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I adopted… a blogger!

May 12, 2009

Thanks to Dine & Dish and the Adopt-a-Blogger program, I am now considered a “mentor” of sorts, and I have “adopted” a newbie blogger!

(yeah I know… I can’t believe anyone thinks I’m a “mentor” either…)

The idea is the pair up an experienced blogger with a new blogger, and have the experienced blogger “mentor” the “newbie” for three months, and then at the end of the three months we post about what we’ve learned, etc. I thought it was a great opportunity to not only make a new foodie friend but also to help someone, if I could at all.

Now not to toot my own horn but I’ve been around the ‘net for a good 10 years now (yeah, I’m old), my first website was created way back then and my first blog was created 7 years ago. While my food blog here is fairly new (almost 2 years old), I’ve had experience with blogging for ages and have been doing so in a private or public way pretty consistently since then. I have written the HTML for entire websites without the help of Dreamweaver or Front Page and created the graphics myself, in addition to the installation of CGI and PHP programs was totally done by me and me alone. Plus I’ve been around the food blog block once or twice now, and I see the way things go (and have had my share of not onlyfood disasters but also website disasters- like posts that mysteriously disappear or computers that restart in the middle of an unsaved post? Yeah, been there done that). Now while I don’t think that makes me an expert by any means, but I figured if I could help someone  and show them the ropes, so to speak, then why the hell not?

So we’ve both been pretty busy lately ( I’ve been doing graphic design out the butt and well, keep reading and you’ll see why she was busy)… so its a bit late but better late then never! On that note, I’d like to introduce to you all… my “newbie” (I am not saying this in an offensive way, by the way)- Amanda from Is This Thing On?

*waves* Hi, Amanda!

Amanda and I have a lot in common. If we’re any indication, Kristen at Dine and Dish did an excellent job with the pairings. We both love broccoli, baking & dying our hair a lot, and, well, pretty much we’re both awesome. Amanda is a smarty-pants who recently graduated with a Master’s degree and hopes to teach English composition; and I think thats fantastic. Anyone who loves English rocks in my book considering I proof-read  e·mails and correct the grammar of most people I encounter in everyday conversation. Yeah, thats right, my blogger’s smarter than yours!

So look out, blog-world, there’s a new tag team in town!

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  1. I’d like to also add they we were both badass-spiked-hair chicks stuck in religious high schools. That’s got to be important. 🙂

    Thanks for the great intro.

    P.S. – I’m in PA tonight. Second leg of this drive will be done tomorrow and then it’s all blogging all the time!

  2. I’m a huge fan of Amanda’s blog – well, Amanda in generally, to be honest. But I look forward to hearing more about this mentoring stuff. I’m sure you’ll both get a lot out of it.

  3. Aw, congratulations on the adoption! 😉

    That’s so fun. I’ll have to frequent Amanda’s blog, now, too!

    (On a side note…I signed up to be a part of that one year and totally didn’t get paired with anyone. Sad. lol.)

  4. Amanda: I didn’t know that we had that in common as well! Ya see, we’re a good match!

    Kate: Yeah she seems pretty damn cool, which of course is why we were paired because I’m extremely cool. 🙂

    Ley: That sucks!! I know she has problems getting an even amount of newbies/exp. bloggers so that might have been the problem. 🙁 Try again next year!

    Yoyo: It does sound fun, doesn’t it? 😀

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