Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: Last week, we responded to the “Inspiring Blog” award. This week, we’re pleased to participate in the “Versatile Blog” award at the invitation of Live to Write – Write to Live reader Anna Hergert. The love is just flying all over the place around here. (And, we love it!) So … this week, we share our favorite picks for “versatile” blogs and a few more fun facts about ourselves. Love to hear some of your picks in the comments!
Susan Nye: More often than not, life is pretty jam-packed so I confess I don’t have a lot of time to read a lot of blogs. Along with my L2W-W2L colleagues’ blogs, I try to stay in touch with a handful of food blogs, including Orangette, Smitten Kitchen and In Jennie’s Kitchen. Most of the food bloggers seem to be twenty- or thirty-something women with adoring husbands and small children. I’m none of the above so for cyber-affinity, I’ve been happy to bump into Moby Joe Café, Back Road Journal and the photographs at Discovering Candace.
My random fact: Writing and cooking is my chapter three. In one former life, I was an art teacher, including a stint working with wayward kids. My students included a wheel man in an armed robbery and a now convicted murderer. In another chapter, I was an international sales & marketing executive … covering Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa, my team of 60+ booked $250 million in sales.
Lisa J. Jackson: I would love more time to read blogs, thank goodness for RSS feeds! I do have some come to my inbox and I check the posts regularly. Blogs I enjoy are, no surprise, writing related. They include Peter Bowerman’s The Well-Fed Writer, Helen Ginger’s Straight from Hel, Janet Reid, Literary agent’s blog, and her fun Query Shark blog.
A random fact about me for this week…my favorite word is “ponder.” And it has nothing to do with Winnie the Pooh, it’s just a fave word of mine. Oh, and no one should ever leave a plant in my care because it won’t survive for one reason or another. 🙂
Julie Hennrikus: I like Janet Reid’s blogs as well. But one of my favorite versatile blogs is Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen–recipes by mystery writers. So much fun. I also think the Jungle Reds cover a lot of ground.
Random fact of the week: apropos of the season, I love Peeps, especially when they are aged to perfection (aka a little stale). This website with Peep dioramas made me very happy.
Wendy Thomas: Got to go with Lisa on this one, I love Janet Reid’s Query Shark. I also like Jonathan Field’s blog for an occasional good dose of inspiration. When I dabble with a gluten free diet – can’t beat Gluten Free Girl and for sheer fun I go over to Cupcakes and Cashmere.
Random Fact – Last summer my kids and I took the Budweiser tour 9 times. (The plant is up street from where we live and the cool beer cellars are a perfect foil for a hot summer day.) At this point, I can recite the entire tour script by heart.