25 Rejected Ideas For Best Of 2009 MommyBlogging Lists

by anna on December 21, 2009

[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 View definition in a new window 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 View definition in a new window
  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 View definition in a new window Back On Twitter, Unless It’s Under A Fake Account

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Check out these list lovers:

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


OHmommy December 21, 2009 at 6:24 am

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.

rachel-asouthernfairytale December 21, 2009 at 6:31 am

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

Kerry December 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

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

My list is up.

Maria December 21, 2009 at 6:51 am

#19! I win!

Lisa December 21, 2009 at 7:26 am

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

Deborah December 21, 2009 at 8:00 am

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

Here is my list.


surcey December 21, 2009 at 8:29 am

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!

beth aka confusedhomemaker December 21, 2009 at 8:54 am

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 ;)

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:02 am

@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.

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:03 am

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

Lisa Rae @ smacksy December 21, 2009 at 9:10 am

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

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

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

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

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

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

@Lisa, Ghirardelli is good, but you have to go old school Tollhouse to remind you of childhood. :)

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:14 am

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

Charisse December 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

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

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

@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.

anna December 21, 2009 at 9:16 am

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

anna December 21, 2009 at 10:38 am

@Lisa, thanks! :)

anna December 21, 2009 at 10:39 am

@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!

Jett December 21, 2009 at 10:55 am

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.

amy2boys December 21, 2009 at 11:14 am

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.

magpie December 21, 2009 at 11:34 am

I love this, for many many reasons.

anna December 21, 2009 at 11:45 am

@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. :)

anna December 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

@Amy, I’m pretty sure that means that you win. :)

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