I’ve discovered a wonderful little blog called, “Praying To Darwin”.
Or rather, it’s author found my blog first, left a comment and I obliged by checking out her blog. I’m glad I did.
Ginny is the proprietrixt of this e-journal. She is smart and funny and her blog reflects this. Although, she’s a stay at home mom (a very difficult gig–my hat is off to her), her blog reflects the world that exists beyond mothering and housewifery. Her scope is far from limited.
More importantly, she’s a very good writer. Cohesive and concise.
I’ve been in Broadcasting (TV and radio) for 25 years. For the last ten of those years, my career has focused on comedy in one form or another, so considering I’m a woman and by the very nature of what I’ve done and continue to do professionally, I’m far more critical of female writers.
Additionally, I’ll be the first to admit that hard core “chick lit” and “mommy blogs” can turn me off faster than seeing Steve Buscemi naked and eating snails in a Bernaise sauce, but Praying To Darwin is something different. Ginny doesn’t try to be cute; she doesn’t try too hard to be funny and mercifully, she doesn’t try to prove she’s “a badass”; in fact, nothing about this blog seems forced. What Ginny writes is effortless. Her humor is natural.
A lot of so-called humor blogs (especially those penned by women) are completely devoid of this natural state . Readers end up being beaten over the head with one failed attempt at humor after the other and to me, there is nothing more vacuous. What’s so sad is that most of the authors of these blogs are completely oblivious to their own shortcomings…as writers in general, as humor writers specifically.
This is tragic for them; an even bigger travesty for those forced to read this schlock.
In closing, I’ll say this: In a blogosphere rife with bullshit forced-feedings of misplaced narcissism that’s anything but funny or clever, “Praying to Darwin” provides a wonderful respite.
Ginny is a “real deal” writer. Her blog is very entertaining and a Laurie Kendrick recommended read.
If I had a cutsy ass LK logo for her to embed in her blog I’d send it to her.