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MD Blogger: Curtez Riggs

Blogger: Curtez Riggs

Blog: Life After The Army

Curtez Riggs’s blog is self-hosted on WordPress.

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

Curtez Riggs (CDR): Life After The Army, introduces the concepts of personal branding to Service Members preparing to transition from the Military. We’re helping them to take baby steps, while translating their experiences into a format that’s relevant to today’s job market.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Life After The Army?

CDR: Over the years, I’ve watched several of my peers leave the military totally unprepared for the civilian sector. Of course, they’ve been through ACAP, and all of the other mandatory transition programs; understand how to write a resume, and can sit at attention during a potential interview. They’re just as prepared as the rest of the unemployed veterans actively seeking employment… The problem is that because they were unable to stand out, their resumes got lost in the shuffle.

DCSME: How is Life After The Army different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

CDR: Most of the other Personal Branding Blogs offer assistance to the general public. We’re providing needed information to Service Members and Veterans in a language that they understand, without a pitch… We’re finding that our content is better received because we’re walking in the shoes of other Service Members.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

CDR: Knowing that there’s someone out there taking notes and applying the lessons learned from my blog. I enjoy receiving emails; more so emails from readers who are interested in learning more. It helps validate our work at Life After The Army.

DCSME: How often do you update Life After The Army?

CDR: We will be updating the blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. We like to give our followers something relevant to read before they begin their day.

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

CDR: I’ve been serving in the US Army since 1997. Currently I work out of Fort Meade, MD serving as a Master Trainer for the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion.

Curtez Riggs’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Inbound Marketing University

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MD Blogger: Life’s Journey: Woman to Woman

Blogger: Life’s Journey: W2W

Blog: Life’s Journey: Woman to Woman

Life’s Journey: W2W’s blog is on webs.com.

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

Life’s Journey: W2W (LJW2W): These blogs address issues that every woman faces along their Journey of Life. Abuse, sex, relationships, health, money, spirituality, and God are all pertinent issues that women encounter during life and we provide advice to every woman that stops by to read or listen to what is provided. LJW2W’s blogs take you on the journey of your life and inspire you to become the BEST Woman that you can be. Not only do we have poetry, blogs, and written tidbits, but, we have a BlogTalk RadioShow as well.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Life’s Journey: Woman to Woman?

LJW2W: I picked the Topic for my blog because I AM WOMAN. I understand that we struggle with so many issues in life. Sometimes our life doesn’t go the way we want. When I recognized this concept, I decided that I wanted other women, especially young women, to know that they were not alone in this Journey. As the founder, I am also a interested in Women’s Issues and Women’s Health. Currently, I am in Graduate School studying how to play a vital role in the Life’s of Women by providing them with Advanced Nursing Care as a mid-level primary care provider. Inspiring others is dear to my heart and my God-given PURPOSE!

DCSME: How is Life’s Journey: Woman to Woman different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

LJW2W: My Blog differs from many other because we are NOT trying to be like someone else. One thing I admire about our blog site is the easy access to the content.

Most times when I click on a blog there is so much information that I don’t know where to start. The sites are not easy to scroll through. LJW2W’s blog is easy to scroll through and find the information you WANT.

If you’re looking for health tips, all you have to do is click the health tips link. If you want to learn about marriage you just click on the blog about marriage. It’s simpler access to the information that you need.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

LJW2W: I love being able to be transparent before my audience and allow them to learn from what I am learning. I like the fact that it is designed in such a way as to have my followers journey this life with me. I also love the fact that anyone can join and be included in the site’s activities. My members get an inspirational nugget each week delivered to their in-boxes.

One last thing is that my BLOG has FACEBOOK CONNECT! This was the anyone can connect via FB, share, like, and comment. That’s an awesome thing.

DCSME: How often do you update Life’s Journey: Woman to Woman?

LJW2W: Our FB Fanpage is updated daily. Our blog site is updated just about bi-weekly/monthly. We don’t want to overload our members but, we want to consistently inspire them.

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

LJW2W: It’s a beautiful site. When your down, needing advice, prayer, or more, it is one of those sites you are bound to become INSPIRED from.

Life’s Journey: W2W’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Life’s Journey: Woman to Woman

Book Preview

Life’s Journey: W2W’s Social Media Sites:

Blog Talk Radio

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Facebook Fanpage

TalkShoe

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MD Blogger: Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

Blogger: Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

Blog: KhadijahOnline.com

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman’s blog is on WordPress.

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

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman (KAC): KhadijahOnline.com is actually my website and portal to the various spaces online that I write for. I occasionally blog about topics that come up in the course of working with clients.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for KhadijahOnline.com?

KAC: I wanted a website that would also have content to attract visitors during searches. So, I thought a wordpress blog with features similar to a static website would be the best bet. The topics I cover are within the realm of the work I do as a writer who offers writing, online outreach and creative services to clients.

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

KAC: My blog and my services are unique in that I have a boutique of services and range of skills that uniquely cater to my clients’ needs. I think my blog posts are honest, informative and indicative of the type of consultant I am when working with my clients.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

KAC: I enjoy the different types of blogging out there. Many folks are only familiar with the idea of personal blogging– sharing personal memoirs and the like. But, there exists the opportunity to blog to share professional knowledge, showcase talent, earn money and network with others. I have been blogging since 2006 and still learn something new everyday about the potentials found in blogging.

DCSME: How often do you update KhadijahOnline.com?

KAC: I update KhadijahOnline.com weekly. Other blogs I manage are updated more frequently or less regularly.

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

KAC: I would like to share that I use WordPress and Blogger blogs as ways to memorialize projects I’ve worked on, as well as document works-in-progress. I currently am producing my play “Running:AMOK” and the play has its own space at http://www.amokrunning.wordpress.com. I maintain all types of info there about the play. My play “Shades of Black” that I produced in 2008 is memorialized on a Blogger site, allowing folks to read about the play and it’s production– I kept a journal-like blog about the experience.

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Moon Mami Writes

Running: AMOK

Transforming Spaces Into Art Places

Liberated Muse

So Our Youth Aspire

Family Fun DC

DC Community Issues

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MD Blogger: Rick Garner

Blogger: Rick Garner

Blog: Mr. Garner Goes To Washington

Rick Garner’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Rick Garner (RG): The blog’s genesis was a means of keeping family and friends informed of my family’s move to the Washington, DC area from Jackson, Mississippi. In June 2004, I was using a Yahoo group to communicate this information but soon converted those group posts into blog posts. The rest, as they say, is history.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Mr. Garner Goes To Washington?

RG: My original intent was to post only stories about DC life. Having lived in MS for over 30 years, I felt my writings would be a unique take on DC life. Yet, over the months and years, my posts have drifted into other musings more focused on politics, religion, and culture. My posts reflect whatever inspires me at the moment.

DCSME: How is Mr. Garner Goes To Washington different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

RG: I feel that my blog is different because of the width of content and that I enjoy responding to comments made on my posts. Comments, I feel, should be an extended conversation about the post. Not just tossed-in comments from visitors or discussions between visitors but also a conversation between me and them.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

RG: Blogging offers a chance to not only know a person better but it also provides a chance to dialog about an issue. While some of my posts might be considered controversial due to my faith or political views, the posts can expand into comments by further defining my thoughts on a subject. It’s often difficult to fully articulate complex cultural subjects in a blog post. Comments allow for that discussion to breathe and ideally everyone learns from the experience.

DCSME: How often do you update Mr. Garner Goes To Washington?

RG: While I’d love to update it at least weekly, I’ve fallen short of that goal often. However, that’s my plan for 2011. At least 1 new post weekly.

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

RG: I never thought the opportunity would present itself to me as a chance to live and work in this area. Underestimating God’s plan is something all of us with faith do sometimes. Learning and growing from our missperceptions are what help set us free.

Rick Garner’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Unexplained Files –  is an archive blog documenting my experiences and cases with paranormal situations in the South.

Jon And Kate Prayers – has also become an archive blog and was launched to combat the negative press the Gosselins received during their divorce.

Obama Prayers – is likely to become another archive blog merely due to my not having time to update it. It’s original purpose was to provide not only a conservative viewpoint on some of the Obama Administration’s policies but more often on how we as a people should stop complaining and pray.

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MD Blogger: Brittany Shawnté

Blogger: Brittany Shawnté

Blog: In The Spotlight

Brittany Shawnté’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Brittany Shawnté (BSL): My blog is about celebrity news as well as spotlights on upcoming artists, labels, producers, designers, etc throughout the country.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for In The Spotlight?

BSL: I love entertainment news. Music, movies, TV, and celebrities has always been fascinating for me. I always say that people, writers especially, should stick to what they know and love, and that’s what I did.

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

BSL: It’s different, I would say, because I have a specific writing style and voice. I’m opinionated and I’m real with my posts. I’m also a very informal writer, writing to my readers just like we’re having an impromptu conversation. I’m me, and that’s something you aren’t going to find anywhere else.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

BSL: Blogging is a way of release to me, to get my opinion out there. It’s a way for my voice, as well as others, to be heard.

DCSME: How often do you update In The Spotlight?

BSL: I try to update at least once a day, depending on how busy my schedule gets.

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

BSL: DEFINITELY FOLLOW THE BLOG! And if there are any upcoming people in the entertainment industry, artists, producers, whoever, that would like to have a spotlight on the blog, please email me at inthespotlight1@live.com! It’s all free publicity!

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MD Blogger: Ignorantics

Blogger: Ignorantics

Blog: Ignorantics

Ignorantics’ blog is on Blogspot.

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

Ignorantics (JLF): My Blog is about Ignorantics. Ignorantics is a term I coined to refer to speech, written or oral, derived from ignorance and the act of expression is the “antics”. My Blog posts are mostly about Ignorantics who butcher the King’s English. They can be casual or chronic offenders. In this blog, I will share stories and commentary about individuals who find themselves in either of these categories. Sometimes I will call a few Ignorantics out by name (ie., Mary J Blige, Sarah Palin, Steve Harvey, etc.) However, most of the time the stories that I share on this Blog are “REAL” stories but the names of the Ignorantics have been changed to protect the ignorant.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Ignorantics?

JLF: I picked this topic because I am an educator who is constantly being challenged by students, professionals, family, and friends who are lazy speakers. They use the same wrong language over and over again and folks just laugh at them instead of correcting them. The irony of ignoranticism is that deep down inside, the speaker really does know better but won’t change.

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

JLF: I think that other blogs are more instructional. My blog tells stories in a humorous way and pokes fun at the Ignorantic.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

JLF: It is therapeutic. It feels good to write about something that makes people laugh. Something that everyone knows about, talks about, but never really puts it out there for public discussion. Being a professor of Criminal Justice, there aren’t too many opportunities to laugh at crime. This Blog offers that release.

DCSME: How often do you update Ignorantics?

JLF: I like to Blog at least 2-3 times per week.

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

JLF: What I really like about my Blog is that it is interactive. My readers email me with words that they consider to be ignorantics and this enables me to share their stories as well. There never seems to be a shortage of material.

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