Friday Featured Blog: A Nut in a Nutshell

It's Friday Featured Blog time! This week we have the popular blueviolet, aka Elizabeth aka A Nut in a Nutshell's blogger joining us to chat about herself and her blog. Despite her "protests" that she was, as she wrote, "unworthy," I convinced her otherwise. I met her via Mannequin, a mutual blogger friend, and have enjoyed reading her posts, as they run the gamut from posts about her family to writing challenges/memes, to reviews and giveaways. Blueviolet has quite a following...just look at the comments she gets! Here she is, in her own words...

What is your blog about? I like to think of my blog as a playful and quirky expression of myself. There’s a good mix of personal observations and anecdotes, reviews and giveaways. I like to find the humorous side of things and blog about it, and if I have to poke a little fun at myself in the process, so be it.

Where does your blog title come from?
I hate to say it but that one's fairly self-explanatory.

When and why did you start your blog? I started it in October 2008 after a lot of encouragement and quite frankly, pushing and shoving, from mannequin at Fractured Toy. Love ya, mannequin!

What would you like to add to your blog in the next year? At this time, I feel pretty content with where I'm at.

What are some of your favorite blogs? I have been asked this a lot and I really don't have any. I like a variety of styles and I enjoy something special about each one of them.
What is one of your pet peeves about blogs or bloggers? I still haven't figured out why blogs with comment moderation need word verification too.
What advice would you have for any new bloggers? Ask your fellow bloggers for help or advice . There are a lot of unknowns when starting out. I had to figure so much out on my own, and I am delighted to help others out whenever they ask. I enjoy that.

What is something that people might not know about you? I am actually a very quiet person in real life.

Thanks Blueviolet! It was nice learning more about you.


blueviolet said...

Thanks, Kathleen. This was really nice of you to think of me. I just posted it on my blog and I hope people come to say hello and meet you!

Melissa said...

YAY!!! Love blueviolet. But I find that last answer hard to believe :P

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Cool feature :) Love her site :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Elizabeth is a sweetheart - one of my very first bloggy friends! Thanks for featuring her! :)

mannequin said...

Geez. Somehow I have managed to associate myself with two very lovely and talented bloggers.
Both Elizabeth and Kathleen are just the bees knees, aren't they?
I never thought about the comment moderation/word verification thing. Now I will be worried.

Nicole Feliciano said...

Can't live without checking this Friday feature. It is my #1 source for finding new blogs. Did you already do Zen of Motherhood?

Tim said...

YAY Elizabeth! That was great!

And Katy what a great idea and Fantastic blog! I hope you wont mind me coming back often to visit.

Feel free to stop in and visit us at Fort Thompson anytime. I have known E for quite some time now and found your blog thru her.

Love and Prayers,


Disordered Mom said...

I love this, I am just setting up my blog and finding other great blogs to read and hopefully glean some followers from. Your featured blog column is perfect. Thanks.

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