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UK Blogger: Jackie Swift

Blogger: Jackie Swift

Blog: Jactherat – Ephemera, lies & chocolate

Jackie Swift’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

Jackie Swift (JS): I blog about writing and books, lifestyle and education; I include poetry, recipes and short stories. It is a wide ranging blog covering the many areas of life I am interested in. There’s (almost) something for everyone!

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Jactherat – Ephemera, lies & chocolate?

JS: I’ve been called Jac the Rat for a few years, as I was born in the Chinese Year of the Rat. It was also the label I used for dress making. I love the word Ephemera, it covers a wide range of sins, which I think links well to the range of topics I cover in my blog. We all love chocolate and we all lie. I am exploring lies and secrets as part of my PhD studies in Literature.

DCSME: How is Jactherat – Ephemera, lies & chocolate different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

JS: My blog is wide ranging, and deliberately so. I would feel too constrained by one area. There are other such blogs around, but I think my advantage is that I write from both the heart and experience. I try to be positive and life affirming, as well as using humour, which I think sets me apart.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

JS: I love the freedom to write what I am passionate about. I like responses from my readers and that my audience is growing all the time. I love writing and this is a great way to explore different topics, as well as refine and develop my writing skills. I love that you know you are being read.

DCSME: How often do you update Jactherat – Ephemera, lies & chocolate?

JS: I try to up-date twice a week – Saturday and mid-week. When I’m on holidays I blog more – my head is freer and I have more time, obviously.

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

JS: I’m completing a novel for my PhD, called Ophelia, watch out for it! I’m finalising a travel e-book for an English publisher. I currently have a collection of short stories available as e-book – entitled Life Happens

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MI Blogger: Adraly’s Blog

Blogger: Author Educator & Artist Advocate

Blog: Adraly’s Blog

Author Educator & Artist Advocate’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

Author Educator & Artist Advocate (AY): My blog is about the issues tweens,young adults face and endure at home and at school.

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

AY: I picked the topic for my blog simply because I have a passion and desire to reach today’s youth as well as their parents.

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

AY: The difference between my blog is that I have direct contact with today’s youth on the regular basis due to the fact that I am a teacher.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

AY: What I like most about blogging is that it allows individuals to provide information and assistance on topics that the reader prior to reading the blog was totally clueless about.

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

AY: I update my blog once a week.

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

AY: If you would like advice on how to deal or address the tween or young adult of the 21st century, feel free to read my suggestions and tips on my weekly blog.

Author Educator & Artist Advocate’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Literary and Artistic Cafe of Live Lady of Literature, Ms. Adra Young

Live Ladies of Literature

Author Educator & Artist Advocate’s Social Media Sites:

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AuthorsDen.com

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KS Blogger: Kristi Bernard

Blogger: Kristi Bernard

Blog: Kristi’s Book Nook

Kristi Bernard’s blog is on Blogspot.

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

Kristi Bernard (KB): Kristi’s Book Nook provides an inside view on children’s books and the authors who write them. Book giveaways are featured monthly along with a newsletter that provides links for members to get information about free books, what’s new in the world of children’s book and tips are getting kids reading.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Kristi’s Book Nook?

KB: I picked children’s books for my blog topic because I write fiction and non-fiction for children. In addition to that I absolutely love reading children’s books.

DCSME: How is Kristi’s Book Nook different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

KB: My blog is different because of the books I choose to review. I prefer to post books that are educational and colorful. I think its important for parents and teachers to feel comfortable presenting fun and interesting books to kids.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

KB: I love blogging because it’s an opportunity to write and make new friends across the globe. I also feel that knowledge is power and sharing it is helpful to others.

DCSME: How often do you update Kristi’s Book Nook?

KB: I update my blog weekly. If I have a special event taking place then I post more often.

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

KB: I like to share other blogs with my readers. There are a lot of people out there doing good things for kids and sharing a lot of great information.

Kristi Bernard’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Kristi Bernard

Memelynne’s Blog

Write On!

Me Write Too

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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:

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GA Blogger: Veronica Pearman

Blogger: Veronica Pearman

Blog:

Trigger Warning: site contains some images with nudity  

Veronica Pearman’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

Veronica Pearman (VIP): I still have a strong desire to explore, don’t you? I’m interested in everything having to do with being “Grown and Sexy.”

I blog to explore, share, and learn. Please be aware that although my intention is to be explicit, my aim is to always maintain a spirit of dignity.

I am not a professional or an expert in any associated field. I choose not to discuss relationships. My objective on my blog is to explore, and report my opinion on Adult-inspired adventures and curiosities. I may raise an eyebrow and I may raise your consciousness. I may be informative and at the same time, I may be titillating. In any case, remember it’s all in good fun.

Still a romantic at heart, I review date night options and getaways and I look for fantastic ideas to help you impress that special someone.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Veronica UnLeashed?

VIP: It all comes from a desire to share. Once you get to my age you often feel “If I only knew then what I know now.” I’m sharing what I know now about being a sexual woman and aging gracefully.

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

VIP: My Blog is a diary of sorts. It’s My voice.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

VIP: The realization that people are reading my rants and raves! That’s the coolest feeling.

DCSME: How often do you update Veronica UnLeashed?

VIP: Often daily. I may skip a day here or there.

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

VIP: I totally welcome private emails. Most of my comments come that way. Thank you for stopping by!

Veronica Pearman’s Social Media Sites:

Facebook

Twitter

FourSquare – VeronicaPearman

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MA Blogger: Julio Ricardo Varela

Blogger: Julio Ricardo Varela

Blog: Franky Benítez

Julio Ricardo Varela’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

Julio Ricardo Varela (JRV): We are the curators of #LatinoLit, a collaborative Twitter and Facebook community that celebrates Latino literary talent. We also discuss how social media helps us to promote our community. Finally, we also house FRANKY BENÍTEZ, the online #LatinoLit novel written by Julio Ricardo Varela. We are blessed to have a strong and loyal readership.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Franky Benítez?

JRV: We wanted to focus on Latino literature in the social media age and how artists create content in this arena. We also wanted to connect readers with excellent examples of quality fiction and poetry with the hope of getting our members published, although we also have several members who are accomplished authors already.

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

JRV: We have a strong knowledge of Twitter and Facebook and how it can help you drive readers to your blog and keep them loyal and visiting each day. Our knowledge is how we use social media to keep our blog topical, relevant, and a destination for readers.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

JRV: The freedom to create content any time. We also love when we can share our fiction works and the works of other writers that we showcase. They get excited when they see the positive comments.

DCSME: How often do you update Franky Benítez?

JRV: We update it 5-7 times a week.

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

JRV: We are very excited to be promoting our novel and also sharing new Latino literature authors and poets. The writing we showcase is high quality, since we have a strong background in publishing books.

Julio Ricardo Varela’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Franky Benítez (other site)

Julio Ricardo Varela’s Social Media Sites:

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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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OH Blogger: Rebecca McKinsey

Blogger: Rebecca McKinsey

Blog: The Legible Bits

Rebecca McKinsey’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

Rebecca McKinsey (RM): As a student journalist, I have heard many times the importance of blogging. Although I do like to blog on the topics of journalism and media, I also write about experiences, things I’ve read and things I want to do. I also blog more in-depth about articles and pieces I’ve written elsewhere. As my interest in photography grows, my blog will also include more photos I have taken.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for The Legible Bits?

RM: Despite warnings from others that I’ll suffer from ink poisoning, if such a thing exists, I always write reminders for myself on my hand. At the end of the day, if there is something I want to blog about, it’s very likely I wrote about it on my hand. No matter what I write about, the topics usually have that in common — although sometimes the challenge is finding something still legibly written at the end of the day. Thus the title of, and the basis for, my blog — The Legible Bits.

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

RM: I see many student journalists — and seasoned journalists — writing mainly about media-related topics. Although that is one of my main interests and I do like to touch on journalistic subjects in my blog, I also write about things I see, experience and want to change, relying on my journalism background to help me produce insightful and enjoyable pieces. I believe this distinction makes my blog unique.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

RM: As a journalist, I often hear how important it is to stay objective. My blog provides relief from that rigidity — it’s a place where I can share my opinion, interact with others and have fun.

DCSME: How often do you update The Legible Bits?

RM: This blog is still a work in progress, but my goal right now is to update at least once or twice a week, and the frequency may grow in the future.

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

RM: I love God, sunflowers and tapirs. I’m planning a trip to Sri Lanka just so I can play with baby elephants. I’m learning to love photography. And I love feedback. I never think my opinion is the only one, and it’s so important to me to respect the beliefs of others. I would hope that the people who read my blog would respect my opinion but also feel free to share theirs.

I have recently started another blog, Hear the Distance Calling, for my upcoming study-abroad trip to Spain; that one will be updated as well in the next few months, and perhaps further into the upcoming years if I continue traveling.

Rebecca McKinsey’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Hear the Distance Calling

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GA Blogger: Hannah Molette

Blogger: Hannah Molette

Blog: the intelligence age

Hannah Molette’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

Hannah Molette (H.M.): Books, music, and Entertainment, that women are likely to be interested in.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for the intelligence age?

H.M.: Stumbled on to different topics and I kind of feel my way through the rest. I started blogging in 2009 so I am fairly new to the scene. I would love for people to read my blog and if they care to leave feedback that would be great.

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

H.M.: It’s very random and sporadic. Offers a variety of topics. Not your usual everyday same-old blog I’ll surprise.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

H.M.: It’s personal. I prefer people read my blog rather than friend me on Facebook. I hate to say it but social media sites seem to be somewhat superficial. If you want to get to know more about me or what I am doing then blogging is the way to go.

DCSME: How often do you update the intelligence age?

H.M.: Daily and weekly. It really depends on what’s going on and whether I have time.

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

H.M.: Read my book reviews and special topics. I think you will find some of that stuff interesting. Besides you never no where I might end up.

Hannah Molette’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Hannah Molette

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CT Blogger: ChaChanna Simpson

Blogger: ChaChanna Simpson

Blog: Graduate Into The Real World

ChaChanna Simpson’s blog is on WordPress.com.

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

ChaChanna Simpson (CS): My blog is dedicated to helping twentysomethings and their parents adjust to life after college.

Topics I cover are on money, health, relationships, movtivation/goals, and career.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Graduate Into The Real World?

CS: When I graduated college, I was unsure of what to do to enter the real world. I was proficient in what I went to study but I was clueless about life skills. So, as I was finding out how to adjust to life after college I set out to document what I was learning and share it with other recent grads who were just as unsure.

DCSME: How is Graduate Into The Real World different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

CS: My blog focuses on the details of life, such as getting an apartment, managing money, building healthy adult relationships. I regularly feature posts from experts in health, money, relationships and career. I also have a section for parents because their grad becoming an adult is a transition for them as well.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

CS: I love that I am able to share what I have learned and have people add their comments. So, I guess I enjoy the community that a blog can develop.

DCSME: How often do you update Graduate Into The Real World?

CS: I update my blog five days a week, Monday thru Friday.

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

CS: Yes, I will be venturing into video soon to add some new ways to connect with my visitors. I think bloggers should always try new ways to engage their readers. So, if you’ve been doing only videos, throw in a blog post every now and then. If you are solely blogging throw in video or audio post. It’s fun to add something new.

ChaChanna Simpson’s Social Media Sites:

ChaChanna on Facebook

Twentity on Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

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