Friday, September 2, 2011

Blogfest Starting Now

Today starts KarenG's Labor Day Blog BBQ. I just left my comment over on her post and I'll be taking time this weekend to visit other participants. I decided to bring grilled chicken and veggies to the party, I've been eating a lot of chicken and vegetables recently.

And I also want to take this opportunity to say hello and welcome anyone visiting my blog this weekend. I did a little introduction on the blogfest post, but I can do one here as well for new visitors. I'm Claire, and this here blog in my main one. I blog about my writing, writing in general, and other things that interest me. My cats do pop in from time to time as well. My most recent novel drafts have been science fiction and fantasy. I also like to write mainstream. Heck, I just like to be creative and writing is but one way to do so.

I am thinking about other directions in which to take this blog so that it's not just a blog for other writers. The writing aspect is important, I don't want to loose that theme. I do want to make non-writers feel more welcome while giving my readers a chance to know me a little more as well. To me blogging is about community; getting to know and interact with others. In that vain I have decided to occasionally post some of my short fiction. I know I posted about my visiting local parks possibility awhile back and I'm still planning on doing that. It'll be a good break from getting ready for baby.

Yes I do have another blog. In addition to this blog I also have a blog for my beading work/jewelry. At some point I do want to open an online shop for my handcrafts; once I get set up with all the proper paperwork (sales tax and what not official stuff). I do like to post my works there either way, and I have some tutorials/tips planned as well.

And I have four cats, the ones mentioned earlier in this post. Two we went out to the local shelter to adopt while the other two found us through different situations. And I'm expecting my first child in February. It'll be interesting to see what my lap cat thinks of my expanding belly, and what they all think of baby. DH and I have fun guessing what each cat will do.

Feel free to introduce yourself here, and if you are on Twitter that would be cool to leave your @ here as well. It's fun to connect to bloggers on twitter as well. (I'm @Clairegoverts over there)

21 comments:

Wendy said...

Hey! I came over from the BBQ. Nice to meet you! :)

Amalie said...

Hi Claire,

I also came over from Karen's BBQ. I write romance, but I have a casual fling going with fantasy and sci-fi, and reading/discussing writing outside my particular genre is important to me. Looking forward to sharing your progress.

Also, congrats on your coming little one :)

KarenG said...

Hi Claire! I did NOT know you are pregnant!! Congrats! No wonder you are eating a lot of chicken and veggies, very healthy choices. And thanks for the shout out links for my BBQ :)

Liza said...

Hi Claire! Found you at the BBQ and I love your chicken and veggies. Congrats on your little one to come. My one and only left for her freshman year at college a week ago. Still getting used to the change...you will have a big change coming up too!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi Claire! Coming over from Karen's party. But, we know each other anyone.
Congrats on your upcoming baby. Those four cats won't know what to do.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hi. Nice to meetcha here at Karen's shindig. First off, congrats on your baby-to-be. Our kids are grown, and we're expecting our twelfth grandchild (YIPES! My HUSBAND sure is getting old!) next month. We have two cats, adopted two years ago from the local shelter, and they are our "kids" now.

Amy Jarecki said...

Hi Claire - I love grilled chicken! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your site is beautiful - I love the background!

Siv Maria said...

Hi Claire! I am enjoying the grill party Karen is having and meeting alot of new friends. Congrats on your pregnancy! You have a lovely blog, hope you will come visit me some time soon too. Oh, and I love cats as well :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Four cats! My family would die. I'm the only who's not allergic to them!

Donna Hole said...

Hi Claire :) Nice to meet you.

I started writing in women's fiction, but I'm working on some fantasy, twisted fairy tales, thrillers . . Mostly short stories.

Blogs are always changing; content, looks, followers. It sure is fun though.

......dhole

MaDonna Maurer said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by today! Congrats on your little one! Life does change once they enter the world, but it is all good.

Talli Roland said...

Hi Claire! I'm over from Karen's, too -- lovely to meet you! I'm n Twitter, too: @talliroland.

Have a great weekend!

Rosalind Adam said...

Hi, good to meet you. I've been to Karen's BBQ too. She really knows how to throw a party! I love the picture of your cat. We have rescue cats too. They're grey girls and are very loving.

Jess said...

Hi Claire~stopping by from the BBQ to say hello. I love chicken & veggies :) Great to meet you!

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Hi! I'm from the BBQ. Nice to meet you!

Tracy Jo said...

Hi Claire - thanks for the visit and it is great to meet you! I have a cat named Huck & I look forward to reading more about yours in your blog. Have a great day! ~Tracy

Ella said...

Nice to meet you; I will have to check out your beads! You should try setting up shop on ETSY~

Congrats on your wonderful news!!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Nice to 'meet' you! Over here from KarenG's BBQ- I just wanted to say I LOVE your blog collors- violet blue is my favorite color.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi Clare and thanks for your most welcome comment on my blog, follwing Karen G's delicious BBQ. Although I am not a writer as such (just yet) I would dearly love to get into comedy writing for TV and Radio. I have posted on my blog a five part play, titled 769 weddings, 2 irate vicars and almost a funeral, all about time travel and investigations into my family tree whilst involving some bloggy pals. Might amuse you. I looked at your profile and notice you like science fiction which is a fav of mine too. Thank you for following and I just tried to follow you but blogger seems to have decreed that I cannot do so right now because it will not let me see your followers list. I made a funny comment about this pnenonemon at Karen's yesterday because this problem seems universal across BlogLand. I will return and try again. Look forward to reading more about your writing activities. Nice to meet you ~ Eddie

Eddie Bluelights said...

Bingi - Blogger allowed me to follow LOL

Arlee Bird said...

Good luck with the blog, the baby, and all. It's probably good not to write too much about writing, hence limiting your audience. Try to say what no one else is saying.

Lee
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