It's no secret that I am a blog hound. I love reading people's stories. Good, bad, or ugly. It's the journalist in me, always curious, always wanting to delve deeper.
I like blogs that offer all kinds of tried and true tips for simple living, too. Or that walk me through the steps of a home improvement project or how to arrange flowers or how to cook a kick-butt casserole.
And wittiness. Wittiness will suck me in every time, no matter the topic of discussion. (OK, within reason.)
So I follow lots of blogs that tend to provide my daily dose of humor and enlightenment and encouragement.
My absolute favorite these days: The Pioneer Woman. Ree Drummond is a city girl turned rancher's wife who homeschools their four children, taught herself to be an amazing photographer, wrote a cookbook, has a love-hate relationship with her Basset Hound Charlie, frequently has to chase cows out of her yard, and is fantastically funny.
She has thousands of readers and does media tours all over the country, yet she still writes like she's just sharing a fun conversation with a few girlfriends.
I've never met her, but I adore her.
Check out her Web site. I bet you'll like her, too.
Or you'll at least find a great-looking recipe to try for dinner. Mmmmmm.