It is almost upon us, the New Year! I’m not a resolution maker but I do like to make or set goals. Or at least get organized and focus. In the blogging world, it is important to get and stay organized. You also should know what it is your blog is about, what is your voice, or what is it you want to convey in your blog. Right?
Rocket City Bloggers is made up of a group of not-so-like-minded bloggers. We blog about fashion, food, politics, books, movies, kids….and more. We don’t have a whole lot in common but what we do share is a love for blogging.
Here on Rocket City Bloggers, we are beginning a new series called RCB Spotlight. Many of you in the Tennessee Valley have probably heard of the Rocket City Bloggers or seen our events in the news, but we want to take some time for you to actually get to know the amazing people that make up this fun group.
The Blogger: Nina Soden
I have always been creative, be it art, theatre, film – anything but singing – you don’t want to hear that! I earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Military Science from EMU where I spent most of my time either on stage, rappelling down buildings, or working one of three jobs. After college I moved to Los Angeles, like so many other want-to-be actors, in pursuit of my dreams. I worked to by the bills… but my love was acting and I was actually somewhat successful, mostly in commercials and independent films and I had a great time doing it.
In 2008, after some major life changes, I self-published her first book PRIVATE WORDS UNSPOKEN, a compilation of poetry. Since then, my dreams have gotten bigger and I would like to think my storytelling ability has gotten better. I have done everything from secretarial work to business development to being the Director of a private preschool. I have fired a M16, jumped out of a C130, and given birth – TWICE – but I always returns to my art.
Though I’ll forever be a Michigan girl at heart, I now live in the South with my husband and two beautiful children. If I’m not working on my latest story, you can find me lounging with a good book, playing with my kids, or indulging in my unhealthy addiction to Starbucks coffee.
The Blog: NinaSoden.Wordpress.com
NinaSoden was originally started to keep a record of my journey as I wrote, edited, and published my first young adult series ~ the Blood Angel Series ~ Awaken (book 1), Beginnings (book 2), and Revenge (book 3). Well, I did it! It was a long yet exciting adventure and the final book was published in August of 2014.
So, what is next for my blog? Now I begin a new journey as I work on my next series. I can’t say too much, but I promise to keep readers informed as I learn more about where this new adventure is going to take me – and my readers. So, I invite people to hop on… join the ride… and follow my blog to come along on this new adventure with me.
And, if all that isn’t enough… follow me because I randomly (often) get writers block and end up going way off topic, and challenging myself to discover new things about myself, or just new things about the world in general!
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Rocket City Bloggers is a group of local bloggers who share a love of blogging, social media, and everything that goes into being a webmaster.
RCB has monthly “Bloggles” (A gaggle of bloggers) where we meet at a local restaurant to swap ideas, enjoy bloggy fellowship, pick each other’s brains and enjoy a great meal at the same time. The bloggles tend to alternate between lunch and suppers to accommodate work schedules. We have a private Facebook group for members only, where we can also have conversations and make plans for things like future bloggles, large events (Connect!) and various workshops. Check out our Events page to see what we have scheduled.
Interested in joining RCB? Check out the “How to Join” page.