What are you Blogging About? Part 3

This is Part 3 of the “What are You Blogging About?” Series – click here to see who we talked about in Part I and Part II.

So, let’s continue finding out about what others are blogging about.

If you haven’t been following; the previous two features talked about four bloggers every time and we simply asked them this: What are you blogging about and why did you choose that!?

What inspires people, what makes them blog? As we found out, people blog for varied reasons; let’s see some more!

ROB ADELPHIA : TODAY HAS POWER

I guess the ‘category’ I blog in would be considered self-help. I like to look at it as sharing life. I entered the blogging world as a way to voice what I’ve been doing off line for years; encouraging others. The life we live is too short to live in a defeated way. I wanted to be able to express that in a straight forward way. I want others to achieve those things that money can’t buy, the things that will last. Stretching ourselves and being giddy over trying something new. And then, enjoying the sense of accomplishment. That wasn’t supposed to end at 18 or 6, you know.

I want others to look back on their choices without regret.

I want others to smile at themselves in the mirror and be happy with who they see.

I want others to know the ‘sky’ really is the limit.

Ask for less and give more than you imagined you could, and success will be at your door. I encourage you to make your tomorrow better by the choices you make today. And, as we say over at Today Has Power, I encourage you to live it, and…Live it LOUD!

 

LINDA ESPOSITO : TALK THERAPY BIZ

Who: Linda Esposito, LCSW

What: TalkTherapyBiz.com

Why: We all have issues…And approximately 98,000 people google “online counseling/online depression” every month in the U.S. That’s a lot of folks who want to feel better, but are not ready for the traditional 1:1 office visit.
I write about depression, anxiety, and that godforsaken job of parenting. I like to keep it fresh, real, and creative.

 

STUART NAGER : BORN STORY TELLER

I came into the blogging world reluctantly.  I had a new website going up as I was re-entering the world of being a Performer and Teaching Artist as my full way of making a living. Knowing that things had really changed (I closed my theater company, The Brothers Grinn, in 2006) since I was last in the waters of marketing, I knew I’d have to bite the bullet and try new forms to reach my clientele base.

I set up my BornStoryteller blog  first. I had NO idea what I was going to do with it, but I also had no care to

(1) make this only about selling a product or

(2) only talk about myself.

While both have become entwined into the blog as it is, I had no real focus.  I joined, on April 1st, 2001, the Ultimate Blog Challenge: write and post a blog EVERY day for the month of April. That got me on my way. I was all over the place at first, but I found that my passions have led me to where the blog is now: the state of Arts-in-Education (AIE);  Education Paradigm Shifts & Reform; Storytelling (interviews and information); and being a Teaching Artist.

Tale Spinning blog  came about as I was BORED.  I asked for some prompts on FaceBook, got them, and started writing. That spun off into its own blog, which was honed by joining ANOTHER blog challenge in April: the A to Z Challenge.  I have now enjoyed this more than anything.  I experiment with genres and styles of writing fiction (some people, who are so used to “real life” blogs, overlooked the fine print that this is a “writing experiment “  and got weird about a post or three).  I’m having a blast, and thanks to this, as of July 31st, 2011, I will have my first short story published in an anthology!!

So, two blogs, completely different in tone: one non-fiction essays on subjects that matter to me and one on writing fiction, which is just a blast.

 

BONNIE COPELAND : MY RIVENDELL

I blog about living with passion and purpose to create the fabulous life you want. My blog started out with a much wider idea and purpose but has since narrowed down because it is my passion to open up discussion about how one can create their life rather than have it happen to them. It is what I coach around and what I love to talk about in my seminars and workshops. After all I truly beleive that if you can find your purpose, the one that you get excited about every single time, and you work with that you will bring joy into your everyday life.

 

 

 

So four topics as different as chalk and cheese but all bloggers!

Stay close by, the final of the series soon coming by!

About Kiesha Easley

This is my blog - where I love to encourage bloggers. My hope is that you'll leave this blog with more than you came with; you'll learn something new or will at least be engaged and entertained.
In addition to teaching others how to blog, I'm also a college instructor who teaches students how to write for mass media.
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Comments

  1. I found this article through a tweet! Nice community! I started blogging not that long ago and the reason I ventured into it was that different friends and acquaintances would always tell me that I should write a book. My reaction has been more like °yeah right!°. I blog about life in general and different topics that concern us. Being that I have worked with people for many years in different countries, having gained a bit of experience, my hope and prayer is that it can be of some help to someone! I have been having a lot of fun doing so, and now, who knows, this book might end up happening after all!

    • Hey Rusty,

      God Bless tweets and twitter for getting the word around! ;)

      I just saw your blog and found it lovely. Would you like to join our group of personal blogs? We have this little group over at Facebook where we blog about life, love and all things general?

      If your friends and family think you can write, then please go ahead and do it, yes, they are the best critics you could have and writing is so beautiful!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! ::)

  2. Harleena Singh says:

    Thanks for sharing more beautiful bloggers once again Hajra- it sure is nice to meet them all- hoping to learn something new from each of them :)

  3. Always nice to read about other bloggers. Who knows, maybe I discover a blog I like this way.

    Please check the links in this post since I get the error page of We Blog Better and not the intended blogs.

  4. SEO Optimization Services says:

    Thanx for sharing and letting us know more about these beautiful bloggers.
    they seem too intereseting.

  5. I personaly like the “Born Story Teller” it’s somehow funy. But i’ve been following Today has Power blog for a while…my personal motto is something close to that “This day has potential..something good will happen,i will make it happen.” it’s what i tell myself in the morning.

    Those are all nice blogs from what i’ve seen. It’s nice to see that people so different all over the world are united by the passion for writing. Makes you think,doesn’t it?

    Have a nice day!

    • Stuart is a lovely blogger! Very funny and very touching too! Rob is a wonderful motivator.

      Yes, the passion for writing just makes it wonderful to be in the blogging world and the zeal to write is beautiful.

      Thanks so much!

  6. Nice to meet these guys – reminds me of the reasons I started blogging. Look forward to the final part

  7. Just another fabulous post from Hajra.

  8. What a cool idea for a post Hajra…:)

    I have been blogging about SEO for about a year and a half now and sometimes I feel like an ostrich with its head in the sand.

    It is nice to look up every once in a while and see other subjects being talked about.

    Please keep posting these…:)

    Mark

    • Mary T. Cooley says:

      I agree. sometimes I run out of ideas to write and reading blogs like this is very helpful….hope they’ll keep up the good work…

    • Hey Mark,

      SEO Is the last thing I will be talking…really bad at talking about the technical stuff, people is what I learnt and people is what I would love to discuss! Thanks so much Mark! :)

  9. Hajra…you have the best ideas about blogging and sharing. I am thrilled to be included and in such good company! I also loved that cute comment..”So four topics as different as chalk and cheese but all bloggers” Isn’t that a fabulous expression! :)

    • Hey Bonnie,

      Thanks so much for agreeing to be a part! I am honored to be in the company of such wonderful bloggers who double up as beautiful people!

      Chalk and cheese has been a favorite expression of mine!

      It was lovely to have you Bonnie! Keep rocking!

  10. Hajra, I am a new blogger but I am constantly thinking of ways to improve my site and new article ideas. I am pleased to hear that I am not the only one that struggles with new ideas. It is also refreshing to hear people’s ideas. I am currently writing on pets and their existence. It is a good subject and I know that one day I will be successful at my goals. Thanks

    • Hey Michael,

      It may seem difficult in the beginning but stay motivated. And soon you will be writing your one year post ;)

      Just keep networking like crazy, the power of networking works wonder for blogging!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. The four topics are amazing,But I prefer NO.1.Live is too short to live in a defeated way.He encourages and help others.This is great man.

  12. Diana Simon says:

    Hi Hajra,

    Great to see the variety of bloggers! I guess there is a blog about everything now as blogging can easily be done by anyone. However, success in blogging is not only writing post after post but also going out there and marketing them :)

    Always enjoy your posts!
    Diana

    • Hey Diana,

      And I am still struggling to find a “serious” topic to blog about! ;)

      Marketing is probably the toughest part; getting your blog out there and well known is tougher than writing the post itself! ;)

      Thanks so much for stopping By Diana! :) Loved it!

  13. 4 very different bloggers but there is something similar: passion! I like it!

  14. Two very special bloggers who are my favorites are on your list …

    Rob Adelphia and Bonnie Copeland!

    You have really good taste in bloggers. :)

  15. Hey Hajra,

    Thanks for including me with a talented group of awesomeness (especially the author).
    I don’t have to ask if you are Living it LOUD! Do I? :)
    I must admit that when I see the success you’re making for yourself, I have to smile. You deserve it.
    You are so generous and kind, and, you even laugh at my jokes (sometimes).

    I love this idea by Bonnie: ‘to open up discussion about how one can create their life rather than have it happen to them’ .

    A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller lays that out wonderfully. If one doesn’t like the story they are living, change it.
    Live a story worth writing about.

    Hajra, keep inspiring, smiling big, and making others smile big (with lots of teeth showing!).

    And, keep Living it LOUD!

    • Hey Rob,

      Lol… I am sure the bloggers and the author are glad to equally thankful!

      No I am living it very quiet these days, especially in the online world…too much work to find time to come online!

      Thanks so much, the day I smile I will smile with all over 30 teeth showing, I will send you the big, big photo!

      Thanks so much Rob for agreeing to be a part! Thanks for teaching us all to live it loud!

  16. Fascinating post Hajra,

    It’s always interesting to see what has motivated people to go into the field that they’re in. I’ve only had the privilege of reading on of the bloggers you presented here, and that was Rob’s Today Has Power. (Which is awesome by the way) I will definitely take a look at the others once I get my site back up and running. The blog that is listed below is being changed, and the post below explains what’s taking place with me in my new endeavor. I saw this title in the TLC, and I just had to see the content. Glad I did. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • Hey Deeone,

      I was missing from the blogging scene recently and that was because I was working my soul off in a corporate sector! Thanks to a work change I am all back!

      I was wondering what happened to your blog… until I stumbled across it the other day. Loved the articles posted there and the things you talk about. More than inspiring!

      Rob is a power to reckon with. His posts are amazing! I just haven’t been able to blog hop over to his place… will go there soon!

      I am so glad you were introduced to new blogger! Thanks so much for stopping by and sorry for the late response!

  17. Another amazing group of bloggers, Hajra! Linda is the only lady I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, but it sounds like she’s my kinda gal! =) What instantly shines through this group is how we all care about others and our community. It’s why the blogging community is so warm and encouraging. =) Thanks so much for this insight into other’s worlds!

    • Thanks for the kind words, Samantha! Linda hasn’t been too active in promoting her blog or the wonderful works of others for the past few months :(.That’s gonna change…

      I look forward to checking out your blog, especially since I just spotted the country Peru!

    • Hey Samantha,

      Linda is an amazing blogger; you definitely have to check her blog out! :)

      The blogging community is awesome, it helps you every time and comes by to read what your fingers might just have typed in and they always have the nicest of things to say! :)

      You are just the perfect example! Thanks Samantha!

  18. Hajra!

    You’re so sweet–thank you for including me. It’s nice when one mental health professional reaches out to another. We ALL have issues, right?

    I absolutely love your writing. OK–the chalk and cheese comparison is priceless. I will have to add that one to my repertoire.

    Thanks again for the generosity and creativity. Quite a think tank you’ve got goin’ on:). Working in mental health necessitates an outlet like humor through sharing.

    Take care<3.

    • Hey Linda,

      Sorry to have dropped by so late!

      I loved having you here. I am an absolute fan of your blog and just had to showcase it here. Your blog is not only fun, it is very helpful and people should definitely be benefiting from it!

      I try my best, you guys make it all worthwhile with the compliments! :)

      Thanks Doc!

  19. Hajra: Thank you very much for doing this. It is good to meet new people. Sorry I came a few days late to the game here: I do appreciate the sharing.

    Glad to be a part of something bigger.

    • Hey Stuart,

      I am sorry for replying so late! It is always wonderful to meet new people :)

      Thanks so much for being a part of this!

  20. The blog about depression is really cool. In fact this is what I have been looking for as I feel in depression and I need some help. I hope I will find it there.

    • Hey Anna,

      I am glad you find this helpful. But what makes me think about your comment more is the fact that if you are feeling depressed then please go and get help. Help is available, you just have to look for it. Though the blog is helpful, getting one on one help will be more helpful. Linda’s blog talks about therapy and its advantages, though she never claims it to be compensation for actual therapy. If you are feeling depressed, then do go meet a psychologist in person.

      You will find help. Get in touch with Linda and she might be able to link you up with people who can help near your area. Do tell us if you need any help.

  21. Thanks for an excellent series Hajra. You bring good people to our attention. I love and respect Rob’s philosophy enormously

    • Hey Roberta,

      I am so glad you enjoyed reading more about each one of these bloggers! Rob is absolutely fun! You should visit his blog to see what great stuff he has to offer over there! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Unfortunately I blog about what my company tells me to :) But I write thing in my own special way :)

    • Hey Aivars,

      I know a blogger who blogged for her company. But she had a own blog by the side for her own works too; you could try that also.. besides putting your own lil twist to the company’s blog!

  23. Thanks for sharing more beautiful blogger ..
    awesome article

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    I am just new to blogs and I have found this community quite interactive and helpful.Hajra has astonishing posts here and I do appreciate the effort.Thanks and keep sharing.

  25. Well, i think most of the time bloggers blog in order to generate income online. However in my case, i blog because i enjoy writing and i love building relationship online.

    • Hey Jarrod,

      Though many blogger do indulge in blogging for income, a lil more cash didn’t harm any body ;)

      It is good to know you indulge in your love for writing through blogging! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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