meet a blogger monday: yours truly
I read a lot of blogs from a lot of creative people. These bloggers really inspire me, and I want to share them with you. Beginning this week, I plan to feature a blogger every Monday, in a series called Meet a Blogger. I hope that you’ll find some great ideas and information from these generous folks. To kick off the series, meet me.
Name: Michael Derr
Where are you: Tallmadge, Ohio….just outside the bustling metropolis of Akron.
Blog: made by mike blog
How long have you been blogging: Probably about 6 years or so. I finally found my true blogging voice about 5 months ago with the creation of the made by mike blog.
Why do you blog: I guess because I’m self-absorbed. Seriously, I need a creative outlet in my life. I enjoy cooking and sharing food with my friends. I love photography and sharing that too. The blog gives me a place to share all of that and a little slice of my life too. When I first started blogging it was just a few friends and family following along. The past couple of month have brought a larger more diverse audience my way. It’s been amazing meeting some pretty wonderful people and sharing recipes, ideas and inspirations.
What’s been you favorite post: Probably the post where I introduced my Everyday Food Challenge. It got picked up on Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Blog and really kick-started my commitment to blog writing. At that point, I had basically committed to cooking a recipe a week from each issue of Everyday Food Magazine. At this point there are 77 issues in publication, with a new one coming each month. I’m up to Issue #15, so I have a long way to go, but it’s been a blast.
What’s “the one” big project you are most looking forward to: Planning my wedding to Greg. We’ll be celebrating our tenth anniversary together in December. I know that each day we’re getting closer to the day that we can legally wed. I won a Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes book a few weeks back, and it got me thinking. It’s no longer a question of if we’ll be able to get married, it’s now a question of when. It’s going to be one hell of a party.
When you’re not blogging, what are you doing: Working as the Marketing/Events Supervisor for our local library system.
Guiltiest pleasure: The Real Housewives Series on Bravo.
Favorite Drink: An ice-cold Diet Coke.
*and yes that’s an angry toaster on my t-shirt. I like toast.