That title you see above is my cheap ploy to get you to click on my blog. I’m not beneath trickery. But the fact is: Marilyn Hagerty is hot. Stories about her and now her Areavoices blog are generating huge traffic from around the world for this website and many more. I love it! Not just because of my position as Areavoices cheerleader, but because Marilyn seems like a wonderful woman who deserves all the attention and accolades she’s getting. I’m just wishing I could have been the one to accompany her to New York City, instead of my co-worker Ryan Babb. Anyway, I told him to say “hi” to Anderson Cooper for me.
That being said, my point is this. I wanted to let you know Marilyn Hagerty isn’t the only hot commodity on Areavoices. Check out this week’s group of new and recommended blogs. Enjoy!
Financial Planning: Information and Resources
Paul Jarvis specializes is a Certified Financial Planner who helps clients accumulate, grow, protect and distribute wealth through comprehensive financial plans tailored to their needs and goals.
Across and Abroad with Devin
Devin Berglund is from Twin Valley, Minnesota. She’ll blog about her adventures living in Australia.
Gary Miller of The West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota blogs about all things bicycling, including stories and pictures from his national and international bicycling trips.
Levi’s Catching Radius
Levi Weber writes about Minnesota sports and entertainment
Rep. Dean Urdahl
Rep. Urdahl is in his fifth term serving House District 18B of Minnesota which spans most of Meeker County and the western portion of Wright.
After a couple of pretty heady news days, some Areavoices bloggers are looking to have a little fun. This week’s list of recommended blogs includes a couple of new movie review blogs as well as blogs about golf, running, politics and education.
Let’s Talk about Movies – http://film.areavoices.com – “Let’s Talk About Movies” is an Areavoices blog where community members can offer up reviews and opinions on film and engage one another in discussion. It’s a chance for film lovers who might not have the time to start their own blog to participate and contribute their opinions.
Cinema Bazaar – http://cinemabazaar.areavoices.com “Cinema Bazaar” is a blog where you will find weekly movie recommendations for your viewing pleasure. These recommendations will vary from week to week and will feature anything from mainstream blockbusters, indie films, cult classics, midnight movies, and everything in between.
Rep Bruce Vogel – http://repbrucevogel.areavoices.com I’m so happy to see more politicians taking advantage of the Areavoices platform to talk to constituents. Representative Bruce Vogel represents District 13B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Vogel is a Republican serving the Willmar area.
Dakota County Technical College – http://dctc.areavoices.com This is a nice looking blog full of news and information about Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota. They’ve only been blogging a short time, but they’re doing a great job.
18 Holes with Jack…Daniels – http://fmgolfguy.areavoices.com Many of us are looking forward to getting out on the golf course. Corey Herlickson is the head golf professional at The Meadows Golf Course in Moorhead and his blog will provide tips and advice for the golfer and highlight some of the best holes and courses in the area.
Adventures with Amanda – http://adventureswithamanda.areavoices.com Amanda started this blog to document her efforts as she trains for the Fargo marathon later this month. She’s a frequent contributor to the community running blog, but this blog is her personal journey
FM Community Theatre – http://fmcommunitytheatre.areavoices.com Since its founding in 1946, the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) has provided a wide range of dramatic experiences to the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area and surrounding rural communities. This blog shares news, information and photos about the theatre’s many productions.
Welcome back to our weekly look at areavoices blogs you might want to review. Three have been around for awhile. Two are brand spankin’ new. Enjoy!
The Corner Bar - http://cornerbar.areavoices.com
- “A place where arguments and opinion flow as freely as the imaginary libations.” This blog has had a loyal following since it began in 2007. The author, Billy Bones, posts almost daily about current events and politics. His opinions are strong and so are those that comment on his posts. (In his latest post, he calls the governor of Wisconsin “Despicably Disingenuous!”) But from my review of this blog over the last few weeks, it seems the debate remains respectful and relevant. It’s definitely a hot topic type blog.
Renew ND – http://renewnd.areavoices.com
– This is another long term blog. Mike Williams has been writing this blog since 2007. He concentrates on issues such as renewable energy, green living and the environment. Lately he’s been writing a lot about the Flood of 2011.
(NEW) The Scottish Chemist – Chemistry and Other Cool Science Stuff – http://scottishchemist.areavoices.com
. Graeme Wyllie is a chemistry professor at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, but don’t expect this to be a dry science blog. Graeme is a great writer, witty, and entertaining. He’s making science fun in this blog and I think it makes science more approachable to the general public. He writes, “My blog will be a series of (hopefully not too technical) articles on science whether it be science in the news, bad science in the media or just materials relevant to what I am up to in the lab.”
(NEW) Paul Marquart – http://paulmarquart.areavoices.com
- Paul Marquart is the representative for Minnesota district 9B in the state legislature. He’s from Dilworth and serves the counties of Wilkin, Traverse, Clay and parts of Becker County. I think Paul’s blog should be a nice source of information about Minnesota government and politics. I hope other lawmakers will start their areavoices blogs soon.
The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles – http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com
– The first thing that attracted me to Jason Smith’s blog was the appearance. It’s super sharp looking! Great photos and just fun to scroll through. I was also attracted to this blog because it’s a one of a kind on areavoices. Where else are you going to see such a niche topic? I think you can learn a lot from Smith, a photographer and writer, as he tells the stories of historic bridges throughout the area.