Anyway, because I really don't think we're all that rare a phenomenon, I've
First up is Sarah at Great Hera! and Alert Nerd. If you haven't heard Sarah's answer to the infamous column that spawned this feature, here you go. Once you're done with that, here's a clue that should tell you what she, I, and Beau Smith all have in common.
I don't follow horror much, except when Lovecraft is involved (Vote Cthulu 2008!), so I never would have found Pretty Scary (For Women in Horror by Women in Horror) if I hadn't been following Alert Nerd. Which is a shame, because I would have missed this ingenius review of Slithers.
Then we have a Canton at Exercise in Futility, the self-described Comics Blog with an Inferiority Complex (We're going to have to work on that). When brave enough to post, she is insightful and intelligent. And we can always count on her weekly reviews. She's new to fandom, though, so go say "Hi" to her and rag on her to post more often. (Let it never be said the name Ragnell the Foul is indicative of a gentle heart.)
Okay, I've known about Metrokitty for a while now. Actually, I've known about this one since before I even started my blog (I was searching for essays about the Shade and found this), but I haven't gotten around to putting her on the sidebar. I do, however, keep sending her posts into the Carnival of Feminists, so I have been sending some traffic there. She does her own comics!
Resplendant Beard probably doesn't need my traffic (as she is immensely popular), but she's where I look first for my DC news. She's worth checking daily (even for the little stuff), but I especially look forward to her on solicitation day. And just like you, she wanted to shoot the damned dog.
Anyway, that's just the first five. They'll be added to the blogroll. I'm not sure how long I'll keep this up, but I am entirely open for nominations. Feel free to comment below.