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Posted by: David Spinks - 11 May 2010 / 14:22
This week we’re featuring a few awesome ladies as our featured writers. You may already know them but if you don’t, you will now! You can see all the featured writers at the top of the page here.
First, we have April Capil.
April wins the award for the longest blog tagline ever! But one that is powerful in it’s message. “Cancer doesn’t play. You must put on your game face. Call in the troops. Use every weapon in your arsenal, and take no prisoners, because your survival depends on your ability to fight for your life, and your belief that it’s worth fighting for.” It’s a battle that April fights, and she hopes to inspire others who are in the same battle to fight as well.
April writes “an inspiring blog about the challenge of living with a life-threatening disease” says reader Bill Schmalfeldt. Her story truly is inspiring. She shares her battle with her disease, and her adventure in what she calls her 40 by 40 challenge where she runs marathons and keeps in shape up to her 40th birthday (after she already rocked her 30th).
You can learn more about April, and review her here.
Next up is Sharon Devillis.
Sharon is a mommy blogger, who writes the “Inside Scoop” at the Yummy Mummy Club. Would you like her blog? Well, “If you’re looking for insight on how to balance motherhood and working while keeping your house immaculate, go visit Martha Stewart’s blog. If you’re every other mother on the planet struggling while trying to figure it out… welcome to The Inside Scoop.” says her bio.
Sharon performs interviews and shares her own experiences (both parenting related and not). I don’t usually read mom blogs (I’m a 22 y/o male) but this one is actually pretty entertaining. Give it a shot.
You can learn more about Sharon, and review her here.
Moving along, say hi to Christine Kachure.
Christine is “a mom, an ex-wife, a mom again, an ex-wife again, an ordained minister, a dog owner, a lady friend (that’s what you get called when you’re my age), and things don’t look too good for me becoming a wife again.”
I love this blog. Her writing style is witty, and very easy to digest. She shares her experiences as a mother, but what I really enjoy are the many posts when she shares her thoughts on trends surrounding parenting. Case and point, her post Kan Ure Babee Reed This sort of mocking the new “teach your baby how to read” ads you see on tv… It’s entertaining stuff.
You can learn more about Christine, and review her here.
Last but far from least, we have Tara Anderson.
This girl is everywhere! She writes for the Huffington Post, she maintained a blog while she was at Lijit (although she has recently moved on from this gig), and of course, her claim to fame, her “Tall Tara” blog. A talented storyteller and photographer, her blogs are full of entertainment and insight.
It would be a crime to not include the epic quote from Elaine Ellis that Tara added to her site.
“Be forewarned, Tara can kill a deer with her bare hands. She probably has. And then Adam, her adorable husband makes it in a gourmet meal with the vegetables they grew together in their garden. After they finished a marathon together. Like I said, Tara is intimidating.”Elaine Ellis, The Art of Awkward“
Tell me you don’t want to read this blog… just try it.
You can learn more about Tara, and review here, here.
Stay tuned for more awesome writers to be featured. If you know of an awesome writer worthy of the spotlight, or if you’re that writer, email me at David [at] Scribnia [dot] com.
Posted by: David Spinks - 26 June 2009 / 14:53
We could just list a bunch of names on twitter and throw in a #followfriday tag, but thanks to our users’ awesome reviews, we have some great justification to back up our recommendations. You should follow these author’s blogs (and their twitters since they pretty much all have them) because their readers said so…
Adam Pieniazek: #1 in Blogging
“He is committed to his calling and this comes out in his blog. He is eager to share the things he discovers and he is eager to share his insights and positive experiences. He is a gracious and open. His enthusiasm is infectious.” -whalehead
“If you have the chance to hire, work with or network with Adam I highly suggest you grab the opportunity!” -mjcarter
Willow Sidhe: Took Scribnia by storm!
“I just have to say thankyou for all the hard work you put into your work.I am learning so much from you and so will others as they read your blogs and more…Keep up the awesome work!” -aalexander
“This blog is a lifesaver for anyone who is just starting out as an online writer. The Freelance Home Writer offers many tips and tricks that are extremely valuable – I have it bookmarked, and refer to it frequently!” -VictoriaN
Chris Illuminati: #3 in Personal(and he’s hilarious)
“His witty, clever, and hilarious articles had me captivated from the very beginning.” -Juliann
“Need a laugh? Chris is your man. I joke around that I read his archives when I need cheering up after a bad day – but it is 100% true.” -lfernandez
Arik Hanson: #4 in Marketing and Media
“Arik always seems to be thinking one step ahead. He spots a need and does something about it. Since discovering him and his site through Twitter, I’ve found there’s always a nugget to glean, or a new angle to consider from his posts.” -DaveFleet
“I respect Arik for his genuine qualities that make him so absolutely real…something we don’t have enough of in social media and business all together.” -StoryAssistant
Chuck Hanf: #1 in Sports
“Chuck’s blog is light-hearted, yet insightful. His writing style is a combination of witty humor, statistical fact and interest in sports.” -alicialfisher
“Chuck always brings great insight and research to his blog . I would recommend signing up for email delivery so you never miss a post.” -stevegann
Simone Grant: #1 in Relationships
“Grant’s straight-forward writing style, honesty and openness in expressing her true feelings, and just the fact that she’s sharing something deeply personal, all make this a very engaging and even addictive blog to read.” -Jordanhgreen
“She is adept at creating an intimacy with her audience, and her style is forthright and fun” -hholcomb7
Sasha H. Muradali: Leader of the Pink Revolution -Mike Shaffer
“Her excellent blog, The Little Pink Book, has a clear vision for what it’s purpose is, and every entry is informative, thought-provoking and entertaining.” -MikeShaffer
“She puts the glitter on her craft, stays true to her own voice, writes with conviction and has her finger on the pulse of social justice. Oh, and she backs it all up with cold, hard facts.” -IGoMogul
Chuck Hemann: The ROI Guy
“What I value most about Chuck and his blog is his ability to take complex measurement and ROI concepts and conversations and boil them down to simple terms everyone can understand.” -ArikHanson
“Chuck is one of those guys that can talk circles around you in measurement, but doesn’t – an incredible asset!” – Narciso17
Mike Fisher: #2 in Sports
“Fish is the insider for all things Maverick..Dallasbasketball.com is a must for Maverick news..” -Thutchings
“Mike’s articles are both witty, informative, and life saving. Life saving? Yeah, especially during the Mav’s summer offseason when there’s nothing to do except go to Fish’s db.com site 10 times a day” -CaptainKnow
Amber Naslund: #5 in Marketing and Media
“She’s not preaching to you or talking down to you – she’s just chattin’ with ya. You truly feel like it’s just you and her having a conversation when reading her posts.” -TimJahn
“Amber’s writing style is that of a friend who you admire – she offers insights, good advice and lots of wit.” -Jeanniecw
Posted by: David Spinks - 29 May 2009 / 15:30
Well it’s the end of my first week here at Scribnia and so far it’s been great. I’ve got a lot on my plate and we’re working hard around the clock to make Scribnia better. I’ve had the pleasure of communicating with many of our users and in working with bloggers to develop their pages with reviews and ratings. It’s been exciting so far and it’s only going to get better.
If you’ve been active on the site you’ve probably seen that we’ve been featuring bloggers as “Authors of the Day“. Every week on Friday, in the spirit of Twitter’s #followfriday I will be doing a recap of the authors that have been featured that week and share some of the strong reviews that their readers have added. Hopefully the context that their readers’ reviews have supplied will provide you with quality recommendations for authors to follow, rather than a list of names.
We’ve been featuring authors that we’re familiar with as strong community leaders with loyal followings. Ultimately, we’d like for “Authors of the Day” to be chosen by our users. If you want to nominate bloggers/authors that you love to be Author of the Day, just go to the nomination page.
So without further adue, here is a recap of this week’s Authors of the Day (couple from previous weeks)…
Authors of the Week
Danny Brown: “His thoughts are fresh and relevant, and he’s constantly leaving readers with questions that make you think. He’s part of my daily mandatory reading and if he’s not already part of yours, he needs to be.” -Tim Jahn
“Danny Brown has a genuine desire to develop quality relationships.” -Greg Nemer
Stuart Foster: “Stuart tells it like it is and gets right down to business. Though his blog posts are funny and entertaining, they’re also filled with knowledge and actionable tips about social media.” -Adam
“I think Stuart’s strength is understanding how every company today can use social media to their advantage.” -Russpd
“Whats so great about her advice is that it is applicable whether you are a neophyte to social media or whether you are advanced.” -Highlander
“It’s amazing. I end up learning more from Tim in 2 paragraphs then I do from people’s entire blogs.” -Stuart Foster
“Her “flirty nerd” style makes it easy for anyone to join the conversation, learn something and make new friends.” -Rockstarjen