I've been at this blogging thing since 2008. True fact. And you know what? I still suck at it. Really, I do!! When I say “suck” I'm talking about a general lack of quality in my writing and overall lack of any original thoughts to share. Jokes and small talk. Hello, my name is Alex and I bring abso-fucking-lutely nothing to the table! Fortunately, people like me are few and far between. That's a good thing!
In fact, I think I'd like to share a list of five bloggers with you all that are with a read because they are funny, smart and write some good shit! Now, these are new bloggers, or bloggers I haven't mentioned on these pages before.
That said, here goes.
Sex, Lies and Bacon! – This blog is run by the lovely Melysa Schmitt. She does the single mom blogger thing like no other. I mean Sex and Muther Fuckin' Bacon!!? You kidding me? Commonly used phrases such as “Shut Your Whore Mouth” can be found here and there among other written treasures. She's almost as inappropriate as me… Almost! The stories here are honest and revealing, no fluff here, folks. What you see is what you get and that's refreshing because I don't see a lot of that from a number of the blogs I stumble across these days. She's also got an e-book (blogvel) you should check out. It also doesn't hurt that's she's hot.
OK Trends Blog – This blog hasn't seen the light of day since… well, since forever ago. Over a year in fact. But for the data heads and number crunchers it's a good fun read. When they do update the blog it's kind of crazy all the data they pull together. When I say “crazy” I mean that the info is revealing; it's data that may not necessarily shock you, but reinforce the notion that we're far from progressive as a society. I don't want to spoil it for you, but check out their post on how race affects the messages you receive.
Chelsee Pengal – Twitter – She's super and she's contributed this piece and this other one here on our site. The girl is smart and hilarious. I'll tell you the truth though, I think this woman may be even more of an asshole than I am. Yep. I said it. To this point, my beloved Miss. Taylor Cast alone held that honor. After her first contribution to the Urban Dater I needed to read up on the girl. I was delighted to know that she's as smug about proper grammar as the most stern grammar nazi. The girl knows what's up! I highly recommend a visit to her blog and saying “hello!” Tell her the asshole at the Urban Dater sent you. Oh and she's pretty, too.
Tripp Advice – This guy, Tripp. He's the man. He's well written and knows his shit and dishes up great dating advice for men, especially those men just getting on with a woman on the first date. He's written a piece for us before and we're happy to have him back whenever he wants! The man is slick, well dressed as is his site. If I was a woman, I'd probably have a crush on the fucker. I need to meet this guy and soon. Definitely check out his articles and tips, fellas. Seriously good stuff over there. Right now, the article that stood out most for me is his piece on getting over an ex. I'm working on that one myself. Bonus article for any guy: http://trippadvice.com/20-ways-to-be-more-interesting/
Tømmy Danger Kim – This is a dude I'd like to have drinks with. Actually him and Tripp. I know, I know. I gotta stop it with the bromantic stuff; no brodeos here, son! Anyway, this is about Mr. Danger Kim. He runs a site dubbed “Just Call Her.” In between awesome articles of his insights he'll pepper in a link or a video, like the one below. Yeah, the kid's deep and he's talented and he's so darn talented. One of his recent articles, like Tripp's, was just what I needed when I needed it. I've been in a funk and this article reinforced that I need to get out and not isolate myself. I've been drowning in work, going on NO dates and, yeah, life is just ick… But Mr. Danger's words ring true. Definitely check this kid out!