Friday, June 28, 2013

Meet & Greet Friday | Geek Girl Today

Happy Friday! It's that time of the week where we get to make another new bloggy friend... yay! Today, I'm pleased to introduce to you, Cheryl Therrien, author of three blogs!  I'll let her tell you a little more about who she is and what she does...  (p.s.  Isn't her avatar adorable?)
My name is Cheryl Therrien and I am a blogger. Sounds like an introduction for a self-help group. Well, it’s not actually that far from the truth. I started blogging for the sole purpose of writing. For the past 10 years I worked in a job that ‘paid the bills’, but provided little satisfaction. My soul began to beg me to write. I was born a writer. I know that in my heart of hearts, and I was not writing. My solution was to start a blog on ‘Blogger’ and write to my hearts content. I was writing for me, not for an audience. In fact to this day I do not know how people found me, but find me they did and they started following my blog.

Today I have three blogs: Geek Girl Today, Geek Girl USA & Grandmother Diaries. Geek Girl Today is a site specifically for authors and the needs of authors. Geek Girl USA allows me the freedom to both write and to explore technology, my two great loves. It was this blog that inspired my avatar Geek Girl. Grandmother Diaries was started in honor of my becoming a grandmother. You will find lots of topics to explore there. It’s in many ways similar to a mommy blog, but as a grandmother I get to send the child home to his parents.

For the most part I blog to a schedule: M - W - F.  If I happen to be coordinating something with other bloggers or perhaps it’s a holiday, that schedule can have additions. I actually asked my readers about their preference. Based on their responses I set up this schedule.

Posts for Grandmother Diaries come from me and from other regular contributors. We are always looking for more contributors. We post recipes, playtime / learning activities, product reviews, and more. Posts for Geek Girl USA come from me and guest post articles. You will find tech product reviews, tech articles, motivational Monday quotes, app reviews and more. Both blogs publish promotional posts. So whether I am writing a technology post or a grandparent post I have a blog for it. Geek Girl Today is all about business, the author business. You will find some very helpful podcasts with tips when you visit.

I think the biggest frustration for me with blogging is that there are so many good bloggers out there and only so many hours in a day to read them. I don’t like having to choose, but choose I must.

So for me blogging really saved my life. It has nourished my soul in a way that nothing else can. Today I am proud to stand up and say, ‘I am a blogger, an intentional blogger.’

You can also find Cheryl here:

A meet and greet requires a little chit-chat... so how about leaving a comment on her Facebook page, blog or send off a quick hello in a tweet!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs all around!
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