Thanks for joining me on Making Friends Monday!
Our first blogger is a new friend and follower of mine, Kristi, who blogs over at Random Daily Thoughts. She's been blogging for about a year at Random, and for three or four years at her previous personal blog. When asked what she generally blogs about, she said: "Writing is a popular topic of mine because it consumes me, but I also blog about books I've read and whatever other random things pop into my head that I feel need to be shared." Hmmm ... she sounds a lot like me!
I asked her what other cool facts she'd like people to know about her. "Hmmmm...I'm the proud owner of one toddler (ok, ok, he owns ME), two dogs (they own me too) and love to snowboard in my free winter time (little of that to be had) and hike. I also drive a bright orange Xterra and would recommend it...you'll never lose your car in a parking lot again. (Consider this a public service announcement.)"
It's great to meet you, Kristi!
Our next blogger is Margot Hovley. She says, "I've been blogging a long time... nine years, if you count my diary-type blog. My Old School blog is about eighteen months old and my writers blog is only maybe four months old. Old School is about how to do things the old-fashioned way for fun and profit. ha. My writers blog is me blathering about the writing process and my own journey to becoming a writer."
I happen to know that Margot is a fantastic writer, but I asked her to tell me something I might not already know. "I've popped a wheelie on a tractor before. I think it's very important everyone know that."
I couldn't agree more! In addition to all this coolness, Margot has a book coming out with Covenant next summer. "I'm ridiculously excited about it," she says. Well, I think we're all pretty darned excited about it, too!
Our last blogger for today is Darlene Drake from Listen to Me and Listen Good. I've "known" Darlene through the Internet for a number of years now.
Darlene says, "I have been blogging since 2005. However, I have wiped my blog clean three times. I generally blog about whatever I woke up thinking about, or whatever annoyed me during the day OR whatever made my day particularly awesome." Hmmm ... that sounds like me too! I love blogging about things that annoy me ...
I asked Darlene to share some fun, random facts about herself. "Like being able to juggle or holding the State of Texas record for canning peaches or winning the blue ribbon for showing the best organically raised tomatoes? I've done none of that. I'm a single parent, have two college-age kids and spent several years suffering from agoraphobia, so for a while, blogging was my ONLY link to other people and the world outside my home. I am better now, though I still vent a lot through Facebook, but I often enjoy the catharsis only a blog post can bring." I love venting through Facebook!!
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Each of these ladies are completely awesome, and I hope you'll take the time to go visit them and see what they have to say. And please be sure to come back next Monday to meet more fantastic bloggers! If you would like to learn more about how you can participate in Making Friends Monday, please click here.