Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Featured Blogger Interviews: Jamie

(A new feature! I'm going to be interviewing all the featured bloggers so you can get to know them a little bit more beyond their profile)

Lisa: hey!

Jamie: hi!

Lisa: how much time do youhave?

Jamie: until 8 when grey's anatomy starts hahah

Lisa: I didn't know that was back on. I'm so behind.

Jamie: it's only like three episodes in so you can totally catch up

Lisa: Okay. that wasn't the start.

Lisa: or should it be?

Lisa: Should this be super casual like, you're a guest on the late night show or something?

Lisa: and we end up talking about your recent break up instead of your new perfume or whatever?

Jamie: haha sure, jay leno mode or something

Jamie: but for the record, my new perfume is AMAZING

Lisa: yeah, haha. And I'll be all "why don't you ever wear underwear, COME ON" and you'll be like"Lise, I think we were going to talk about my new movie"

Lisa: Okay. So you blog at OhHowLovely.net. How long have you been blogging?

Jamie: well, started blogging on livejournal before i even knew it was "blogging" back in like 2002ish?

Jamie: and last year, i moved to wordpress

Jamie: and haven't looked back!

Lisa: Yeah, livejournal was the worst

Lisa: What got you started back in 2002?

Jamie: i'm really not sure. i knew a lot of people who had them and i figured why not? i was a freshman at DePaul and went to tons of shows and wrote about how annoying my roommated was

Jamie: i was totally convinced she was trying to be Jamie 2.0

Lisa: Did your roommate ever find the blog?

Jamie: i think she read it but once I started writing about her, it definitely became friends only!

Lisa: Who is the most awkward person that reads your blog.

Lisa: That question was poorly phrased.

Lisa: I mean like... somebody that reads your blog that you'd rather they didn't. Mothers, ex boyfriends, things like that

Jamie: well my boyfriend reads my blog and has from the start so i can't really write about our relationship much.

Jamie: well i guess i could

Jamie: but we dont really have problems or drama that i would be airing out, you know?

Jamie: other than him, nobody really. unless, people i know found it and just haven't told me!

Lisa: You pretty much blog once a day, right? Has it always been like that?

Jamie: when i started on WP, i'd blog at least once a day if not more. it was right around NaBloPoMo too so i"had" to

Jamie: and i felt like it was such a chore hahah and that i never knew what to write about

Jamie: but now, it's pretty much once a day.

Lisa: You have a few blogs, right? A shopping blog, a blog with a few other writers...

Jamie: oh god, yes. i'm all over the place right now. i'm probably totally annoying when i ask people to go read my posts elsewhere because there is too many

Jamie: but yes, i have my shopping blog, www.ohhowlovely.net/shops which is basically me being mad i'm not crafty

Jamie: so i'm forced to buy and covet cute stuff other people make that i can't

www.ummnowwhat.com is a blog with Brandy, Jess Writes, Princess Pointful, Chelsea Talks Smack and myself talking about what's it like being a 20something and things that we have dealt with

Jamie: i've sucked at updating thatone lately, i'm such a slacker

Jamie: i'm contribute to whosyourdachsund.com about my little fat wiener dog, Winston

Jamie: and lastly, I write about fashion and style for www.ronebreak.com

Lisa: That's lots of writing!

Lisa: Would you call yourself a writer?

Jamie: I KNOW!

Jamie: im a total slacker lately though

Jamie: i don't know if i'd call myself a writer. i think of it as something i aspire to be

Jamie: but right now, i just write

Lisa: You've been around 20sbfor a long time

Lisa: You even won an award back last January

Lisa: "most likeable"

Lisa: how did that feel?

Jamie: first off, i love 20SB. I'm so glad I ended up finding it. As for the award, I was really shocked!

Jamie: i was so new to 20SB

Jamie: and the others that were nominated were much more well known and just awesome. i really thought i had no chance

Jamie: it was a great feeling though. i was so excited!

Lisa: Describe your blog in 10 words

Jamie: oh gosh, that's hard! haha okay

Jamie: 10 random words? let's see

Jamie: random, silly, whiny, puppies, bad television

Jamie: that's a phrase haha

Jamie: but there is a lot of it on myblog

Jamie: fashion, shopping

Jamie: i really don't know, my blog is really random. im not a niche blog so it's just kind of everything!

Lisa: Is there anything else you want to talk about? Or anything you want to say to the 20sb community at large?

Jamie: im just really grateful i found the 20sb community. i'm amazed at how it's grown and i continue to be inspired by everyone. i've found so many great blogs and made so many friends, in real life and online friends from this community

Jamie: it's just a great bunch of people!

Jamie: im officially the most boring interview ever haha

Lisa: No, totally not!

Lisa: Okay, I guess let's wrap up, though

Lisa: Congrats on being featured blogger!

Lisa: Thanks for your time, and enjoy Grey's!

Jamie: thank you lisa!

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Vlog Roundup

(if you are still missing, please leave a comment below!)

Justin from Justing gill dot come slash blog

Jon from Suffering With a View

Rachel from Confessions of a Jersey Girl

Stacy from ...Photos and Vlogs ...

LJ from Dirty Athlete

ÄsK AliCë from Alice in Average-Land

tattooedmama from The Tattooed Mama

Bobby_2010 from Things aren't always as they appear

Shaba from A blog of her own

Erica from Five Blondes

Travis from The boy with the thorn in his side

Hilary from Alt Christian

Courtney from Til the River Runs Dry ...

UrbanVox from UrbanVox.net

Drew from Drew's Locus

Elizabeth from The Spotted Ottoman

e[dot] from Putting My Soul Through The Wire

Jamelah from Jamelah.net

Mergers and Mojitos from Mergers and Mojitos

Alexa from Cleveland's a Plum

longredcape from Long Red Cape

Jennifer from Free And Flawed

Jen from Writings

Lisa from I Don't Think It's Going To Rain . Com

Erin from The state that I am in

TKTC from To kiss the cook

Amanda from Cusp of normal

Silly Grrl from Hello .... Silly Grrl

Ashley D from Turquoise Ribbons

Renee W from A beautiful day in the Reneeborhood

That shortchick from Late bloomer's revelations

Carrie from Teabelly's Place

Sarah from Was it for this

dmb5_libra from DMB does not stand for Dave Matthews Band

Chele from The Tambourine Queen

Ben from No Ordinary Rollercoaster (pre-redemption

Angela from My Quiet Testimony

Kyla from Kyla Bea

Alex from No Use for a Headling

Sugerbuzz from Sugerbuzz

Maxie from I Hate So Much

[F]oxymoro from [F]oxymoron

Nicole from .. More is Better ..

Deutlich from Speak On It

d-blogged from d-blogged.com

Rebecca from The Dauntless Muse

The Heartbreaker from Well-Intentioned Heartbreaker

Mr. Consistently Inconsistent from ~~~LAVISH~~~

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Blog Swap Annoucement

Back by popular demand, it's time for Blog Swap 3.

What is a Blog Swap?

A Blog Swap is where you partner up with someone you may or may no know and you post on their blog. They return the favor by posting on your blog. For this Blog Swap, everyone will be paired up at random and send their posts to their partners on the swap date.

Why should I Swap?

There are millions if not billions of reasons to Swap ... here are a few of them:

  • You can gain some new readers

  • You meet new people

  • You can help out a new blogger with fewer readers then yourself

  • Search engines like links

  • The 20SB community is awesome

So how do I participate?

Submit your name, blog URL and email address to this thread (or if you need privacy, email it to jonbish at gmail dot com or message me on 20SB) before Wednesday, November 12th.


Q: What if I have multiple blogs?
A: Let your partner choose

Q: Is there anything I can't write about?
A: Be sure to talk to your partner about topics that might possibly be taboo.

Q: Can I use images in my post?
A: If you're using images, be sure to host them externally or coordinate with you swap partner to be sure the image displays properly.

If you have any more questions, email jonbish at gmail dot com.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Add a friend" not working

Thanks to everybody who has been letting me know that the add a friend button is missing. Ning did an update and we only got a partial upgrade. It's weird. Anyway, I'm working on it! Read rest of these entry>>>

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Header Contest Poll

What? Finally!

All entries were narrowed down to these top 8. Vote for your favourite! (You have until November 4th, and you can only vote once!)

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The Feeds

Hey, everybody knows about 20sb feeds, RIGHT? Read rest of these entry>>>

Happy Vlog Day

Post a link to your vlog in the comments! Read rest of these entry>>>

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vlog Day Reminder

Don't forget! Tomorrow is 20SB Vlog Day, so get your cameras rolling!

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

20SB Vlog Day

In just a few weeks, on Wednesday the 22nd of October, 20sb is going to hold it's first ever VLOG DAY!

A vlog is a video blog entry. Most 20sb members never post in video format, so this might be just the challenge you need to get your exploring a new medium of blogging.

Just film yourself answering the following questions:
  1. If you wrote an autobiography of your life in your 20s so far, what would the first chapter be called? What would the last chapter be called?
  2. Give us a tour... of anything! Your kitchen, your running route, your drawer full of mismatched socks, your favourite bar... anything goes. Just a guided tour.
  3. Tell us a story that is unique to you. It can be short or long, it can have happened today or when you were little. It has to be true and original.
Then post the video to your blog on October 22nd. (If you're wondering where you host the video file, I suggest vimeo or lots of people like youtube) Post a link to your blog here in the comments, and I'll round up a roll all the participants. 

If you're an anonymous blogger, you are still more than welcome to participate- but to keep your anonymity, you'll have to be a little more creative.

Have fun! See (and hear) you on the 22nd.
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