Sunday, October 26, 2008

Do you have an Austin blog?

Hey people - before I forget:


Totally optional of course!!

So in about a month and a half, this blog will officially be one year old. Isn't that crazy? I usually never keep up with hobbies! Also - big step - I ordered "That Austin Girl" business cards the other day!!! They are on their way right now, and I am super-pumped. I'm always messily scribbling down my URL for people on old receipts or bar napkins or whatever, which is just silly.

ANYWAY. The reason I bring all this up is because I'm really interested in reading all the other local blogs out there. (PS: Soon, I'm going to do a post on OTHER, non-Austin-based blogs I'd like to collect, so if you blog from a different city entirely, sit tight). I read about 4-5 ATX blogs daily, but I know there has to be a ton more out there - witty, wonderful things that lurk completely beneath my short-range radar.

So Austin bloggers: Where you at?

Here are the instructions:

1. If you are an Austin blogger, leave a comment about your blog to this post. (EVEN if you know I read yours already.)

2. Tell me what it's about! Music / food / your life / etc. It doesn't matter if your blog is ABOUT Austin or not, I'm just interested in blogging Austinites.

3. I will collect blogs and URL's and post them all here.

Easy-peasy, right!

Also: Our results from the DEAL BREAKERS poll are in. Here is the final tally:

WINNER, most offensive Deal Breaker: Constant Bluetooth usage
2nd place: Non-ironic visor wearing
3rd: Precious Moments
4th place: Brand names on attire
5th place: Sunglasses indoors

People, let it be known that you do NOT like the Bluetooth in excess. In fact, "constant Bluetooth usage" got nearly double the votes (12!) of the second place winner! (non-ironic visor wearing!) Tiffanie Lanmon, who inspired this post, had predicted (as had I) that Precious Moments would dominate. No no no. As she put it, "yes, the porcelain figurines can stay just as long as you give the 'tooth a rest. Austin just wants some quality time, baby...even if it means sharing it with a doe eyed figurine."

Well-put.

Finally, to cap off the weekend: Here are some pics from last night. Car Stereo Wars tore it up at Beauty Bar!





In this last pic, my friend Sissel is looking quite fierce here.....while I am sporting some crazy eyes.

Don't forget to drop off your URL, Austin bloggers!

61 comments:

Jess said...

hi tolly :)
thanks for calling in today!
jess

Jana said...

I'm an Austin blogger! I'm a musician and most of my posting revolves around gigs and road adventures as a merch girl. :)

I enjoy your blog a LOT! Thanks for writing it.

*sissel* said...

Um...fierce like a brazilian street kid with a penchant for model airplane glue. Love it!

Ana said...

I blog at AustinSoundcheck.com

Everything Austin-music related, from local bands to roadshows to the latest City Council developments related to music. I cover it all.

-Ana

Breyonce said...

I don't do much blogging about Austin, but I do live here. But you already knew that.

www.onelegatatime.wordpress.com

And I didn't see you at Beauty Bar! For shame!

Chris Trew said...

I read you blog. I do comedy in town and my website/blog is about all of that.
www.christrew.com
www.mywienertouchestheceiling.com

James said...

I'm an Austin blogger/writer as well. I blog at Coyote Mercury. I write about whatever comes to mind... books, birds, dogs, Austin, whatever.

RayRay said...

I'm an austin blogger/music writer. We cover all the musical haps in Austin and general news as well. We also have comics!

Chas said...

I'm at http://translucence.org

M1EK said...

I blog at M1EK's Bake-Sale of Bile. Mostly local transportation and other politics.

Laura said...

www.DiningInAustinBlog.com

Mariah and Laura blog about life and food in Austin, Texas.

Anonymous said...

hey - is that a pic of a sunglasses indoors (at night!)?

Is it too late to change my vote to Sunglasses indoors as a deal breaker?

pylorns said...

I've been blogging since 1999, and in Austin since nov. of 2000 with wetwired http://www.wetwired.org. We were actually interviewed a couple months ago by UT newspaper - we put the interview (phone based) as a podcast - I want to say episode 12. It gave us a good opportunity to describe what wetwired blogging was about.

Annie in Austin said...

Hello Austin Girl - I'm one of the Austin Garden Bloggers - our group has more than 25 members.

In addition to gardening I write about Austin events like Maker Faire and have a few of the songs I've written on YouTube.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

katalinaTX said...

My Blog is Called: "I Like You Because U R a Little Bit Crazy Like Me" the URL is http://katalinatx.blogspot.com/
It's a semi private blog, for obvious reasons like potential employment, privacy, safety, etc. But if you send me an email at kfwarnerlaw@gmail.com I would be happy to add you and anyone else who is interested to the list

Aaron said...

Well, first of all, if you blog in or about Austin and aren't posting it to www.austinbloggers.org metablog you certainly should. :-) Second of all I have a very boring and semi-stagnant tech blog not always about Austin at blog.sektormedia.org and I also post semi-regularly at austinist.com

Jenn Deering Davis said...

I blog in two places:
http://appozitegeist.appozite.com - a blog about style, shopping and social software -
and http://deeringdavis.com - my thoughts on technology as a doctoral student in organizational communication at UT Austin.

Bob said...

Hey there. I am from Round Rock (close enough, I hope!) and my URL is http://www.cccombobreaker.com. I maintain a WordPress blog about technology, humor, creative writing, and video games. Lots of fun stuff :)

That Austin Girl said...

Wow - 16 new blogs!! Thanks so much, everyone. I'm going to leave this post up for a little longer so others can add theirs in. Can't wait to check all these out, and I will try to post the big list later this week.

Matt said...

Photo blogging from around Austin and any other places I'm fortunate enough to get out to.

TAG - I stumbled upon your blog a while back and thought it was pretty dang cool...fun to see what others in Austin are up to. Glad to see there are a bunch of Austin bloggers out and about.

Lani Anglin-Rosales said...

This could be embarrassing or it could be a point of bragging rights, I don't know, but here are all the blogs I have full or partial ownership of:

(1) AgentGenius.com is based in Austin (run from our home office) which is a national real estate magazine (opinion and news).

(2) RERevealed.com is my personal insight on all things Austin *and* real estate.

(3) GoSinglePointe.com is our corporate site exclusively covering Austin real estate.

(4) Snarky Girls is my personal pet project, my girlfriend in London and I have a video blog where we answer viewers' questions.

Wow. That's a lot of blogging- at least I'm using my English degree! I can't wait to see the roundup!!! :)

Jeff said...

I have two blogs that desperately need updating.

Jeffore.com - I moved to Austin a year and a half ago from the east coast. This blog is mainly to update family and friends back home about what's going on.

Public Ridicule - This is a vanity project of sorts that lets me spew venom at various absurdities.

My wife and I love your site. It helps us keep up with the cool stuff going on around here in Austin. Thanks!

Angie said...

I starting checking out your blog from that HEB post that I loved (Kristan commented). We have a shared blog at http://jbu.phuzzymath.net/
about the most random things. Seriously. Is it all right if I'm the only one in Austin?

Stevious said...

I live in Austin and have a blog at http://blog.stevious.com sometimes about Austin, sometimes not...

Sheena said...

I"m an Austin Blogger, too! I blog about random life stuff and also x-post goodreads book reviews.

http://the-weeb.livejournal.com/

Robbie C said...

I'm Robbie and I blog at Urbangrounds.com, which has been rated as Austin's most prominent and influential conservative political blog (yes, there are conservative political blogs in Austin).

AC said...

I blog at austincontrarian.com, mostly about Austin land use and urban development.

Heather said...

I blog mostly about my garden, going green & supporting local business:

http://www.punkgardener.com

Snowed In said...

I blog at snowedin2006.blogspot.com.

The blog started as basically a blog about nothing (hence the almost total lack of thought put into the URL) but has become mostly about local/national politics, with occasional forays into criticizing other local institutions (such as, most recently, both KXAN and Time Warner).

Lyssa said...

Hey Tolly! I'm one of those who knows you read, so I was lazy about posting ... for shame! Love your blog too :-)

www.thisislifeinaustin.com

James said...

They Tolly! We are just putting our name in the hat. We know you read and you know we read yours too!

www.eastaustinte.com

Tiffany Diane said...

OKAY --
1. Austinisburning.com is me,

2. blogging about music, nightlife, art, fashion, etc. Whatever catches my fancy. But mostly about events going on in Austin worthy of note.
and sometimes things that only I find amusing.
-TD

Zelda said...

Wow! I love seeing all these Austin bloggers reply! This is great for finding new sites :)

I have a personal blog where I write about whatever crosses my mind that day :)

zeldaray.blogspot.com

pylorns said...

here's another local Austin blog not updated too often though - Jenn's Wanderlust

CharlieM said...

Hi,

I publish a blog about Austin Parks and the work that we do with volunteers at the Austin Parks Foundation - its at: http://austinparks.wordpress.com

-- Charlie McCabe

sissel said...

Hey lady - i almost forgot, our friend angela blogs about austin at www.trashcanage.blogspot.com

sisse said...

and incidentally has a list of austin blogs on her page...yours included!

Gretchen said...

I blog sporadically at http://texaspurl.blogspot.com/

I'm trying to be better about it, though. I blog about me kids, cooking and knitting. I know how nerdy that sounds.

elle kay said...

okay, creepy small world.

I was going to post to let you know I am a semi-Austin blogger (just moved back to Houston, but lord knows I'm back and forth every weekend)

ANYhow, I went to UT with Tiffanie Lanmon! We were freshman figgies together. Too, too weird considering I pretty much randomly found you on BlogCatalog...

love your blog! makes me "home"sick a little. keep writing :)

Chris said...

I have a blog about apartments in town. Not real fun, although I am trying to spice it up with celebrity apartments and funny tales from apartment staff.

Thanks for pulling together the list.

http://everythingaustinapartments.blogspot.com/

QueenB said...

My blog is pretty much about my life experiences, life in general, sex, what not, stupid shit, sex, funny shit, etc. I tend to rant and rave a lot, all the while keeping a sense of humor. Hope you stop by sometime.

QueenB
austinchismosa.com

Jen Hamilton said...

I blog at thejenhamiltonblog.wordpress.com. I'm a freelance writer, yoga teacher training student and I love me some eats. So, it's about writing, food and yummies. Come visit me!

Jen

The Garden Posse said...

gardenposse.blogspot.com

Collaborative blog by Austin's most fun guerrilla gardening group, chronicling all our gardens, plans, and other adventures.

I also blog at crapinabucket.blogspot.com, which is about nothing in particular.

-Lindsay

crystal said...

Just started blogging...
www.ssasychic.com
a fashion and beauty blog
Hope it's not too late!! :)
Thanks!

Amelia said...

I blog in two places:
doublespeak.livejournal.com
catalogues my fashion line, Doublespeak, home to hand embroidered vintage slips and tidy cloths
and
26andvegan.blogspot.com
depicts communal vegan meals I make at my vegetarian co-op, House of Commons

That Austin Girl said...

WOW! This is amazing, you guys. Y'all have the coolest blogs! I had no idea there were so many of us in Austin!!

Sissel - Is that THE Angela? Of the birthday party pics I saw? Haha.

Elle Kay - I can't BELIEVE you also know Tiffanie Lanmon!! She's a popular lady. And it's a very small world, this Austin, Texas.

paintanywhere said...

Sorry, just saw this post. Am I too late?

I'm an artist that has left the studio. I paint people from life. Most of the time, my subjects do not know that they are being painted.

Title of my blog:
I Stare At People

~ Thanks, Lavanna Martin

Anonymous said...

Is this already over. I have been blogging in Austin since 2005. I mostly blog about the Austin real estate market and other random tidbits.

http://www.escapesomewhere.com/austinblog/

Mason Arnold said...

austinorganic.blogspot.com - Mason Arnold, founder of Greenling Organic Delivery blogs about running a business with more than the bottom line in mind and keeps you up to date on Organic and Local food news.

Cottage gal said...

I've got my blog representing the peeps up north in Georgetown! :-)

frances said...

blogging around austin just for fun :)

yours is so cute for sure!

Adam said...

South Austin here

I write for Off The Record Austin..

www.0ff-the-record-austin.blogspot.com

a little about Austin, a little about Music, a little about life, but a lot of fun

Adam

Adam said...

oops wrong link

www.off-the-record-austin.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Wow, I had no idea there were this many Austin bloggers! Mine's at http://www.poco-cocoa.com. Mostly food and recipes and craftiness. Also, my husband Justin is the Senior Art Director at Rare magazine...he says your copy is quite easy to design for. :)

Stars at Night said...

My blog is contemporary art, fashion, indie culture, digestions of world politics and events, music, talk of race and racism, working towards conscious evolution and exploration of living.

clearandbright.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://www.car-insurance-choices.com

That Austin Girl said...

Hi Susan!

Well that is so nice of you! I'm glad you have been enjoying things here. I'll try to keep things interesting for ya!

Do you live here in Austin?

--Tolly

Brian Combs said...

I'm an Austin blogger! I generally talk about business and political issues, and during football season, my Texas Longhorns. Lately (and shamefully), I seem to be talking about American Idol.

http://www.briancombs.net/

christine marie said...
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Kyle Bunch said...

I'm a new Austinite and proud to be an Austin blogger -- cover a variety of topics, but definitely include Austin topics wherever possible.

http://kylebunch.com

Austin Wedding Blog said...

Didn't know there was this many local Austin blogs. Nice. I'll add our little blog to the list.

Austin Wedding Blog
http://www.austinweddingblog.com

Cheers!
Rachel + Rudy