The 2011 WordCount Blogathon is On!


    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 Amar – Ahil Amar , Thoughts from Ahil Amar

    Alana Mautone – Ramblin’ With AM, Living in upstate New York

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

    Alison Law – Lawthenticity, Personal and professional stories and observations

    Alison Preston – LadyMoxie, Relationships with an added pinch of food, music, and bacon in the dish

    Amanda Steinhaus – Ms. Panda’s Blog, Writing because I love to write!

    Ana Gonzalez Ribelro – Our 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 Parker – Autism Fundraising Guide, Advice from the trenches

    Angela – Baby 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 Gendler – Memoir, Writing & Life, Writing, teaching and publishing memoir, and creative nonfiction

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

    Arial – Contrapunto, Happenings in Panama

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

    Barb Freda – Babette Feasts, I write about cooking and I stew about writing

    Barb G – Never 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 Bahnsen – Bebe’s Blog, Politics, religion, life in the South and general musings

    Becky Leung – Tummy Time, Fixing digestive issues with a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition and exercise

    Betty Draper – BettsDraper, 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 Noakes – Billie Noakes, General musings (usually light-hearted)

    Bree Hays – PenSlave, 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 Canaceli – Periwinkle Confessions, Finding God in Everything

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

    Christianne – Cyanne99, Inner Thoughts and Ramblings

    Christine Calvin – Inspired Life, Current events, women’s issues, randomness, sometimes silliness

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

    Claudine M. Jalajas – Belle Designs, Jewelry-making resources

    Connie – bhulbhulaiyan, Travel and memories

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

    Craig Motlong – Pacific Writing Company, Writing for writers

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

    Daisy – Compost Happens, Family, garden, crunchy green eco-writer

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

    David Allen – Amazing iPad, All things iPad

    Dayle Fraschilla – I Shall Be a Toad, Passions, both big and small

    Deb Wolf – Counting My Blessings, Gratitude at God’s amazing grace

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

    Don Gonzalez – Gonzo’s Gab, Pontificating on Catholicism, technology, politics, cigars, writing, homerdogs and teaching

    Dylan Fogle – DiscordianZen – Dark and it’s different

    Elizabeth Humphrey – The Write Elizabeth, Writing. creativity. play. life.

    Elizabeth – Amnesia Lane, Journey through the shows, books and characters that inspired my love of writing

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

    Esther Rumfelt – Health and Wellness Coaching, Helping you live well, be healthy and enjoy life

    Frances Barker – Felting Needle, City and Guilds felt-making student, textiles and Suffolk living

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

    Gerri Curless – 50 Is the New 40 – Wife, mother, grandmother trying blogging, crafting and sharing what I’ve learned with others

    Ginnie – Nua Feileacan, 30-something woman on a journey of discovery

    Glenneth – Let’s Talk and Walk, Getting healthy through walking, eating better, and having fun

    Gloria Marie –, Personal blog, mostly about photography.

    Haley Shapley – Girl About the World, Travel writer’s tales of wanderlust

    Harry Marks – Curious Rat, Chewing on the tech industry’s wires

    Heather – Discover Washington State, Life in the Evergreen State

    Heather Brooks – Serve One Another in Love, An online ministry for Christians of all ages

    Heather Williams – This Blog Will Give You Cancer, Talking about nothing

    Holly Green – WithoutAdo, Bible and secular articles

    Hope – The Life of a Daydreaming Mommy, Mommy blogger

    Jackie Dishner – Bike with Jackie, Turn obstacles into opportunities and other self-development lessons

    JamieBarmaid Sookie, Tales of a barmaid

    Jan Culpepper – Life 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 Boursaw – Reel 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

    Jenn – Kepkanation, Politics and pop culture

    Jenni Derryberry Mann – Mamahhh, Navigating the labyrinth of motherhood one breath at a time

    Jennie Phipps – Freelance Success Blog, Freelance Success outtakes

    Jennifer Walker – My Morning Chocolate, Delicious inspiration for people who wake up thinking about food

    Jennifer Willis – Jennifer Willis, Journalist, writer and editor.

    Jennifer Woodard – Wordzopolis, DIY marketing and public relations

    Jenny Beikes – Out of My Head, Musings on life events

    Jessica Braun – Pink Rose, Blooming in Generation Y, I write about me, my life, my VISTA experience

    Joan Lambert Bailey – Popcorn Homestead, Gardening and living in Tokyo

    Joanna – My Daily Mooosings, Simplifying life and culture in the Netherlands

    Joanne Mason – About English Idioms, What they mean, how we use them, where they came from

    John P. Jones – Writing at Gunpoint, When writing is not a comfortable experience.

    Jon Bell – On Mount Hood, All things Mount Hood

    Judy Downing – Customer 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 Martin – WordsXO – Words, writing, and life!

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

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

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

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

    Kari Wolfe – Imperfect Clarity, Literature and the writing and editing life

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

    Kate Reilly – Polka Dot Suitcase, Family fun through creative living

    Kathy Murray – That China Girl, A reluctant teen expat’s life in Beijing

    Katie Jett Walls – One/Week, Blogging, finding my voice, and identifying my passions

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

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

    Khadijah M. Britton – BetterBio, 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 Bernard – Kristi Bernard, Information for new writers

    Lara – Apple Days, Army Nights, Dispatches from a go-gettin’ Manhattanite Army wife

    Laura Ackerman – A Learning Adventure, Learning from all I do, especially my mistakes

    Laura – In my little town, The place where I write

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

    Leah Ingram – Suddenly Frugal, Living more on less money.

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

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

    Leslieanne Barclay – Kooky Boutique, Making, doing, home and family

    Li Vasquez-Noone – Simply Nooner, My life as a writer, runner and gluten-free zealot

    Linda – Thought Medicine, Exploring the power of mind from science to spirituality

    Linda Bliley – Small Business Bandits, Embezzlers in small businesses exposed

    Lindsay Oberst – Word Zeal, For writers who love words and want to be happy

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

    Lisa Carter – Intralingo, Literary translation, writing, reading and the creative freelance life

    Lisa ElliottThe Haute Host, Effortless entertaining

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

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

    Liz Sheffield – Motherlogue – Weaving words to explore motherhood and life

    Maggie FanningThe Happy Bibliophile

    Marcy Orendorff – Marcy Orendorff, Clarity in Writing, Clarity in Life

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

    Maria Gabriela Munoz – A Whisper Here and There, Books, movies, theatre, art and languages

    Marissa Dacey – Child, You’re a Beauty, Music, art and pop culture

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

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

    Marsha Maung – Yoga Mama, Live your dreams

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

    Mary June – MJ Writing Who I am, Defining the different parts of me

    Megan – Nothing More Than Apathy, Nonsensical ramblings of my mundane life

    Megan Krause – Present Tense, All about Megan Krause

    Melissa – The Peppermint Palate, Melissa’s life

    Melissa Chavez – Marvelously Mundane, Media, tech and vegan influences and projects

    Melissa Lindberg – Get 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 Grazie – Preternatural Post, Vampires, shape-shifters, witches, and other paranormals

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

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

    Michelle Thompson – Create Minded, Creativity is a Lifestyle

    Mikaela D’Eigh – La 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 LaMarco – Writing Pays, For beginning freelance writers interested in getting paid for their work

    Nicole Ayers – The MadLab Post, Commentary on mainstream and independent films, interviews with actors and filmmakers

    Nicole Taylor – Taylor and Clark, Talking about home improvement

    Nikki – Today 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 Blom – Girl Stripped Bare, Laying my soul bare in all of its mud pies and fireflies

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

    Peggy Crippen – PCS Italy, Information for military personnel moving to Vicenza, Italy

    Peter McCambridge – 9 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 Weissenstein – Join Me for a Cuppa, A virtual kitchen table where I post my views

    Pierce Presley – The Pierce Presley, Me being me

    PJ – Wild Optimism in Oviedo, Stay-at-home mom’s thoughts

    Rachel Vidoni – East Coast Musings, The musings of a mediocre mom

    Rafael – Neither Here nor There, A writer’s blog about her work

    Rebecca Cola – Library Diva’s Guide to Volunteering, Managing library volunteers

    Regina Sewell – Peering 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. Doyle – BlogSaladBlog – Life with Ron

    Ros Demaree – Small Town Writer, Commentary about everyday, small-town living

    Rose Medlock – I Was Supposed to Be Samantha, Writing a first book

    Ruth Cooke – Building an Awesome Life, Improving life for everyone

    Ruth TerryRE | group, Reinventing your professional self

    Sabrina – Taking Off My Coat, Removing fat from your body, life and spirit

    Sarah E. Ludwig – Parenting by Trial and Error, The learning curve in raising kids

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

    Shana Sweeney – Benefits Babble, Demystifying corporate benefits

    Sheila CallahanSheila Callahan, Who knows?

    Sondra Hubbard – Cat Trees and Pet Supplies, The information your pet deserves

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

    Stacey Boyd – Today in WordsLife These Days, and Wish I Wasn’t Fat, Life with Stacey

    Stephanie Suesan Smith – Information Central:  Gardening Questions Answered

    Sue Dickman – A Life Divided, Food, reading and trips to India!

    Summer Whitford – Delicious Prose, Write. Edu-tain. Excite.

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

    Susan Gay Jeffries – Quite Simply, Living everyday life with simplicity, beauty and grace

    Susannah Fisher – Cricklewood Farm, Living the dream of living on a farm

    Tabitha – Twenty-Something, 20-something new mom on food, friends, family and finances

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

    Tammy Ellingson – Mama Can Dance, A mama who still grooves to her own beat

    Tara Phillips – Two Hands and a Roadmap, Brevity is the soul of w

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

    Taylor Smith – Adamant Anvil, Creative prose and poetry

    Tere Scott – Teachable Scotts Tots Homeschool and Elephant Ears Learning,  Homeschooling in the Midwest

    Tess C. Taylor – A 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

    TJ – Moonlight and Shadows, Character building of one red headed red wolf

    Tracy O’Connor – I Hate My Message Board, Humor, crankiness, a museum of snack foods

    Valerie Anderson – Home Central, Benefiting from the experiences of others and laughing along the way

    Valerie Owens – Quality Research and Writing Services, Science, technology and entrepreneurship

    Vanessa Geneva Ahern – Girl Gumption Blog, Finding courage

    Veronica Del Bianco – ECO-NOLA, Exploring New Orleans’ ecological and economic green scene

    Vicki Powers – Houston 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 II – Communications Careers Corner, How to start or maintain a career in communications or media

    Yael – Yael Writes, Making conscious and healthy living accessible