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I was honored when Julia chose me to be featured in her Blog Tour post and I immediately said yes when she reached out to me! Julia is super sweet and she even dressed up as Dorothy for Halloween since she has her own Toto! She posts about all kinds of things and most days I find our email threads going back and forth. I would say her only downfall is being a gator fan, and I can’t really hold that against her. We all have our things, right?

Julia

 

Then there were these rules about writing about my writing process. LOL. If nothing else, you may find my answers entertaining. I wouldn’t exactly recommend taking notes and doing what I do. There is nothing profound about what I am about to share….

What am I working on?

Currently I am working on getting my shit together! Ha! I hold a full time job in the real estate world, I volunteer at the humane society,  I have this ol’ blog here, and I am part owner in a local community blogging site! To say I am busy most days is an understatement.

For Life by Nadine Lynn – I am working on getting some posts in my drafts again, and I am collaborating with someone on a super awesome project that will be announced next week!!! (teaser)

How does my work differ from others of its type/genre?

Well, this may sound generic but I am a lifestyle blogger and I am my own, unique person. So me is how my work is different! I just try to keep it real. Not every day is rainbows and butterflies and I don’t try to pretend like it is. I like to think that my real personality shows in my writing.

Why do I write what I do?

I started this blog to sort of keep a journal about my life. The little daily things, what I am in to, and whatever is on my mind at the time. This blog has seen me get married, change jobs, turn 30 (and now 31) and document my journey to be the healthiest me I can be.

And let’s be completely honest, I realized there was a whole blogging community of amazing people all over and I wanted a piece of that! Getting to interact with you guys every day keeps me coming back for more! I never expected to have met all the amazing people that I have through blogging!

How does my writing process work?

Currently my writing process is a joke. I have gotten behind on drafting up and scheduling posts ahead of time, so many of my posts are written over coffee and oatmeal at 6 am before I head to work the day it is published. I have a notes app on my phone that has a running list of ideas for posts, as well as a note for specific posts (like Sh!t Chris Says or Confessions that I document as they happen).

My blogging goal is to start 2015 with a planner so I can keep tabs on my blog and the community site. Keep scheduled posts, link ups, meet ups, admin meetings, and events going on around town all in one place. Currently I have everything separated and that can be overwhelming at times.

There are SO MANY great blogs that I follow every single day! Way too many to nominate for one post. Just look in my comments or on my side bar for who to follow! I love you all! But for the purpose of this post….

Laura at Alabama Graffiti

I started following Laura in the spring of this year, and she quickly became a daily read! She posts about all the delicious restaurants she has visited, trips she goes on, her cute dog Stella, and other fun stuff. She is hilarious and shares a lot of the same views I do.

One afternoon, Laura mentioned in a comment that she would be down for meeting up for happy hour one day. Um, you speak my language, Laura! We met at Side Bar after work one night, and she has been an instant BFF ever since! We even double date with our husbands, and she has joined me with a group of other fine Magic City Bloggers (I am looking at you Morgan, Meighan, Meegan and Brooks!)  that meet up monthly for cocktails and girl talk.

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Jana at Jana Says

Jana SaysI first found Jana through Stephanie’s blog. (Another you should be following!!!) Jana posts about many different topics, but I feel she shares a lot of the same views as me! If I had kids, I imagined I would be a lot like Jana. Which is a good thing! She shares the same taste for 90’s music that I have, and I could totally see us chatting over a few beers on the regular. She has come to terms with the fact that she is a cheer mom and I can always appreciate a thrifty gal. Jana isn’t afraid to go deep in some posts, and I really love that she keeps it real!

And that is my little tour of blog land. Happy Thursday everyone! Be sure to link up with Joey and Kristin if you post on Thursdays! They have no rules for this link up and they are awesome…like you need more of a reason?!

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16 Comments

  • Reply Biana Perez November 20, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I love these tours because I get to find new bloggers to follow!! I totally agree with your notion on how your blog is different…we all may have lifestyle blogs, but we are all different so that makes them different 🙂

  • Reply joey November 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I agree with Biana! I love the tour so I can find awesome new bloggers!! Thanks for linking up sweet girl!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal November 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

    OOOOOH new blogs!

    And I am far behind with my blog drafts and planning. I too am a joke!

  • Reply Krystal November 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Nice! New blogs to check out!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

    So glad you got hooked up with Jana!

    I’m hoping to be touched by inspiration on vacation and draft some stuff.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says November 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

    “My writing process is a joke” HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Because I could have written the same thing!

    I’m so excited for our little superawesome project (I’m totally assuming that’s the one you’re referring)!

  • Reply kathy@vodka and soda November 20, 2014 at 10:49 am

    gah! TELL ME THE SECRET.

    i love jana’s posts. and right now, my blogging is a joke because of damn work.

  • Reply Morgan November 20, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    You stay busy, busy, busy! Brooks tagged me in one of these posts a while back… I still haven’t gotten around to writing it! I need to get my shit together. haha
    Is it Tuesday yet?! Can’t wait for margaritasssss!!

  • Reply Mia @ MakeMeUpMia November 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I’ve sure enjoyed this series, I always love fab blogger recommendations 🙂

  • Reply Kerry November 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I really need to work on some drafts myself. I feel so behind. Jana is such an awesome writer.

  • Reply kristen November 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    you are so funny! i just loved reading this, and you are obviously one of my favourite blogs and i am so glad i found you and the other bloggers in this community! girl i have 150 draft posts right now haha. it’s worse than having none because i need to get my shit together and actually write some of them – most of them have notes like ‘blah blah’ and thats it. anyway thanks for the new blog recommendation!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie November 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Oooh fun gotta go stalk these new blogs! And wtf is going on right now? I can’t get my shit together AT ALL.

  • Reply Laura November 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I’m so flattered to be on this!! I’m so glad the bloggy world brought us together! And thank YOU for picking out a picture, because we both know if you wouldn’t have done it, there’s no way I would have.

  • Reply Kelli November 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I love these little blog tours!

    You’re not the only flying along with no writing process, oopps.

  • Reply Julia November 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Hahahahaha, hey now, watch what you say about Gator fans! 😉

    I’m so glad you did this post, thanks so much for collaborating with me! Looking forward to checking out Alabama Graffiti! (Already know and love Jana!)

    I want to know your super secret project!! 😉

  • Reply Amanda November 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Your personality definitely shows in your writing… it’s one of the reasons I love your blog so much! It’s real! I feel like you’re easy to connect to on a real level… not just some robot trying to get page views and followers!

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