Monday, September 1, 2014

Blog Tour: Writing Process Edition

I couple weeks ago, I was asked by Jennifer from Runs With Pugs to participate in a blog tour about writing process. I'm always excited to be included in a link-up, so read on to see what's involved in creating Amateur At Large posts!

First off though, when you're done reading this, wander on over to Runs With Pugs. Jennifer takes you along on her running journeys in a very relatable way. Currently she is training for her first marathon! But you'll also get to read about her amazing pugs and adorable family. They do so many fun things, I KNOW you'll enjoy her blog as much as I do!

Now, on to the tour!

1. What am I working on?
Well... We're at the end of a long weekend, so I'm starting to think about my weekend recap. Tomorrow is also Truthful Tuesday, so I need to start thinking about what I'm willing to admit this week. And lastly, I am REALLY hoping to get back to running, so I will hopefully have some running posts coming soon!

2. How does my work differ from others of it's type/genre?
My blog is a little different in that it can't be lumped into a single genre. I blog about my interests. ALL OF THEM. So I can't say it's a running blog, or horse show blog, or a fashion blog. It's all of those things... I call it a lifestyle blog!

3. Why do I write what I do?
This is a good question! I often wonder the same thing. Does anyone actually care what I did last weekend? Or what I wore to work on Thursday? Hard to say, but I know some of you come back pretty regularly! I personally love reading about other bloggers interests and activities, so I like to think people enjoy reading about mine. It also serves as a journal of sorts for me. It's nice to have a record/written memory of certain events and happenings. Also, for the running side, it used to keep me accountable. If I posted about an upcoming run, I made sure to get it done! (Clearly I need to get back to that....)

4. How does your writing process work?
Hahahaha.... maybe this answer should be my Truthful Tuesday post... I don't have a very specific process. I have certain things I write about on certain days. Some weeks I put a lot of thought into the content, and others not as much. Generally though, I just start writing. Most often when I'm at work during a slow moment. (Shhhhh, don't tell the boss!) I write the post, illustrating with photos as I go along. Once done, I view the post preview and check for typos and/or errors. And that's about it!

As part of the blog tour, I have asked three fellow bloggers to participate as well! After you visit Runs With Pugs, be sure to check these other blogs too!

1. All Things Candid
My friend Lizzie (we go WAAAAAYYYY back) writes All Things Candid. Lizzie lives in the best city in the world (NYC in case you couldn't figure that one out) and is one of the most cultured people I know. She'll take you along to art exhibits, offer gift ideas, and other culturally advanced things to do and see. Don't feel frightened if your a bumpkin like me, Lizzie doesn't make you feel uncultured!

2. Running a Ragnar
My riding and running buddy Katie is the author of Running a Ragnar. Her blog started out as a way for her teammates to keep in touch while preparing to run a Ragnar relay, but it has morphed into a fitness and healthy living blog. Katie recently located from New England to Utah, so her blog is currently full of beautiful scenery and outdoor adventures. Be sure to hop on over there!

3. Undercover Diva: A Sitcom
I haven't met Rachel in real life, but her blog Undercover Diva is definitely one of my favorite reads! I discovered her via Runs with Pugs, and tune in regularly to see what new adventure Rachel is experiencing. She writes about running, travel, and her amazing new job in the Bahamas working with marine life. Definitely head over to her blog, you won't be disappointed! (Seriously. She lives in the Bahamas and gets paid to play with turtles.)

I hope you enjoyed learning about my blogging process. Do you have a similar process? Do you plan way ahead and/or write out posts ahead of publishing time? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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