Monday, 3 March 2008

My friend Dick

I've been finding that the blogs I visit are frequented by many of the same people. Now, there is nothing wrong with this, and it isn't all that surprising either, because I tend to find new blogs by following links from blogs I already go to. But I'm feeling claustrophobic, and I'd like to read more blogs that are written by men, so I've been following links all over the place, and haven't found anything suitable. They have been badly written, or too political, or too opinionated (i.e. I don't agree with them), or they just link to other articles, or contain nothing but YouTube clips. So perhaps I should just stick with the women. And Richard Madeley.

Dick (he says I can call him Dick) has written a whole post dedicated to my mum. And on Mother's Day too, not that mum is typical in her celebration of Mother's Day. He's even linked to this blog, and if I'd known in advance I would have made sure, somehow, that when new visitors arrive they would be greeted by the most interesting, witty, attractive blog in the blogosphere, such that they would immediately add me to their Bookmarks and Favorites and Google Reader and pledge to return daily and leave astute and inspiring comments. As it is, they got my thoughts on allergens, digestion, a pub quiz and news of the pub next door, and they buggered straight off again. Oh well.

Richard Madeley Appreciation Society banner
But actually, I am very flattered to be honoured by a post from the great man, even if it was addressed to mum and not me. (She still thinks that even if he does exist he doesn't write it himself.) I am hoping for an invitation to go on his road trip to Blackpool, but perhaps it's a bit of a bloke thing, and they won't want me hanging around while they do manly bonding, including heroic deeds like lighting farts, talking about football and blowing the heads off rabbits.

There are a couple of other men who write blogs that I like: this one, and this, and this one too. And that's not counting Stephen Fry, and my dad, although dad seems to have given up blogging for the time being.

10 comments:

mutleythedog said...

Dicky has been a bit down hearted as of late... do I count as a man by the way or am I badly written, opinionated,stupid etc... I think I shall join Dicky in being miserable..

Just Me said...

I can't stop laughing at the fact Richard has a blog, title is genious!
You should be very honored to be written about by the big dicky!

aims said...

Hey!! You get a comment from Mutley!! Damn girl - your going up in blogland!! I hoped he would visit me and leave some of his wonderful comments - but alas....

And - you don't have to worry about the look of your blog...lots of people will come and stay in hopes of a bite off of that piece of cake...

Stew said...

You are the sweetest thing.

Mike said...

Hey, thanks for the link. Just a matter of time before I start writing about your mum.

travelling, but not in love said...

Hey Lola, thanks for bigging me up!

I agree with you though - there are a lot of women blogging out there, and not that many men willing to share their views on the world.

Strange eh? Maybe they all need to get broadband in their sheds....

Lola said...

Mutley - you'll have to clear this up once and for all - you're a man, not a dog? I'm subscribing to your blog now (not the smutty one) and we'll see how we get on...

Thanks JM, and aims, and Stew, and Mike, I feel proud. But in a humble way, obviously.

TBNIL: On my way around the web I actually found quite a few men bloggers, but they tended to tackle serious subjects in a serious way: politics, technology, more politics, philosophy, and absolutely no humour. None at all.

mutleythedog said...

The dog can't type with his little bitty claws - so I have to - I just stole his name and pic as a moniker...

Magicchick said...

How great is this! Have been over to check out the post> I must admit that when I first saw you linking to Richard Madeley I wasn't sure it was the real man, now I am convinced.
You NEED to be a guest on R&J next we will have to think of an angle!!

Swearing Mother said...

I read that post for your Mum, Lola. I didn't realise it was about Leamington Spa Lola's Mum, it's a small world.

I know what you mean about bumping into people all over the place who have visited the same sites as you, I suppose we tend to travel in packs according to our blog-taste.