Welcome Miss Ann Thrope

Welcome my new Renter (over on sidepanel).

I chose this renter because it’s a crisp/clean design that makes you really want to look around. There isn’t too much stuff although the sidepanel is a little cluttered but not so much that I wanted to rip my hair out. I like the categories chosen, they are unique. The posts aren’t too long for my ADD brain. Nothing too sappy and nothing screaming Merry Christmas 🙁 Enjoy!

I’m picky about what blog I choose to have rent space on my blog. Some things that usually turn me off of blogs (be it fair or not):

  • Bad or crazy or boring design
  • It doesn’t draw me in with the writing
  • Mommy blogs…I just don’t do them
  • Too much stuff on the blog like ads and stuff
  • Blogs that draw me in:

  • Nice, clean designs that make me want to stay a while
  • Interesting thoughts, ideas and opinions
  • Similar to my kind of blog, I figure anyone who will click a link to see a blog from my blog is probably assuming it’s in similar nature
  • I always feel guilty turning down blogs but I guess that’s just how it works.


    1. Crystal

      December 26, 2005 at 11:05 am

      There’s only 2 kinds of blogs that I absolutely can’t stand to read: mommy blogs and religious blogs. I can handle some mommy blogs if they don’t make their kid(s) the bulk of the posts and/or the writing style is good (which is why even in my militant CF-ness I still read dooce.com). The religious ones I don’t read, mainly because they grate on my nerves and I feel like reaching through the monitor and screaming at the writers.

    2. Robin

      December 26, 2005 at 11:08 am

      Yeah…religious ones I ignore. Also right winged ones as well.

    3. lani

      January 5, 2006 at 9:51 am

      I can’t stand political and religious blogs. Or blogs with an obscene amount of ads that put pop-ups on my screen. I have mommy blogs that I read, but only those that are real-life friends. I refuse to read blogs of pregnant women, because they inevitably end up talking about their pregnancies. Incessantly. So I wait until they give birth and then I go back and read (unless they’re the obsessive Baby Documenters). Ha.

    4. a feminist

      August 7, 2006 at 3:21 pm

      Even though I’m CF too I don’t really mind mommy blogs, as long as every post isn’t about the sproglet(s). I’ll even read conservative blogs, or the blogs whose authors I blatantly don’t agree with on a whole host of topics. I’m pretty easy going with that sort of thing – I just look for interesting writing with a “new” perspective on things, you know? If it’s got more than one or two interesting posts I’ll usually bookmark and go back every now and then (you never know when another interesting post will pop up). Now, to get on my bogroll is a lot harder because I actually have to be arsed to log into my blog which is usually just way too much hassle to faff with 😉

      And, I agree with you about the relevancy of your renter – some blogs I come across just have NOTHING to do with the person renting. I never did get that.

    5. Robin

      August 7, 2006 at 3:24 pm

      Well considering I have a lot of friends who are mommies I don’t hate all mommy blogs but as you said as long as they aren’t ALL about their children.

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