Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's a Blogathon!

Believe it or not, my life is more than just boys.

I'm also a nationally-published freelance writer and an active member of Freelance Success, an online community of professional writers. We're a pretty helpful group, sharing everything from editor tips to how-to's. So when one writer suggested a May Blogathon to increase our blogging skills and drive traffic to our blogs, I signed on.

Here's how it works: each blogger who is part of the Blogathon commits to posting daily for the entire month of May. The blog topics vary -- there's travel, self-employment, writing, parenting and food, among others -- but since the authors are all professional writers, I can personally guarantee a high level of writing at each and every blog.

The complete list of participants is below. I encourage you to stop by and say hi!

Vera Marie Badertscher - Travelers Library - Books and movies that influence travel.
Heather Boerner - Serenity for the Self Employed - Advice for the self-employed among us.
Jane Boursaw - Film Gecko - May Movie Madness and other film-related stuff.
Danielle Buffardi - Horrible Sanity - Random thoughts of a mother and freelance writer.
Sona Charaipotra - Sona Charaipotra on Entertainment and Travel and Food.
Rosie Colombraro - Trust the Universe - There is always a Plan B.
Sue Dickman - Life Divided - Food, gardening, travel, books and more.
Jackie Dishner - BIKE WITH JACKIE - Improve life with BIKE, the spiritual navigation tool.
Kelly Estes - Big Government in Your Wallet - A political blog
Jennifer L.W. Fink - Blogging'Bout Boys - With 4 boys between 11 and 3, this writer knows her subject.
Sydne George - I'll Have What She's Cooking - Good eats.
Debra Gordon- Wine on Tuesdays - About wine and the drinking thereof.
Nancy Hall - Floating Ink - How to fit making art into your every day life.
Elizabeth Humphrey - The Write Elizabeth - Introducing creativity into daily life.
Leah Ingram - Suddenly Frugal - Tips for living well frugally.
JoAnn Jagroop - This Dame Cooks - Recipes from Alaska to the South Pacific.
Lisa Mann - Sonoma on the Cheap - One of a series of "On the Cheap" travel blogs.
Amy Rauch Neilson - Amy on Amy - She launches officially this month.
Jennifer Netherby - Jennifer's Writing Blog - Musings of a freelance writer.
Sarah E. Ludwig - Parenting by Trial and Error - A real parent's blog about parenting.
Kate Reilly - Polka Dot Suitcase - Finding fun in everyday life.
Melissa Sais - Digital Mom - Raising kids in a digital world.
Brette Sember - Martha and Me - One Martha Stewart makeover every day.
Jodi Torpey - Western Gardeners - Jodi's gardening blog.
Sarah Webb - Webb of Science - Where science meets life.
Kathy Summers - Eco Pregnancy and Baby and Health Writing Hints
Joy Manning - What I Weigh Today - A weight loss success blog.
Michelle Rafter - WordCount - A really helpful writer's blog.


  1. Great idea, I have already had fun looking around at some of these blogs! Good luck with the everyday thing, although you are pretty good at that already!

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    I'm joining in on the Blogathon. I participated last year and had a great time getting into the habit of posting regularly. The best part, though, was getting to read new blogs.

    Looking forward to checking in here.

    All my best,

  3. Hi Jennifer. I'm blogging along with you this month. My topic: raising kids in a digital world. While I only have two boys, 10 and 5, and a girl in the middle, I'm looking forward to your insights on boys. Happy blogging!

    Melissa Sais
    Freelance writer/Digital Mom

  4. I'm in the blogathon too and I look forward to checking in on your blog throughout the month.

  5. Hi Jenny: Glad you're participating in the blogathon. Thanks for promoting other writers' blogs. FLX is a good group.

    Thanks also for your reply to my comment about the book. I'll check it out.