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



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