A Challenge to my BlogHer Friends

6 years ago
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Each week, I spend hours researching social media. I'm looking for good ways to publicize my books and blogs, find writer’s resources to improve my writing and locating interesting tidbits about women’s issues.

I came across a blogging tip saying you should add interesting facts about yourself to your blog’s “about me” page. It suggested ten things most people don’t know about you. I thought this was an excellent idea so I tried but my list has twenty-five items. Number 16 explains why I couldn’t stop at 11, 16, or 21. I’ve added the list to my main Bad Luck Detective blog site but I’ve decided to post them here on BlogHer too.

This is my challenge…Add a list to your blog and then leave it in my comments or write your own BlogHer post and let me know so I can discover your secrets. Detectives are snoopy people.

Here are mine:

1)      I have been married for more than 30 years

2)      I have 3 children and 9 grandchildren

3)      I have a horse and 2 dogs

4)      I love all animals, reptiles and insects (okay, maybe not roaches and centipedes but I’m working on it)

5)      My first car was a baby blue 1975 Volkswagen Beetle

6)      I owned a bookstore for 20-years in Phoenix, AZ

7)      I had a book radio show on 2 Phoenix AM stations

8)      I picked up NY bestselling authors at the airport and drove them around (Do you believe I was paid to do this?)

9)      I’ve eaten lunch with Jeffrey Deaver (on Mother’s Day), Iris Johansen (At Wendy’s, because we were late and got blocked in at the radio station) and Lee Child more times than I can remember (He loves a good greasy hamburger joint and eats his burger with a knife and fork. He never commented on what a pig I was when I ate mine with my fingers)

10)   I graduated high school in 1978 though my graduating class was 1979

11)   I’m dyslexic and cannot read a map

12)   I'm a conservative Democrat and no that is not an oxymoron

13)   I have battled with my weight since turning 30

14)   Dogs do have a soul, just look into their eyes

15)   I get little sleep

16)   The TV volume must be changed in increments of 5 (it’s an OCD thing)

17)   I sleep naked

18)   My favorite quote: (unknown author) “Women who think they are as good as men lack ambition”

19)   My favorite movie: Schindler’s List, I have watched more than 20 times

20)   My favorite food: French fries

21)   My favorite candy: Hershey’s Kisses

22)   My favorite vegetable: asparagus

23)   My favorite child: it changes weekly based on who called me last

24)   My favorite book: too many to name

25)   My best friend: My husband

I know this was long but I'm a writer :-)

To everyone who took me up on the challenge! I learned so many secrets (not anymore) and continually laughed out loud. From juvenile delinquents and fake ID's to your fears and dreams, you are an incredible group of talent.

In case you missed any, here's a list of everyone's link:

Gab15th  http://coffeeandspellcheck.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/pretend-you-care/

Cdrcdsh http://www.blogher.com/bad-luck-detectives-challenge

Carolinabeckey http://reallyreallyrealhousewives.blogspot.com/p/really-really-me.html 

Texasebeth http://www.blogher.com/10-interesting-things-about-me

Linda Anselmi http://www.blogher.com/would-you-guess-about-me

Victorias_views  http://www.blogher.com/i-have-been-busted-bad-luck-detective 

Nellewrites http://www.blogher.com/churning-out-titbits 

GKat http://www.blogher.com/random-facts-about-me-ill-try-keep-them-10-15-maximum 

Feelingbeachie http://www.feelingbeachie.com/random-facts-about-me/ 

TW http://www.blogher.com/little-known  and Factual

HomeRearedChef http://www.blogher.com/i-accept-bad-luck-detective-s-challenge-smoking-guns 

ElaineR.N. http://www.blogher.com/10-things-about-me-0 

Motherofnine9 http://www.blogher.com/15-things-you-did-not-know-about-me 

Denise  http://www.blogher.com/10-things-about-me 

alienbody -- This is moi

Middletini -- 10 Little-Known Facts

LetThemEatGreat --. 10 Things About Me

Anita Finlay - http://www.blogher.com/you-wouldnt-guess-about-me-would-you

LRaine - http://www.blogher.com/bad-luck-detective-challenge-10-things-about-me

JourneyofLife - http://www.blogher.com/party-still-and-i-am-sharing-ten-things-about-me

KarenLynnn - http://www.blogher.com/rising-challenge-some-little-known-facts-about-me

Let me know if I missed anyone or if you still want to accept my challenge. There are still several thousand stragglers :-)

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