One joy of reading blogs is stumbling upon a new voice that strikes a chord. It doesn’t happen everyday, so when it does, it feels like a genuine discovery. Today, I found Dooce.com via Chicago blogger, Pismire.
Dooce is the work of Heather B. Armstrong, a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM).
She writes, “My parents raised me Mormon, and I grew up believing that the Mormon Church was true. In fact, I never had a cup of coffee until I was 23-years-old. I had pre-marital sex for the first time at age 22, but BY GOD I waited an extra year for the coffee. There had better be a special place in heaven for me.
I attended BYU from 1993-1997 and graduated with a degree in English. I firmly believe that BYU is the most horrible place on Earth, worse even than Disneyland. I am no longer a practicing Mormon or someone who believes that Rush Limbaugh speaks to God. My family is understandably disappointed.
This website chronicles my life from a time when I was single and making a lot of money as a web designer in Los Angeles, to when I was dating my husband, to when I lost my job and lived life as an unemployed drunk, to when I married my husband and moved to Utah, to when I became pregnant, to when I threw up during the pregnancy, to when I became unbearably swollen during the pregnancy, to the birth, to the aftermath, to the postpartum depression I currently suffer. I talk a lot about poop, boobs, my dog, and my daughter.”
Other memorable voices from the 2004 blogosphere include: F Train, Sour Bob, Narayan Nayar, Jim Romenesko, John Perry Barlow and Ana Marie Cox (because no list would be complete without her).