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PA Blogger: Shareef

Blogger: Shareef

Blog: Shareef’s Blog

Shareef’s blog is on SquareSpace.

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

Shareef (SJ): Thoughts about technology in every day life and its benefits to society.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Shareef’s Blog?

SJ: I’ve also been passionate about tech, and a blog is a great way to jot down my random thoughts.

DCSME: How is Shareef’s Blog different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

SJ: Most tech blogs are other heavy on reviews or heavy on exclusive breaking news. My blog tackles content after its a few days old and I’ve had time to think about the application to the everyday person and society in general.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

SJ: Freedom, writing practice, and spell check!

DCSME: How often do you update Shareef’s Blog?

SJ: At least three times a week.

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

SJ: Blogging is an adventure, and I’m happy to be able to share myself with others on the internet.

Shareef’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Haven Youth Center

Shareef’s Social Media Sites:

Facebook

Twitter

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PA Blogger: Jason Jack Miller

Blogger: Jason Jack Miller

Blog: Jason Jack Miller

Jason Jack Miller’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Jason Jack Miller (JJM): I’m an independent author, so I blog about the things that are significant to my life as a writer and to the world of my novels—music and musicianship, Appalachian food and culture, writing and publishing.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Jason Jack Miller?

JJM: Because the master said, “Write what you know.”

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

JJM: I believe my blog is a bit more esoteric without the snobbery of other music and culture blogs. I like what I like and think there are others out there who will like it too.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

JJM: The freedom to pursue my creative interests without the hindrance of editors and guidelines is the best part of blogging. No topic is off limit, and there’s never a deadline. This is writing for the sake of writing.

DCSME: How often do you update Jason Jack Miller?

JJM: Lately I’ve been pretty good at posting three or four times a week, even if it’s a small article or sharing a link. Sometimes I get waylaid by life, but that’s usually where my new material comes from.

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

JJM: Blogging is such a personal pursuit, sometimes it’s tough to keep yourself in check. Writing without feedback has the effect of making it seem like nobody’s reading, when in fact, anything you say can and will be used against you. It’s tough to remember that sometimes.

Jason Jack Miller’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Jason Jack Miller on Smashwords.com

Jason Jack Miller on Amazon

Jason Jack Miller’s Social Media Sites:

Facebook

Twitter

Goodreads

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PA Blogger: Vanessa Irvin Morris

Blogger: Vanessa Irvin Morris

Blog: Street Literature

Vanessa Irvin Morris’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Vanessa Irvin Morris (VIM): Tagline: A Black Librarian Pounds the Pavement to Bring You the Word on Street Lit || This is a blog where I explore the literary genre of Street Literature for educators (teachers and librarians)

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Street Literature?

VIM: I have been researching Street Literature for over 10 years. I am a librarian educator in higher ed. and before that I was a public librarian for a major city library system, in the hood. I’ve worked extensively with inner-city teens and their reading and research interests/needs. The popularity of Street Lit in public libraries for the past 10 years continues to be a phenomenon that needs to be explored, discussed, and understood.

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

VIM: To my knowledge and research, there are no other blogs solely devoted to advocating for the literary genre of Street Literature.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

VIM: I like that I can share my questions and understandings with educators so that they can better serve their students and readers. I also appreciate having a forum where I can critically make connections between what happens in the world as we live, and how that relates to the language and power of the streets.

DCSME: How often do you update Street Literature?

VIM: I update my blog at least 3 times per month.

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

VIM: Street Lit a.k.a. “urban fiction” is a literary genre that has been chagrined by many in the literary field and in education. My blog is an advocate for the merits of the genre and its readers. My stance is to not judge the book by its cover and to not judge the reader by his/her book.

Vanessa Irvin Morris’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Vanessa Irvin Morris

PAALA Bookclub

Professor Morris

Vanessa Irvin Morris’s Social Media Sites:

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

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PA Blogger: Dee S. White

Blogger: Dee S. White

Blog: At the Water Cooler – #1 Book Info Spot

Dee S. White’s blog is self-hosted on WordPress.

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

Dee S. White (DSW): At the Water Cooler (ATWC1) is an informational and promotional site about anything book related. Things like: author interviews, press releases, blog tours, book contests, conferences/seminars (online and off), interviews with industry professionals and more. It also sports an All-Things-Book-Related Directory of links so industry professionals are able to submit the links to their sites for approval.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for At the Water Cooler – #1 Book Info Spot?

DSW: ATWC1 was originally created in 2004 as a static site–an informational oasis where writers of color could find opportunities I’d dug up on the web and couldn’t use for myself. I was in the process of writing my self-published book, Age is Just a Number, and I realized that there was not a welcoming mat out for self-published books or authors. I set out to create my niche and decided to bring others along for the ride.

Fast forward to 2010–With a new hosting company and a new interactive blog format ATWC1 is currently being revamped to reflect the growth and change of its creator. It will now encompass “All things book related”.

DCSME: How is At the Water Cooler – #1 Book Info Spot different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

DSW: Umm…because it’s mine? LOL

Seriously though–every blogger has his or her own message or agenda. We may all write about the same topic, wish to promote the same theme, however, based on our personal experiences which help form our biases, our presentation or delivery will differ.

That being said, I am a/an abuse survivor, aunt, author, bible student, blogger, caregiver, christian, dancer, daughter, divorced, last child of eight, mother, publisher, reviewer, singer, sister, teen mentor, webmistress and more…trust…my delivery will differ. LOL

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

DSW: I’m still imbued with the wonder of the automatic dating and categorizing of my thoughts. It somehow gives ease to the flow of my thoughts onto a blog page that a pen and notebook or Microsoft word never facilitated.

It also never ceases to amaze me that I can be sitting at my laptop here in the US of A and someone in Japan or my native country, Trinidad and Tobago, can have access to my shared thoughts or message. What a shot in the arm for evangelism!

DCSME: How often do you update At the Water Cooler – #1 Book Info Spot?

DSW: I am unable to update my blog as often as I’d like to however, I try to do so at least once a week

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

DSW: If you have any news that is book related or have a site that is book related, feel free to stop by At the Water Cooler to share. (No erotica, atheistic material, hateful material or sites please.)

Dee S. White’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Age is Just a Number

BookZone

D.S. White

Dee411

Divine Perspective

Divine Truth Press

What Makes You Stronger: Real Talk About Breast Cancer

Dee S. White’s Social Media Sites:

Facebook

Twitter

Gather

Myspace

Shoutlife

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