35. Because I said so
    36. Silicon Valley Moms Blog
    37. White Trash Mom
    38. So Close
    39. Suburban Bliss
    40. Mother Goose Mouse /Mom Slant
    41. This Full House
    42. The Redneck Mommy
    43. Celebrity Baby Blog
    44. Bacon Is My Enemy
    45. The Mommy Blog
    46. Chookooloonks
    47. Queen of Spain
    48. Single Mom Seeking
    49. Boston Mamas
    50. Rocks in My Dryer
  43. Dec 30, 2009

    Thankyou for that. I don’t think that I’m surprised by any of the names on the list at all.

  44. Sep 15, 2010

    You could take the “mommyblogger” out of both lists and lots of the same things would apply. In fact I see more lists that are all inclusive. Think of the possibilities involving hipsters alone.

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