Don’t you hate it when you discover something unpleasant about yourself…
We always tease our friends, because we have those that are “Wine Snobs” – oh, we can only have this particular wine vs. that. Oh, it’s that brand, well, you may as well be drinking out of a box. I like to mess with them,
and my hubby immediately catches on to our friends’ horrific expressions,
“Already ahead of you, babe. Brought some for the party today, I’ll go get it out of the trunk. We thought of you, James and Karen.”
We just can’t help ourselves. Thankfully, our friends are good-natured and would never say anything negative, even if we were serious. They would just decline the offer of having a glass and openly admit they are wine snobs of the worst kind, but they would not be judging us, but then the hubster breaks out a wine that is worthy and all smile in relief and joy.
Then, we have our BEER snob friends. They are forever trying to get me to sample new beer. Usually, the brands they have are so potent, I’m already feeling tipsy after 4 sips. They relish being Beer snobs and face it like it’s a challenge to bring their friends up to speed.
“Damn, straight, we are… and we’re going to make all of you real beer drinkers yet.”
All of this is in good fun, and we can all laugh at our quirks and we know what we like. Now, pertaining to wine / beer- whatever to me and the hubs. We don’t drink too regularly to really become snobby about said product, but drink enough to have some preferences.
What got me to thinking about this? Well, one time I complained about not finding bloggers that I could relate to and posts that were interesting to me. My friend’s husband (the Beer Snob) states,
“Well, if you’ve read one blog, you’ve read them all, right? I really can’t see much of a difference and why someone would spend so much time on that.”
Christopher is known to say things to just get people going… so I glare at him and before retorting… I gasped! At this point, he helped me make an awful, sobering discovery. When it comes to reading blogs, I’m like Goldilocks, (that blog is too this / that blog is too that) as I scroll through posts on the Big Wide World of WordPress. Ever Searching for my new blogging besties, I click and quickly move on from sites of fiction writing (there are tons of these) and art/photography (although, I do enjoy and follow couple), cluttered sites with tons of links, buttons, or the 3 column theme (these are too busy to look at), long reads, reposting of the news, and I rarely like posts that are “freshly pressed.” (weird)
Although these sites are great for those with similar interests, these typically do not make me stop, unless someone has a unique take on a subject and writes well to make me feel something, laughter/sadness/anger or I just “get it.” I’m on the same wave length…
The big search for my “just right” blogs (being Goldilocks and all), is based on honesty about your life. I want to read real-time/life stories. The comedy, the struggles, the beauty, the frickin’ anger “piss-me-off” moment, the pensive moments. I want to comment and say “Yeah, I totally get where you’re coming from” and they don’t all have to be mom blogs, as I truly appreciate the male perspective, bloggers of all ages, and those sharing dating woes.
All Bloggers are wonderful, and unique, but I’m looking for specific types of posts to read, and I’ve found a few bloggers that I really enjoy and am looking for more of them. My name is Sandi, and I can’t believe I’m saying this… I’m a Blog Snob.
(any others out there, or am I talking to an empty room?)
P.S. I’ve added links to those blogs I frequent often, and we spend time commenting on one another sites. Check ’em out. 🙂