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NY Blogger: Iris M. Kirkwood

Blogger: Iris M. Kirkwood

Blog: imkirkwood

imkirkwood’s blog is on webs.com.

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

Iris M. Kirkwood (IMK): How though I live an ordinary life I am able to create interesting visual art.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for imkirkwood?

IMK: I am a visual artist and I wanted to talk about how some of the ordinary things in my life inspire extraordinary visual art.

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

imk: It involves my ordinary life.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

IMK: Seeing some of my own process to creating written down sometimes clarifies for me the feelings I have placed in the work.

DCSME: How often do you update imkirkwood?

IMK: Varies-but at least once a month.

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

IMK: I’m like a kid whose drawn something that never existed before-I want to show the drawing to everyone-‘Look.Look what I made! What does it say to you?’

Iris M. Kirkwood’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Alloamora on Zazzle

IMKirkwood on Spoonflower

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NY Blogger: Christen

Blogger: Christen

Blog: Divas and Dorks

Christen’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

Christen (CR): Fashion and Technology

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Divas and Dorks?

CR: Anything that catches my eye, or industry trends in fashion or technology.

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

CR: There is no other site on the web that concentrates on fashion and technology like DivasandDorks does. It’s a saavy site for women that has interest in the hottest fashion trends as well as the latest fashionable gadgets.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

CR: Sharing exclusive news and contest opportunities with my readers.

DCSME: How often do you update Divas and Dorks?

CR: Daily.

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

CR: I love hearing from the readers through Twitter and Facebook.

Christen’s Social Media Sites:

Facebook

Twitter

Tumblr

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NY Blogger: ArtDeal

Blogger: ArtDeal

Blog: Artiatesia Deal

ArtDeal’s blog is on self-hosted on WordPress.

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

ArtDeal (AD): My blog is my online space where I share my experiences as a freelance graphic designer and my techie geek girl side.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Artiatesia Deal?

AD: I write about things I experience in hopes to help others. Family and friends always come to me for my thoughts on different gadgets or anything tech related. Anything that inspires me to write a post just might end up on my blog.

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

AD: My blog is different because it my thoughts and opinions on the topics I cover. I want to share information in bit size pieces so everyone can understand it and hopefully learn something.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

AD: I enjoy sharing information and learning new things. Blogging gave me a way to document it all. I can have it for future use or maybe help someone who had the same questions that I had. It has also allowed me to meet and connect with people all cross the world.

DCSME: How often do you update Artiatesia Deal?

AD: at least 3 times a week

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

AD: I enjoy designing, blogging, and playing with my tech gadgets. I am all about sharing so if there?s something your want to read about on my blog or have any tech or design questions, I am here. Send me an email and I?ll answer.

ArtDeal’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Graphic Design Portfolio

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NY Blogger: Queen Esther

Blogger: Queen Esther

Blog: Kudzu, Mon Amour

Queen Esther’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Queen Esther (QE): My blog is basically about my life as an artist.

I’m a theater/musical theater actor and solo performer that’s slowly and carefully transitioning into film/tv/commercials. I’m a vocalist with a voice over business and a musician/songwriter with a publishing deal that self-releases material. I’m also a playwright/librettist that’s developing new work.

My blog is about what that creative process is, from preparing for an audition to reading and researching an idea for a script — and all the things that happen along the way.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Kudzu, Mon Amour?

QE: Everything happens so fast, especially in this city. This blog was my way of slowing things down and examining them – an especially important thing to do if you’re highly creative.

DCSME: How is Kudzu, Mon Amour different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

QE: I don’t know of any other blogs where an actor/actress/performer/writer of color would dissect the audition/callback/work/creative process and their place in it. Do you?

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

QE: The thing that I like most about blogging is that I get to document what’s happening in my world — which, for some strange reason, is a lot harder than it sounds.

DCSME: How often do you update Kudzu, Mon Amour?

QE: Sometimes, its a few times a month. Sometimes it’s every day. It totally depends on what I’m up to. I have to be pretty swamped to not write anything at all.

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

QE: I’m much more than an out of work actor that’s auditioning incessantly and waiting for my big break – or at least a phone call. That tired cliche has come and gone — for me, at least — so if you’re looking for an abbreviated version of “FAME” this blog will be a huge let-down.

As a multidisciplinary artist, I’m not a replicator — I’m an originator. I audition, I get callbacks and sometimes I get the job. But most of the work I do, I write/create — especially when it comes to music.

Queen Esther’s other blog(s)/website(s):

My Official Website

The Queen Esther Amazon store (for all cds, bio, video, etc)

The Music Blog – “This Rock n’ Roll BlackGrrl’s High Life: A Cautionary Tale”

The Black Americana

The Jazz

The Yahoo! Group

Queen Esther’s Social Media Sites:

Facebook

@qenewswire on Twitter

@queenesther on Twitter

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NY Blogger: Penguin Hall Monitor

Blogger: Penguin Hall Monitor

Blog: Penguin Hall Monitor

Penguin Hall Monitor’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Penguin Hall Monitor (PHM): The Penguin Hall Monitor reports on all the activities at Penguin Hall, its inhabitants and its visitors.

Come in, sit down, have a cup of coffee and stay awhile!

We cover mostly those events happening at the Hall, but sometimes the editors’ minds wander a bit and then all bets are off.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Penguin Hall Monitor?

PHM: The Penguin Hall Monitor was originally a printed edition, published four times a year, for the benefit of the family get-togethers. Interest became so great, the editors decided to put it out online so everyone could enjoy all the antics.

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

PHM: Outside of indulging in a cocktail or two perhaps more frequently than most, being seen in formalwear nearly all the time, traveling around the country in our spare time and offering offbeat opinions on the state of Mr. Hall’s occupation (funeral director)- well, we’re practically like everyone else.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

PHM: The immediate nature of the platform. We could be in Chicago one day, Denver the next and winging our way to Las Vegas after that. With blogging (and other attendant social media, i.e. Twitter) we can bring everyone along with us for the ride.

DCSME: How often do you update Penguin Hall Monitor?

PHM: Depends. When we’re on the road, it’s more frequent. Usually though, an update appears once a week. We try not to go any longer than that; too many things pile up and then the editors have to go and lie down for awhile and we take turns visiting and holding their hands.

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

PHM: Mr. and Mrs. Hall would like to thank Faydra Deon for offering us an opportunity to talk about the Penguin Hall Monitor here, and we’d like to invite everyone to stop by and say Hi! if they are in the area. (We are particularly fond of English gin and French vermouth, if you are struggling with that hospitality gift bugaboo.)

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NY Blogger: Mitch Mitchell

Blogger: Mitch Mitchell

Blog: I’m Just Sharing

Mitch Mitchell’s blog is self-hosted on WordPress.

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

Mitch Mitchell (MM): blogging, writing, social media and pretty much anything else that tickles my fancy

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for I’m Just Sharing?

MM: I wanted to be able to write about anything I wanted.

DCSME: How is I’m Just Sharing different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

MM: I have my own voice and my own style, so it’s quite personalized.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

MM: It’s a unique way to express myself and also to get feedback fairly quickly.

DCSME: How often do you update I’m Just Sharing?

MM: Daily.

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

MM: I’m a consultant and mentor in many fields, yet I have opinions; stop by and see what I’m all about.

Mitch Mitchell’s other blog(s)/website(s):

T.T. Mitchell Consulting, Inc.

Blog for T.T. Mitchell Consulting, Inc.

SEO Xcellence

Medical Billing Answers

Top Finance Blog

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NY Blogger: Shydel James

Blogger: Shydel James

Blog: The Urbane Urbanite

Shydel James’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Shydel James (SJ): The Urbane Urbanite is an urban lifestyle blog where topics range from food & drink, travel & leisure and art & culture to personal reflections, rants and ramblings on current events, life and happenstance.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for The Urbane Urbanite?

SJ: Easy. I chose to write about what I know and love. When I sat down to think about all the things that are of interest to me: food, alcohol, the arts, theatre, film, music, travel, writing, books, fashion, etc., I realized that all of those things make up a particular type of lifestyle. A refined lifestyle, yet, I don’t sip tea in my sitting room on the upper east side either. At the end of the day, I’m an urban guy with good taste. That’s how The Urbane Urbanite was born. My very first post was about an upscale tequila tasting I attended on the lower east side of New York City. That’s the sort of thing I’m all about.

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

SJ: I try to put a personal stamp on every post I write. Unless it’s a profile of another person, I like to draw inspiration from my own opinions and experiences.

I also don’t consider myself an expert on everything I write about. I’d rather interview people who are actual experts on certain subjects, which allows me to share appropriate advive, information and tips with my readers.

I don’t talk at or preach to my readers. For the most part, my writing style is quite subjective, but with a conversational, easy, breezy feel to it.

Whether I’m writing a review of a restuarant or giving my opinion on why I think it’s a bad idea for mothers to bad mouth their child’s father around their kids, I always welcome my readers to weigh in with their thoughts.

As I reach my one-year blog anniversary in March 2011, my number one goal is to encourage my readers to comment more so that we can establish a two-way dialogue, even if it’s just a post on how to make good sangria!

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

SJ: I enjoy having the opportunity to write/talk about the things that I’m passionate about – and know that folks are reading along in agreement or disagreement. I also enjoy the community feel that blogging brings when my readers actually share their thoughts on the things I’ve written about.

DCSME: How often do you update The Urbane Urbanite?

SJ: I update my blog about two to three times per week.

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

SJ: I’m also an actor/writer, who contributes regularly to UPSCALE magazine and has written for VIBE, KING, Essence.com and several other online entities.

Shydel James’s other blog(s)/website(s):

The Writer

The Actor

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NY Blogger: Misha

Blogger: Misha

Blog: The Fab Chick

Misha’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Misha (MP): TheFabChick.com is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle hodgepodge for the average working female like myself looking to maintain a “fab” life all while looking “fab”.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for The Fab Chick?

MP: I decided to blog about topics that appeal to me under the scope of fashion and beauty and overall living as a style obsessed individual.

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

MP: I would say what makes me a little different is my voice and point of view on writing about certain topics.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

MP: I love just being able to get thoughts in my head out and hearing feedback from those who read them.

DCSME: How often do you update The Fab Chick?

MP: My goal is always to post something once a day, but with my hectic work life, I at least post 3-4 times a week.

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

MP: I guess I would want my readers to know that I always appreciate their feedback and that everything I decide to blog about is something I’m passionate about. I personally can not blog about every press release sent to me if it doesn’t move me in anyway. If its not something I would participate in, wear, or recommend to others, they should know I would not endorse it on my blog for the sake of readership and pr relationships.

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