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DC Blogger: Lisa

Blogger: Lisa

Blog: FRIVOLOSITY

Lisa’s blog is on Blogspot.

DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Lisa (LM): It’s a fabulously frivolous and random blog about all the stuff I love! Tennis, travel, wine & foodie events, decor, the arts, celebs, luxury hotels, politics, Maxwell, friends, family and living & playing in DC.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for FRIVOLOSITY?

LM: It was pretty easy to pick a topic to share – it’s about my life and interest. It’s what I do, where I go, what I see, hear, and like. The topics I cover are all over the place – just like me.

DCSME: How is FRIVOLOSITY different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

LM: It’s an authentic view of city living through my eyes. It’s not scripted or predictable. It’s a collection of those things important and unique to me but also captivating enough to capture the attention of most.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

LM: Sharing my experiences and thoughts and connecting with other people and bloggers – love it!

DCSME: How often do you update FRIVOLOSITY?

LM: I update my blog as often as 3 to 4 times a week. I’m a busy girl in a city that offers so much to blog about that posting almost daily is sometimes the only way to keep up!

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

LM: I’m so inspired by the blog world… I truly feel I finally found my people!

[been waiting my whole life to say that]

ps
Special Thank You to Faydra Deon for this wonderful opportunity to reach even more readers!

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DC Blogger: Lisa

Blogger: Lisa

Blog: LifeBliss Solutions

Lisa’s blog is self-hosted on WordPress.

DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Lisa (LB): Making healthy lifestyle changes that don’t feel like torture, but feel indulgent, but are still very effective. I discuss both helping others and also working on my own wellness challenges.

I write a lot about food because I’m a foodie. I love to include recipes and educate people about the morass of confusing and erroneous diet information floating around out there.

I try to be helpful but still a little bit entertaining. The purpose is to be understanding and nonjudgmental about our individual life choices.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for LifeBliss Solutions?

LB: As a wellness coach, I saw a need to reach out to healthy lifestyle ‘moderates’ or people who are honest enough with themselves to admit that they are not willing to become raw vegans or run marathons in order to become a size 0.

My coaching business began as tantra instruction. Tantra is a practical yogic science, a way of life, and a world view (conceptual framework of ideas through which an individual interprets the world and interacts with it) which encompasses the full integration of mind (intellect), body (senses), and spirit (heart, connectedness to all of creation).

Tantra can be very esoteric so I merged it with my extensive study and knowledge of nutrition, fitness, Ayurveda, bellydance, and moving meditation. The result evolved into a more understandable and accessible concept: wellness. I provide the same information, but just changed the manner which I provide it. We experience wellness from a sensual perspective, rather than a clinical one.

DCSME: How is LifeBliss Solutions different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

LB: Most wellness blogs have an authoritarian tone, and seem to have an all-or-nothing outlook. Either go on a strict diet and be obsessed with extreme (injury inducing) exercise or be fatter than a town bear.

LifeBliss Solutions gives options. Options for people who don’t want to be a size 0. Options for people who are not willing to do what it takes to be size 0. We focus on doing things that we enjoy, and are likely to continue for years and years to come. It’s a refreshing outlook because we help people to figure out what makes them happy and then implement an appropriate plan.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

LB: I like the personal interaction with people whom I may never have met otherwise. I get to carry on conversations and friendships with people all over the world.

DCSME: How often do you update LifeBliss Solutions?

LB: I update my blog 1-3 times per week.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

LB: I am a person of many facets, and my writing reflects that. I am a proud mommy of one, poorly behaved wifey, certified tantra instructor and wellness coach, professional bellydancer, lawyer, foodie, damn fool actor, wild fun advocate, and sensual lifestyle goddess.

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DC Blogger: Debbie Hines

Blogger: Debbie Hines

Blog: LegalSpeaks

Debbie Hines’s blog is on WordPress.com.

DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Debbie Hines (DH): LegalSpeaks is a blog on law and politics from a progressive African American woman’s point of view. I cover legal and political issues mostly from a race and gender perspective.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for LegalSpeaks?

DH: I am a lawyer and hence the legal aspect (“LegalSpeaks”). But politics and law are very intertwined together.

DCSME: How is LegalSpeaks different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

DH: I blog from a race and gender angle on topics of law and politics. As an Ivy league educated African American woman born to working class parents, I believe my blog on law and politics speaks from a viewpoint that is rarely seen in more mainstream media.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

DH: I would like to believe I am presenting another point of view to be considered on topics of law and politics. I also enjoy making the law more easily understood. My passion is law and politics so I love blogging
on both topics. I hope my passion shines through in my blogs.

DCSME: How often do you update LegalSpeaks?

DH: I update at least weekly. Beginning in 2011, I will be also doing video blogs and increasing the updating to 3-5 times a week.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

DH: Please visit my blog @ LegalSpeaks and feel free to comment on any topics. I would love to hear from you.

Debbie Hines’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Debbie Hines on The Huffington Post

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DC Blogger: Cecile Oreste

Blogger: Cecile Oreste

Blog: danceDC

Cecile Oreste’s blog is on WordPress.com.

DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Cecile Oreste (CMO): DC area dance classes, performances, auditions and events

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for danceDC?

CMO: I love to dance and have been taking classes in ballet, hip hop and jazz all my life. I moved to the area last year and didn’t know much about the dance community in DC. I decided to pick this topic in order to learn more about what the area has to offer dancers.

DCSME: How is danceDC different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

CMO: In addition to providing event information and reviewing classes and performances, I meet with members of the dance community to learn more about their respective organizations. These interviews help me provide readers with information that goes beyond what you can find on a studio or company’s website.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

CMO: I like that blogging has motivated me to take more dance classes and attend more events, but the best part is that it has connected me with people in the dance community.

DCSME: How often do you update danceDC?

CMO: I post a weekend event guide on Friday that lists dates, times and links to dance auditions, workshops and performances in the area. I also try to write at least one or two posts every week.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

CMO: If you are part of a dance group, work for a dance organization or just love to dance, I hope you’ll connect with me through my blog. I would love to read your comments and engage in conversations about dance.

Cecile Oreste’s other blog(s)/website(s):

borderstan

Cecile Oreste’s Social Media Sites:

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Twitter

LinkedIn

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DC Blogger: Listen to Leon

Blogger: ListenToLeon

Blog: Listen To Leon

ListenToLeon’s blog is self-hosted on WordPress.

DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

ListenToLeon (LTL): It’s a humor blog; sort of like stand-up comedy in print form.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Listen To Leon?

LTL: I love to laugh, and I love to make people laugh. It was only natural that I focus on humor.

DCSME: How is Listen To Leon different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

LTL: I write from an angle that is somehow both unbelievably insightful yet utterly silly, all at once. Sort of a brilliant ignorance, if that’s any help. The word used most to describe my sense of humor(besides hilarious) is “irreverent.” I pride myself on making jokes about things most people can relate to, and more importantly, saying the things folks probably want to say, but can’t or won’t for some reason.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

LTL: I love the fact that it gives me a platform to bring smiles to people’s faces. That, and the fact that I’ve learned so many things and grown so much as a result of the things I have experienced writing ListenToLeon.net.

DCSME: How often do you update Listen To Leon?

LTL: I try to update at least once every day, but right now it’s more like 5 times a week. Usually during the weekdays.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

LTL: I can confidently say that my blog is one of the funniest ones you will ever visit in your life. I recommend checking out the “Greatest Hits” page while you’re there.

ListenToLeon’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Working on it…Stay tuned!

ListenToLeon’s Social Media Sites:

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Twitter

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DC Blogger: Patrice

Blogger: Patrice

Blog: Jewelry by Patrice

Patrice’s blog is on Blogspot.

DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Patrice (PW): This blog will capture my life as a jewelry designer. By trade, I’m a column writer, guest blogger for many, freelance business consultant, and a grassroots project starter. However, I’ve always been a lover of beautiful artistic jewelry and had a knack for creating. Designing jewelry began as a hobby and now it’s become a profitable way of living. I invite you to follow me on my journey in the world of jewelry design.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Jewelry by Patrice?

PW: For the past two years, I’ve been creating really unique funky statement pieces that cause a lot of attention in a positive, “Hey, can I buy that off of your neck type of way” (Yes, people have literally asked to buy pieces directly off of me). With this new found passion and the positive responses, I’ve decided to showcase my work to the world via my blog.

DCSME: How is Jewelry by Patrice different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

PW: Yes. My blog follows my life as a jewelry designer. What sets my blog apart from others is that the pieces from my collection are handmade and designed by me. Through the blog and my website (www.handmadebypatrice.net)viewers will find a collection of handmade, show stopping accessories.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

PW: I love writing and sharing my stories with a large audience.

DCSME: How often do you update Jewelry by Patrice?

PW: I update my blog weekly.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

PW: If you’re in the DC, MD or VA area, please be sure to follow me on Twitter at @flygirljewelry to be invited to my Spring 2011 trunk show. My fall trunk show was a huge success and I’m doing it again :)!

Patrice’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Handmade by Patrice

Patrice’s Social Media Sites:

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DC Blogger: Ben Decker

Blogger: Ben Decker

Blog: Audionugs

Ben Decker’s blog is on Blogspot.

DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Ben Decker (BTD): Based in the nation’s capital Audionugs serves up everything from daily music and pop culture commentary to weekly mashups and playlists. Our tastes are wide-ranging and indiscriminate, and our only goal is to share great music with even greater people.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Audionugs?

BTD: After graduating from college in May 2009, I found myself spending more and more time navigating the music blogosphere, and more often than not, I was sending mass e-mails out to friends and family that included new music suggestions, from mixtape hip-hop to mashup concept albums and this newly emerging genre of pop-hop. After a while, I realized that it was worth grabbing the bull by the horns so-to-speak and I launched Audionugs in March 2010.

DCSME: How is Audionugs different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

BTD: Since the blog’s inception I’ve tried really hard not to pigeon-hole Audionugs into a specific genre of music, and in a lot of ways we really pride ourselves on the fact that we dig up and highlight new music before it reaches the radio. Moreover, without trying to sound overly obnoxious and elitist, we do our best to stay away from the pressures of the Billboard Top 100 and focus instead on elevating the listening audience of up-and-coming musicians that could benefit greatly from the exposure.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

BTD: For me, blogging is a great way to establish new relationships with people who I may not have come into contact with otherwise, while at the same time, it enables me to stay in touch with a wide array of friends with whom I don’t always have enough time to hang out. On a much more practical level, participating in the music blogosphere has enabled me to tap into a groundswell of like-minded individuals, who all, in one way or another, are looking to contribute to the creative development of digital media.

DCSME: How often do you update Audionugs?

BTD: Audionugs is updated 5 times every week – we post new mashups every Monday, while Wednesdays are generally reserved for our ‘Off the Beaten Path’ track of the week.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

BTD: More than anything else, my ultimate goal as a blogger is to contribute to the creative atmosphere currently developing in the DC area, so I’m always looking for new ways to collaborate with local musicians, artists, techies and entrepreneurs.

Ben Decker’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Tavaana (site in Persian)

Ben Decker’s Social Media Sites:

Ben Decker on Facebook

Tavaana E-Institute on Facebook

Ben Decker on Twitter

Tavaana on Twitter

AudioNugs on Twitter

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