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The 2011 WordCount Blogathon is On!

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2011 WordCount BlogathonIt’s May, which not only means that Spring has arrived in Michigan, but also that I’m once again participating in the Annual WordCount Blogathon. It’s always a blast, because I get to connect with other bloggers, learn new stuff, and brainstorm on various tips and tricks of the blogosphere.

I’m also once again offering one of my online WriteBlogLearn classes to some lucky blogger who posts every day for the month of May (that’s the Blogathon goal). So, even better that I’ll have the opportunity to work with someone beyond the Blogathon, too.

I love promoting other bloggers, so here’s a list of everyone participating in this year’s Blogathon. Please check them out. It’s a hoot that we have Sookie Stackhouse and Betty Draper as bloggers, and Walter Johnson! That’s my dad’s name! He’s been gone for many years, so I’ll take this as a good omen on my upcoming blogging ventures.

And of course, a big shout-out to Michelle Rafter for organizing, sponsoring, and just generally being an awesome blogger wrangler. I know this is a ton of work for her, and we all really appreciate it!

Ahil AmarAhil Amar , Thoughts from Ahil Amar

Alana MautoneRamblin’ With AM, Living in upstate New York

Alexandra GrabbeChezsven Blog, What it is like to be a green innkeeper and live on Cape Cod year round

Alison LawLawthenticity, Personal and professional stories and observations

Alison PrestonLadyMoxie, Relationships with an added pinch of food, music, and bacon in the dish

Amanda SteinhausMs. Panda’s Blog, Writing because I love to write!

Ana Gonzalez RibelroOur New Casa, Purchasing and remodeling a home; Live, Love, Laugh, Travel, tales of a traveling family; Ace the Journey, Making decisions about life and money

Andrea ParkerAutism Fundraising Guide, Advice from the trenches

AngelaBaby Hellfire has a Blog, Peace and Tofu Chicken Grease!

Annie Daniel – Aniel Daniel, Random occurrences and my ever-changing interests as a college student

Anjuli Unbirthday Escapades, Blog of memories past and present

Anne Wainscott-SargentThe Writing Well, Mastering the power of prose in business and in life

Annette GendlerMemoir, Writing & Life, Writing, teaching and publishing memoir, and creative nonfiction

Anyes Far Away in the Sunshine, A woman pursuing her creative dreams

ArialContrapunto, Happenings in Panama

Ashley LyonYou know I love You More, Book reviews and fandom excitement!

Barb FredaBabette Feasts, I write about cooking and I stew about writing

Barb GNever Another Diet, Finding Enough, the Quest for a Diet-Free Life

Barbara McDowell WhittA 1960s High School Diary, Nightly reflections by a young Iowan

Bebe BahnsenBebe’s Blog, Politics, religion, life in the South and general musings

Becky LeungTummy Time, Fixing digestive issues with a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition and exercise

Betty DraperBettsDraper, Applying Jack Canfield’s success principles one step at a time

Bill LascherLascher @ Large, Travels of a freelance journalist raised by a pack of lawyers

Billie NoakesBillie Noakes, General musings (usually light-hearted)

Bree HaysPenSlave, My move to Guam

Cara Law – Cake Me Home, Because life tastes better with cake

Carrie Random Girl Geek, Reviews of things that catch my eye

Catherine CanaceliPeriwinkle Confessions, Finding God in Everything

Christina Leach – Chris Scraps, A blog about my life and crafts

ChristianneCyanne99, Inner Thoughts and Ramblings

Christine CalvinInspired Life, Current events, women’s issues, randomness, sometimes silliness

Christine Evans52 Crafts in 52 Weeks, Exploring a new craft every week for a year

Claudine M. JalajasBelle Designs, Jewelry-making resources

Conniebhulbhulaiyan, Travel and memories

Conrad ZeroConrad Zero, Tips, tricks and resources for authors of all genres

Craig MotlongPacific Writing Company, Writing for writers

Cynthia RosiSimply Hug Yourself – Enjoy your whole self in Columbus, Ohio

DaisyCompost Happens, Family, garden, crunchy green eco-writer

Dawndela WebbInsomniac Imaginings, Musings and rambles of a stay-at-home mother of three; Erotic Images, Erotic fiction

David AllenAmazing iPad, All things iPad

Dayle FraschillaI Shall Be a Toad, Passions, both big and small

Deb WolfCounting My Blessings, Gratitude at God’s amazing grace

Denae DarcyDenae D’Arcy – TV journalist, freelance writer, social media enthusiast living near the Great Smoky Mountains

Don GonzalezGonzo’s Gab, Pontificating on Catholicism, technology, politics, cigars, writing, homerdogs and teaching

Dylan FogleDiscordianZen – Dark and it’s different

Elizabeth HumphreyThe Write Elizabeth, Writing. creativity. play. life.

ElizabethAmnesia Lane, Journey through the shows, books and characters that inspired my love of writing

Estelle Sobel ErasmusMusings On Motherhood, Midlife and Other Forms of Madness, A Running Commentary On My Transformative Journey Through Motherhood

Esther RumfeltHealth and Wellness Coaching, Helping you live well, be healthy and enjoy life

Frances BarkerFelting Needle, City and Guilds felt-making student, textiles and Suffolk living

Georgia FogleGot P.M.A.? – Positive Mental Attitude. Get Some.

Gerri Curless50 Is the New 40 – Wife, mother, grandmother trying blogging, crafting and sharing what I’ve learned with others

GinnieNua Feileacan, 30-something woman on a journey of discovery

GlennethLet’s Talk and Walk, Getting healthy through walking, eating better, and having fun

Gloria MarieGloriaMarie.com, Personal blog, mostly about photography.

Haley ShapleyGirl About the World, Travel writer’s tales of wanderlust

Harry MarksCurious Rat, Chewing on the tech industry’s wires

HeatherDiscover Washington State, Life in the Evergreen State

Heather BrooksServe One Another in Love, An online ministry for Christians of all ages

Heather WilliamsThis Blog Will Give You Cancer, Talking about nothing

Holly GreenWithoutAdo, Bible and secular articles

HopeThe Life of a Daydreaming Mommy, Mommy blogger

Jackie DishnerBike with Jackie, Turn obstacles into opportunities and other self-development lessons

JamieBarmaid Sookie, Tales of a barmaid

Jan CulpepperLife and Times of a Preacher Mom, Juggling life, ministry, parenting, a relationship and whatever else life throws my way

Jan Udlock – Imperfect Mom, Professional writer, parenting expert, mom of five

Jane BoursawReel Life with Jane, Home to Jane Boursaw’s syndicated family movie and TV reviews

Janis Price - Whispers & Roars, Life of a writer when your full-time job is not writing

JennKepkanation, Politics and pop culture

Jenni Derryberry MannMamahhh, Navigating the labyrinth of motherhood one breath at a time

Jennie PhippsFreelance Success Blog, Freelance Success outtakes

Jennifer WalkerMy Morning Chocolate, Delicious inspiration for people who wake up thinking about food

Jennifer WillisJennifer Willis, Journalist, writer and editor.

Jennifer WoodardWordzopolis, DIY marketing and public relations

Jenny BeikesOut of My Head, Musings on life events

Jessica BraunPink Rose, Blooming in Generation Y, I write about me, my life, my VISTA experience

Joan Lambert BaileyPopcorn Homestead, Gardening and living in Tokyo

JoannaMy Daily Mooosings, Simplifying life and culture in the Netherlands

Joanne MasonAbout English Idioms, What they mean, how we use them, where they came from

John P. JonesWriting at Gunpoint, When writing is not a comfortable experience.

Jon BellOn Mount Hood, All things Mount Hood

Judy DowningCustomer Approach, Connect with customers to grow your business

Julia B.Aunty JuJu’s Perspective, Thoughts on subjects that come up in daily life

Julia Munroe MartinWordsXO – Words, writing, and life!

Julie – The Write Place to Be, Being a freelance writer

Julie SturgeonKnowledgeWebb, Don’t Sweat the Tech, The quirky, fun, interesting and very useful in social media technology.

Julie TolbertCulturally Speaking, Through technology the world is getting smaller; Today’s Tea, About tea in 2011

Karen BannanNatural as Possible Mom, Because being natural isn’t always possible – or easy!

Kari WolfeImperfect Clarity, Literature and the writing and editing life

Kate MegillTeaching what is Good – Teaching younger women according to the Titus 2 model

Kate ReillyPolka Dot Suitcase, Family fun through creative living

Kathy MurrayThat China Girl, A reluctant teen expat’s life in Beijing

Katie Jett WallsOne/Week, Blogging, finding my voice, and identifying my passions

Katy ManckBooks YA Love, Recommending standout young adult books, especially from first-time authors and small publishers

Kelly MorgaMy Little Silly Life, The silly things, situations and people that make my life special

Khadijah M. BrittonBetterBio, Journalism that explores the intimate connection between life and science

Kris BordessaAttainable Sustainable, Reviving the lost art of self-sufficiency, one small change at a time

Kristi BernardKristi Bernard, Information for new writers

LaraApple Days, Army Nights, Dispatches from a go-gettin’ Manhattanite Army wife

Laura AckermanA Learning Adventure, Learning from all I do, especially my mistakes

Laura In my little town, The place where I write

Laura NewmanPatient POV, Patient stories that could make health care more responsive

Leah IngramSuddenly Frugal, Living more on less money.

Lesh Karan – The Mindful Foodie, Being mindful of your body, the planet and animals through real food

Leslie KnightA Body That Won’t Break, A 20-something living and loving in Oklahoma.

Leslieanne BarclayKooky Boutique, Making, doing, home and family

Li Vasquez-NooneSimply Nooner, My life as a writer, runner and gluten-free zealot

LindaThought Medicine, Exploring the power of mind from science to spirituality

Linda BlileySmall Business Bandits, Embezzlers in small businesses exposed

Lindsay OberstWord Zeal, For writers who love words and want to be happy

Lisa Pennywise Chick, Saving money, one penny at a time!

Lisa CarterIntralingo, Literary translation, writing, reading and the creative freelance life

Lisa ElliottThe Haute Host, Effortless entertaining

Lisa Jaffe HubbellEat, Read and Be Harried, My life, mostly in books, sometimes in food, and hopefully mostly funny

Lisa Tabachnick HottaKids & Mental Health, Peeling back the layers of children’s mental health and development

Liz SheffieldMotherlogue – Weaving words to explore motherhood and life

Maggie FanningThe Happy Bibliophile

Marcy OrendorffMarcy Orendorff, Clarity in Writing, Clarity in Life

Marge – Inside & Out, Engaging people on and off the web

Maria Gabriela MunozA Whisper Here and There, Books, movies, theatre, art and languages

Marissa DaceyChild, You’re a Beauty, Music, art and pop culture

Mark ConnollyThe Global Exclaimer, This newspaper is pseudo-serious except when it’s plain silly

Mark Stratton – Aggaspletch, An abiding sense of ‘Meh’

Marsha MaungYoga Mama, Live your dreams

Marvin Kirkland – Impermanent Insanity Writes, Writing to alleviate mental illness

Mary JuneMJ Writing Who I am, Defining the different parts of me

MeganNothing More Than Apathy, Nonsensical ramblings of my mundane life

Megan KrausePresent Tense, All about Megan Krause

MelissaThe Peppermint Palate, Melissa’s life

Melissa ChavezMarvelously Mundane, Media, tech and vegan influences and projects

Melissa LindbergGet Creative with the Good Idea Girl , Parenting, party planning and holiday celebrations

Melissa OakesGardening-4-Life, Adventures in sustainable and organic gardening, and raising chickens, rabbits and bees

Mena GraziePreternatural Post, Vampires, shape-shifters, witches, and other paranormals

Michele KellyKelly + LoDESTRO Blog, Communication and marketing ideas for innovative companies

Michelle RafterWord Count: Freelancing in the digital age, News, tips and advice for self-employed writers

Michelle ThompsonCreate Minded, Creativity is a Lifestyle

Mikaela D’EighLa Belle Dame de Merci, Reflections on art in all its mediums

Miriam Rainwater –  The Twenty-Six Letter Imagination, Books for children ages 2-12

Natalie Panic Station, The psychology of personal finance

Nicky LaMarcoWriting Pays, For beginning freelance writers interested in getting paid for their work

Nicole AyersThe MadLab Post, Commentary on mainstream and independent films, interviews with actors and filmmakers

Nicole Taylor – Taylor and Clark, Talking about home improvement

NikkiToday in Tees and Chucks, 20-something trying to be invisibly visible in a t-shirt, old pair of jeans and well-worn in Converse sneakers

NishaLe Monde, Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me

Ophelia BlomGirl Stripped Bare, Laying my soul bare in all of its mud pies and fireflies

Pavithra KodmadPavithra Kodmad’s Pages, I love to write and I love to write about what I read

Peggy CrippenPCS Italy, Information for military personnel moving to Vicenza, Italy

Peter McCambridge9 Months with the Chicago Manual of Style, One man’s quest to read the Chicago Manual of Style from cover to cover in nine months

Peter WeissensteinJoin Me for a Cuppa, A virtual kitchen table where I post my views

Pierce PresleyThe Pierce Presley, Me being me

PJWild Optimism in Oviedo, Stay-at-home mom’s thoughts

Rachel VidoniEast Coast Musings, The musings of a mediocre mom

RafaelNeither Here nor There, A writer’s blog about her work

Rebecca ColaLibrary Diva’s Guide to Volunteering, Managing library volunteers

Regina SewellPeering into FogTurn Roadblocks into Building BlocksPossum Crossing: Culinary Adventures – I am rotating between my three blogs

Robyn Good Blogs, My life as a wife and mother

Ron S. DoyleBlogSaladBlog – Life with Ron

Ros DemareeSmall Town Writer, Commentary about everyday, small-town living

Rose MedlockI Was Supposed to Be Samantha, Writing a first book

Ruth CookeBuilding an Awesome Life, Improving life for everyone

Ruth TerryRE | group, Reinventing your professional self

SabrinaTaking Off My Coat, Removing fat from your body, life and spirit

Sarah E. LudwigParenting by Trial and Error, The learning curve in raising kids

Sarah WylandWears Inappropriate Shoes, My post-college life, with a big girl job and fabulous heels.

Shana SweeneyBenefits Babble, Demystifying corporate benefits

Sheila CallahanSheila Callahan, Who knows?

Sondra HubbardCat Trees and Pet Supplies, The information your pet deserves

Sookie StackhouseNews Bite, Where you can get your daily bite; Sookie Stackhouse’s Internal Ramblings, a creative outlet

Stacey BoydToday in WordsLife These Days, and Wish I Wasn’t Fat, Life with Stacey

Stephanie Suesan SmithInformation Central:  Gardening Questions Answered

Sue DickmanA Life Divided, Food, reading and trips to India!

Summer WhitfordDelicious Prose, Write. Edu-tain. Excite.

SusanChain the Wolf, My first years as a freelance writer and learning how to run a small business

Susan Gay JeffriesQuite Simply, Living everyday life with simplicity, beauty and grace

Susannah FisherCricklewood Farm, Living the dream of living on a farm

TabithaTwenty-Something, 20-something new mom on food, friends, family and finances

Tai Goodwin – Practical, Profitable Social Media, Content marketing advice

Tammy EllingsonMama Can Dance, A mama who still grooves to her own beat

Tara PhillipsTwo Hands and a Roadmap, Brevity is the soul of w

Tatyanna M WilkinsonBlue Eyed Monkey Eeeks! , 60% opinion, 20% wisdom and lots of ramblings…

Taylor SmithAdamant Anvil, Creative prose and poetry

Tere ScottTeachable Scotts Tots Homeschool and Elephant Ears Learning,  Homeschooling in the Midwest

Tess C. TaylorA Journey of Words, Smart writing business insights

The Fitness Moms – Where moms come to get fit

Tia BachDepression Cookies, Mother-daughter co-authors of Depression Cookies promote their novel

TJMoonlight and Shadows, Character building of one red headed red wolf

Tracy O’ConnorI Hate My Message Board, Humor, crankiness, a museum of snack foods

Valerie AndersonHome Central, Benefiting from the experiences of others and laughing along the way

Valerie OwensQuality Research and Writing Services, Science, technology and entrepreneurship

Vanessa Geneva AhernGirl Gumption Blog, Finding courage

Veronica Del BiancoECO-NOLA, Exploring New Orleans’ ecological and economic green scene

Vicki PowersHouston on the Cheap, Cities on the Cheap affiliate

Vivian F.Agent 00355, Stories written for my characters and comings and goings of my life

Walter L. Johnson IICommunications Careers Corner, How to start or maintain a career in communications or media

YaelYael Writes, Making conscious and healthy living accessible

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more. Follow her on Twitter at @reellifejane.

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