This is a meme started by The Broke and the Bookish because they love lists. Each Tuesday there is a topic and you get to write your own list, letting other people know what you love and what you think. Cool, huh?
Top Ten Blogs/Sites I read (peruse) that AREN’T about books
1) Modcloth.com I’m obsessed with their dresses. Actually, this month I’ve been waiting for this one dress to go on sale. Has it yet? No. It’s always “coming soon,” which always depresses me.
2) Punknews.org I go here because my fiancé reads it all the time, and I usually just skim. It’s a news site with articles published by readers (I think) about music and the music scene. Ideally it’s all punk, but you get a lot of mainstream music there as well. I asked Chris about this and he says they claim that the mainstream music is a gateway for people to find the good music. I’ll have to start hardcore reading it soon, though, for research. I’ll even make an account so I can make/read all the comments.
3) Ruffledblog.com I love wedding blogs. They have pretty pictures, and usually the most BA of DIY crafts. This one is vintage-themed blog.
4) Pinterest.com I was a pinterest addict. I’m pretty sure you cannot be an addict unless you have a wedding board. And once you’re actually planning your wedding, you really don’t need your imaginary wedding anymore. I do still love going to look at ideas for home decor, geekery, and style, though.
5) Intimateweddings.com/blog I love this site because it’s another vintage wedding blog, but it’s for smaller weddings, like the one I want to have. A lot of the times it’s planned elopements. I tried to explain what that means to my mom, but she still thinks they are destination weddings.
There’s a big difference, though. With destination weddings you may have a smaller party, but you treat it as a normal wedding in a normal wedding timeline. With planned elopements, you generally give the guests three-weeks notice. You send out invitations saying “We’re getting married on this date at this place, be there,” and if they can come, they can come. Sometimes I wish Chris and I did this.
Being a Bride means you’re the center of attention, and that’s usually where I don’t like to be. That’s why I’m an author. Even if I’m famous, my book always gets more attention than I do.
Just look at Stephenie Meyer. She gets a lot of attention, but not as much as The Twilight Saga and the actors of the movies. There’s a difference. She still gets her privacy, I think.
6) Wikipedia.org Okay, okay. I know every reads Wikipedia. I’ve been reading movie summaries lately, trying to learn how to write a synopsis for CURSES, but I also look up random things.
7) weatherbug.com I love weatherbug.com better than any other weather site for this reason: It’s accurate. I live in a place where you can guarantee the weather report is going to change throughout the day, and that weather.com has it wrong. We actually used to look at weather.com and assume the opposite. Weather.com, however, has a radar system that weatherbug.com doesn’t. If you think it is weird that I’m so into weather sites, then here’s an explanation: I was a lifeguard for six years. Getting my hours depended on good weather. Also, when you’re a college student, and you’re walking around campus, you need to know whether or not you need an umbrella, or should take your laptop today.
8) Huffingtonpost.com I read the news sometimes. I need to do it more often.
9) Disney.com I’ve been waiting for The Little Mermaid musical to go on tour since it promised me it would back in 2009. It was supposed to in Fall 2010, but didn’t. I wanted to go see it for my 21st birthday. I ended up in Chicago seeing The Lion King musical instead. Still awesome, still not the same. I check Disney.com for updates, as well as play the games a lot. There’s a batman one, and some sweet Phineas and Ferb ones.
10) A Beautiful Mess – This is probably the most awesome blog for a vintage girl who loves crafts. She does food, clothing, cool hairstyles, etc. I keep trying to do her hairstyles, but I think you must not have layers for them to work. When my layers finally grow out in the next couple months, I’m so forming a bow on top of my head with my hair. http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/
What sites/blogs do you peruse?