Tonight, I'm going to do something I don't recall having done since I wrote Blog Recommendation: The Hipcrime Vocab--recommend a blog. Then, it was Chad (yes, that's really his first name) AKA "escapefromwisconsin" who writes The Hipcrime Vocab. This time, it's Paul Wartenberg of You Might Notice a Trend. Both Chad and Paul reflect aspects of my blog, Chad the dark (but not evil) side of my interests, employment, agriculture, energy, economy, politics, and collapse, and Paul the light side, including humor, pop culture, and politics, albeit from an more optimistic perspective than Chad. Put the two of them together and the result would look a lot like me writing this blog.
I've been reading Paul's blog ever since I stumbled into him while doing the research for Drinks and drinking games for Donald Trump and the GOP debates. I've since referenced his drinking games and provided the drinks to accompany them in a series of posts: Proof of drinking game concept on Kasich; Drinks for the candidates in tonight's debate; Debate drinking game rules for Carly Fiorina; Oops--Rick Perry drops out; Drink a Flaming Volcano for Jindal; and There's a Santorum cocktail, too. Paul's reciprocated by linking to those entries and commenting on them as well as Drink to Deez Nuts for President. Those should have been enough to get me to recommend his blog, but it wasn't. It was Paul writing "all you seven readers of this blog." True enough, he only has seven followers, and he's been writing his blog since 2006. He really deserves more readers. Therefore, I'm recommending my readers also read Paul's blog.
Here's to hoping the same thing will happen to Paul that happened to Chad. When I recommended The Hipcrime Vocab three years ago, the blog had only ten followers. Now, it has 118. May Paul have at least 50 by the general election next year. So, will you join me at You Might Notice a Trend? Come for the drinking games, stay for the bumper stickers!