Anali’s First Amendment is about one blogger's journey in food and life. It's written by Lisa Johnson, who even addresses the curious name of her blog in an FAQ on her site. Anali’s First Amendment starts with her made-up email name, Anali. She found out later that it actually has a Hindi meaning -- fiery. "I wanted freedom to write about anything that I wanted," Johnson said. "To have my own personal forum. I thought about what allows us Americans to say what we want. To have the freedom to speak and express ourselves. Freedom of speech. The first amendment. And the name of my blog was born." Johnson also notes the blog's motto, a quote by Rumi: "Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love." "My blog is this quote in action," she says. Anali’s First Amendment features a recipes index, life list and places to visit. Read the full post on PR Newswire for Bloggers here.
I get all kinds of pitches from blogs seeking a brief blog profile on PR Newswire for Bloggers. I appreciate blogs that jump onto my radar, and I check out every single one of them. This week, I looked into Ledger Bennett DGA (Demand Generation Agency). The Ledger Bennett DGA blog was pitched by Greg Dorban, head of inbound marketing for the company, which has offices in London and Milton Keynes, England. The blog covers B2B marketing. In a recent post entitled, If Sir Isaac Newton were a marketer, Phil Ledger says the time has come for the marketing discipline "to stand up and be counted alongside other disciplines that are built on fact, and science."
"This is good for marketers involved in demand generation, both agency and client side because it means we now have strategies based on data and reality – which means they can be measured and calculated," Ledger says. Read the full post here.
The Makeup Blogger identifies herself simply enough: "Hello, my name is Christina and I am a makeup junkie."
"I think beauty comes from many things, and makeup is there to help you feel prettier and give you the confidence to strut your amazing self down the street," says blogger Christina Farrell. "If you love blue eyeshadow, than rock on with your bad self." I like this site. Farrell discusses beauty and makeup in a real and accessible way. She has more than 15 years of experience as a freelance makeup artist and has worked in "all aspects of the business, including fashion, film, television and print." A couple recent posts that I enjoyed include Get the Look: Dark Lips for Fall. Embrace the Dark Side and Beauty for Less: Top Five Products Under $25. Read the full post here.
Bonus post this week: Recap Google+ Hangout on Writing Voice. On Oct. 24, my PR Newswire media relations colleague Amanda Hicken and I hung out with ProfNet on Google+. We discussed writing voice, based largely around a two-part series Amanda and I wrote for this space. In case you missed them, here are the posts: Writing for Audience: Honor Your True Voice and Learn From Bloggers and Balancing Blogging with Journalism Best Practices.