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11 Reasons Why I Love Your Blog



1… because your voice is authentic & real.    Your kids aren’t perfect and you tell us about it in your blog—My kids are little Assholes!”  You exclaim.    You see, I can identify with a woman like that immediately.  

2…because you give your reader everything except your undies….and some of you even offer those.  You give us Every.    Dirty.   Detail.   Thank you.  It’s nice to be in another delirious life for a while.

bigstockphoto_valentine_laundry_panties_on__1245242Ohhhh La La.

3…because you acknowledge ME.  I’ve been waiting for you to recognize my profoundly deep, fabulous words!    It’s about time,   Biaaatch.

4…because you’re  interesting.  Period.   Your words mean something.  They absorb inside my bones.  I get done reading your post and think,  I get you.  I reeeeeally get you.  I want to go out for a glass of wine with you!”

Oh, Yeah,  Baaaby!  Cause You deserve it.

5…because  you give me what I need for that  particular day.  For example, a recipe for  banana cake with caramel sauce .   My fat derriere doesn’t need it, but I shall lick the bowl clean anyway.

PhotobucketFor My Ass.

6…because the letters on your site are understandable & clear.  I will not stay if your letters confuse me.  Yeah, I get confused easily.   I want to get in and out smoothly & effortlessly.  Wham Bam Thank  You Ma’am.

7…because you have the same issues & questions that I have.  I love bloggers that are just as screwed up as I am.  Finally.  I am not alone in the world.  Finally.  Somebody to connect with.  Finally.  Another passionate writer. 

8…because you leave beautiful comments that make me consider other possibilities.  Comments that are almost better than MY original post.   No, I’m not jealous.  I’d just like to kick your ASS!

9…because you tickle my funny bone completely with your crisp wit, intelligent humour, & brilliant dialogue.


10…because you care about your readers.  You give them a little piece of you every time you press publish.  And that little piece is spectacular.

11…because  I feel more empowered after visiting your blog.

Rosie the RiveterReaders, what attracts you to certain blogs?  Do you only read female bloggers?  Tell me some of your favorites….

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  • Reply
    Alison@Mama Wants This
    August 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Kim, I love your list and I agree with all of them!!!

    All reasons why I keep coming back here 🙂

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      And the same reasons I go to yours :)”

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    Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    August 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!! I only read female blogs so far (I’m a newbie) but I love people who are real. Someone who makes me feel like I’m not a crazy person!! I like safety in numbers.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      —Yes, Hope,
      We can all go crazy together.
      I read all female blogs, too,but would be VERY open to
      a dude that has somethin’ to say !!xx

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    Theresa Sonoda
    August 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Kim. Firstly, thanks for all the compliments above. You were talking about me, right? LOLOL
    Seriously though, I am attracted to Blogs by strong, opinionated (but not hurtful or mean) women and men. I enjoy a variety of subjects in my blog reads, not just the mommy bloggers or the cooks. Oh I love some of those, too, but give me variety baby. It’s the spice…..ya know.
    My very favorite bloggers are those with an open-mind and a sense of humor.
    You, of course, are at the top of my list, lovely.
    I also enjoy Pamelot’s blog, Karla Telega’s hilariously funny blog, and Eva’s Wrestling with Retirement blog. Erin Margolin has an amazing blog as well. And Nan over at LBDDiaries, will have you falling in love all over again with her beautiful words.
    My favorite guy blogger is a very young man in L.A. who doesn’t even put his real name up there. His blog is called Kluckit. He talks about travel and food and is freaking hilarious.
    I could go on and on but I will give others a turn.


    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      O, Terri,
      You are quite welcome. Yes, I had you in mind while writing this blog 🙂
      I will check out some of the blogs you menioned. Perhaps I’ll even add
      a MALE to my list of reading. XXx Hugzzzzzzzzzzzz back to Ya.

    • Reply
      August 18, 2011 at 7:43 am

      That, T, is why I love you – you share the love everywhere. I love your blog, too – irreverently funny, poignant, fun, snarky, makes me think, gives me a laugh, sometimes sad, sometimes upset but always real!

      • Reply
        Kim Sisto-Robinson
        August 18, 2011 at 7:49 am

        ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet T. 🙂

  • Reply
    August 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    What a great post! I agree with all the reasons….I actually read several blogs written by men, but they are food blogs – much like mine! I read your blog because you are open, honest, funny and you don’t hide. A rare combination!

    I also read Alison from Mama Wants This, Ado the Momalog, I’m an Okie, Good Day Regular People, and Mama Kat’s Losin’ It. I adore all of them – and put yourself on that list, girlfriend!

    Other than that – what can I say – I’m a foodie. I read food blogs like they’re going to stop making them!

    BTW – I love your Rosie Riveter picture…I have her on an apron that I wear constantly! We CAN do it!

    Hugs and Kisses…

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      -Hi, -Ann,
      I find myself loooooooooooooving the Foodies. Especially if they add other personal stuff in their blogs. Love your blog too, of course. I get sooo many cool ideas about cooking!

      I will check out some of the blogs you mentioned, too. 🙂
      Have you gone to “Not Quite Nigella” Yet? She is one of my all time faves.
      I have soo many lovely places to go….that I could never put them all down in this space.

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    August 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    LOVE this post! I could have written this post…except with fewer polysyllabic words and more swearing. Sorry… I can’t seem to fucking help myself. But with or without gratuitous f-bombs, I couldn’t agree with you more!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      —Dear, Lola,
      Now do you see what I’m talking about?
      I found you, and I’m like, I am so fucking lovin’ this chick 🙂 xx
      Oh, and your VLOGs are the best. WOWIE!

  • Reply
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    August 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Kim, that is why we love YOUR blog! 😀 xxx

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    kim sisto robinson
    August 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    —OMG, L.
    Don’t even get me going on yours 🙂 xxxxxxxxx

  • Reply
    August 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    You are being your authentic self and that’s all I care
    about and ask from anyone. Soooo much heart and
    soul and I’m humbly grateful for the connection.

    Much luv to ya.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      Yes, Authenticity in one’s voice is a MUST…. The reader knows immediately if somebody is full of shit! :0
      You are definetely the REAL deal xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Reply
    August 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I’ve been thinking of putting together a post like this lately but I’ve been too lazy, I mean busy. I agree with all of your points. I like authentic, real words. Honest opinions, not sugar coated about how the world is perfect. Laughter is also good but I know not everyone can do humor.

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    Kim Sisto-Robinson
    August 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Your are NOT lazy!
    —I love the humorous blogs…if one is really excellent, she can insert this with her reality….whatever
    that reality is.
    ALways happy when you come by 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Pure Complex
    August 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I just love this post.. This explains how I feel when I visit most blogs (and yours) on the internet.

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      August 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      –Dear, Pure,
      I’m glad you feel the same way as I do.
      I am in love with bloggers who voice TRUTH….no matter,
      what that truth is. It is their truth & voice & experience.
      Thanks for comin’ over.xx

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    August 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    kim, what an awesome post! Right back at you with all 11! You are the most real blogger that I follow!
    Majority of the blogs I follow are foodies and yip men bloggers too – probably about 10% of them are men.
    Have a beautiful day.
    🙂 Mandy

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 6:56 am

      I looooooooooove the foodies. I love them. I have learned to cook so many new things from them. Hubby love them, too!
      And I love you. XXXXXXXX

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    Blond Duck
    August 15, 2011 at 4:19 am

    See, I love real blogs. The healthy living blogs drive me nuts. I can’t stop reading, but I get so mad watching these 20-somethings who are size 2 blabber on about running 20 miles and eating “sooo much” when they’re eating a piece of lettuce and a vat of frozen yogurt (called fro-yo…) My brain is about to explode. Have you seen these?

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 6:58 am

      that is sooooooooooo funny. YES! the 20 something who runs 20 miles and then saying this —-“LIke, it was so easy and then I had spinich and tomatoes for lunch. ANd then I did 500 situps!!!!!! Shut the F Up! xxxxxxx

  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Kim- I love your blog also – never know what you will be writing about so you keep us guessing and you and your words keep us coming back. big hug and xxx

  • Reply
    Kim Sisto-Robinson
    August 15, 2011 at 6:59 am

    ——-I Will Always Come Back to You, Elizabeth! xxxX

  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Beautiful Kim,

    Every one of your reasons is why I got hooked on blogs!!! ESPECIALLY YOURS!!!! It’s like having a Nook/Kindle with a MILLION stories available whenever I am in the mood!!!

    The emotions I run through from laughing till I want to puke to crying until I get a stomach ache are worth EVERY word I read!! What a way to confirm I AM human whether CAPTCHA recognizes it or NOT!!!!


    KraZy KeLlY

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

      KraZy KeLlY,
      and I connected to you because of your beautiful imperfections, too. When I meet a girl like that, I’m like, “YES! another Nut!”
      SO happy you are releasing the words inside.
      I do this all day long…all night long.
      xxx Love to you, my sweet. 🙂

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    Lady Fi
    August 15, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Great list! I’m attracted to bloggers that interest me with humour, stories, real emotion, poetry and great photos. Most of the people I visit are females, but I do have a large number of males that I follow too.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 7:34 am

      —Lady Fi.
      Yes, I visit all females, but would be quite open to a hip dude!
      I love the humor & rawness of some of the blogs I visit. Somehow,
      these women become your virtual friends. I love that 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I love your blog the most. You are the most interesting writer i know!!! Xxxo

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 8:10 am

      —-Oooooooo, I love my African Queen 🙂 xxx

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    Vidya Sury, Your Fan
    August 15, 2011 at 9:28 am

    🙂 I love warm, hot, loving, raw, personal, informative, funny, sad, angry, rebellious, sarcastic, fun, bold blogs that inspire me. Oh, I mean, just like this one. 😀 I love blogs that make me want to visit them every day, whether they post or not, because there’s lots to read.

    You rock, and I love the BIG smile in my head and on my face when I think of your blog (yes I do) and the warmth I feel when I drop by.

    Most of all, I enjoy the connection.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

      and I love blogs like yours that teach me about a country that I’ve never been to….but long to go to.
      I have come to realize that NO MATTER where we are from —that we are pretty much the same….We desire the same things….We laugh at the same content…And also get quite emotional about movies that are not even in our own language.
      The deep connection of HUMANITY.
      I love that soooooooooo much. You are a special woman.

  • Reply
    Adriana Iris
    August 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

    LOL I like this post… and the girl power I am infused by when I come around… LOVE THAT!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 10:41 am


      xxx Kiss for you Adriana.

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    ed pilolla
    August 15, 2011 at 10:40 am

    really felt the power of your love for your favorite blogs. wonderfully personal, irreverent and full of details. it’s easy to see you are among a fun group of blogging friends:)
    here from lady fi’s…

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

      –So happy you clicked over, Ed….
      Now I shall come to see you. 🙂

  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Love this list! It makes me feel good that you visit my blog, like perhaps I could be one of these qualities. It also made me think about reasons I enjoy blogs, and reasons why I’ve started unsubscribing to handfuls of blogs lately. I don’t necessarily have anything against them, but time is short and I want to just focus on people that truly speak to me in one of these 11 ways.

    I love your blog because it’s like life- a mix of the happy and tragic. The ups and horrible very low downs of life, and how we have to keep breathing either way. I’m also glad you have an outlet for all the things in your head and heart regarding Kay’s murder. This is your space, and I respect that about a blogger.

    I mostly read female bloggers, but only because I don’t know many male bloggers.

    I enjoy Laundry Hurts My Feelings, The Barefoot Foodie, The Lumber Jack’s Wife very much.

    One male blogger that makes me giggle on his blog and twitter is

    Maybe I will do a list of my faves this week on my blog!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

      you definitely have all of those qualites that make your readers come back for more.
      Yes, please do a blog about your faves!
      Barefoot Foodie is wild. ( love her strong sass) I also like Laundry Hurts My Feelings. I will check out that male blogger right now.
      Have you read Ablolute Narcissism? Another Huge Raw Saucy Voice.

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    Wild Child Mama
    August 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Funny you should mention it, but I only read female bloggers. I don’t set out to avoid male bloggers. I just do. Hmmm.
    I agree that a blog needs honesty. I can get common courtesy any day of the week. I was the raw, honest truth!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Wild Mama,
      I’ve miss you!
      Yes, I only read famale bloggers, too, But I must widen my horizen 🙂
      Love love love your blog ….

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    August 15, 2011 at 11:27 am

    For me it’s all about the voice of the blogger. I like fun and light, serious and dark, and the in between. I am writer in exploration of life and it’s mysteries. I don’t have room for politics and the latest and greatest on fashions and all of pop culture, for instance I don’t really care if Brad and Angie are having another baby , etc., Not enough time in my day to care, so those sort of blogs are of no generally of no interest to me… Blog… If the voice of the writer is sincere and compassionate then I am hooked. As a matter of blog politics I comment after reading and and repay in kind (if my words are read the reader leaves a comment I go find them, but if they don’t return the favor I am likely to stop visiting their site). I suspect that there are readers who like what I have to say and enjoy my voice as I do theirs as there are readers who do not like my voice, and so on.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      –Yes, I agree, Brenda…
      Sometimes I am waiting for that particular blogess to get that post out…so I can savor, laugh, cry, & get a bit of insight…
      But you are right…not all voices are for Everybody. Ahhhhhhhh, this is what makes the world turn. xxxx

  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I respect a clear voice, compelling stories and engagement. I don’t read blogs to be a voyeur, I read them to connect, to learn or to laugh. Commenting, linking and returning are all a part of that exchange. It’s a beautiful thing.

    Great post!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      Beautiful. Yes, the CONNECTION. xxx Thanks for stopping by, A.

  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I have to say that these are some of the most intelligent comments I have ever read on any blog – (and you’re attracting that to your blog Kim, which is pretty wonderful). For me it’s all about impact – it could be a word, an imagine, an ingredient or a tone that I perceive – it evokes a feeling, sometimes joy and laughter sometimes anger or sadness and I want it to grow. It’s memorable and human and it joins us all.

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      kim sisto robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      –dear, Kelly,
      add your comment to the other intelligent, brilliant ones!
      “Evoking a feeling” Yes! I think that pretty much captures it all 🙂 Brava! xx

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    Jodi - Soul Speak
    August 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Oh I love this post – what a great idea! I especially love what you wrote about keeping it real – coming from an authentic place. That’s the main thing that I look for when I go to a blog – is the writer really “going there” – wherever that may be.
    Love it! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      Yes, that authentic voice is what I always seek out…that voice I
      can connect with. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    Robyn Engel
    August 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks for finding and commenting on my blog so I could find this fabulously fun place.
    I love a sassy, funny, tell-it-like-it-is gal.
    Cheers to you.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      I loved your blog 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.
      ….from one sassy gal to another !!

  • Reply
    August 16, 2011 at 1:32 am

    What a great list Kim. It’s very encouraging for every blogger to read this even if he/she is not sure whether you refer to him/her over here (in this case, me)
    I want to take this oppotunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your encouraging comments on my blog. You make my day everytime you leave me a comment. Thank you.

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      August 16, 2011 at 6:44 am

      there is a reason people keep going back to your blog, girlfriend 🙂
      I love comin’ over to see you !!

  • Reply
    August 16, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Kim, Love your blogs.
    Love You

  • Reply
    August 16, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Kim, I love that my comment often falls right after “Dad’s!” 🙂 How I miss mine! I read this post, girlfriend, and shouted, “Hell, yeah!” Lady, your wit, humor, compassion and passion keep me coming back to this wonderful blog of yours. I wholeheartedly agree with your reasons why it would be easy to love a blog. For me, it’s the hard core “realness” of the posts. It’s okay if they’re embellished a bit, but I want to be able to read a post and think, “We’re two peas in pod, this woman and me.” I also want to walk away either with food for thought or a smile and a giggle. And good photos, good photos are great! 🙂

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    kim sisto robinson
    August 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Yes! Food for thought, Two peas in a pod, giggling…all of it!
    The bloggers I love have …
    ALL OF IT!
    That’s why I love youuuuuuuuuu 🙂

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    Sandy Webb
    August 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I like blogs that are real. I am not a big fan of fiction. I want to see real honest feelings put out there for everyone to see/read. This made me realize that there is only one male blogger that I read on a regular basis…..I should probably look into that.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Real People. Real Situations that we can connect to.
      It makes one know they are Not Alone. 🙂
      I read exclusively female bloggers, but I am VERY open to some sassy Dudes! xx

  • Reply
    August 18, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I’m so behind in reading blogs but I got here! I don’t read a lot of blogs. Too many of them give me the shivers at what they expose about people they are supposed to love – things I wouldn’t sit still and listen to IRL, so why should I put my eyes on it? I was never one to sit around at a coffee klatch and gossip about others, or tear down my mate. Not because I was better than anyone but because life is so short that I won’t waste a minute on crapola like that! Life and love are too precious.

    I want to be challenged to think, to become a better person, to live life to the fullest, to feel a “click” because someone just FITS – like YOU.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      August 18, 2011 at 7:48 am

      —Dear L. B.
      You are about the betterest (do you like that word?) that I’ve thus met! xxx Seriously. You don’t have a yucky word leave your pen 🙂 xxxxxxxx

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    Domesticated Gal
    August 20, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I totally agree – I love the blogs that let me inside someone’s true home…not the one they’ve frantically run around cleaning and stuffing things into closets right before they opened the door, but the one where you don’t even Have to open the closet or snoop through the medicine cabinet to figure out if they prefer cottonelle or charmin!

    My newest great blog find, before yours!, is MODG:

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    Kim Sisto-Robinson
    August 20, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Dear, Domestic Gal,
    Looooooooooooooove your analogy!!
    you said it much better than me, actually.
    damn, i hate when people do that! 😉 xx

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