AREAVOICES DIGEST #4 – Oct 6, 2010

AREAVOICES DIGEST #4 – Oct 6, 2010

Here’s this week’s look at some areavoices blogs you might have missed. Check ’em out. They’re good reading!

Addie Weaver: from Woodbury to the World   –
Addie Weaver is a mental health professional with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. She is embarking on a missionary journey that will take her from her home in Woodbury, MN to 11 countries in 11 months.
Reel Quickies – Movies – TV shows – Reviews – Actors – Cinema –
Laurel Woiwode is a native of North Dakota, originally from the southwestern part of the state. She’s a graduate of Jamestown College with a double major in English and History. I think her entertainment blog is a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed her “Quote Quiz” category where she asks you where certain movie quotes came from.  She says, “My love of watching and analyzing films grew from my love of literature and writing. And maybe because I didn’t watch much TV as a child.Some of my favorite movies are: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Love Actually, The Patriot, The Negotiator, and Seabiscuit. My favorite TV shows are NCIS and Lie To Me.”  

Doing it Downtown – One Downtown, One Blog, One Million Possibilities.
Deneen Gilmour is the MSUM professor who channels her Writing for the Web students’ work onto this blog, which highlights the downtown Fargo scene. It features music and events. The stories and multimedia here are created by each semester’s online journalism senior seminar class. Gillmour was a daily newspaper journalist for 16 years before getting her Ph.D. and moving into academe.  I believe The Forum is already featuring this blog. It’s also a great example of how schools, both universities and high schools can utilize blogging as part of their curriculum.
North Dakota Outdoors and Beyond – the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping and more
What I think I appreciate most about this blog, written by Doug Leier of ND’s Game and Fish Department, is his daily committment to giving the readers relevant information. His posts are usually pretty brief. But I think it gives readers what they need to know about his topics. Of course, this would appeal most to the ND properties, but his information is also relevant to out of state hunters looking for licenses, etc.
Outdoors with Sam Cook- Exploring the North Woods –
Many of you are probably familiar with this outdoors blog written by Sam Cook, a writer with the Duluth News Tribune. He’s been blogging for 3 years now, so he’s had ample opportunity to make it great.   I’m not AT ALL an outdoorsy person, but I really enjoyed his writing. His pictures are beautiful and give you a real sense of being there.  

Happy reading! And for you bloggers out there don’t hesitate to give me a heads up about blogs you like to read. They might appear in my news digest!

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