Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Blogger's Blogs

It's too late and I'm too tired to write a full blog post, so I am going to direct you to the other folks that I like to read!

I'm not blog-savvy; though I skim through a lot of them, I don't have the energy of other professional Net searchers who somehow read everybody's everything. And there are many good ones I don't read, but that I know about. But they're so famous that you should be able to find them yourself! (Okay, hint for you lazy folks: Violet Blue's "Tiny Nibbles", Susie Bright's blog, Babeland's blog, etc.). Here's what I'm reading when I'm not blogging:

1) Marty Klein's blog Sexual Intelligence. I've never disagreed with a single thing that Marty has written, and that's saying something. You want incredibly straight-forward, commonsensical commentary on the meet between sex and politics? He's your man. The first blog I always check, and the one that inspires me when I feel drowned in anti-porn, sex-negative, free-speech-quelling propaganda, and reminds me that not everyone is an idiot.

2) You know those aforementioned Net surfers who somehow know about everything? Yeah, I was pretty much talking about Fleshbot, because I wouldn't know anything about what's going on in the porn/adult world if it weren't for them. Plus they're witty and smart and I love how they talk in the first plural person. I wish there were two of me so that I could use "We" and "our" in my blogs! But seriously, they know their stuff, and it's informative, entertaining, fun, and, oh yes, super sexy.

3) Willam Belli's fun As Long As There Are Sidewalks, I'll Have A Job blog. Just like some people need their daily shot of coffee, I need a hit or two of potent drag queeny/tranny wit and sarcasm and a heavy dose of "Uh-uh, miss thang!" bitchy commentary from the frontlines of Hollywood, California. Willam's just funny, and between going to auditions, spotting and hob-knobbing with celebrities, running a go-go boy business on the side, and otherwise being fabulous, well, you can't go wrong. The Tranny McGovern star has my heart.

4) Behind's Video Bloggy Newsy Behind-The-Scenes Thing. I adore with all my heart. They could probably shoot porn videos involving baby's blood being used as an enema on top of the smoldering ashes of the last remains of the rain forest, and I'd still love them for their artistry, positive values, good treatment of models, etc., etc. (okay, okay, so baby's blood is going a little far. But seriously, they almost make me stomach it.). They just rock. And I love behind-the-scenes looks at anything. And it's free. And it's cool. So much fun to take a look at what's going on in their queer little corner- I mean, giant armory- of San Francisco.

5) Eros Blog. I stumbled upon them quite by accident, but with a Firefly quote in the top left corner ("So, no more running. I aim to misbehave.") that instantly won me over, tons of great links to other sites and blogs with similar principles, and often insightful commentary and lots of pretty and fun pictures, I check it often, and am never let down.

6) Jiz Lee's blog. It's like a great three-in-one combination: 1 part personal, behind-the-scenes, insider information all about and queer porn in general, 1 part deep thoughts and smart commentary on various porn/sex/queer issues, and 1 part links and news that I'm always undoubtedly interested in. Mix, read, enjoy. And it doesn't hurt that when you have as big a crush as I do, reading these intimate writings are just pure joy. Also, Jiz has my blog as a link! How rockin' is that? So go and read, because I demand it. (Oh, and by the way, the next time you want to buy some porn or sex toys, go to her (his? ze's? I'm not up to date on preferred pronouns at this point) blog and use those links, because they donate a little bit!

7) The Pro-Porn Activism Blog. With scary sites and blogs out there like One Angry Girl and Charliegrrrl, thank goodness there's a resource out there like the Pro-Porn Activism blog. These folks know what they're doing, and they do it well. There are so many occasions when anti-porn news and laws might have slipped right under my radar if it weren't for this blog.

8) The Blog Of "Unnecessary" Quotes. Okay, so this has nothing to do with sex or porn at all. But it's too funny. People who know me are familiar with my fickle fascination with grammar and being correct. It just gives my inner grammarian a tickle. Are you misusing quotation marks?

9) Julie Serano's Blog-Born-Blog. She blew me away with her book "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity", and I welcome every bit of insight she can throw my way with her blog. Sometimes she's scary in her intensity, and I love it.

10) Eros Zine. Where does a blog end and a zine begin? I'm not quite sure if this one qualifies, but nonetheless, it's amazing. It introduced me to a lot of people, and actually, it was a review of "The Crash Pad" on there that influenced me to buy the movie. Can you imagine if I hadn't have found this site? They're trans-inclusive, sex-positive up the wazoo, and have great articles, interviews, erotica, you name it. Although, if anyone can tell me- is the site still active? It seems to have gone dead as of late . . . even so, there's tons of great older stuff to rifle through.

So there. Top ten. You know, come to think of it, I really should just put up some links on the side bars of my blog. Why don't I do that? Maybe I'm just scared there will be too many great sites that I can't fit in and don't want to ignore or leave anyone out!

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