You’re Appreciated: Ask Not What Your Blog Can Do For You–Ask What You Can Do For Your Blog

Welcome to another installment of “You’re Appreciated,” the post where once a week I showcase three blogs that are worth the read. When I first started this serial, I had over 150 blogs in my stockpile of favorite blogs. Since I’ve become a BITS (Brother in the Sauce) over at The Secret is in the Sauce, my collection has expanded exponentially. I can’t fit all of these blogs in my side bar so this is my way of drawing attention to them.

The election is only a week and a half away so I thought it would be appropriate to feature three of my favorite political blogs. One look at my sidebar will tell you that I am an avid Obama supporter so it should be no surprise to you that my favorite political blogs lean to the left. With so many great political blogs out there, I was having a hard time narrowing my list down to three. But I succeeded and I even have thrown in a bonus right-leaning blog for all you insane McCain supporters. Is that bi-partisanship or what?
My first choice is First Door on the Left whose slogan is “Insanity is electing the same people over and over again and expecting different results.” Think about THAT, McCain supporters! This blog is run by Len who scours the internet for everything that’s wrong with the McCain/Palin ticket and boy, does he find a lot. Whether he’s reviewing The Third Debate of 2008 or sparring with right-winger Paul at Paul‘s Health Blog, Len’s got it all together. I love his Friday night cartoons.
Sanity Rant is run by Sanity Seeking Rose who claims that “Sarah Palin drove me to the brink of insanity.” Her goal is to keep seeking the truth about Sarah Palin (because she refuses to be open and honest) from now to 2012 (and beyond if necessary.) But don’t think this is a blog about making fun of Sarah Palin. Rose goes to great lengths to present the facts as they stand and that is funny (and scary) all on its own. Don’t take my word for it, read her Palin’s Ideas of Ethics? or I Should Have Become a Makeup Artist and you won’t know whether to laugh or cry.
A World of Progress is a progressive blog run by a progressive girl (who else?) about progressive living, spiritual politics, and relationship nirvana. Progressive girl doesn’t just chew up the current news and spit it back on her blog like so many political blogs do. She looks beyond the political banter and reaches deeper into what really motivates people. Just take a look at her Fear Mongering is For Losers or Killing for McCain posts.
Bonus Blog:
If you’re looking for conservative views from Cincinnati, then Right Wing Nut Job should be right up your alley. I don’t know this blogger’s name so I’ll just call him RWNJ. RWNJ is a BIG supporter of McCain. I may not agree with much he has to say, but you gotta give him props for such a well written blog. RWNJ doesn’t stoop to the rhetoric that I believe plagues the Republican party. Remaining calm, cool, and collected, RWNJ presents his arguments with solid (I’m trying to be bi-partisan here) facts and figures. If by some horribly insane twist of fate McCain should become our President, this is the guy he should go to for advice.
See my “Political Blogs You Should Read” list in my sidebar for more politically charged blog reading.

8 thoughts on “You’re Appreciated: Ask Not What Your Blog Can Do For You–Ask What You Can Do For Your Blog

  1. A Progressive Girl says:

    Greetings Preston,

    What a nice gesture. Thanks!
    It sure is great to hear that folks find my blog meaningful to them. I really appreciate this and also for your thoughtful comments over at AWOP.

    I happen to dig your blog too by the way…I don’t always stop to read all the e-card blogs but since you showed up in my e-card inbox I have been reading you too.

    hope you have a fantastic weekend, P.


  2. carey @ new horizons says:

    that’s so nice of you to feature some of your faves via ‘You’re Appreciated’. my list of favorite blogs have multiplied as well. thanks to Entrecard which took my blog-hopping experience to another level! 🙂

  3. Matt @ RWNJ says:

    Thank you for the kind mention of my blog. I know we’re worlds apart on our political viewpoints, but we have much in common in our desires that the country improved. Great to have someone like you that can challenge my views without the namecalling and rhetoric.

  4. Preston says:

    Lady rose – You’re so welcome!

    Carey – Entrecard has done the same for me. I have met some nice people from there.

    Ly – Thanks for stopping by. If you want, you can call me a BITSta. (Bother in the Sauce) LOL

  5. Preston says:

    Matt – Hey we may be world’s apart politically but I can still appreciate opposing viewpoints when they are presented intelligently.

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