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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 - 28 April 2010 / 12:16
We’ve heard this issue a lot lately haven’t we? With all the writers, bloggers, columnists etc… out there, how do you find the good stuff?
That’s a problem Scribnia aims to solve in a unique way that’s different from any other “blog search engine” out there. We do this by providing “context ratings” that you can use to filter through the thousands of blogs listed on the site, until you find the specific niche your’e interested in.
Of course, all the writers are ranked by the opinions of readers. So filter down to find the EXACT niche that you’re interested in, and find the the most influential writers in that niche as decided by the readers in that community.
Here’s a video tutorial showing you how easy it is: