The snow might be starting to fall outside my window, but at Areavoices we’re talking Major League baseball. I’m excited that one of our favorite bloggers, Chad Jacobsen of Twins Focus has taken on the task of starting a new blog entitled: MLB Talk. Maybe it’s because the Twins were less than stellar this year, or maybe it’s just because there’s so much baseball news outside the state. Either way, I’m happy to see that Chad is spreading his wings and broadening his topic. It’s just the first of several new blogs on Areavoices that you might want to check out. Enjoy!
Chad Jacobsen writes Twins Focus on Areavoices, but admits sometimes baseball news
goes beyond Minnesota. MLB Talk offers the latest news from Major League Baseball.
Observations and stories from WDAZ-TV anchor Molly Thorvilson. So far Molly is blogging about whatever pops into her mind, from her first visit to the Ralph Englestad Arena to her first bite of a McRib. It could be fun.
News and updates about a potential Red River diversion project gathered by reporters from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
A blog written by 4 Luv of Dog Rescue – an effort to rescue and rehome dogs. This blog also offers practical tips and advice about caring for dogs.
Two babies….one year. Following the adventures of a mom who’s been pregnant for a year-and-a-half straight. So far I’ve enjoyed this blog from a mom who obviously has her hands full.
Are you getting ready to call it a day and head out for the Thanksgiving holiday? It’s not too late to check out recipes and entertaining ideas with some of our best Areavoices food bloggers.
Maybe you’re one of those people who burn Swanson Turkey TV dinners. It doesn’t matter. These blogs are good reading. Who knows? You might get inspired!
Either way, have a fantastic holiday!
All About Food
Food, photos and recipes from here, there and everywhere from popular
blogger Sue Doeden
One byte at a time with Jeff Tiedeman
Arlene Coco’s Prairie Kitchen
Arlene Coco is respected chef and food writer who is “inspired by nature’s bounty.”
Great food without the fuss!
“A little something extra” from the kitchen
If you’re like me these last couple of days of work before Thanksgiving are tough. You’re trying to concentrate on work, but visions of grocery shopping, pumpkin pie baking and Black Friday deal hunting keep creeping in.
“Do I have enough Craisins for my broccoli salad? Will anybody really miss them? Do I have to go back to the store?”
“Hmmm…maybe Mrs. Smith or Village Inn bakes a better pie than I do. Yeah, probably.”
“Is it worth getting up early on Friday to shop? Maybe wearing my jammies and hitting Amazon makes more sense.”
How am I supposed to be a Digital Content Development Director with all this clutter in my head? Well because I am a DCDD (I try not to spell out my title too often. My fingers start to cramp) I am able to assist in your last minute Thanksgiving preparations.
I’ve spotted a few of our Areavoices bloggers who are getting into the spirit of the day (and the day after). Check out these blogs: Now I’m off to buy some Craisins.
Real Money: http://realmoney.areavoices.com 5 Things to do before leaving the house this Black Friday.
Arlene Coco’s Prairie Kitchen: http://arlenecocosprairiekitchen.areavoices.com Making a Turducken this Thanksgiving.
Everyday Gourmet: http://everydaygourmet.areavoices.com – Citrus and Brown Sugar Turkey.
Lagniappe: http://lagniappe.areavoices.com - Crockpot Stuffing.
Growing up in the 1970′s, I remember a little boy I knew who was completely obsessed with the Minnesota Vikings. It was easy to be back in the days of “The Purple People Eaters” and Fran Tarkenton. I can still remember this little boy, probably only 3 years old at the time, reciting the names of the player after his dad called out a number:44, 70, 81.
He would reply in his little voice: “Chuck Foreman, Jim Marshall, and Carl Eller.”
Lots of people develop life long passions as kids. For some it’s The Minnesota Vikings, for one man it’s historic bridges.
Jason Smith writes “The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles” for Areavoices. His interest in historic bridges goes as far back as his days in elementary school in his hometown of Jackson, Minnesota where numerous vintage metal bridges had existed during his days. As they started dwindling rapidly, he started photographing and documenting them so that the public would know more about the bridges both past and present.
His love of bridges is as strong as ever as you can see on his impressive blog. And this month he’s doing something a little different. This month is National Historic Bridge Month and he’s planning a couple of contests for readers dealing with historic bridges. They include awards for bridge engineering and preservation and awards in bridge photography. You can read more about the contests by clicking on the link to his blog. The contests are listed as #3 and #4 on his most recent blog post.
Help him honor those people with a passion for history.
The Jamestown Sun does a nice job highlighting Areavoices bloggers in a special way.
Each week they do a page of nothing but Areavoices blogs.
Right now editor Logan Adams is looking for blogs related to the hunting season and the coming Thanksgiving holiday. If you’ve written any posts related to these topics and would be interested in being published in The Jamestown Sun, Adams would love to consider it.
Just email him at email@example.com suggest a post.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. We have a couple of great new blogs on Areavoices and three older ones you might have missed. Check them out!
If you’d like to see your blog featured in this digest every week, just let me know!
The Stage at Island Park (NEW)
The Stage at Island Park is the venue for 6 different theater companies in the Fargo-Moorhead area. This blog shares information about the various productions being held at the facility.
News from the region’s foremost Pioneer Prairie Village and Museum located in West Fargo, North Dakota and operated by the Cass County Historical Society.
The New Forty
“They say fifty is the new forty. Hmmmm, I’ll let you know” says blog author Mrs. C. who writes about anything and everything and usually has some fun along the way.
Outdoors with Sam Cook
Writer Sam Cook covers outdoor news from the North woods of Minnesota.
Ag At Large
Mikkel Pates has been writing about agriculture in the Midwest and Upper Great Plains for 30 years. He is a staff writer for Agweek Magazine and The Grand Forks Herald, both in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Are you proud of your blog? Well, share it!
We’ve made it easier to share your Areavoices blog on your website. We’ve tweaked and sharpened our Areavoices logo to enable you to post it on your website. You can link your blog url to the share button and in one click people will be taken to your blog.
Lisa Farnham from Trollwood Performing Arts School has done it. She writes a fantastic blog about the school in Moorhead, Minnesota. See how she posted the Areavoices button right alongside buttons for YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Good company.
It’s easy to do. You should be able to save the image on the top left of this post to use as your share button.
Let me know if you have questions!
It seems the blog posts in which I get the most reaction are those that include blogging tips. I’ve been writing them periodically and categorizing them as “Areavoices 101.” But I just realized today that the categories of my blogs weren’t easily visible on my home page.
Well knock me over with a feather! What was I thinking? You would think as a self-proclaimed Blog Queen I would know better.
So I’ve changed the front page of my blog. You’ll see right under the picture of me is a list of the categories of my posts. It includes a category of our weekly digests of recommended blogs, but it also includes all the posts I’ve made with tips and advice under Areavoices 101.
It should make it easier for you to scroll through the tips you missed.
I’m so sorry I overlooked this simple way of displaying my categorized blogs. (Remember you can do this on your homepage as well).
Let me know if you have questions or if there are other blog tips you’d like to hear about.
It’s an interesting question posed by one of our newest bloggers. Jess Almlie works with student leaders at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. But now she’s started a blog here on Areavoices which seeks to provide advice for women who wish to develop their leadership skills. In a world where women make up half the workforce, but only 2.4% of Fortune 500 CEO positions, it’s information worth hearing. It’s just the first of this week’s recommended blogs.
Jess Almlie’s blog will offer ideas on how women (and men too) can develop leadership skills and abilities.
HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization)
HERO collects and redistributes donated healthcare materials to benefit those in need locally, regionally and around the world.
Wild Rice Camp
Thoughts and musings from the wild rice lakes of Northern Minnesota by Save Our Rice Alliance , a non-profit which promotes conservation, education and research for natural wild rice in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Social Security Information and Updates
Howard Kossover is a Social Security Public Affairs Specialist who will answer your questions about Social Security.
MSUM Performing Arts
Interviews with artists, theatre directors and students, information on upcoming events, and links to important sites from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Hailey Adkisson has become something of an expert on Midwestern life. Ironic since Hailey grew up in Washington state and spent her college years in Maryland. But a few months back Hailey started a delightful blog here on Areavoices called, “Becoming Midwestern.”
She writes about what it’s like for an “outsider” to move here. She points out the quirks and customs of living in the Dakotas and Minnesota. It’s both fun and eye opening and Hailey communicates her message not as someone judging Midwesterners but as someone who celebrates and appreciates the lifestyle.
Last week a producer from “The John Curley Show” on KIRO in Seattle, Washington found her blog and decided to book her as a guest on the show to discuss the headline making reports of low unemployment and job growth in ND.You can listen to the interview by clicking here:
Since that interview, a few of you are weighing in on Hailey’s blog both thanking her for her comments and adding a few of your own (for example, tips on how to brace for winter!)
This is her latest blog post.
So Hailey thanks for the P.R! You realize the Midwest might never let you leave now!